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I'm struggling

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Like so many folks who visit SparkPeople, I'm an over-eater. This occurs not only during the holidays, but ESPECIALLY during the holidays. I bake for others and, of course, I have to sample to make sure it tastes right.

I'm trying to have thought out healthy snacks on hand for the moments when I'm craving sweets or simply just more food. One of my snacks is celery sticks with cream cheese & chopped pimiento olives.

I'm also trying to be conscious of drinking a little more water. I visited my PCP this week for a follow up(meds). That went well, but I was also complaining of horribly dry lips - I mean, they looked white! I may not be getting sufficiently hydrated, so I need to drink more plain water.

At this point I feel badly about those out of control moments when I over indulge. The good thing is that I'm aware of them and am developing a coping strategy.
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REDROSEMARIE 12/14/2011 8:09AM

    I am the only baker in my family so that is what I take to our family dinner every year. I also bake for friends and a few shut-ins. I find myself saying, "I can not bake for others without making sure it tastes okay". I started by tasting 1/2 of a serving and having my son try the other half. The rest go directly into the freezer. I also started making smaller amounts so there isn't any extras hanging around. This is a very difficult season to stay on track but I am going to give it my best shot.

Maybe you can settle for eating a little less than you did last year.

I wish you success and Happy Holidays! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 12/14/2011 7:07AM

  This time of year is especially horrible for food addicts like me. I sometimes 'cure' my sugar craving by sugar-free gum. When I get the craving for something crunchy, I go for unalted nuts. Just a few, though. Hope this helps.
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