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Itchy Trigger Finger

Saturday, September 01, 2012

One thing that I have discover in this lifetime struggle, there are triggers to over eating. It is best to be aware of these so you can dodge the bullet.

Triggers in my case are a "mind thing". It lies in there just wanting to shoot me.

When I feel it is time to take cover I usually get my mind focus on something else.

Triggers can be alot of things and it is so important to identify your trigger and run for the fox hole. Don't be your own victim of an itchy trigger finger. Be aware, be cautious and get support through Spark People.
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FORBANDE 9/2/2012 12:53PM

    You are so right! I know people say you have to learn to live with your triggers. I'm with you though, avoidance works best for me.



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13610511 9/1/2012 6:44PM

    Very true!

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Somewhere between the too much and I shouldn't eat that.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

It takes work and commitment to loose weight and to get fit. If you are getting older you need to ask yourself how do I want to spend my later years. I believe it is never too late, to make a difference in our bodies.
I look at people at restaurants and watch what they order. Sometimes I get the urge to scream DON'T EAT THAT! I get really sad especially when a family of obese people walk into an eatery and order the things I have committed not to give in to.
I have not eaten butter for 5 years now. I have not eaten a donut in 5 years.
These commitments make me strong in this journey to loose weight.
I have gotten way off track in this journey and I felt so ashamed of myself. I felt like I had lost me somewhere between the too much and I shouldn't eat that.
I am doing this and more determine than ever. What is major for me is I am doing it without the weekly meetings. I am doing this truly for me.

  
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ASHPATCH11 8/25/2012 4:17PM

    omg 5 years thats crazy amazing! you rock!

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FEMISLIM 8/25/2012 3:49PM

    Great commitment and inspiring

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GLINDAGOODWITCH 8/25/2012 3:47PM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. We all get off track occasionally. I'm glad to see you are back in the saddle again!

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When He was Away

Tuesday, August 21, 2012



I use to have this problem and sometimes it still lingers in the back of my mind. It seems like when my husband would leave the house to go somewhere it was time to eat.

I remember anticipating the thought of him leaving so I could eat whatever I could find. It was nothing for me to continually eat till he came home. Mind you I have already eaten because this usually took place after my 3 meals in 1 dinner. I would eat while cooking, during dinner, then clean up the left overs. So that was a lot of food already now I am going to eat again.

Just the idea of being alone in my couch potato mode; just appealed to me to eat while sitting there. It was not just one thing I would eat; it was a lot of food.

It was nothing for me to devour a box of Debbie’s snack cakes, ice cream, and a bag of Cheetos. You know what I mean. The addiction was so bad. The temptation was so overwhelming to eat.

I would stop when I would take a bath and get ready for bed.

When I finally got my head on straight and realize I needed to lose weight I had to face this addiction and hit it head on. This had to stop and I mean now.

The first thing I did was take control of what I bought, if it is not in the house I am not going to eat it. Then I joined a support group. I started at LA Weight Lost first and receive counseling, which was very good. Then Weight Watchers, which I totally love! I needed to learn how to eat and how to make life style changes. I am now using Sparkpeople and I feel like I am doing it!

Loosing weight is more than just cutting calories. There is more to it and you need to learn what your habits and triggers are to succeed. You need know the awareness of the things that happen with you and food. That is why I am writing these, to help you to become aware of things in your life. I know I am not the only one out there who has done these things. But as you can see, it can be done. I have pictures to show you! Take a look!

Loosing weight and controlling your food addictions can be done and I will help you all that I can. I do depend on my Jesus too. We go hand in hand in this journey.

Ruthie.

  
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NEWMOM20121 8/22/2012 9:16AM

    I used to do that. Horrible feeling when you start and could not stop. I have found as long as I never put it in my mouth I am ok, however as a true addict once I start I find it very hard to stop.

That is way several of us are here. To learn new habits and change.

Best wishes to you,have a great week.

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SWANATOPIA 8/21/2012 7:00PM

    I used to do that when my husband work nights. I think I did it out of total boredom. Thank goodness his job didn't last too long for the night shift!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 8/21/2012 4:42PM

    I have just been there. I finally realized when my bf was gone, I was just bored. Especially since he was working 12 hour overnight shifts on the weekends when we were used to spending time together at those times.

