Tuesday, August 23, 2011
It's Not About What We FEEL...
I wrote a Facebook post earlier today that indicated that I just wasn't feeling it today. What I meant by that was that I felt attacked emotionally, physically, and even intellectually a little bit. I had a big presentation at work today that I was nervous about. I'm still struggling with my knees taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back, along with a summer cold that has me sneezing and stuffed up. And there are so many other things attacking my emotions that I can't even list them all here! Just "not feeling it".
And that phrase is true. My FEELINGS were out of whack today. But you know what? What I FEEL isn't what's REAL. Not always. There are things that are true, whether I feel them or not. The big key for me is to not make decisions based how I FEEL, but rather based on what I KNOW.
Example: This afternoon when I got home, I almost broke out the bag of peanut M&M's for a pig-out session. Drowning feelings in food is a habit I've indulged for many more years than I'd like to admit. But I stopped myself. My new habits are serving me well. Rather than going with what I felt this afternoon (M&M's will make me happy)...I went with what I knew (I'm not hungry and I'm not eating any M&M's).
This is why I've now lost 82 pounds...and it's why I'll lose all the rest of the weight I need to lose, too. Discipline yourselves, my friends, and THINK before you make decisions. Don't let your emotions rule these kinds of choices...they can't always be counted upon!