Sunday, January 06, 2013
As part of my Lovely Lime Challenge for week 4, I visited the 14 Tips again. Today I like the one - Just show up. I agree with this. Sometimes itís just enough to just show up at Spark, read some of the articles Play some of the games. Post my good and workout minutes. So, Iím doing more of this.
For my article, Iím reading: Binges by IndyGirl. She says the very first bite begins the spiral to binge. It brings all the good feelings. She uses a warm cuddley blanket or hot bubble bath to make herself feel better. I think some hot chicken noodle soup might help me. I'm gonna give it a try.
Also, Overeaters says to start a Streak and mark a one on the calendar, 2 the next day, 3 and so on. I have to admit Iíve NEVER, EVER been good with streaks. That might be a good LTC challenge for my Lime Team.
Indy also says to use HALT - hungry, angry, lonely, tired - I have used those questions but think there must be another one b/c those donít always stop my bingeÖI can override anything.
On Unity Radio today I saw a program that looks good, ďIts not a Problem, Itís a PatternĒ. I think I agree with that. My patterns are what get me in trouble - like late night eating is a pattern. I have to break the pattern. I eat chocolate - buying the chocolate and bringing it home is the pattern - break that and I donít have it to binge on.
Indy also says: ďCompulsive overeating and binge eating disorder are finally being recognized as official eating disorders that can be treated just like anorexia and bulimia.Ē She recommends we talk to our docs about this.
Another thing to do is throw the food in the garbage. I have done this and then poured cooking oil on top so I wonít go back and dig it out. Better in the garbage than on my hips - right?
Indy has a binge buster list: One slice of pizza is always gonna have fewer calories than two. She says to add to the list to make it your own.
Her blog inspired me to post a few of her ideas in my blog.