Sunday, April 24, 2011

Love Thyself

Friday night Camo-Man went out on a date night/assistant Easter Bunny run. We finished our shopping quickly and decided to get a small appetizer before heading to see "The Lincoln Lawyer" starring the hot Matthew McConaughey. 

While seated at our table, Camo-Man and I did some people watching. The band was setting up. People were laughing, chatting, visiting with one another when I suddenly felt very much in the minority. Not because I was the only woman. Not because my skin was a different color or I was the only Christian in the room. However, I was definitely a minority.

I was one of the only people in the room who didn't need to lose 100 or more pounds. 

Do I have weight to lose? YES. 

What I don't understand is how people let their health spiral out of control! How do people continue to eat fried food, processed food, food loaded with additives and not notice how it affects their health??? You can't tell me these people are happy. 

I'm not trying to be judgmental. I'm just confused by a society which says being overweight and/or obese is OK. Since when does convenience become more important than our health? The risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes. 


No. It's not. Love yourself enough to stop the madness and take control of your life and health. Please. Love yourself enough to make yourself a priority. Which is more convenient? Fast food or health issues which brings you to the hospital in your golden years.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vomit Them Up!

I was listening to a Jillian Michael podcast recently (Save Money Big Time) where she suggested journaling to an emotional eater who needed to learn how to deal with sadness, stress, anxiety or anger.

“When something comes up, you don’t think let me run to the fridge to stuff this down with you know a piece of cheesecake…..instead of stuffing them down you vomit them up onto the page – literally.”

Yah yah yah I’ve heard it before, but you know what? I don’t do it. I don’t write it down. Instead I continue to let that 3 pm carbohydrate call come rapping on my door and I open the door – WIDE! At about 3 pm every day, I feel anxiety, stress, tension as the day is coming to an end and I don’t feel like I have everything from the day under control. Work is not done. Replacement staff members come in at that time.  Housework is not done. Kids are coming home from school. All of it comes to a head about 3 pm every day.

So how am I going to handle this time? Ideally, I’d like to close my office door and do the 10 minutes of meditation and relaxation at that time to gather my wits and feel the control come back into my life. Realistically? I don’t think so. My office has a huge window and everyone coming into the fitness center would seem me sitting in my chair doing my meditation. Yah, I don’t think so.

Anyone have a plan B?