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Emotions Weigh-in

May 29, 2002

Weight: 323
Difference from last entry: +4

Hello again, everyone. Sorry that I was gone for a week there. I was actually taking a week off from pretty much everything. At the time, I didn’t know exactly why I was doing so. I have figured it out, though, and have moved on.

And wow, was that cryptic or what? Let me try to be a little less confusing. Basically, I had some things going on in my personal life that were getting me down. I wasn’t allowing myself to realize, however, that I was down, or what the cause was. I started to get depressed, though, and that make me not care about trying to control my weight. So I took a week off. A week off from exercising, from watching what I eat, from talking to people (aside from my wife, of course).

Thanks to my wife, I was able to sit down and figure out just what the heck was going on. I’ve pulled myself out of my depression, and that has helped me to try to get back on track. Fortunately, it was only 4 pounds that I gained. It could’ve been much worse.

This whole situation lends itself nicely to a journal entry. This demonstrates just how much power our emotions have over our weight. If we are depressed (even if we are trying to hide from ourselves), we are going to seek out comfort from somwhere. And those of us with weight problems tend to seek comfort from food.

It’s very important that one has a support system, people one can talk to when they are going through tough times emotionally. Thank goodness, I have Erin. Love ya Sweetheart; thanks again!

– Miguelito

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