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I am stronger than this! I can stop!

Monday, March 22, 2010

I have really been struggling with overeating. I recognize it is comfort eating. There are a lot of layoffs at my company lately. It seems like every other week I get an IM from someone asking if I heard about so and so....

So, off I go to the kitchen in search of comfort. Then one day leads to two days. Then I am falling right back into the habit of eating garbage (large quantities) day after day.

Well, I am re evaluating! I am taking this day by day. I am NOT going to go off my food plan today. There is plenty of calories and variety to my meal plan. It is healthy. If I find myself searching for unplanned food, I will stop myself. It is only for today!

I am strong. I am in control of myself. Eating does not keep my job or any of my coworkers jobs safe. I will continue to build one day at a time.

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AMARAN 4/7/2010 11:14AM

    You said, "Eating does not keep my job or any of my coworkers jobs safe."

What a wise understanding! I remember one time, stuffing my face with brownies, crying. And then realizing that I was still sad, even though I was eating what I thought would bring me happiness.

Keep making good decisions. emoticon

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    I've been going through that stress eating as well. I find that focusing on how hard you've work to lose those 20 pounds may help. Also, a hard candy to suck on helps you from eating other things.

I also have started to have a bowl of cheerios at night and that seems to help the eating issue and that way I can make sure if fits in my nutrition tracker since I put it in early in the day.

Hope things get better. Stress is no fun. Here is some sunshine to brighten your day.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTHERLORI 4/4/2010 9:33AM

    I hear you! I've fallen off badly with the eating, but I'm still exercising! I have to find something to be happy about! You can do it ~ and it's not about all or nothing, it's about something you can stay with long term. So find your balance ~ and as I tell you, I'm telling myself :) Have a great Easter and enjoy yourself ~ without the extra food! emoticon

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BRANDTSGIRL 3/23/2010 6:37AM

    You have a emoticon THINKING approach emoticon Lean on you SPARK FRIENDS to help you get through this, remember YOUR NOT ALONE!

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FLYBALLJRT 3/22/2010 1:00PM

    emoticon Great attitude!! Every time you turn away from that food, give yourself a visual reference, so that you can see the progress you've made!!! You can absolutely do it!

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SASSYBEAN1 3/22/2010 12:37PM

    Just knowing that you've taken control will give you a much more positive and confident appearance... it may help with preventing your lay off too.

I'll be keeping you in prayer for job security!

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JUDITH1654 3/22/2010 11:17AM

    emoticon Great attitude and great plan! I know it's hard during these stressful times, but your point about how food won't save anyone is so right on! emoticon

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