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I'm coming into the being I want to be.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For some reason I'm doing better with stress this week. I'm finally realizing I am the creator of this stress. I bring on the monster, then I lose control of it. I feel freer this week, I am working on myself learning day by day, realizing everyone is my teacher. I am the student taking things in, I want to learn new things everyday and I want to practice the things I can retain. Instead of visiting Sparkpeople once in a great while I am now visiting it twice a day. Visiting the groups I have chosen is inspiring and I'm making time each day for more. I haven't desired to exercise in a long time even though I always feel much better afterward. Now I can't wait for my daily walk, my visits to the Yoga Studio for a practice I've touched on since the 70's. I want so much to be a yogi, I want a flexible strong body. I've seen evidence that it is possible. I want the peace that comes on with mindless meditation and even though my mind wanders with the money business. I know that it is possible with practice.

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JENNY888 5/18/2010 4:32PM

    I'm so glad you are feeling this way. It sounds like you are taking control of your emotions.

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Still Dealing with Emotional eating

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I'm sure it never ends, I just need to control the monster. I'm doing a little better today, I went for pistachios instead of chocolate when I felt the stress getting to me. Which is a little better this time. I'm quite happy being more involved with Sparkpeople and certainly the advice is great. The weather here is finally warming up and looking forward to a good walk this afternoon or a bike ride on my new bike, or even workout at the gym. Since it is very beautiful outside, that's where you'll find me. So in a positive note, isn't it great to be alive. This blog is keeping items out of my mouth also. Namaste emoticon

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GAILRUU 5/4/2010 3:10PM

    I weeded out the foods in my house that would get me into trouble. If I do want to eat I am not so likely to get into anything that would do a great deal of harm.

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PATTYSH 5/4/2010 2:57PM

    I don't think the emotional eating urge ever really goes away, but we do get better with dealing with it. When the urge comes up, try chewing gum, or doing something physical. That sometimes works for me. If I can fight off that initial urge, I can usually by-pass it all together. The other trick is to not have the tempting stuff in the house. That way it isn't so easily assessable.

Good luck!

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SARAHF_24 5/4/2010 2:31PM

    I don't think emotional eating never really ends either...or rather that urge to eat when the stress comes calling. I struggle every day with emotional eating. But we just have to learn how to take control over it. So now instead of giving in to chocolate I'll grab a piece of sugar free gum or grab some dumbells and start doing bicep curls, go for a short walk, or just do something to take my mind off the food. Most times it helps but I still have bad days of course. But I know that bad days happen and to just accept them and move on!

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Dealing with my Emotional Eating

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I have a stressful job and the hours are hard. So when I'm stressed and tired my drug is food. I work very hard at making good decisions about food choices in trying to eat my food as natural as possible. I pack a breakfast and a lunch everyday and a few snacks. so I start my day with fat-free yogurt and oatmeal or another cereal. Usually some dates or sunflower seeds and everything is bagged @least 1-2 oz. Also a healthy lunch with salad or fruit. Then as the day goes on someone is always bringing in food, and most of the time they are sweets. Yesterday it was a pie, plus the day before 2 employees were selling candy for fundraisers for their kids. Somedays it's donuts or cookies and then we order out on Thursdays for lunch. So today is Thursday, and I've decided to order salad without dressing. Good choice for me, the problem with restaurant food is that it is heavy in salt and fats and I always feel a bit bloated afterwards. This is fun, I'm not eating while I'm doing this entry.........