Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 23: Emotional Eating


This is the end of week 23 on the Nutrisystem program.  This past week I have been in a bit of a funk.  I am one of those people that try to take on everything, I have the philosophy that you only live once so make it count!  But having this philosophy, I also have a hard time saying no.  This is usually never a problem, I am the master of balancing and multitasking.  And I balance A. Lot.  I have a full time job, I have my blog and most importantly my family.  Sometimes, I am asked how I do it all.  Balance.

And then the balance shifts and everything comes crashing down.  Lately, work (my full time job) has been SUPER stressful.  I am a Scientist, I have my Master's degree in Biochemistry and have worked in the same research lab for 11 years now.  We are paid off of grants and lately with the economy and budget cuts, funding has been tight.  This puts the pressure on us to come up with more ideas, implement those ideas and get results!  Pressure, pressure, pressure.  Crash.  Recipe for funk.

One thing that suffers when I get into a funk is my weight loss mission.  On TOP of the bad week I was having, Valentine's Day hit and my husband thought it would "cheer me up" to buy me this HUGE box of chocolates.  Bless his heart.  It was a sweet thought but it just created more of a funk.  Because I did not resist the chocolate.  Oh no, in a matter of 4 days, I was on a chocolate binge.  The more chocolate I ate, the worse I felt.  The worse I felt, the more chocolate I ate.  Until, the box was empty and I gained a pound.

I am happy to say that I have now been chocolate free for 4 days now and slowly climbing out of the funk hole.  Hopefully the scale reflects that this week!  More importantly, I am hoping for that balance once again.  I will get there because I am awesome like that!

Weekly Weight Loss: +1 pounds



Total Weight Loss: -14 pounds



Goal For Next Week: -1 pound

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18 comments:

  1. You've made some great progress during this journey! Don't you love how husbands try so hard to "help" and we can't help but shake our heads and indulge since they tried so hard, right? Best wishes on your goal for the upcoming week! You can do it!!!

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  2. I love that saying! My daughter is an emotional eater! I am just a bored eater

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  3. I am one of those people that when I am down, I do not eat at all. I have to work out to keep myself upbeat which is not such a bad thing! Sorry it was a rough week.

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  4. I ended up failing my own diet a few days after Valentines Day. Between stress and the chocolate and feeling deprived.... now of course I am paying for it and feel horrible. I hope I can bounce back like you have!

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  5. I wish I couldn't relate, but I get it. Except for the scientist thing. Seriously, that is so awesome. Except for the lack of funding. Anyhoo, you are doing GREAT! I know it's contrary to a weight loss plan, but if you fall off the wagon please take a moment to enjoy it. I mean you're going over the least you can do is enjoy it because what good does a funk do when it perpetuates the funk? :) Savor it. Let go of the guilt. Just make it temporary and climb back on that wagon. You might find that you don't need nearly as much to fill that cycle of guilt and one or two pieces may have been enough. It is an awfully difficult one to break so if you're going over, and Valentine's chocolate is tough to pass, go over and then let it go. I recently wrote about getting rid of that "self deprecating voice" and it hits a nerve. You've done 23 amazing weeks, don't forget that.

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  6. Wow! Sounds like you're doing great girl! You can do it!

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  7. we all go through "funks" but it is good that you are getting out of it now! Good luck with this week, you can do it :)

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  8. Stick to it girl!! Those binges are horrible but you bounce back!

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  9. Don't give up, you can totally do this!

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  10. Great job - keep it up! You can do this! 14 pounds is a great accomplishment!!!!

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  11. I can completely relate to you this week! I have weeks like that. But just stay focused and keep moving forward! In the end you will come out on top! You're doing a great job!

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  12. You are awesome and you totally deserved that chocolate! Now you can just get back on track and forget about it ;)

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  13. You are doing great! I have been in a funk too, but slowly coming out of it. I am hoping to start drinking more water to help.
    Good luck and keep your chin up!

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  14. Love that saying! It is so true, we rise above what trying to tear us down and we become AWESOME! I am going to write that down!

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  15. We all tend to fall into funks, I agree though the more I eat stuff like Girl Scout cookies, the worst I feel. I am an emotional eater, and I have so many weaknesses thanks to my sweet tooth! Glad you out of your funk now!

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  16. I think it just shows that we all have weeks like that. I haven't felt motivated to work out this week. I have had so much other stuff to do, but then i am feeling out of sorts because of it.

    I am sure that was a good box of chocolate though :-)

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  17. I think husbands are great try-to-help ers :) Keep up the awesome progress, +1 pound is NBD!

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