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PATRECE25 SparkPoints: (202)
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3/16/13 1:12 A

I have allowed myself to take a snack that I normally would not have because it will haunt me until I do. I do not feel bad because it is how the body reacts during that time.

I can do it.
SHANSDOINIT79 SparkPoints: (7,003)
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3/15/13 5:37 P

I hear you girl I go through the same!

IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
3/15/13 5:36 P

That is the time when I have the most cravings! Not quite as intense as you're describing though, hopefully Jen's article will help.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,958
3/15/13 12:45 P

Here's an article you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1159


Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (92,726)
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3/15/13 12:12 P

oh, honey. I know what you mean! I was always super skinny (not by anything I was doing, just a fortunate metabolism). That has definitely changed as I've gotten older

do you belong to a gym, or can you get a guest pass to one? When I was having one of those ARRRRRRGH! days I'd stop by for a little time on the racquetball court. I don't know anything about playing. But the court is small enough that I could just pound the racquetball (picturing various faces on it) by myself until I was worn out or felt better (or both)

punching bags and kick boxing are also really good!

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 3/15/2013 (12:52)
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TIFFNAUM SparkPoints: (1,056)
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3/15/13 12:06 P

I can't eat any of it. I'd go nuts.

I don't remember ever having to control myself when it came to eating--no matter what I ate, I didn't gain weight. This calorie-counting stuff is still new to me. None of this dieting stuff comes naturally to me yet. Anddddd I'm in a bad mood (thanks PMS!) so all I want is a big greasy burger to make me feel better. (Which it wouldn't!)

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (92,726)
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3/15/13 11:58 A

IF you can eat just a little of what you are craving without going overboard, do that (some folks cannot).

for me, if I don't eat a little of whatever I'm craving I will overeat on everything else trying to satisfy the craving. I'm better off with just a taste.

if you are really wanting those 'trigger foods' that tend to cause a loss of control, see if you can get busy doing something to take your mind off of food - something that keeps you mentally and physically involved



The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
TIFFNAUM SparkPoints: (1,056)
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3/15/13 11:40 A

Am I alone in my mega-craving, constantly-feeling-as-though-I'm-dying-of-
starvation-feeling, wanna eat everything in sight ESPECIALLY sweet and greasy stuff while PMSing? I am desperately trying to stay within my calorie goals each day and haven't had any major setbacks yet but today I'm just starving and feel like its a constant battle to keep my eating in check. Any ideas for me? Please?!?!? I'm on the verge of making my hard-work all for naught.

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