Thanks for the warm welcome To FMU! This was going to be my big week to just start right into the a plan and attack my weight issues head on! But, as we all know, life sometimes throws you a curve ball. Sunday I started out in a better mind set. I think that is where weight loss starts. We have to have it in our heads that we are going to do it and we are going to stick it out… That day I started drinking my water… I will shoot for a gallon a day and my goal was to do that every day this week. I guess I thought it would clean out my system a bit. How did I do? Well, no so good… This week I found out one of my members of my mood disorder support group I ran died… The cause is still under investigation.
This helped start the week at a low point and just added to the depression I’ve been in the last 5 weeks. Come hump day (Wednesday), I got another blow, I found out a business associate and friend died back in April. I did not find out because I was just getting out the hospital and so self-consumed with my own problems I forgot about everyone else.
All This triggered emotional eating and a lot of self-loathing. Added to this the financial stress I’m already under and you have your self a bad week to start any type of diet or weight loss plan.
All week I did, however, think about what I can do to improve and make little changes. I did some exercise in my chair while I worked. So, one positive in a week of negatives but I’ll take that and build on it and make this week better! What about you? How was your week? What kind of obstacles did you have and how did you overcome?
Chato B. Stewart
Mental Health Advocate – Cartoonist – and a few other things!
“Using Humor to Heal and Educate with badly drawn cartoons.”
Start Weight: 356 lbs
7/5/08 week 1 : 365 Lost: 00 Total: 00