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TWINS_08 8/21/2012 4:06PM

    R u a second me? That is exactly what I would do, not to mention my husband is gone. Lo for training. But I am facing it head on right now, one day at a time. Good luck

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VICKIEANN82350 8/21/2012 3:47PM

  Ruthie it is so funny to see you write about eating as soon as your husband left. I caught myself doing that and I know it came from my first marriage. I couldn't drive and was very dependant on my husband, he traveled for work and when he was home spent a lot of time out with the boys. My food of choice at that time was fudge, the kind you made from Hershey's cocoa, the recipe was on the box. I never bought junk food but I always had the ingredents to whip up what ever I might want. I divorced him and was single for awhile and got out of the habit but now that I am remarried I find myself endulging in junk food the minute my new husband leaves the house. It is a complusion that is hard to control.

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When they gathered.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

There were sometimes when I went to family gatherings I wouldn't eat. I was so embarrass at my weight size, I had it in my mind I would show them I was under control. I think I was trying to fool myself also.

People would offer me food and I would lie and tell them no. I wanted to eat. I wanted to eat it all! I didn't want them to know that but I bet they knew.

This was not facing the addiction. I was trying to cover it up and prove I had self control to others.

When loosing weight you have nothing to prove to others. You have to be doing this for yourself.

When I went home after the family gathering you know what I would do? That's right, I know you guessed right, eat my fill.

You need to face your weight struggle and take it on. Beat it up! Don't try and hide it.

You can loose weight! It can be done. You can do this.
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ALDEBARANIAN 8/19/2012 10:12PM

    So true!
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DETERMINED_SOUL 8/19/2012 3:17PM

    Very well put! I love it!

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Choices

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Choices
Sometimes when I get up in the mornings I am dreading the choices I will have to make concerning what I will eat. This is when I am at home and the weekends are horrible! Since I am a homemaker, I work at home. So the food I am around is a 24/7 ordeal.

That is the first thing I think of. While I am writing this my stomach has a mind of its own and is saying, FEED ME!

To keep my mind off this nagging feeling of that I need to eat is just get occupied with something else. The computer is great because you can hunt up music and connect with friends. You can do research on weight loss.

I have an addiction to food and like any other addiction if it is within your reach, you are so tempted to partake of it.

If you have this addiction you can buy the good stuff instead of the chips and dessert cakes. This way it is not in your house. A person can only eat so many apples. They fill you up. If you are so hungry eat the good stuff. If you over eat apples you have ate a filling food. A good food.

A strong mind set is great in weight lost but if it takes a while for you to focus on your life style change you need to figure out ways to feed your food addictions without ruining your diet.

I know not to look too hard at the tempting food at the store. It is amazing to me that they have the Weight Watcher cookies by the little Debbies snack cakes. Temptation is everywhere! So I don’t want to bring it into my house. I choose the WW cookies, of course!

Weight loss can be managed, but you have to be a good manager. It is your job to manage your weight. Like any other job, you want to do the best you can do.

It can be done. I have faith in you!

In Jesus,
Ruthie

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FORBANDE 8/18/2012 3:52PM

    You said it. Temptation is everywhere! I just learned today that my "healthy" oatmeal from McD's has almost the equivalent of 11 teaspoons of sugar. Yikes!!

You are doing an awesome job! Thanks so much for sharing your strategy and methods of dealing with our addiction. It is hard to overdose on apples. =)

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NEWMOM20121 8/16/2012 9:28PM

    Just a thought.
I have given up on trying to figure out a great breakfast, EVERY morning I get up and have a bowl of either oatmeal or steel cut oatmeal and a cup of coffee. I eat this within one hour of getting up. I plan my food for the day and try with all my might to stick with what I have planned.

My problem is once I eat something good (ice cream) I can not seem to stop myself from eating until I am stuffed. I have gotten to the point where I do not even take a little because I can not stop once I start.

Keep your chin up and log in often for support, advice and motivation. We are all trying to do this together.

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INSPIRE2BE2012 8/16/2012 4:46PM

    Great Post, temptations are hard to resist but the feeling of overcoming the temptation is so beyond worth it! good luck on your weight loss journey!

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