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It was like I had a major light bulb moment. I mean for the last 6 years, weight loss has always been a goal along with getting more physically fit and stronger. And I've heard people say that you only have one body, and you need to take care of it blah blah blah...

But it's like I felt this on a personal level - like WAKE UP GIRL! You have ONE BODY. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of the GIFT that you have been given. I experienced this while I was in bed with pain in both of my feet. My right foot was throbbing from the arthritis, and my left foot was in as much pain from my plantar fasciitis. In that moment it didn't take a genius to figure out that my body is really dealing with a lot of inflammation. And that I had been eating more for fun than for healing and nutrition.

It was definitely another nudge for me to really work on focusing to eat with a purpose. Oh, another highly processed cookie, another scoop of ice cream, another handful of marshmallows re…

#FitFridayConfessions - I'm An Emotional Eater

#FitFridayConfessions - I'm An Emotional Eater  - there.. I said it... cause it's true. I can pretend that it's not, but it is. I eat when I'm stressed (I don't eat if I'm SUPER stressed). I eat when I'm happy. I eat when I'm bored. I eat 'just because'. So yeah, that pretty much makes me an emotional eater.



So what am I doing about it? Well.... I'm trying to make some changes and not beat myself up if I slip back into old habits. I know that I'm not going to change overnight, and I'm trying to be gentle with myself.

I'm drinking lots of water, and I'm trying to have healthier munchies within reach (grapes, apples, celery, carrots - you get the idea) for those times that I'm munching. When I *must* have chocolate my goal is to reach for a piece of dark chocolate over the regular chocolate (notice I said that was my goal - not always a reality). But this post is #FitFridayConfessions, and I'm just keeping it real.
I'm not there yet. I'm not even close, but I'm working on it. And I'm determined not to give up.

I'm trying to reduce my stress by doing more yoga, deep breathing,and taking a little time for me with my Epsom Salt Baths (#TuesdayTidbit - Using Magnesium Sulfate).

This week I found myself eating 'just because'. I wasn't stressed. I wasn't anything, I was just looking for something to eat 'just because' and it was available. That's when I realized that this is an area that I really need to focus on, and determine am I truly hungry or am I eating for other reasons. Many times I'm eating for other reasons, and I need to deal with those reasons instead of reaching for food as comfort.

So that's where I am this week. How are you doing with your goals?






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  1. I'm not an emotional eater--when I'm upset, I can't eat. But I have a lot of friends who are. It's tough!

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