*How have you changed your routines related to overeating? I try to think before I eat. It's still a work in progress. But I evaluate if my stomach feels full and if it does, I'll drink some water to feel even fuller.
*If you are used to snacking/overeating at a certain time of day, how do you resist that urge? At night after DD is asleep is when I usually tend to overeat. Again, I might drink water or find something that is not heavy before bed.
*What have you scheduled to replace the eating? I have been trying to get together with more friends or small groups through my church. Sometimes, if not too hot, I've gone out with DD for a walk.
What have you replaced the “old” snacks/food with? I am still working on this. My old/current snacks are often cheaper than the healthier. Right now I've been trying to find what is cheaper and that's not always healthier. But I am considering the Jell-o Mouse Temptations for ice cream. They are sugar free and quite yummy. I used to eat them. Also, think light pop-corn replaces some of the chips or other high calorie snacks.
*If your routine was to eat while watching TV or while on the computer, how did you break that link? In my current scenario, this has not happened. I want it to happen but it's a hard habit to break. I need to work on freeing the kitchen table from the thousands of envelopes and then I would have a place to sit down for dinner. DH & DD also do the watch tv & eat. I would truly like to change this for DD at least. I'm hoping to get a better handle on this by the fall when she starts kindergarten. Going forward, I'm also going to start making up menus a week at a time and plan grocery shopping accordingly-this would work with coupon planning too!
*Share the changes that have worked for you and that have helped you stop mindless eating. What has really worked for me besides going and talking with my counselor, is a suggestion she made a couple of months ago...journaling! When I am upset or have something on my mind, I am working on getting my feelings on paper instead of turning to that pint of Ben & Jerry's or that block of cheese or bag of junk. It made a huge difference. I'm really working hard on drinking 64oz+ daily-especially with the heat in my area. It's helping a lot!
I have really been kicking up my water and am proud to announce I'm down another 6lbs as of this morning.
I was really happy to see that. I know that water has made all the difference. I'm not saying I was perfect on the sodium front but I definitely tried not to overdo it when I knew I needed to weigh in. I am thankful I have God and my SP friends by my side!