Apologies for the delay in updating the journal; I’ve been battling two broken laptops (insert crying face)
Anyway, here are the next few days’ entries of my emotional eating journal
List 10 things you are grateful for today
1. another day
2. my health
3. my family and friends – who have been there through the best and worst times
4. Nick – for bringing the light back to my life
5. my mistakes – for leading me onto the right path
6. my home – easy to take for granted but not everyone is so lucky
7. time – as it’s a weekend, Nick and I have a bit more time to spend together
8. my sister – my number one sidekick, always
9. technology – for enable me to connect with people all over the world
10. today I am grateful for Netflix – for getting me away from the football (lol)
When you look in the mirror, you feel?
This is a tough one as I’m very 50/50. Sometimes I look in the mirror and feel confident and beautiful. Other times I look in the mirror and wonder how I let this happen. I do believe that beauty starts from within and am learning to love myself a lot more. I’d say I feel confident on more days than not, but it’s still a learning process.
What have you learned about your patterns when reviewing your entries so far?
I definitely see that some days are better than others. I have noticed that I feel better about myself and more confident etc when I have been on plan. I also know that the weekends tend to be my downfall.
Describe the last time you had the type of fun that made you smile for a few days.
Honestly, I can barely remember what happened yesterday? Having said that, I have never had more fun than when I’m with Nick. It doesn’t even come down to a particular stand-out moment, but every day there is just so much laughter. I love that we have these intimate moments where we just laugh at something so ridiculous and it’s things like that I’ll find myself smiling about for days.
What would your ideal day of health look like? What do you need to do to achieve this?
As I’ve said before, I feel at my best when I’ve had a completely on-plan day. Whilst this is one of my top ‘health’ priorities, it’s not the only one. To be totally healthy, I need to be able to manage my stress/well being and focus on my relationships.
So to achieve my ‘pinnacle of healthy day’ I need to ensure I have planned and prepared my meals in advance. That way I will be satisfied at work and won’t be tempted to buy chocolate. I will also have dinner planned when I get home so I’m not fussing about what to cook or if I have the right ingredients.
Where possible, I will make a point to go for a walk on my lunch break to get some fresh air and have a proper screen break.
I will also make sure Nick and I have 30 minutes, maybe in the evening or before we go to sleep, to have a chat without phones/tv.
It’s actually a lot harder to write about this than I thought. When I think about it, emotional eating is actually very personal as we tend to conceal it for so long. I feel like I’m sharing some of the most intimate thoughts & feelings and whilst I’m trying to be as honest as possible, I’m finding it hard.
Either way, hope some of you guys can relate