HYC time again! I do not have a weight to post as I didnt weigh myself yesterday. I normally dont weigh myself on days when I am eating more than usual such as a holiday, or when my schedule is different and I wont be weighing myself at the same time,etc. But thats fine, I allowed myself some indulgences at a cookout yesterday, and Im sure I am up on the scale anyways. I know its temporary so I am ok with that.
In regards to exercise though, I had a great week. I got in 5 days of exercise and it feels good to get back to that number again. Some weeks are easier than others to get it in, and Im glad this past week was a good week.
So the Healthy You Challenge is not just about weight and exercise, but about being healthy. I think there is one other aspect in my life that needs a little help. Mentally, I am not so very healthy lately. Its kind of ironic that for once in my life, my weight is not what is out of control! Lately I am just feeling unhappy with a lot of things in my life and its making me pretty depressed. Most of my unhappiness has to do with my job, and I am really turning into a person that I dont like. I get angry and irritable very easily, and the stress I feel is just overwhelming. I really need to get control over the stress and anger, and just some other things that I feel are adding to my unhappiness (money, not being engaged,etc).
One thing that is contributing this is related to food. I used to use food in all of the above scenarios to help me deal with things. And while the food itself did not do anything, now that I no longer use food as a tool to help me deal with things emotionally, I actually have to feel those emotions. Scale Junkie wrote about this a while back and it really related to me. Sometimes now it HURTS to actually feel things, things that I used to run to food and try to forget. Because who really likes to feel sadness or anger? No one. Most people can cope, but others use something, such as food or drugs, to deal with it. I used to use food. Now I dont, and I have to find other ways of dealing with things in my life and feelings that I have.
So a new challenge for me in this HYC: to find ways to live a mentally healthy life.