Today I am feeling positive about making good nutrition choices, but I do have a negative mindset about other stuff. The thought of self quarantine to avoid the corona virus is affecting me in all types of ways. I don’t like doing nothing inside all day and I really want to get out and go shopping. My family doesn’t want to go shopping because of the risk. I have been trying to work through my feelings about this because I am afraid to embrace the fact that this scare is real. I know that I have no control over it. All I can do is avoid contact with others and wash my hands. From there it’s up to others to protect themselves and stay away from others. I can control only what I do. This may not seem related to nutrition, but it is because a lot of my bad food choices come from emotion. By getting my emotions out in words I am less likely to satisfy my emotions with food.
I was listening to an audiobook that encouraged taking the emotion out of emotionally charged situations to help you work through that situation. I am going to try to apply that to food.
I ended up shopping with my mom and I was able to be calm most of the time. I found a good happy medium for lunch. I had 2 pieces of pizza, then I was still hungry so I had one more piece of pizza and a small amount of sweets. It’s all about balance.
I went wrong again with dinner. I had more bread and ravioli than I was hungry for. I also had sweets when I wasn’t even hungry. I’m hoping for a better day tomorrow, my last day here.