I live in a rural area with lots of snow so I know how that cabin fever can be and three little ones don't help. There are times when I've had those days and I would take my journal, lock myself in the bathroom (it's the onloy private place in the house) write out my feelings and sort out how I was going to handle that day. Writing it down on paper makes it easier for me to know how to deal with people, places and things on those impossible days.
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1/28/13 12:34 A
Breath, maybe you can get umbrellas out and take the kids for a walk in the rain and take your mind off the cookies or opt for some yogurt with choc instead. I lots of time mix chocolate pudding in with greek plain yogurt to satisfy a sweet craving.
Drink lots and lots of water and keep pushing through.
1/27/13 2:11 P
Well, at least you don't have the ingredients to make those cookies! If you did, you probably wouldn't have stopped here to write your post!
You've gone this long without the cookies. Go a little longer, and I bet the cravings will stop.
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1/27/13 1:47 P
I know things seem really stressful right now, but as others have said eating won't make them go away. When you feel out of sorts, try sitting with a nice cup of tea. Tea is very relaxing and soothing. You may find sipping some tea helps to relieve some of that stress. Try listening to some relaxing music. Try a bubble bath or hot shower.
When it stops raining, take a walk. Walking is not only great cardiovascular exercise, it's a great way to reduce stress too.
Put your "OK to get muddy" clothes and shoes on, and GO OUTSIDE!!! Just walk for awhile, burn some calories, smell the country air, and clear your head. You've got a stressful situation and you need a break. Walking is readily available and free.
When you get back, join the Stress Busters, Binge Eaters, and Fly Lady groups on SP, which will help you get organized and learn the skills you need to overcome this challenge. It's not going to be the last time you face it, but there's LOTS of help on SP.
Maybe find something else to do today and stay out of the kitchen. Can you picture yourself reaching your goals (a healthier weight on the scale or a smaller clothing size)? The cookies won't help you get there.
Turning to SparkPeople was a great idea to fight the urge!
Also, can you work with dh so that you can have even a small amount of alone time while he entertains the kids today? If not, are your kids old enough that you can make them a deal--mom gets 30 minutes of totally uninterrupted time and then you get 30 minutes of her uninterrupted time?
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1/27/13 8:41 A
Remember that binging on junk won't make any of the problems you listed to go away, and will only make you feel worse, adding on physically feeling sick AND guilt..
so don't binge..
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116 1/27/13 4:52 A
...to eat pb choc cookies, and lots of them.
It's the weekend, everyone in our 6 person (incl 4 small kids) small house is on top of each other. The car tyre burst - needs fixing The snow has melted and it's raining = LOTS of mud (we live in a rural area, no tarmack) The bathroom sink is completely blocked from DH trying the clean the mud off the kids' boots. The kids are just wanting more and more and more of ME even though I've played, done crafts, tickled, cooked with them.
And I have no eggs, PB or choc to make those cookies.
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