How is everyone doing? I hope you all are feeling ok and if you are not remember it is ok not to be ok. Because I live in the U.K when we get bad weather the country kind of stops. So because of the snow, I have been given today and tomorrow off work, which has been great I am not going to lie. Buying a house has been a stressful time and it has made my moods unpredictable and my anxiety out of control at times. With the extra few days off, I have had nearly a week off now in total and it has really helped me being able to focus on things I usually push aside and I know I shouldn’t.
Blogmas day 11!! Doing this blogmas has really made me want to post more and have a bit more of a proper structure with my blogging. So I am going to be looking at more structure next year, which means more interaction with you lovely lot. Well, ladies and gentleman let’s get this Christmas party started…
Blogmas Day 11 – Who ate all the mince pies… I did!
I haven’t mentioned before that I have got some serious food issues and I really am bad for just avoiding the issue and just keep going round in the vicious cycle.; Restrictions –> Binge Eating –> Guilt –> Restriction –> Binge Eating –> Guilt. One of my food issues is binge eating and around Christmas time it is even worse. This time of year things are even harder to control, with the added stress that Christmas can bring, the likely hood of me going off the rails is high. My binge eating can get me down more than my bipolar and anxiety, I just can’t seem to gain control of the situation.
The temptation with the cheaper food mixed with the Christmas stress and my anxiety it is a recipe for disaster. I need to try to have some will power but it is so hard? I can’t just eat a few Pringle’s I eat a whole tube, I can’t just eat 1 chocolate I eat enough to make me feel sick. So the warriors out there with food issues I salute you for the strength you show this time of year.
This is my biggest demon I have that I need to face, so I am going to try my best to follow these for dealing with binge eating for this time of year is:
• Importantly, no one is perfect
• Stay off the scales
• Recognize you are in the danger zone, and think of distraction techniques.
• Celebrate your victories no matter how small you think they are.
Until tomorrow people!
Take care all