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State of the Weight Wednesday: Mental Health Matters

Another Wednesday, another State of the Weight update! This week we’re talking about mental health and its effects on healthy living. Because mental health is as important as physical health, in case you didn’t know that.

Remember: State of the Weight is about more than just the number on the scale. It’s about making small changes you can live with. We’re all over the map in terms of what our goals are and that’s okay.

State of the Weight Wednesday, Finding Walden

I’ve been phoning in the healthy part of living for the past few weeks, which probably comes as no shock really, to anyone who has been paying attention. The gym has taken a back burner to everything. I’ve been eating like crap whenever I’ve been eating at all.

In the back of my mind I’ve said “Oh, look! No time for exercise!” and “Oh, I’m just watching my portions! It’s totally okay to live on Nutella and graham crackers!” But I think I knew I wasn’t okay. I know that not exercising isn’t okay. I knew that not eating wasn’t healthy.

But it really wasn’t until Dan pointed out that I wasn’t eating that I realized where I was in terms of my mental health.

While Nutella and graham crackers (or just Nutella on a spoon) is a tasty treat, it’s certainly not healthy for anything except maybe my soul. (My soul needed a little nourishing over the past couple of weeks, so I’m not really sorry about all the Nutella.)

I have an appointment on the books to see someone and just having the appointment has already helped. I’m making myself eat regular meals. I will also make myself go back to the gym at some point.

I’m giving myself a little grace right now and the reminder that it’s okay not to be okay sometimes. And since I haven’t been okay recently, this is one of those times.

So I’m here. Taking care of all parts of me. (And still at 196.)

State of the Weight Wednesday, Finding Walden



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