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Help...fighting emotional eating RIGHT NOW!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Oh my gosh . . . I am needing help quick . . . I am fighting emotional eating . . . I just spent 2 1/2 hours talking with a friend who is going through a very emotional break-up and she needed me to say just the right thing to help her feel better about herself. I tried and I felt helpless since I never went through what she's going through myself. She thanked me and said I helped, but it had taken every ounce of energy, mental energy, to find words to help her. Usually I come away from this kind of thing feeling good about helping someone, but this time I feel drained. I am fighting and so far winning against eating right now.

Thanks in advance for any encouragement or words of wisdom you can offer. . .

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YESI1211 10/3/2011 11:25AM

    Hi! I'm sorry you were going through that. I hope that you were able to fight it. I know about emotional eating and how hard it is to control. When you are in this dark place again try eating a yogurt or granola bar and go for a walk around the neighborhood. Try to remember why you're here, how far you've come and how much further you still got to go. Hugs!

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LORILEEPAGE 10/1/2011 5:47PM

    Well the crisis has passed and I am very grateful to each of you for your support and suggestions. Fluids helped and I hadn't done my cardio for the day yet so with a little push I got myself out the door for a swim. It cleared my mind and soothed my soul. I was able to wait to eat anything till dinner. I usually have a snack around 3, but I was swimming at that time and didn't even snack today. I was afraid that if I even had a little something, I would scarf up everything in sight!!! I also thought if I stayed inside and knitted or drew or painted, I'd still be too near food...Had to get out of this house!

Thanks Again! emoticon

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SIMPLE-DIMPLES 10/1/2011 5:36PM

    You don't need to be eating because of another persons stress. You than will wind up stressing because of over eating. Talk about what you just talked about to someone or go shopping for fresh veggies. Go to a coffee bar and take a big breath of fresh coffee bean air and order a small cup of coffee or a chai tea and close your eyes as you sip it. Relax and breath. Take a nice hot shower with candles lit in your bathroom. Relax and breath. Take a walk with the fresh crisp fall smell around you. Relax and breath.

That's the hint ;-) You can do it. emoticon

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SHAKENMA 10/1/2011 3:05PM

    I also eat emotionally. I am working on it.

Some things that work for me--

Drinking water or hot tea instead of eating

Find something to "do" to keep me busy

Practicing positive self time

Good luck! emoticon

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AMANDAJCD 10/1/2011 3:00PM

    Oh dear, my emotional eating comes from boredom rather than stress! Okay, stress takes chocolate I'll admit. Is there a portion-controlled snack that you can have to kind of tide you over? I know mid-afternoon I get a bit peckish anyway, so food isn't out of order. Also, sometimes when you think you're hungry it's really a case of being dehydrated so drink a glass of water and see if that helps?

Good luck!!

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Rest for the weary...

Friday, September 30, 2011

I have a real hard time taking a rest day from exercise. I'm not sure if it's because I'm afraid if I stop for one day it will lead to two, then three, etc. I guess i'm afraid I'll lose my momentum. But I have pushed for 10 weeks and haven't taken a rest day. I think I should be committed enough to take a break every week. My feet hurt (I think I should get gel inserts for my shoes.) I swim 3 times a week and walk 4 times a week. Plus ST 2-3 times a week.

So today I planned to take a break. And I did it! I see that as a success. . . and I pray it doesn't cause any problems, only provide me with time to repair tissues that are getting a work out every day.

Have a great weekend everyone, we're supposed to get great sunny cool weather here in NC this weekend. Great walking weather!!!


Yay, two goals met...

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm so excited for my buddy Coan! She had a 3 pound loss today. And after all my worrying about the scale, I lost 1 pound. I am so relieved to have the scale move this week.

And I had another victory. . . I made it through another week without weighing till my set weigh day. I've set that goal and was so tempted to weigh on Sunday, but my motivation of $5 when I reach the goal was stronger than the temptation. I also pay into the kitty another $5 each pound I lose. I am planning on buying myself new clothes when I reach my goal weight. I have already picked out a few items as motivation that i think will look great on me when i reach my littler self.

I really appreciate the encouragement you other Sparkers have given me on my first blog. It really felt wonderful to hear those wonderful words from all of you!

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YESI1211 9/26/2011 11:21PM


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    WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO every bit down is a win!

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WESTERNGIRL87 9/26/2011 10:51AM

    I'm super excited for you, Lori! I'm glad the scale moved for you too! We're doing awesome :) I can't wait until we reach our goals!

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An Experiment gone wrong...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My first blog entry.
I've had smooth sailing in terms of my mood and excitement and motivation levels. Can't say I wavered at all in the first 9 weeks. Despite the plateau for the past 4 weeks. I lost 7 lbs in the first 5 weeks and then just stopped. Exercising more and more and adding more ST each week. I guess I'm developing some muscle. My measurements are improving, so I know something good is happening. I also feel that my mood has been great and has carried me through the plateau. BUT we've had a string of rainy cloudy weather and it's getting me down. I also took a few days trial of low carb, high protein eating to see if it might shake up my metabolism. I want to blame my experiment for my mood change and energy level decreasing. So Monday I will go back to keeping in sync with the Spark's goals for carbs and protein and quit messing around. I don't want to lose the good thing i had going.

Have a successful week, everyone!

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YESI1211 9/26/2011 9:53AM

    Be patient and do not be discouraged no matter what the scale may say. External results may be slow but the internal results may be even better.

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WESTERNGIRL87 9/25/2011 8:56PM

    Your first blog entry! Congratulations! Lol. Anyway....as long as you're losing inches that is definitely an improvement! I mean....I've been doing this for almost three weeks and haven't lost a pound yet. I weigh tomorrow...so, we'll see what happens. Hopefully, the weather will improve for us! See you Tuesday!

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PRMADDI 9/25/2011 7:37PM

    I too was tempted to try something to shake up my plateau. Low carb or low fat, high protein, what to choose? Instead, I spent all of that energy exploring Sparkpeople and reading reading reading! I learned a lot about the horrible plateau stage from others and through them, I learned to accept the progress I had made and look forward to the next milestone, whether it was walking 10 extra minutes because I wanted to, or losing a half an inch on my inner thighs. The distraction away from the scale focus worked for me! Good luck and don't ever give up! You are worth it!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 9/25/2011 7:08PM

    It can be very frustrating when results don't happen despite our efforts, but keep your chin up! Keep focussed on your goals, and the reasons for your goal, and trust in the support and guidance from SP.

I know you can do it, and I look forward to hearing about your successes in the weeks to come!

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