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Thursday, March 29, 2012

I've been stuck in a rut for months now. Almost at my goal, but making no progress. I want to get into the 140-145 range, but keep wavering between 148 and 154. I really think my goal is realistic, but my eating behaviors have not been consistantly good. I'll eat healthy and exercise for a week or so , but then some emotional thing will throw me off track and I'll binge for days. Worries about my Dad and Brother have got me overeating currently. I can not be any help to them if I am not taking care of myself. Need to get back on plan ASAP...meaning right now with the very next bite I take. My eating plan is healthy and I just need to do it. My steps to get back on track are:
1. journal what I'm eating every day, even if it's not so good
2. get back into the habit of spending a little time each day on Spark
3. get in some form of exercise and relaxation every day
4. think positive, be in the moment, I can handle whatever comes my way
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    "Keep your head in the right place and your feet will follow"
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    2181 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Forgot to add; there is no real "finishing" this. You will have to live with good eating habits forever. My eating guru says there is no such thing as before and after; there is only before and during. I know you can find a way to eat so that it supports all your needs now and in the long term. emoticon
    2181 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Stress does not make people eat. It makes them want to eat. Those are two different things. When a person accepts that, it becomes clear that she CAN eat well to protect her vitality no matter what, even if it is hard for awhile. It is not nearly as hard at the burden stress eating puts on her. Stress eating in the end doesn't give much more help than chewing a piece of gum would, which is not a bad alternative, though it isn't classy. I don't say this to be mean. I say it to bolster your resolve to eat good meals every day and to limit random eating that doesn't really help you eat your good meals, especially when you're under some kind of pressure. Reasonable meals should be the backbone of your program now and forever. Bingeing doesn't help anything but a momentary urge. You'll cope better with everything when you rest in the peace of orderly, good meals. But you can't find that out until you do it.

    I binged for 40 years, but I've done relatively little of it over the last two years. I have lived through most of the same stressors during that time. I still have stress; I just rarely eat over it now. It's doable and it's worth going through some weeks and even months of white knuckling it. It becomes a habit and then eating becomes the real respite it is supposed to be. And knowing you had a good meal or that one is coming in a few hours is what you hang on to while you make the transition. emoticon
    2181 days ago
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