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OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (173,248)
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2/16/13 2:36 P

HOLLYM48 SparkPoints: (196,548)
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Posts: 11,045
2/16/13 8:55 A

find something to read or find something to clean.

I can do it!!
Spark People are the best!
PUDLECRAZY Posts: 4,407
2/16/13 8:53 A

Go for a walk
Do some yoga
Knit or crochet
Play an instrument
Do a craft project
Clean and organize
Call a friend
Sign up to volunteer someplace (the VA, a nursing home, a shelter, etc.) if boredom is chronic.

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (160,273)
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Posts: 6,986
2/16/13 8:29 A

I knit. Keeps my hands busy. If I really need to kill the cravings I watch an episode of Hoarders.

One stumble does not a failure make.

Everything in moderation.
KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
2/16/13 8:24 A

knitting and sewing use both hands and keep them busy

DENRNAJ SparkPoints: (96,781)
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Posts: 3,513
2/16/13 6:43 A

crochet, drink tea

Make it happen- just one step at a time!
MEGMEG2216 SparkPoints: (7,570)
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Posts: 104
2/15/13 4:36 P

I'll turn on one the tv shows I like to watch and march in place while watching, call my friends(walk around while talking), play a game on my iPad for a few minutes, write a journal or a blog entry...

Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.
MKMMARTY Posts: 3,524
2/15/13 3:25 P

Watch TV or go on Face Book or walk the dog.

EWL978 Posts: 2,021
2/15/13 3:23 P

Clean out the closet and put all the HUGE stuff in a pile for donation to charity!!

TODAY well lived makes every YESTERDAY a memory of happiness and every TOMORROW a vision of hope!!

(Originally of Boston, MA now living in Boynton Beach, FL)
BABYSOX Posts: 3,063
2/15/13 2:49 P

If I feel that urge, I hop on the elliptical. Even 5 minutes on there takes my mind off of the boredom and allows me to plan on what i need to do next. Also, I never feel like eating right after exercising.

Enjoy the process
XZINALUNAWHITE SparkPoints: (553)
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Posts: 5
2/15/13 2:43 P

Thanks guys!! I really like the idea of doing something that keeps both hand and mind busy. I love reading more than anything, but I find myself wanting a snack when I read. I wouldn't be able to take on a big project because I'm taking extra classes and need to study a lot. However I've wanted to learn guitar for a long time and I like the idea of having a list of cleaning jobs to get to when I'm in that "Might as well eat" kind-of mood. Thanks :D

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (160,741)
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Posts: 8,606
2/15/13 2:13 P

Try something that will keep your hands busy - a craft perhaps, a jigsaw puzzle, scrapbooking or making photo story books. Write letters - real letters - to older relatives - they will love receiving them. Get yourself out of the house and volunteer at a local foodbank or nursing home.

Eastern Time Zone
MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,890
2/15/13 2:02 P

Log onto spark people and read the success stories. Ask yourself if eating at that particular moment will make you a success story? Or prevent your success.

Success is never given, go earn it. ~Nike

Please read my blog
RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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Posts: 3,116
2/15/13 1:42 P

Go to the library and browse and get a new book

MELMOMOF4 SparkPoints: (7,311)
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Posts: 1,455
2/15/13 11:59 A

I go for a walk or get on spark. the encouragement is all I need to forget about wanting to eat

the rocky road before you now will lead you to a rainbow.

happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

almost anything in life is easier to get into than out of.

a diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.

sow an act and you reap a habit. sow a habit and you reap a character. sow a character and you reap a destiny.
CYND59 Posts: 7,691
2/15/13 11:54 A

Surf the Internet!

"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you."
---Heidi Johnson

(:-)Cyndi G
Penscaola, FL
AKATHLEEN54 Posts: 601
2/15/13 11:50 A

Finish that blanket I've been crocheting, plus it will keep my hands busy!!

IRISHGIRL3 Posts: 866
2/15/13 11:02 A

Walk, dance around my apartment

Are you afraid to try or are you afraid to fail? if anyone wants to be fitbit friends :)

Sparker since April, 2006
GEOFROG SparkPoints: (292,780)
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Posts: 12,300
2/15/13 10:08 A

I crochet or do some other crafting. Try to keep busy.

SBURDEN Posts: 6,043
2/14/13 10:48 P

read, strength train, clean

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (378,888)
Fitness Minutes: (171,295)
Posts: 20,546
2/14/13 9:53 P

Do some won't eat and you will be moving!

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
Posts: 2,954
2/13/13 7:25 A

I read or write letters (everyone likes getting real mail and they are usually so surprised)

LILYBELLE12 SparkPoints: (8,129)
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Posts: 295
2/13/13 12:46 A

Read, listen to music I like while reading or crocheting.

My journey begins with one step....and I am taking that step today!
Think positive, and life will be positive!
"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Nietzsche
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
2/13/13 12:16 A

crochet or do a craft project or flower arrangement

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (118,538)
Fitness Minutes: (61,655)
Posts: 1,426
2/12/13 11:57 P

Are you creative/artsy at all? I enjoy making things with my hands -- keeps them out of the food. Personally, I find knitting is great for this -- both hands are busy, so I'm not tempted to snack while I knit.

