I admire your determination to get things fixed & I think you're doing a great job. Good luck with the plumber.
That sure would do it for me too.Jubilation! That is how I feel this morning with the sun FINALLY shining brightly. The headlines were saying that we had had sun only once in 43 days. Suddenly things seem to make a lot more sense. SAD has been in effect, in addition to having had the flu. The hyper sleep, the difficulty concentrating, the disinterest and lack of energy...those are certainly symptoms.
I need to take that to heart. As long as I focus on the things I want to do/achieve I'll be a lot less likely to binge and the occasional larger meal won't matter.What I like about that exchange was he called out my bs thinking with practicality. If I am not going to commit to it, then don't feel like it is one more thing I *should be doing*, which is how I end up focusing on my failings instead of celebrating my accomplishments. I simply can't do it all, certainly not all at once, And since I know that I want to hike and even get back to a bit of jogging, and camping and kayaking, well that would be more than enough activity, along with the "preventive PT".
I am going to think of you & this when next Tuesday comes around. I am going to ignore that voice that tries sending me to the pantry. We deserve better than that.It's unreal how I just go numb and tune out the voice which tells me to care, to stop, that I have goals and a plan.
I do think my anxiety level was up. It is up again today as well. Reflecting, I missed several doses of meds/supplements for a few days before this then got back on track. I was of course super stimulated by the sunshine and maybe that created some dysregulation of some of my hormones. Like how your hair sprouts 1/4 inch overnight when you get a healthy dose of sun after a period of dormancy. Sunshine effect is real.Withdrawal is possible but it's very early for that. My money would be on subconscious stress from knowing you're about to restrict heavily for a month.
Great. Having awareness and a plan is great! I remember learning that going out to eat didn't have to be a big deal if I planned ahead what I was going to order and how much of it to eat (taking the rest home as leftovers). If I just left it up to my choices poring over the menu at the restaurant, the wheels could easily come off. You can do it Cate!I am going to think of you & this when next Tuesday comes around. I am going to ignore that voice that tries sending me to the pantry. We deserve better than that.
I might try doing some Tai Chi or fish out my barbie weights & do some exercise instead.
Same. I just keep my standard list in my phone now (with subheaders for specific trips) and even if I still run through my list three times before closing my bag it still reduces the anxiety.Packing has always created anxious tension for me, because if you forget anything important you are screwed. If I start the list today then I won't be trying to do it while Proggy is here and I can just focus in having fun and being present.