Heed it!


I guess you could say I’ve been in a bit of funk since my birthday/5k. The post-race blues, the time change, allergies, the weather, PMS and host of other things has made me one tired, cranky wench who would rather run away and hide than try to deal with anything. It’s not been good y’all.

I was thisclose to joining Weight Watchers (again, le sigh) when I said to myself, “it’s not about the food, Jill, it’s never about the food”. So if it isn’t about the food, and a diet isn’t the answer, what is? I am sick of carrying this weight around. I’m sick of the behaviors that led to this weight. I’m so tired of wallowing in the muck – I just want to start making some progress SOMEWHERE, which led me to Google Binge Eating Disorder. I’m reading a lot about it and  I don’t know for certain if this is what I have, but I think I may have a mild form of it. One of the many ways to cope with BED is to stop the negative thoughts that play in our minds – I thought I had this one licked. I don’t say things like “you fat pig” or “you’re worthless” to myself, however I realize that I say things like:

  • Yeah whatever, like you’ll really be able to stick with that eating plan.
  • Yeah eating ONE cookie has always worked for you in the past.
  • Sure wearing a longer shirt will help – NO ONE will know you’re fat if you cover it up!
  • Oh yeah, go ahead and get a gym membership, that’s a great way to throw away your money.

The voice in my head isn’t just negative, it’s SARCASTIC. Oh great – not only do I get negativity, I get a snarky, acerbic dialogue going on in my head all the time and defeating this voice is probably going the hardest thing I have to do. And I don’t know if I have the energy to do it.

I haven’t been running much and when I do run, it’s half-hearted at best. I just can’t seem to kick it back into high gear lately. The fact that it has been gray and rainy for the last 3 days isn’t helping things either. Maybe when the weather clears up, so will my mood.

So that’s the reason for my lack of posts lately. I’ll climb out of this pit eventually, but until then I just gotta ride out this wave of gloom. And the first person who busts out with “The Sun Will Come Out…Tomorrow!!”  gets smacked with a dead fish. Heed my warning!



  One thought on “Heed it!

  1. Elle
    March 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

    You might need a buddy to help you stay up or drag you kicking and screaming…who cares as long as you go. Once you get going – endorphins do the rest. Or you could read The Circle Maker that helps with goal setting and how to really make things happen. It is a good read. The other book that is good is the Marianne Williamson book about spiritual weight loss… There is a day by day plan that helps you focus and look at what you think about and feel through the process.

  2. March 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I’m sorry you’re in a funk. I get it. The meanest person I know on this earth is the voice in my head. I DO say those horrible things to myself, and I work at telling it to shut up, and to cut it off before it gets all the insults out. It’s hard work, isn’t it?

    How about signing up for the next race?

    (is there any way to stop the blog from forcing me to use Facebook to post a comment?)

    • March 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Has it always forced you to use FB? I wasn’t aware it was doing that – it shouldn’t. I’ll see what I can come up with.

      • savyart
        March 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        No, it wasn’t always. 😦 Now it’s forcing me to WP. GAH! They must be messing with it.

  3. jen b
    March 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    For you:

    Don’t believe everything you think! =) The voice in my head is snarky and a witch & I have to tell her to shut up A LOT!

    • March 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Aw thanks for the pin!! Guess I’m going to have to get snarky with my inner snark and tell her to BACK OFF! 🙂

  4. March 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Hey, you finished a 5k. You can do it. Be proud of that and tell that voice to shut up 😉

  5. debby
    March 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    LOL–second to last sentence.

    The voice in my head. Its as critical of me as I am of other people. Gah.

  6. March 22, 2012 at 10:39 am

    “I just gotta ride out this wave of gloom.” — I’ve ridden that wave so many times myself. Dread the wave. At.least.we.know.it’s.a.wave. (Ducking the dead fish).

    Sadly, I remember a time(s) when I thought, “This is it. It’s never gonna get better,” — which made the wave last longer and me spiral into depression. It’s dark. It’s awful. That’s mostly when I was younger and contemplated the unthinkable. I can still spiral down, but now I know I have the power to help myself.

    The hard part is getting off the wave. I’ve discovered for me that the initial step involves a physical activity that I enjoy (10 min walk, dancing in my kitchen) and drinking a lot of water. That helps my mood, then the desire to do more good stuff for myself slowly begins to kick in. That first step is soooo hard though.

    I haven’t discovered how to make it last, though. But, I know the possibility is there.

  7. March 22, 2012 at 11:57 am

    No dead fishes coming your way Gina – your advice is really helpful!! Good stuff.

  8. March 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Hoping sunshine (literal and emotional) is headed your way soon 🙂

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    March 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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  10. April 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm






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