Starting Weight: 268 lbs. (November 2010)
Quasi-Maintenance: 165 lbs. (June 2011)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs. (reached December 8, 2011)

Size 22W to Size 4

Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.
ZOLETTE1 Posts: 274
2/12/13 10:58 P

Hot tea w/ a friend, play the piano or any instrument for that matter, read a book, play chess or scrabble. emoticon

Aspire to inspire before you expire.
ZOLETTE1 Posts: 274
2/12/13 10:58 P

Hot tea w/ a friend, play the piano or any instrument for that matter, read a book, play chess or scrabble. emoticon

Aspire to inspire before you expire.
SCRIBBLIN Posts: 1,011
2/12/13 10:35 P

Totally go for a walk.

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2/12/13 10:32 P

All the things already mentioned plus clean something, declutter something, file your nails. Pamper yourself with a warm bath.

Bernie from Durango, CO

What you do Today can improve ALL your tomorrows!

GOAL: Drop 9 pounds in eight weeks beginning January 2.
KALEWINE SparkPoints: (141,816)
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Posts: 534
2/12/13 10:27 P

Read a book, put on some music and dance, go for a walk

2/12/13 10:12 P

Can't imagine EVER being bored!!!

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 10,278
2/12/13 9:57 P

drink a glass of water.

LESLIESENIOR SparkPoints: (153,752)
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Posts: 4,982
2/12/13 9:36 P

I go for a run or walk.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT

FIREWOMN Posts: 634
2/12/13 9:35 P

Take a walk or go on Spark People and rack up some points by reading articles and recipes

Have Fun!

ANGHARAD3 Posts: 966
2/12/13 9:33 P

Dance to your favorite 80's jam.

EDGER08 SparkPoints: (4,157)
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Posts: 33
2/12/13 9:33 P

This time of year it's usually planning my veggie garden for the Spring/Summer.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

~Phillipians 4:13
JEFFGIRL Posts: 8,184
2/12/13 9:13 P

Reading, catching up on photo albums, writing to my family and using my iPad.

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (378,888)
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Posts: 20,546
2/12/13 9:07 P


If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!
JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (327,498)
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Posts: 9,370
2/12/13 8:58 P

Working out, doing crossword puzzles, playing solitare, reading

Janie Garcia Moreno




ZIGGY122 Posts: 2,198
2/12/13 11:43 A

Take a with your pet... do your hobby.. stay out of the kitchen

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (163,393)
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Posts: 23,861
2/12/13 11:40 A

Take up a hobby like knitting, sewing, painting, pottery, drawing, scrap booking, stamp collecting, bead work, hook a rug, needlework, etc. Do something that keeps your mind AND fingers busy. Because when you're concentrating on a project like knitting a sweater, you'll be too busy to think about food.

Learn a language ! Learn a musical instrument ! These are also things you can do to not only grow brain cells, but keeps you out of the kitchen too.

CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,625)
Fitness Minutes: (35,554)
Posts: 1,091
2/12/13 11:37 A

go for a walk, go for a run, watch a movie, do yoga, meal planning,apply for new jobs, clean out a closet (or junk drawer), read a book, do a craft (search pinterest for ideas!), call a friend, go window shopping or actual shopping

These are things that I turn to to keep myself from snacking. not all of them apply to everyone else (like finding a different job), but these can be a good start.

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (150,736)
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Posts: 2,241
2/12/13 10:54 A

Exercise! Read....craft something....go for a walk...chew gum, brush teeth....leave the house, etc, etc.

It Is What It Is.... :)
JLMCLUCAS SparkPoints: (17,676)
Fitness Minutes: (31,530)
Posts: 119
2/12/13 10:51 A

I have started to knit... very simple items like a dish cloth or a scarf... it keeps my hands busy and then there is not eating... :) good luck finding something to do. I am a eater when I am board too... emoticon

2/12/13 10:49 A

I sit in my favorite possession, my car, and go for a ride....visit my favorite stores in my town and next few, see what's new, walk several times thru those stores and count that as my walk for the day...if gas was cheaper I'd be cruising all day :)...I know, it's not good for environment to waste gas for fun either....

Edited by: AUTUMNGLORY7 at: 2/15/2013 (13:56)
DOTTY7267 Posts: 2,509
2/12/13 10:27 A

I journal or read an old passage and marvel at how much things have changed in my train of thought and appearance. Especially the times right after my separation, and when the girls were in elementary school. Other than that, I will read a book that I had previously purchased with the hopes of reading someday. emoticon


"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~T.S. Eliot

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,787
2/12/13 6:39 A

I just curling up with a good book! (or ebook on a tab when I finally buy one!)

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
2/12/13 6:27 A

I normally go for a walk or I get on the treadmill.

Ane Marie
Hamilton On.Canada Est

Once you know how you can work on reaching your goals and what you are willing to do to reach them, there is only one step remaining. DO IT! MAKE YOUR DREAMS HAPPEN!

POCKETLLAMA1 SparkPoints: (33,218)
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Posts: 437
2/12/13 6:23 A

Sewing or crafting

Keep on Sparkin' on!
XZINALUNAWHITE SparkPoints: (553)
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Posts: 5
2/12/13 5:52 A

I am so used to eating when I am bored, I hardly know what to do with myself. Anyone know something that helps to distract this boredom. The problem is that I tend to be very low on energy at the end of the day and it can't interupt studying too much (i.e. take a whole evening). Anyone got any ideas?

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