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?
Any new skill takes practice.
As a child, you didn't get on a bike and instantly know
how to ride it. In school, you weren't able to read and write like a pro straight off.
It's the same with your personal development work.
It takes time to understand your new insights.
It takes time to embrace them.
It takes time to practice them.
Only then, will they become part of you.
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.
During a recent baking session I had a very interesting challenge.
As part of the weight loss plan I'm following I'm recording everything I eat and drink in my daily planner. The deal is that I must eat what is on my plan. If I want to fit in a sweet treat, a glass of wine or whatever, I have to plan for it.
On my daily plan I'd included two Low Carb Chocolate Chocolate Cookies for afternoon tea. I set about baking the cookies because I'd run out (I wonder why???) and all the way through I was very aware not to 'try' the cookie dough, as snacking, tasting and grazing is another of my weight loss strategies. But it was a the end of my baking session where it got challenging.
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.