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Saturday, May 31, 2008

After creating an entry on 5/15 about how I've lost 40 lbs. and how happy I am with the way things are going, I am suddenly struggling. Emotional eating has gotten the best of me. I got back on track on Thursday (two days ago), but then yesterday I went crazy again. Today I feel more on track and ready to focus. I think I will have to revisit and possibly redefine my goals.

I think that part of the problem is that I start back to work on Monday. I have been unemployed for about two months, and prior to that, for the last year I have been working pretty much from home. Now I am going back to an office. I am looking forward to it in a lot of ways (and I am definitely looking forward to being employed again), but of course there is some anxiety. I also realize that it will become more of a challenge to stay on track with my program, especially the exercise component.

In spite of this, I feel that I have come too far to stop now. If anyone wants to comment about this (or to send a Spark Mail), I thank you in advance.
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    I totally understand how you feel. I also had been going along really well and then suddenly WHAM! I realized that I had to figure out what my triggers were and how to not let them ruin all the good work I've done now and in the future. Easier said than done.

    I wish you well and know you will reach goal because I really have faith in you. Congrats on the new job, hope it is just what you have been waiting for!
    4491 days ago
  • SPARKLE2011
    Isn't it funny how some days you wake up so determined and then other days you wake up and you wonder where you'll find the strength to get out of bed, let alone wage the war on emotional eating? It's always a challenge... and you are right... you have come too far to stop now. Keep going. You really are doing great!!!

    4492 days ago
  • NANCYJ1922
    Wow, Jersey. I just visisted your page and I am so impressed with you. Do you realize what a HUGE accomplishment you have made so far?

    There is always going to be something in our lives that jumps up and makes us get emotional! You listed a bunch of them. You have been at home and are now back at work in an office. Offices are full of people bringing donuts and girls that are size 2. That alone can be depressing. There is also a lot of will this be the right job? Do i really fit in this job? Am I happy here? Do I feel like this is important for my life?

    My scale has moved THREE pounds since I started this and I have a LONG way to go. If I can be excited about those 3 and want to move forward, you have to be thrilled silly by 40. Geez Jersey, do you realize that you have two whole thanksgiving turkeys off your thighs???????????????? Be REAL proud of that and remember, everyone on earth is going to have those days. What counts is that you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back to work as soon as possible.

    Remember today is a new day and it starts right this second. Have a good weekend.

    4492 days ago
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