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Relationship sabotage...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Why is it that when a relationship is not going so great it sabotages your efforts to lose weight?

Oh wait. Its because I'm an emotional eater so feeling of depression or sadness or anger make me want to rip open a carton of icecream and indulge.

I need to find another outlet for my stress other than food. Exercise is my number one choice, but the reality is that I'm just not feeling the motivation.

What do you do to release tension???
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REBECCA926 7/1/2012 11:03PM

    God, I WISH I felt like exercising when I'm stressed. I'm more of a festerer. I like to crunch on something and just be depressed or PO'd.

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Lately, the thing that's been working for me is playing mindless games on my phone or computer. Any version of Angry Birds. Bejeweled. Snood. Anything that keeps my hands moving and my mind occupied long enough for it not to fixate on what I can snack on.

Sometimes giving your brain a little break helps put things into perspective.

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SKINNYSOON13 6/29/2012 11:19PM

    oh....I can't answer that in a public forum... emoticon

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KCWIND 6/29/2012 5:03PM

  That has been a challenge. I either exercise or read anything to take my mind off of the situation. Sometimes I shop. Just looking at clothes keeps me centered.

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KAILIIA 6/29/2012 4:56PM

    I am also an emotional eater - I find that if I grab a cup of ice water and sit outside for a minutes (sunshine works best) I calm down and relax a bit. Not always feasible but it's a start.

Happy thoughts!

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PLATAS0827 6/29/2012 4:47PM

    This is possibly not the most helpful or emotionally/mentally best thing... but I go shooting. I go to the shooting range, take several pistols/shot guns with me.. and go to town.
It ALWAYS makes me feel better..lol..

Hopefully you can find way to feel better and be motivated.

I also have a punching bag in my garage or use the Ready to Rumble Boxing on the Wii.. that is a lot of fun as well and I can get my aggression out in a safer way.

Good Luck.. and Hang in there!!

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TRI_BABE 6/29/2012 4:44PM

    I exercise. Sorry, but that's about it. LOL! If I can't exercise, I journal or blog. I've been known to hit pillows. And actually, I DON'T eat if I am stressed. Which is actually not healthy either.

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RRP546 6/29/2012 4:44PM

  meditate

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