One Choice At A Time
Do the stresses and problems that come up sometimes get to you? I know they do for me sometimes. As much as we would like to have problem-free lives, everyone experiences crises that test their coping skills. Many people turn to food in times of stress because it can provide a temporary distraction, replenish energy and induce a feeling of calm. Unfortunately, eating in response to crisis usually results in weight gain, which creates its own cycle of depression and anxiety. I know I’m not telling any of you anything you don’t already know. 🙂
Because stress is often a common precursor to overeating it’s important to become a good healthy crisis manager. Instead of having the label of “I’m a STRESS EATER or I’m an EMOTIONAL OVEREATER” How powerful would it be to create the label, “I’m a stress exerciser” or “I”m an Emotional OverExerciser” Yeah, I know it’s a stretch, but I can tell you I’m slowly becoming a crisis EXERCISER. Having to deal with my previous challenges these past couple of years I made a decision to keep an “emergency” pair of tennis shoes in my trunk and I’ve CHOSEN to use those emergency pair of tennis shoes on many occasion due to extreme stress and crisis.
So, where I used to pull into the nearest drive-through for some comfort foods, walk through the local convenience store for a smorgasbord of snacky, junk foods, now the lacing up of my shoes is slowly becoming a better comfort than ANY food ever could.
Success from weight loss surgery obviously happens as a result of our tool of the surgery. However the real success happens in our choices – one choice at a time. We choose to use our tool of the surgery. Choose it as your partner in losing weight, maintaining your weight, and finding all the wonder of living your best life in fulfilling your goals and dreams.
Progress and CHANGE can happen. One choice at a time!
Believe In Yourself,
Certified Life Coach, Weight Loss Surgery Coach
Back On Track Facilitator