I just realized how long it's been since I posted. I have been swamped at work and by the time I get home, exercise, make dinner and clean up, I am pooped.
In the last year, I have become more in tune with my body. I have noticed how stress affects me. Work has been one of the things in my life that I feel like I have complete control of. Until recent changes have thrown me for a loop. The last few weeks have been crazy! I had to keep reminding myself not to eat my feelings. Each day when I got home, I had to talk myself into not crawling into bed but instead exercise. It was a struggle not to raid the pantry and eat everything in sight. And each day, I was grateful that I didn't give in to temptation.
Stress does terrible things to the body. That's why you have to figure out a way to manage it. I think did pretty well. I know getting on the elliptical helped tremendously. Exercise releases endorphins, which is helps the brain feel good. If your brain feels good, so should you. Right?
The scale is moving very slowly. Despite tracking and my normal exercise, I am not losing at the rate I would like to be. I am trying not to get discouraged and keeping in mind how far I have come. I've hit that dreaded plateau. I have been reading some articles on overcoming this hurdle and hopefully something will work.
In the meantime, I will keep on keeping on. And try not to stress about it.