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Finding a balance

Saturday, August 04, 2012

It is always hard for me to find a balance. Enough time with friends and family and enough "me" time. Time enough for the work I need to do around the house, and time for fitness and cooking and eating right.

Then there is today. Did a little housework this morning (and just realized the sheets are still in the dryer), but sat down to relax this afternoon, and immediately got the munchies. At least I realized what was happening--that I wasn't at all hungry, but just wanted the feel and taste of something in my mouth. What to do. I could do more housework, but I didn't wanna. I could do some sewing, but didn't feel like dragging out one of my (multiple) projects and fighting the cats off while trying to do it. Got a new printer for the computer yesterday, could set it up---Nah. So I came on-line, thinking I would track for yesterday and today, and keep my hands to busy to shove food in my mouth at the same time. The keeping my hands busy worked, but I got tied up in reading my Friend's Feed, and haven't gotten to the tracking yet. And that has been at least two hours ago!! Now, I really am hungry, and it really is time for dinner, so I guess I will have to leave the tracking for later. And I still haven't gotten through my entire Friend's Feed!! I think this computer must eat time. I don't know where it goes when I get on here.

Talk to all of you later.
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AAAACK 8/4/2012 10:57PM

    Nice job! I, too, am always seeking that balance.

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NORASPAT 8/4/2012 10:02PM

    Oak that is me too. I spend hours on this some days and midnight has become my bed time.
I try to go faster I just like to talk. Somehow i never had a friend feed now i do but I forget it is there
I do not think about food very ften and I rarely feel hungry but I feel like I am crazy for yard work. I cut more bushes and trees.
It might help if you have put snacks somewhere , find something you like and it takes a lot of chewing. I find chewy is better than crispy. You will find a way for yourself . HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon You can do it we can help. Make it accountabe every day. TOP Prority, HUGS again Pat emoticon

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NDTEACHER1 8/4/2012 9:08PM

    I know that feeling too well to satisfy that desire to have a certain texture and taste in your mouth. It is such a battle. I also understand talking myself out of things I could/should be doing. Hang in there dear.

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BEARGODDESS 8/4/2012 8:46PM

    I do the same thing all the time Oak! I can get on my friend feed and be on it easily for 2 hours, but I get so much from talking to my Spark friends that I can't resist. It does keep me from snacking, but sometimes it almost keeps me from exercising too. I think we both need to learn balance! It's great that you chose us over snacking though! (And flattering too!)

Hope you get your tracking done. I get on here too and get so involved reading blogs and visiting and then I log off and realize I should have done some tracking.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/4/2012 7:44PM

    That's actually what I've been doing today to keep myself from shoving food into my gullet and it's worked. Yay for us! I know what you mean about the balace though. I don't know if I'll ever get content about it, but I'll keep trying.

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FEMISLIM 8/4/2012 7:35PM

    That is what I would call a good distraction. You have just discovered a way to stop binging. If you are not really hungry, rather than eating get online and read your friends' Feeds!!!
Good idea, I will be using this too.
Femi

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