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DAY 56 HEAD HUNGRY AND DAY 57 HEAD HUNGRY INSTEADS 100 DAYS CHALLENGE OF WEIGHT LOSS

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ONE DAY YOU CRAVE CHEESECAKE AND THE OTHER DAY YOU CRAVE CHIPS OR PEANUTS.

WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT --- WITH NON HUNGRY EATING YOUR FOOD CHOICES SERVES AS MIRRORS INDICATING WHAT TYPE OF EMOTIONAL NEED YOU ARE EXPERIENCING.

HEAD HUNGRY DRIVES YOU TO--CHEWY, CRUNCHY LIKE CHIPS, POPCORN, NUTS AND A SPECIFIC CANDY BAR. . IT ALSO STARTS WITH A SPECIFIC FOOD THOUGHT OR CRAVING. IN OTHER WORDS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO EAT. A FOOD THOUGHT COMES TO MIND CHIPS, POPCORN OR A CANDY BAR. FOOD LIKE CHIPS, AND NUTS. FOODS WITH A DENSE CHEWY TEXTURE ALSO HAMBURGERS, PIZZA AND CHOCOLATE ARE IN THIS CATEGORY. THEY HAVE A SMASH IN YOUR MOUTH SENSATION.

HEAD HUNGRY IS USUALLY CONNECTED TO PRESSURE TYPE EMOTIONS, ANGER, FRUSTRATION OR RESENTMENT. IT CAN ALSO HAPPEN WHEN YOU TRY AND AVOID FEELINGS OF GRIEF OR PAINFUL EMOTIONS. REASONS FOR HEAD HUNGRY INCLUDE STRESS, DEADLINES, OR OTHER PEOPLE.

WHEN YOU ARE HAVING A CRAVING FOR SOMETHING CHEWY OR CRUNCHY ASK YOURSELF "WHAT DO I REALLY WANT TO CHEW ON?" TRY TO FIGURE WHAT IS IRRITATING, BOTHERING OR STRESSING YOU OUT AT THE MOMENT. IT MAY BE THE KIDS, MONEY, FRIENDS, PROJECT DEADLINES. OR A DIFFICULT JOB.

WHEN THE SOURCES OF HEAD HUNGRY IS FOUND ASK YOURSELF "WILL EATING CHANGE THIS ISSUE"? "CAN IT HELP WITH THESE PROBLEMS"? EATING MAY SEEM TO HELP THE PROBLEM BUT AFTER EATING THE FOOD THE SITUATION REMAINS. EATING IS A BAND-AID THAT POSTPONES WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO COPE WITH LIVE ISSUES.



DAY 57 HEAD HUNGRY OF INSTEADS

SOLUTIONS THAT KEEP YOU FROM HEADING TO THE CUPBOARD OR REFRIGERATOR DURING HEAD HUNGRY..TRY SOME INSTEADS

(FOR ME) ANGRY --TALK IT OUT BETWEEN THE OFFENDER OR WRITE ABOUT IT ON PAPER THE BURN IT..TO RELEASE IT FROM YOU.

ASK FOR SUPPORT FROM A VERY SUPPORTIVE TEAM.

TAKE DEEP BREATHS ---YES WAS SHOCKED TO FIND OUT THAT THEY WORK...BUT THEY DO!

(FOR ME) RELY ON MY FAITH..TAKE IT TO GOD.

(I WOULD ALSO REFER TO MY DISTRACTION LIST)

BUT THE BOOK HAD OTHER SUGGESTIONS LIKE SCREAM AT YOUR STEERING WHEEL.

  
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RDGISME 1/30/2013 8:47AM

    emoticon for some great insight....

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RENECHAR 1/30/2013 2:11AM

    I enjoyed this Blog. It will help me think about WHY I'm having cravings, and what to do when I'm having them. I usually just eat whatever comes to mind, or if I can't, I just wait ( sometimes even days) and then I'll pig-out on it! This get out of control sometimes and can ruin my healthy eating plan for long periods of time,

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JIBBIE49 1/30/2013 12:22AM

    I call is MOUTH HUNGER. I have taken the food and chewed it and SPIT IT OUT rather than swallowed it and have it in my body. The craving will pass in about 10 minutes of doing that.

