Monday, April 18, 2011


I mentioned something about stress in my Day 8 post.

I realized today that last week I was pretty stressed out. The funny thing is, eating right did not seem *that* difficult. (of course it was at times, but not crazy-hard like past trials)


This got me to thinking.

Instead of letting the stress weaken me, and instead of using it as an excuse to just eat "comfortably" and binge, I unknowingly used it to distract me. I am not sure distract is the right word here.

What I mean is, eating "on plan" was the *easy* part of my life last week. It was the one constant. It was the one thing I had CONTROL over.

I now realize too, that by eating no sugar/very low carb, I felt happier and energetic, and in turn was able to handle issues with a more positive outlook. I believe we handle stress better if we feel good. Stress can really take a toll on your body. Stress wears you thin emotionally and even physically. If you are already lethargic and feeling bad, stress could just push you over the edge.

I cannot control everything, nor do I care to. I *do* however, want to continue to make good choices about how I eat. No one forces me to eat sugar. I do not have to meet a daily quota of breads and pastas. It is up to me to have some control over my health by TAKING control of my diet.

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