Hi Fellow LAs out there, Lately I've noticed I've been feeling a lot of insecurity-particularly around a achieving my goals. My career-related goals are going well-I think. I've had a few interviews since starting to aggressively look for work. Plus-I'm sure I'll get more as time goes on. My health-related goals are a bit stagnant. I set some weight loss goals awhile ago and haven't reached them. I have 5 lbs to lose that aren't coming off. It's annoying as I work out a lot and eat pretty healthy. I think I emotionally eat sometimes though. How do I stop this habit? Any suggestions are appreciated. My financial goals took a total backseat this year-I was more focused on my recovery and spiritual health-which was in the toilet when I was working. But now that I will be returning to work-likely in a leadership role, how do I keep up my good health/recovery habits which take up quite a bit of my time. Between eating well (cooking/preparing most of my own meals) working out, getting outside and my daily journaling/affirmations/gratitude I'm not sure how I will be able to proceed. My goals related to recovery-complete one round of the 12 steps prior to going back to work-have stagnanted a bit too. I'm on step 8 and am unclear as to all the people I must make amends to. I am not ashamed of being a love addict, but there are potentially dire consequences of admitting this to former lovers/poas. Perhaps I can write them letters I don't intend on mailing as part of my step work? Again-any suggestions are appreciated. Otherwise, my life is pretty great and I am doing well.
Hi leahb, I just found this thread maybe a little too late. So I don't know if you still need a suggestion? Anyways, here's my take...
The most common one I often used is the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based goals.) And when it comes to losing weight, it is not a part of my goal. I don't rely on weighing scales. Simply put it, muscles weigh heavier than fats and only muscles burn fats. Therefore, it is more important to pay attention to the percentage and distribution of our BF (Body Fat) and LBM (Lean Body Mass). Journaling had helped me in overcoming my past emotional eating habits, as well as listening to my body.
For your other Q regarding step 9 please refer to my post here :
That's good to know. Also, you can make a rating system of your hunger level from 1 to 10, before and after. (Getting too hungry is bad.) And take note why you eat, what happened before you eat, and how do you feel afterwards... I am more than 2 decades in total wellness (body, mind, spirit). So this is a part of my profession.