The Secret Life

a behind the scenes look at the consistently inconsistent life of an emotional eater…

Old habits November 12, 2013

Filed under: Diet & Exercise — preciouscharlie @ 9:32 pm

Why is it that at bedtime, I feel the need to take something up with me to snack on? I like to lay in bed and read…usually with a bowl of ice cream or a “kid’s” cereal. I’ve been doing this for several months now and this is the what, 3rd night I am going without? Thinking it’s mind over matter. I don’t really WANT ice cream or cereal…or ANYTHING! I think I just want to hold a bowl/set it on my belly and use a spoon to eat with. So I have a happy medium: TEA! Gonna take my soup mug up to the bed with me just like old times. And instead of Rocky Road or Apple Jacks, it’s Triple Leaf! I can feel good about that tonight and tomorrow as my insides will surely thank me in the AM (Sorry, TMI).

I’ve started eating right (no calorie counting, just AWARENESS) and small workouts (no more than 25 mins at a time) which have been working well for me. I don’t want to do too much too soon as I know that way it’s harder to push through. I am just at the beginning [again] though, so the workouts will intensify in quality AND quantity. For now I am taking it slowly. I don’t feel like having history repeat itself with that “go hard or go home” attitude. Just putting one foot in front of the other is working out just fine for now…


Let the games begin! November 10, 2013

Filed under: Stats — preciouscharlie @ 10:16 pm

Mood: 9

Energy level: 8

(scale= 1-10, 10 is high)

I can do:

Push-ups (knees down):  6

Plank: 21seconds

(Weight: 192.6)


Today I am Fine

Filed under: Uncategorized — preciouscharlie @ 10:13 pm

I feel good and I am glad.

I ate right [mostly] and did a little exercise. Yay! I feel the new me coming and I look forward to getting to know myself all over again.

For those who have followed me in my personal struggle:

Guess what! I MOVED OUT! Yep, escaped my crappy relationship and am starting over. I’ve been in the new digs for almost a month, and there is still quite a bit to do here as far as unpacking and organizing. But it will get done. I found myself getting angry and/or frustrated because it is such a daunting task. But here’s what I know: It WILL get done. The house will be in order when it’s supposed to be. I cannot rush it or I will stress myself out…not worth it. So I am at peace with it. I do a little every day…and sometimes nothing at all. And that is FINE.

Okay, I am glad to say that I’m in bed now, so I must go. I was going to write more, but I don’t want to keep myself up too late. I am trying to start healthy SLEEP habits as well.

Gonna post my stats and turn in. Night!


Closer than I think! November 6, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — preciouscharlie @ 9:55 am

So my mom passed on this Joel Osteen book to me about fulfilling my dreams and reaching my goals. While I am not “into Jesus” at all, and I find the God references a tad overwheming, I respect what he is saying and am now on a new quest to merge this new thought process into all aspects of my life.

When I first came back on here to blog, my natural instinct was to start telling you about all of the negativity in my world and set-backs I experienced. But I realized there is no need for that. I am on a quest for spirituality and inner peace! Everything I desire will come to me if I believe it and continue to move FORWARD. Dwelling on the past will not propell me any closer to my dreams…

Ahhhh…relaxing breath of fresh air.

I am excited to once again be a part ot this community and share my jouney. So come along again for this ride and let’s be open to what the universe has in store for us!