I did some stress eating during the week and except intermittent fasting and organizing my home, I was not logging any intentional minutes other than a few strength training and of course cleaning the house.
I am going to speak on stress management in the next post. I hope you get yourself ready to de-stress.
I am not speaking about any topic [except the quiz below] today other than just let you into what my weight says this week. I weighed in at 167.2lbs, an 0.2lbs gain from last week.
I saw this article on Sparkpeople.com and I think I can share it here.
To find out whether your expectations about weight loss may be increasing your stress levels, take the following brief quiz. Indicate whether you think the following statements are true or false. To benefit from this exercise, your answer should reflect how you honestly feel most of the time, NOT what you think the “correct” response might be.
I have taken a careful look at my eating and exercise habits, and I have a good idea of what I need to change and how I want to do it.
I have accepted the idea that I need to make permanent changes in my lifestyle to lose weight and keep it off permanently.
I will feel successful only if reach my weight loss goal.
I know that it took time to gain weight, and I believe it is best to try to lose the weight slowly.
I am working on weight loss now because I really want to, not because someone else thinks I should.
If I can manage to lose the weight, I think many other problems in my life will be solved.
I am willing and able to do a significant amount of physical activity on a daily basis, including planned exercise.
I can lose weight successfully with no slip-ups.
I am ready, willing, and able to spend enough time each day planning and tracking my food intake and exercise activities.
If my weight loss slows down or stalls out, I usually lose my motivation and stop my program.
When I am having problems sticking to my plan, I usually get on the message boards or the phone and talk about it with other people.
I have many stressful situations in my life right now, but I'm determined to be successful at weight loss.
If you are honest about this you will reflect more on what your weight loss program is doing to you right now and how well you are coping.
I answered this questions sincerely to myself and I know where the pitfalls are, where I am losing it, what my triggers are and where the will to be successful at this comes from.