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OLIVIANIGHT
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2/16/13 2:36 P

Do something creative



HOLLYM48
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2/16/13 8:55 A

find something to read or find something to clean.



PUDLECRAZY
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2/16/13 8:53 A

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





IVYLASS
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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.



KKKAREN
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2/16/13 8:24 A

knitting and sewing use both hands and keep them busy



DENRNAJ
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2/16/13 6:43 A

crochet, drink tea



MEGMEG2216
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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...



MKMMARTY
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2/15/13 3:25 P

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



EWL978
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2/15/13 3:23 P

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



BABYSOX
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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.



XZINALUNAWHITE
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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
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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.



MANDIETERRIER1
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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.



RIET69
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2/15/13 1:42 P

Go to the library and browse and get a new book



MELMOMOF4
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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



CYND59
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2/15/13 11:54 A

Surf the Internet!



AKATHLEEN54
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2/15/13 11:50 A

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



IRISHGIRL3
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2/15/13 11:02 A

Walk, dance around my apartment



GEOFROG
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2/15/13 10:08 A

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



SBURDEN
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2/14/13 10:48 P

read, strength train, clean



JIACOLO
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2/14/13 9:53 P

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



BLUENOSE63
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2/13/13 7:25 A

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



LILYBELLE12
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2/13/13 12:46 A

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



FENWAYGIRL18
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2/13/13 12:16 A

crochet or do a craft project or flower arrangement



CSROBERTSON621
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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.



ZOLETTE1
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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



SCRIBBLIN
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2/12/13 10:35 P

Totally go for a walk.



DURANGOREDDOG
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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.



KALEWINE
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2/12/13 10:27 P

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



BROWNCOFIDDLER
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2/12/13 10:12 P

Can't imagine EVER being bored!!!



SUNSHINE99999
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2/12/13 9:57 P

drink a glass of water.



LESLIESENIOR
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2/12/13 9:36 P

I go for a run or walk.



FIREWOMN
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2/12/13 9:35 P

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




ANGHARAD3
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2/12/13 9:33 P

Dance to your favorite 80's jam.



EDGER08
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2/12/13 9:33 P

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



PT.JEFFGIRL
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2/12/13 9:13 P

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



JIACOLO
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2/12/13 9:07 P

sleep!



JANIEWWJD
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2/12/13 8:58 P

Working out, doing crossword puzzles, playing solitare, reading



ZIGGY122
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2/12/13 11:43 A

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



ARCHIMEDESII
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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
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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
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2/12/13 10:54 A

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



JLMCLUCAS
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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



AUTUMNGLORY7
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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
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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



EOWYN2424
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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
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2/12/13 6:27 A

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



POCKETLLAMA1
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2/12/13 6:23 A

Sewing or crafting



128PERFECT
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2/12/13 6:16 A

What a great question I am also interested in peoples responses to this question. I have been trying to do a little work out little just a ten minute dvd. It does seem to give me more energy.But it is hard.



XZINALUNAWHITE
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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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