Monday, November 26, 2007

The size up pants are now barely fitting and my shoulder is hurt so lifting weights is out and even driving is difficult. I just paused in writing this to eat chocolate chip cookies after I was already full from overeating all afternoon/evening.

Sigh.

I want to take better care of myself but I need a buddy I think. I just can't do it alone anymore. Ideas?

3 comments:

Kada said...

Can you look up craigslist for exercise buddies? Or an exercise friend finder website?

M@rla said...

Sorry things are so rough right now. Hang on!

Can you enlist your husband to help?

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

When you're frustrated with yourself, instead of fussing at yourself, try to give yourself a big dose of empathy. "I'm so sorry you're confused, body. You think you want food, but really you want ____ (hugs, exercise, sleep, etc.). It's hard to be so confused." It sounds crazy, but when I do it, it kills my urge to keep overeating and pushes me toward doing what I really need to do to feel better.

I used it last night, actually. I thought I wanted wine, but no, I realized when I considered it compassionately--I really just wanted sleep. I went to bed at 9 and called in to work that I would be there late to sleep some more this morning. Best decision of the week.