Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 18th, 2014 A Little Off Today

September 18th, 2014 A Little Off Today

Today was a little off, mentally and emotionally. I suppose these days are somewhat normal, after all, everyday will not be equally awesome. Making it through days like these without a binge, without turning to food for comfort and without violating/abandoning the practices and fundamentals bringing us so much good, is a HUGE victory.

I don't even know what tilted this day for me. That's what's so puzzling, I just felt "off." Maybe I was tired, perhaps some stressful moments at work triggered this--or maybe I was worrying about my daughters, or mom--or maybe I was missing someone special, I honestly don't know. I do know it affected me from mid-afternoon through this evening.

I hurried to the kitchen as soon as I got home today. I wanted a snack of some kind. Maybe I was turning to food? If it was, I did it in a measured way. I weighed out half a serving of blue corn organic tortilla chips and topped it with an 80 calorie slice of muenster, then I proceeded to microwave it until I had a precise 150 calorie, very small portion of cheese nachos. This isn't a typical snack for me. It was good, although it didn't alleviate my unexplained sour mood. Food doesn't fix things like this. Food isn't a therapist. That's really something I must never forget.

Remember the incredible Chicken Taco Chili Heather prepared last weekend? A few asked for the recipe and now it's available! Heather added a recipe tab to her blog where you'll find the recipe and another for the homemade taco seasoning it contains. Simply click here to check it out!

Tomorrow starts a wonderful weekend! It'll be a busy weekend, for sure-- but very enjoyable. Maybe it'll be just what I need!

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

16 comments:

  1. Loved this post. :) It was reality, authentically expressed to the melody of hope. :D

    Deb

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    1. Yes, absolutely! I feel much better waking up to a fresh new day!

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  2. awwww! :: hugs :: (in a grandmotherly or mom way LOL)

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    1. Awwww...Gwen, thank you for the virtual hugs! You've got a great sense of humor, my friend. :)

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  3. Good work, Sean. You handled that well. But so frustrating when that "off" feeling comes and you do not know why. I have experienced that too!

    Dede

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    1. It is frustrating--but days like this are important to experience. If it was all sunshine and roses, this would be much easier!! Awww, but life---life isn't all sunshine and roses, and since I desire to live the way I'm living for the rest of my life, I must adapt and handle the "off" days occasionally!

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    2. Meditation can be a real asset in both coping with being "off" and eventually understanding it better. I'm no master of it but I find it helps sometimes.

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    3. Lance, oh my--yes. Meditation, great suggestion. I'd really like to learn transcendental meditation--I've heard amazing things about TM from a bunch of people.

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  4. Keep in mind it's all relative... If everyday was an awesome day, then awesome would cease to be awesome and it would just become a "normal" day. Through the lows we can appreciate the highs. Sounds like you handled it quite well.
    - FogDogWeightloss.blogspot.com

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  5. FodDog is so right! if everyday was great it would lose its greatness and become the norm. Glad your powered through it and handled it so well. Thanks for linking to Heather's recipe. I am excited to give it a try especially because chili sounds good when dealing with the crud!

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    1. Yeah- he nailed it!
      So happy you're excited about Heather's recipe! It's really, really good!!

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  6. HEY! Just found your blog and am WAY stoked about it!! You have been through so much, what an incredible story you have!!! Thanks for sharing it all!

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    1. Welcome! Thank you, glad you're stoked! I hope you enjoy the read.

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    2. I've been reading Sean's blog since 2008 and it's helped me through my own journey and difficult times. I highly recommend you go to the beginning as his honesty is refreshing and encouraging or better yet get his book.

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