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DAY 55 FOOD IS THE CONSOLATION PRIZE. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

YOU MAY NOT HAVE STARTED OUT BEING AN EMOTIONAL EATER. FOOD BEGIN TO SHOW UP EVERY WHERE SOON IT DID NOT MATTER IF YOU WERE HUNGRY OR NOT YOU ATE ANYWAY.

ON BIRTHDAYS THE CANDLES WERE BLOWN OUT AND EVERYBODY HAD CHOCOLATE CAKE, ENCOURAGED TO CLEAN YOUR PLATE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD., YOU FELL AND MOM CAME WITH A COOKIE TO HELP THE BOO BOO AND THE PAIN MAGICALLY STOP! LOL!

EATING IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON WAYS PEOPLE COPE WITH PROBLEMS AND STRUGGLES IN LIFE. YOU LEARNED THAT WHENEVER YOU HAVE A TOUGH TIME, FOOD ALWAYS MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER.

THE LINK BETWEEN FOOD AND EMOTIONS...
IF YOU ALWAYS REACH FOR SOMETHING TO EAT WHEN YOU DON'T LIKE HOW YOU FEEL. YOU'LL CREATE A LINK BETWEEN FOOD AND YOUR EMOTIONAL NEEDS. FOR A WHILE IT SEEMS TO WORK BUT AT SOME POINT OVER EATING NUMBS YOUR FEELINGS. YOU CAN STOP NOTICING WHAT IS MISSING IN YOUR LIFE. FOOD PROVIDES A SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE WAY TO ESCAPE FROM REALITY.

FOOD AS THE CONSOLATION PRIZE. ITS BETTER THAT NOTHING BUT NOT AS GOOD AS BEING LOVED, APPRECIATED OR COMFORTED.

WHAT YOU ACTUALLY WANT. DAYS GO BY WHERE YOU'D GIVE ANYTHING FOR SOMEONE TO HOLD YOU AND OFFER A ENCOURAGING WORD. YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO CARE THAT YOUR CAR HAS BROKEN DOWN 4 TIMES THIS MONTH, YOU WISH LIFE WERE DIFFERENT --MORE MONEY, MORE LOVE OR MORE FUN. WHEN YOU DON'T GET THESE THINGS ITS EASY TO LOOK FOR FOOD TO TAKE ITS PLACE. BEFORE REACHING FOR THAT BAG OF CHIPS---AND YOU KNOW YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY. ASK YOURSELF "WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED OR WANT"? Think ABOUT HOW YOU ADDRESS YOUR NEEDS IN SOME OTHER WAYS INSTEAD OF EXPECTING FOOD TO TAKE CARE OF

  


DAY 54 EATING TO FEEL BETTER-- 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Saturday, January 26, 2013

DAY 54 EATING TO FEEL BETTER.

I WILL EAT TO FEEL BETTER. THOSE WORDS SLIP OUT OF OUR MOUTHS SO EASY............ WHEN YOU'RE BORED, STRESSED AND PHYSICALLY ILL FOOD COMES TO MIND. FOOD TENDS TO PROVIDES AN APPEALING CURE FOR EVERYTHING---FROM A COLD OR THE FLU TO EXHAUSTION AFTER A LONG DAY.

SOMETIMES YOU REALLY DO NEED FOOD. IF YOU'RE TIRED BECAUSE YOUR BODY NEED FUEL, EATING WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. BUT HAVING AN ENERGY DROP MAY NOT ALWAYS MEAN IT IS TIME TO EAT.

TRY AND GAUGE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR FUEL NEEDS (PHYSICAL HUNGER) AND WANTING AN EMOTIONAL FIX (HEAD HUNGER).

WHY RE YOU TIRED?? BEFORE REACHING FOR GOOD THINK ABOUT WHAT COULD BE MAKING YOU TIRED? IF YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN OR DE-STRESS TRY SOME DEEP BREATHING. EXERCISE IS A BETTER OPTION OVER EATING. TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR TASKS YOUR WORKING ON.

RECOGNIZE WHEN YOU NEED TO REST. DON'T REACH FOR FOOD, THEN GO TO BED. TAKE A NAP OR CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR A FEW MINUTES. TRY SIPPING HOT TEA OR DIET DRINK ALLOW YOUR BODY TO RELAX. MUSIC CAN PROVIDE A WAY TO RE-ENERGIZE. MATCH YOUR ENERGY TO THE DESIRED MUSIC YOU WANT TO HEAR. (FOR ME) IT IS RELAXING SPA MUSIC IF A WANT TO UNWIND.

