Stay on the WW program tracking food daily on that sight. Stay within weekly point range and exercise daily.
I am from California. No children and a husband for 22 years in September.
I have a chocolate lab named Mac. Our Buddy died July 19,2011 and is missed.
My favorite movies are, "The Muppet Christmas carol" and "The Neverending Story." and "Enchanted" I know the words from songs of many of the Musical sound tracks. My Ipod is loaded with them for my fitness walks.
The following tips come from an article on WebMD. They are helping me cope with the urge to overeat so I thought I’d share them with my friends. Sheila
Pause and Breathe: Try this: breath in deeply, hold your breath slightly, and then release. Repeating these simple steps helps you calm and settle yourself. By feeling more grounded, you can then make more conscious, rather than mindless, food choices.
A Powerful Question: Ask yourself: "How do I want to feel one hour (or one day) from now?" This question helps you anticipate the results of your choices. Do you want to contaminate the next hour or day of your life with guilt and regret, or do you want to feel strong and confident?
Carry a Symbol of Inspiration: Find a special object to help you feel grounded and inspired. (I have a little stone with “Just For Today” on it.) Keep your object visible and easily accessible. When feeling triggered, hold onto or look at your object as a reminder of your strength.
Write a Supportive Note: Buy a beautiful card and, as your own best friend, write yourself an encouraging note of unconditional love and support. Praise yourself. Review your goals. Include in your note reminders to use specific coping strategies to manage overeating. Keep your note with you and when you feel the impulse to overeat, find a private space and read your note.
Forgiveness: Forgive yourself. Being accepting and gentle with yourself helps you confidently manage stress and emotional eating triggers. The tendency to be upset with yourself for overeating melts away when you accept you did the best you could and let it go.
on the Spark Awards you've received! I always like seeing good news in my friend feed because it shows how hard my friends (and cousins!) are working to reach their goals. That motivates me to try harder. Sheila
I feel like I've been involved in an "eating marathon" the past few months and came across the following while looking for help. I thought it was worth sharing. Sheila (A&I Challenge; Shimmering Snowflakes)
Either your body is hungry or your mind is hungry.
1. Physical hunger is about food; mental hunger is not. Physical hunger is about your body’s need for food (energy). Mental hunger is about your need for something other than food.
2. Physical hunger has physical signs; mental hunger has emotional signs. Signs of physical hunger include: your stomach growling, feeling irritable, having a hard time concentrating, and experiencing a low level of energy. The main sign of mental hunger is wanting to suppress or control an emotional state. For example, feeling bored, lonely, angry, stressed, or disappointed.
3. Physical hunger is general; mental hunger is specific. Physical hungry is general; any food will satisfy your hunger or need for energy. Mental hunger is specific; only a specific food or taste (sweet, salty, etc. ) will satisfy your hunger.
4. Physical hunger builds gradually; mental hunger is immediate. Physical hunger builds gradually and gets stronger over time. Mental hunger (cravings) comes on suddenly, and you generally feel an immediate need to satisfy it.
5. Physical hunger can’t go away without eating; mental hunger can. Physical hunger will only go away once you eat something (give your body energy). Mental hunger can go away by distracting yourself, letting time pass, or by satisfying the real need (for example reducing stress or getting sleep).