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Thursday, August 23, 2012
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I think for me, writing down my foods is a way to be honest with myself good and bad. Also, after logging my foods for months...I found that the days I had bad days (binged) were still far better days than when I didn't calorie wise. I think it is super important to have an outlet. I think journaling is an awesome idea. I hope you figure out something that will help. I know I'm trying to figure out what will help me this time around. Hugs.
1512 days ago
Journaling & one day at a time seem like the best ideas I've heard - praying for you, Sister!
1522 days ago
I'm dear that you are struggling. Nola is right (I didn't know she was your mom--more cool family connections!) you are surrounded by people who care about you and support you
As Mary mentioned, I learned long ago that tracking my food isn't for me, so I have found other tools that I can use and enjoy using. If a tool isn't working for you, especially if it makes you feel worse about yourself, put it aside! You can always pick it up later to try again, but find those little changes you can make in your behavior that aren't too hard, and can actually make you feel better!
I find combining practical behavior changes with a daily spiritual practice to be extremely helpful. Deepak Chopra's book Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul has been very helpful in showing how changing our thinking and shifting our awareness can bring physical healing and nourish our spirits. Keep leaning on all your supports--heavenly & earthly both!
Blessed Be, Amanda
1522 days ago
I too am sorry you're hurting, sweetie!
Consider that every method doesn't work equally well for all people. I've tried food diaries in the past, but not for a long time. I don't stick with them very long and then spend a bunch of time beating myself up over not recording my food. Pretty counter-productive, right??
Our team leader, Amanda, didn't do any food recording or weighing & measuring during the year plus that she lost 65 lbs....so it can definitely be done using other methods - she's a honest-to-goodness poster girl!
Maybe food tracking isn't a very effective method for YOU. Maybe instead, you make a conscious effort to pause before starting to eat something and think - really think - about putting this in your mouth. Are you actually hungry? Can something else substitute at the moment?
I had a horrible phone call with a program participant's DH this last week, and was so frustrated I was almost in tears when I hung up. All I wanted to do was find some chocolate!! But I remembered what someone on SP wrote in one of our threads - about going in the bathroom and doing some wall pushups to wake herself up in the afternoon, instead of turning to caffeine. So I did just that - I went in the ladies room, wiped my eyes, and did about 15 standing pushups against the wall. And you know what?? I was calmer when I finished, took some deep breaths, and was able to go back to work without screaming or biting anyone's head off. So I found a substitute way to blow off some steam, instead of eating. I may not make that choice ALL the time, but I know I CAN do it - cuz I HAVE!
Keep your options open, sweetie - and work to find what works best FOR YOU. And know we're always here for you - and we love you just the way you are!!!!!!
1523 days ago
I think that journaling is a wonderful, helpful idea. I'm sorry for your pain.
1524 days ago
for sharing. I have updated my prayer card for you.
Rest well tonight!
1525 days ago
Taking everything 1 day at a time is the only way to do it, that's how I do it.
1525 days ago
I am always here for you my Dear Daughter. You are going to find the right approach for you. You are surrounded by love from both above and here.
1525 days ago
Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
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