BREAK THE HABIT OF REACHING FOR FOOD WHEN TIRED. DO SOMETHING ELSE FIRST AND SEE IF THAT TAKES CARE OF THE PROBLEM.

NON FOOD METHODS TO BOOST ENERGY.

EXERCISE REVIVES. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH WATER DEHYDRATION CAN ADD TO YOUR TIREDNESS.

GET SOME REST. TAKE A NAP. GO TO BED EARLIER. FORCE YOURSELF TO GO TO REST WHEN YOU NEED IT.

DISTRACT YOURSELF. GO SHOPPING, START A CRAFT, READ A BOOK. WHEN YOU KEEP BUSY YOU MAY FIND THAT YOUR TIREDNESS LIFTS WITHOUT FOOD.

WATCHING TV OR PLAYING COMPUTER GAMES CAN MAKE YOU FEEL DULL RATHER THAN REVIVED.

  
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GETSALONG 1/26/2013 11:36PM

  lol, it's late, i'm tired, and it dawns on me... i want both... food & nap! :::nods::: yep, how true is this lesson!

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FOXFIRENDTS 1/26/2013 7:57PM

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DAY 53 FOOD IS MY BEST FRIEND 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Saturday, January 26, 2013

DAY 53 FOOD IS MY BEST FRIEND

MOST OF THE TIME, WE DON'T REALLY WANT TO DO EMOTIONAL EATING. BOREDOM, LONELESS, PERIODS OF STRESS, ANGER...WE RATHER HAVE THESE EMOTIONS TAKEN CARE OF SOME OTHER WAY—WITH AN ARM AROUND US, AN ENCOURAGING WORD, EVEN WITH SOMETHING ON THE TELLY.

DURING OUR SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS WHEN WE COME UP EMPTY WE'RE LEFT TRYING TO FIX OUR OWN PROBLEMS.

FOOD WORKS FOR EVERYTHING.!! EATING PROVIDES RELIEF. FOOD ENTERTAINS YOU WHEN YOU 'RE BORED, AN OUTLET WHEN YOU'RE MAD, HEALS YOUR SOUL WHEN YOU ARE AND LONELY. HELPS YOU FEEL COMFORTED AND NURTURED WHEN LIFE GETS YOU DOWN. PROVIDES A SHIELD THAT PROTECTS YOU FROM UNCOMFORTABLE EMOTIONS LIFE GRIEF. FOOD HELPS WHEN YOU FEEL ANXIOUS OR AFRAID. EATING CAN PROVIDE STAMINA AND BOOST YOUR COURAGE. FOOD CAN BECOME YOUR SECURITY BLANKET THAT GETS YOU THOUGH THE EVENING WITHOUT HAVING TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE OR SMALL TALK CONVERSATIONS AT SOCIAL GATHERINGS. WITH FOOD CLOSE BY YOU FEEL STRONG ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH YOUR ISSUES.

CHANGE THE PATTERNS...

FOOD WORKS, BUT WHEN ITS USED IMPROPERLY IT CAN ALSO HARM YOUR WEIGHT AND HEALTH. EXAMINE YOUR FOOD STRUGGLES. DO YOU FEEL OUT OF CONTROL AROUND FOOD?? WISH YOU HAD SOME OTHER WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR FOOD CHALLENGES?? IF YOU LOOKED TO FOOD TO FIX YOUR EMOTIONAL NEEDS TIME TO CHANGE THE PATTERN.

WHAT WORKS FOR ONE MAY NOT WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE. BUT THIS WHAT WORKS FOR ME :

ANGER- TALK TO THE OFFENDER IF THE PERSON IS NOT AVAILABLE THEN WRITE ABOUT IT. I FIND WRITING IT OUT TAKES THE ANGER FROM ME. I THEN BURN THE NOTE. FOR ME IT HAS A CLEANSING AFFECT ON ME. TAKE IT AWAY.

FOR STRESS(WOW I COULD HAVE USED THIS FRIDAY) NOTE THIS PART WAS TAKEN FROM THE BECK PRINCIPALS “ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE STRESSED “IT IS TRUE THAT I AM UNDER A LOT OF STRESS RIGHT NOW. ITS NOT WORTH IT TO THROW IN THE TOWEL AND STOP WATCHING WHAT I EAT. I'LL GAIN WEIGHT. FOOD IS JUST A MOMENTARY FIX THAT COMES WITH NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES. THE STRESSFUL PERIOD WILL EASE SOONER OR LATER.

