Friday, December 16, 2011

Finals are over!!! Stress over!

Weighed in at 211.0

   Wow! It has been a week since I have written.  Finals are over as of yesterday and I just finished my Chemistry Paper. Now I just have to wait until SafeAssign allows me to submit it.
      I have been mostly on plan. With a bit of an overage on mon and tues. Finals have been really stressful but ive made it through.

So since were talking about stress. How does stress effect health and weightloss?  This couldnt have said it better! So today Ill let his words be heard! to get more from the mayoclinic click here.
  • How do I control stress-induced weight gain?


    from Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
    When you're under stress, you may find it harder to eat healthy. Also, during times of particularly high stress, you may eat in an attempt to fulfill emotional needs — sometimes called stress eating or emotional eating. And you may be especially likely to eat high-calorie foods during times of stress, even when you're not hungry.
    To prevent weight gain during stress and reduce the risk of obesity, get a handle on your stress. When you feel less stressed and more in control of your life, you may find it easier to stick to healthy eating and exercise habits.
    Try these stress management techniques to combat stress-related weight gain:
    • Recognize the warning signs of stress, such as anxiety, irritability and muscle tension.
    • Before eating, ask yourself why you're eating — are you truly hungry or do you feel stressed or anxious?
    • If you're tempted to eat when you're not hungry, find a distraction.
    • Don't skip meals, especially breakfast.
    • Identify comfort foods and keep them out of your home or office.
    • Keep a record of your behavior and eating habits so that you can look for patterns and connections — and then figure out how to overcome them.
    • Learn problem-solving skills so that you can anticipate challenges and cope with setbacks.
    • Practice relaxation skills, such as yoga, massage or meditation.
    • Engage in regular physical activity or exercise.
    • Get adequate sleep.
    • Get encouragement from supportive friends and family.
    If you try stress management techniques on your own but they don't seem to be working, consider seeking professional help through psychotherapy or counseling.

^^This guy is good Tuesdays overage was caused by emotional eating most definetly. I had a starbucks and starbucks sandwich. Wich makes me feel cozy inside. But its fleeting.... So i take it as a learning experience.

Its funny to think about this list seriously. I look at it think of that Clear eyes guy in his monotone voice and think blah blah blah!!! but its so true!!!  Emotional eating is the downfall for most of us!
  • we are happy = we eat
  • we are sad= we eat
  • we get lonely= we eat
  • we get good new= lets out to lunch and eat!
Same old story! Sit down and think about it! how do you celebrate? With food in some way? These are things we need to change in order to lead a healthy life.  If your sitting like me all "Big Boned" 9 times out of 10 we have an eating problem. Cuz "naturally skinny people" dont have a problem!

So go scroll back up and read it again. ^^^^ I did 3 times! let it sink in. : )

Have a great weekend! Celebrate your life in a new way!
You know I love you all!

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