Healthy choices: Update

Since it is nearing on a month after my first Healthy choices post, I thought I would give you all an update. I have been more active than I was a month ago. I try to keep myself busy, especially walking and playing around with Choo-choo, though I am nowhere near as active as I would like to be.

I am still eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, especially salads. I love salads. There are endless combinations to choose from for one’s salad experience so there is no need for it to be boring. Even the most basic salad ingredients, such as just lettuce and tomato, can be livened up with nuts or sunflower seeds and a fruity vinaigrette.

My biggest problem still is the stress eating. I have tried to replace it with several other things, including deep, meditative breathing and exercise, to no avail. I just cannot seem to stop eating when stressed. It feels almost like an addiction to me. When I am upset or unnerved, my first thoughts or even urges are “I need something to eat!”

I don’t know what to do about this. I don’t know how to break the cycle, because it really is a cycle. Afterward, I always regret the food I scarfed down, yet this doesn’t stop me from doing it again.

I am sure I haven’t lost any weight. I might have even gained more. But I am not giving up. It has been a very hard struggle and might continue to be for some time. While I have failed in some aspects, at least I am conscious of my thoughts and actions now. I no longer do things on autopilot. There will come a day when I get to tell you all that I’ve lost a little weight. Then will be the day when my new clothes will start to be a little big on me. And on it will go. I look forward to those days!

 

Salad with arugula,strawberries and cheese

Author: stepbackandbreathe33

I am a writer, mother, wife, and fighter in the battle against depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD.

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