Week 5: Living in constant fear of pain that once left me bed ridden is starting to take control–even as I push past boundaries. The Type A personality that put me in bed, and got me out of bed, is pushing me back again. A normal week for most. I was out much of week meeting with clients and attending some incredible local events. I felt well, but after my last appointment on Thursday I completely crashed, rescheduled my Friday and weekend appointments. I keep thinking, “It’s okay, take today. Tomorrow’s going will be better.” Finally this morning–3 days later, I’m feeling better. Week 5 weigh in…drum roll please–156.6 pounds. That’s a lost of 1.4 pounds for the week, and a total loss of 6.8 pounds.
My week in review:
I did not exercise at all this week although I accomplished all my other goals, including eating regularly throughout the day.
My goals for next week:
1. Continue drinking 2 ViSalus meal replacement shakes for weight loss per day.
2. Continue eating at regular intervals throughout the day.
3. Drink 8 cups of water per day.
4. Continue using Slimkicker.com to track my calories and reward myself for completing challenges. (This is so cool, you should try it.)
5. Walk for an hour. (Trying again.)
When your mind wants to do something your body won’t let it, how do you feel?
I’m so angry, but I am not sure what or whom to be angry at. I like to think that I am whole again but when I slam my head into a wall, or jam my hand because I am running on empty and refuse to admit it, reality literally punches me in the face. I have the scars and bruises to prove it.
How do you deal with anger?
Specialists say it’s important to acknowledge your anger. Accept that nothing can change what has happened, but you can change your attitude about it. (I am much better at this when I’m not exhausted.)
Walk away from negative situations. Tell the other person you are too angry to speak to them and walk away.
Resolve unfinished business. Why are you angry? Find a way to resolve it and talk it over with another person who is not personally involved. Once you are clear about your anger, prepare to tell the other person you are angry with.
Why is it important to deal with anger?
Anger affects your digestion contributing to heartburn and ulcers, heart and circulatory system – blocked arteries, blood pressure – driving it too high, joints and muscles – inflammation, immune system – making it difficult for you to fend off the flu and other bugs, as well as recover from major illnesses and trauma, and pain threshold – making you more sensitive to pain. The emotional affects of anger include depression, addictions, and compulsions.
Being angry with yourself for things you cannot control is irrational, I understand this. I will continue working within knowing that this anger will once again be subdued.
How do you deal with irrational anger?
Because I got by with a little help from my girlfriends, I want to help you get help from your girlfriends. As always, please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.
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