It certainly has been one very tough week emotionally for me. I definitely feel drained and to the point of barely keeping my eyes open, yet I know if I do go for that nap, I will pay for it later.
I have been working on my weight and trust me as someone with an eating disorder, this is not an easy task, but I keep moving forward. I’ve resumed taking my dogs, I have 3 of them, for long walks. Now where I live, which is mostly rural, you can see wildlife from time to time. Yesterday on my walk with my one dog, 2 deer came out from a persons yard and literally bounced into the neighbors yard. This of course caused my dog to panic as she has clearly never seen any wildlife! Let me tell you, I had my work cut out for me as I had to calm her down lol!
Today I took my other dog for the same walk, however, there were no deer or coyotes, lol. The thing is he grew up on a farm that we lived on, so he would rather chase it lol!
This morning, I randomly tried on a pair of jeans that I’ve not worn in many, many months. They fit! There is still a bit of snug to them, but given all I have had going on, I really thought I would have slid backwards in my exercise and food choices!
What this week has taught me is that not all my food choices were “bad”, that I have been coping and using coping skills to help with the stressful situations and that I am a survivor.
- I am getting better every day.
- I take risks and open up to others.
- I accept and make changes in my growth.
- I like setting goals for myself.
- I find each day challenging and exciting.