the wonderful Stevie Nicks photo from the internets
Saturday morning--I slept late until 10:40 am -wow, I needed that. ( Saturday my husband does the morning pet feeding and insulin dosing)
Pjs: Old Stevie Nicks concert t-shirt Stevie had 4x and 5 x t-shirts at her shows, unheard of at most concerts. I was over 300lbs when I bought it. So now I have a big concert PJ memory.
Coffee: Community Coffee with Chicory=I wanted that n'awlins flavor
Yesterday, I had an uncomfortable situation at work in the morning. Something had happened on Thursday with a patient I follow on the west coast, so all Friday morning it was brewing under the surface as I waited for the time zone to catch up to my 'work hours'. I'd made a good breakfast (eggs, turkey bacon, pumpernickel toast) , but the unknown of the situation and the potential for problems had me unsettled and thinking of food.
I recognized that my inner food addict really wanted to act out. I sat with the feelings instead. I really didn't want to eat and I really wasn't hungry. But there was that voice or urge on the inside that wanted to numb the anxiety feelings. Fortunately , I stuck to my guns with my "Whole Best Self" and recognized what was going on and did NOT want to fall in to those old patterns. I didn't and I thought of many things to comfort me. I thought of how comforting it felt that morning when my dog spoons with me for a few minutes each morning before I get out of bed. I thought about dancing at Zumba later. I planned for a little Saturday viewing of House Hunters International with my dog on my lap and some iced coffee--this is my 'nirvana'. ahhhhhhhhhhhh........
But back to work, It was a rough situation and took up most of the day. I had to coordinate with about 7 different people to get a resolution. I made a fast chocolate strawberry protein smoothee for lunch and kept going through the day. Boy , those things take care of my hunger signals. I was off to Zumba at 5:30 even though my work wasn't finished. I needed that release. I've missed too many exercise classes that I enjoy and benefit from to finish work. I came back but just couldn't fathom the idea of working. It's a 3 day weekend and I can log in on Monday and catch up with work and practice our new computer system which I never have time for during the work week.
At Zumba I acted like a fool and sweated like a champ and was sore and proud when it was over. I'm heading to a zumba class again this morning, since I missed my yoga deadline.
Sleep, Healthy ways to care for self, and sitting through the feelings. Being Grateful that I feel good and can exercise today..it all works. And Stevie Nicks rocks! Maybe , I'll listen to her when I clean house later.
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