SKILL FOR COMBATING STRESS (FOR ME)

1. DISTRACTION CHART ON THE BLOG BEFORE THIS ONE. LOL!

2. EXERCISE 10 MIN SESSIONS OF PILATES, WALKING, DEEP BREATHING. YES I KNOW IT SOUNDS FUNNY BUT IT WORKS FOR ME.

3. PRAYER—BELIEVING GOD WILL TAKE ME THUR THIS TIME OF TEMPTATION READ VICTORY VERSES.

4. IF A FALL PICTURE MYSELF LOSING CONTROL AND NOT REACHING MY WEIGHT LOSS GOALS. HEALTH WISE I CAN NOT KEEP GAINING WEIGHT. IT COULD SPELL PROBLEMS FOR ME IN THE FUTURE OR NOW. DIABETES DOES NOT PLAY FAIR. SO I AM GOING TO STAY AHEAD OF IT.

5. Keep UP WITH YOUR WEIGHT IF STRESSED. This IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME AND I AM AM WORKING ON IT EACH DAY. YOU CAN TAKE FROM MY LIST AND ADD OR TAKE AWAY. MAKE IT YOUR WAY.

  
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GETSALONG 1/26/2013 11:35PM

  emoticon good skills list! i think it really helps to acknowledge the emotion/stress too...

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DAY 52 FOOD AS AN INSTANT FIX.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

FOOD DOES PROVIDE AN INSTANT FIX. IN OUR FAST FOOD RESTAURANT AND MICROWAVE OVEN WORLD YOU CAN GET YOUR CRAVING FORFILLED INSTANTLY. THERE IS NO WAITING!! FOOD PROVIDES A GREAT SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT. NOTHING GOOD ON THE TELLY RAID THE REFRIGERATOR UNTIL SOMETHING BETTER COMES ON. ITS EASY TO SLIP INTO MINDLESS EATING WHEN YOU ALLOW FOOD TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM OF BOREDOM OR RESTLESSNESS. FOOD BECOMES A SOLUTION WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO. A LONG WEEKEND AND NO PLANS YOU MIGHT EAT TO FILL EMPTY TIMES.

PROCRASTINATE AND ESCAPE.

WHEN YOU FACE A TASK YOU DON'T WANT TO DO--- FOOD GIVES YOU A CONVENIENT ESCAPE. SAY YOU NEED TO MOW THE LAWN, CLEAN THE OVEN ETC. YOU CONVINCE YOURSELF THAT IF YOU EAT FIRST, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO TACKLE IT MORE EASILY. YOU MAY USE THIS MODE TO AVOID BEGINNING A TASK. AS A RULE, THE LARGER OR MORE DAUNTING THE PROJECT THE MORE TIMES YOU WILL AVOID IT.

EATING TO AVOID LIFE.

EVER HAVE TIMES WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING ANYTHING? SOMETIMES YOU REACH FOR FOOD BECAUSE YOU'RE TIRED OF THE DEMANDS OF LIFE. WHEN YOU FEEL EXHAUSTED OR EMOTIONALLY WORN DOWN EATING IS THE ONLY THING THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO TAKE ANY EFFORT. THE NEXT TIME NOTE EXACTLY WHAT YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING? REMIND YOURSELF. THAT THE TASK WILL STILL BE THERE AFTER YOU EAT THE FOOD. SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL GO AHEAD AND JUST DO IT! BEGIN LOOKING FOR HEALTHIER WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR AVOIDANCE AND LEAVE FOOD OUT OF THE PICTURE.

I TRIED TO POST THIS 3 TIMES. GUESS SOMETHING DID NOT WANT TO POST THIS.

  
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GETSALONG 1/24/2013 9:48PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon It's here, I read it & that has been so me from time to time... sorta... I tend to have to clean & put everything away before I can sit down to a big project, and then have a big bowl of food with me to eat during the project... what is up with that??? It's like the project will bite me if I don't have my food, LOL! when in fact, it doesn't solve a thing huh?

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MARTY728 1/24/2013 3:26PM

    emoticon I must follow this guidance

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