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I am a computer eater, and what I'm going to do about it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

OK - so I haven't exactly been the model of perfection on eating. But I am increasing my walking. And doing better on water. I really am doing quite a bit of Spark Reading - which motivates me. I took a "are you ready to lose weight" quiz and read about breaking sugar addiction and got to know more about Stevia. I think this is good. I think just being on SparkPeople is going to make a difference.

However - my revelation today is " I AM A COMPUTER EATER. " Newsflash - I am not only an emotional eater - but a computer eater. Yep! I plop down at my computer with a drink (used to be soda, but that's gone) and a munchie. OMG - typing, munching, sitting - seriously not a great combo.

And here's what I'm going to do about it. NEW rule - only water when I type on SparkPeople. I am going to try to bring healthier snacks to my computer. Try for mostly water and a little tea (it's my fave). AND I am going to use that timer online site. And set it for every 5 or 15 min and make sure when it goes off to just do 10. 10 somethings - squats, jumping jacks, blinking (well, maybe not blinking), bicep curls - something. I often don't realize how long a stretch I sit here doing both work and personal surfing.

Baby steps - identify, address, conquer! (and hopefully lose weight in the process)
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  • DEBK0923
    I used to be an emotional eater and a computer, tv and bs eater, then I joined sparks. Of coarse I didn't stop right away and nothing was working for me, no matter how much exercise I did for the day, week, month, I ate more than I got rid of through exercise. I looked in the mirror at myself naked and cried, I said why am I doing this, I would reward myself with food for good and bad behavior. I walked through town looking at women that looked as I used to and wanted to buy fat clothes that could make me look like I did before. It didn't work. So I had a long talk with myself, stayed awake most of the night, and planned how I was going to do it. when I got on the computer I had nothing not even water, the computer is for logging and research, as the bedroom is for sleep and sex, the table is for eating and drinking, I erased all the temptation, no drink no food, same with the tv. Eventually I found I was spending less time sitting at the computer, watching tv and more time getting the exercise I so needed, and with the exercise I have erased stress that from life's everyday emotional stresses that caused me to eat are gone. I didn't do this overnight, or in a day, week, or month, but with diligence I succeeded and everyone else can too. emoticon
    2217 days ago
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