Today I ate my feelings.
Did I enjoy what I ate? Not really.
Do I think I'll do it again? Probably.
There's one thing I'm adamant about doing as I share my journey to health, and that is being real.
No-one is perfect.
It's been an emotional week.
And, yes, I know I have said there are no excuses, but there are reasons...
These last few days have been emotional. Yesterday I ate too much chocolate, and I didn't drink enough water either.
This morning before I weighed myself I knew that the scale was going to be up. Both my body, mind, and soul had been out of kilter for 48 hours, and this always has an effect on my weight.
I retain fluid when I'm holding on emotionally.
What I do know though, is that when I express the emotions, my body lets go too.
So, what is my message here?
Many of us were brought up not to feel. You may have had messages like, "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about" or "Why are you so miserable?" or "Why can't you be grateful?" or "Nice girls don't get angry.", or similar.
The focus here is not to criticise those who gave those messages, not at all; our parents or caregivers did the best they could. It is however, to explain how powerful our negative emotions can be. If, we can find the courage to face and feel them, until we get relief, we will find joy on the other side.
Wind the clock back 30 years and I was a broken, insecure sad young woman who had her life ahead of her, but was unable to see that.
Hi I'm Kathryn Price.
I'm a 55 year old post-menopausal woman sharing my journey of Taking Care of Me. I'm on a mission to lose weight and improve my health and well-being. Click here to join me in my Facebook group and let's journey together.