My Challenge starting today January 3, 2012 for eight weeks ending February 28, 2013
Avoid the media.
Well, it’s been quite some time since I have blogged. I have to say I DO miss it. Recently, I discovered a book that had my story pegged to the point that it could have been written by me. This book is called “Weight-loss for people who feel to much” I was stunned to find out that there are actually people out there that are like me. I am one of those overly empathetic people that can take on the feelings of others and hold on to them for days, weeks, sometimes even months.
Little did I know that doing so was causing me harm. I mean, not only am I an emotional eater (eating to sooth my own emotions) but I am also an empathetic eater (eating to sooth the emotions I am picking up from other people, the news or social media networks).
I am in the early stages of this eight week coarse. It’s pretty neat though, that I have started a weight-loss program that instead of restricting my food intake, is restricting my use of the television and the internet. Meaning I am taking an eight week hiatus from watching TV and using my facebook. I will also not be watching or reading any type of news broadcasts or articles.
This can only mean one thing. I will be blogging and journaling my tush off for the next couple of months. This should be interesting because I am a self proclaimed TV addict, and if I must be honest, I am used to checking my facebook no less than 25 times a day.
Wish me luck. :) I got this!!