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Dismantling Temptations

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I had a fun day with DD. She took me birthday shopping. I got some new sweatshirts and some taco salad pans. Then I got some sweaters at the thrift store. Then, we did some grocery shopping. It was a fun day.

I got some new leave-in conditioner for my hair. I've been hating it lately. It's gone into major frizz mode. I am hoping to find a solution for that with this new conditioner and I trimmed it up today. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

I'm still struggling with my eating. I ate terribly this morning. I did okay all day today. Then, I did terrible this evening. Both of the times when I did terrible I was alone. I am thinking that being alone is a major contributor to my eating. Somehow, I associate companionship with food. When I'm lonely, I seek food to keep me company. This evening, when I was tempted to have something, I started a new spreadsheet. I labeled the columns: temptation, time, day, before feeling, result, after feeling. I filled in the columns and it made it clear to me that I am lonely. I decided to abstain from the temptation...mainly because of the "after feeling" column. I knew that, if I indulged in the temptation, my entry in the "after feeling" column would be "remorse" or "guilt." Since I decided to abstain, my feeling in the "after feeling" column was "okay." So, maybe going through this exercise when faced with a temptation will help me. I'm going to e-mail it to myself so I can bring it up on my phone when I'm out in case I face any temptations and want to try it.

Well, hope you all had a good weekend. I did. And I'm hopeful that I am finding the tools I need to get myself on track and stay there. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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ROSEWCI 11/24/2012 6:29AM

    Glad you're still moving forward & finding your way! You're a winner!!! Hugs!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/21/2012 8:16PM

    Your shopping trip sounded fun.

I ate ice cream today. It wasn't even worth it. Ugh!!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 11/21/2012 8:17AM

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EBURGITE 11/20/2012 5:10PM

    great idea! you just keep doing what you need to do to make a healthy life. i admire you.
have a wonderful thanksgiving.

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LAURIETAIT 11/19/2012 11:59PM

    You always come up with clever ways to keep yourself on track. emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 11/19/2012 1:38PM

    Alone time is one of my triggers too. For me, it's because I crave alone time and when I finally get some, I associate it with indulging.

Keep up the great work, Cathy!

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NELLJONES 11/19/2012 10:55AM

    That companionship thing is one of the reasons I am a big time coffee drinker, with tea thrown in when my tea drinking son is around. I can have that coffee mug glued to my hand and it is truly comforting. Just Splenda unless I am hungry, then I'll add 1% milk.

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KKKAREN 11/19/2012 9:14AM

    Glad you had a good day with DD!

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BAKER1009 11/19/2012 8:05AM

    Glad you and DD spent time together and had fun!
I am also glad that you are paying attention, and learning why you do some of the things you do with food. You're doing a terrific job Cathy! Keep it up!
Let me know if the frizz stuff works...I could use some help too, LOL!

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Beth

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KRISZTA11 11/19/2012 7:59AM

    Your understanding and strategy are very smart.
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GAMMY98 11/19/2012 7:24AM

    Great the way you work on fixing what seems to be going wrong for you. Keep up the good work and one of these days things will click into place for you and things will start to get easier. emoticon emoticon

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MIRAGE727 11/19/2012 6:31AM

    Stay strong, focused, and embrace your family as inspiration & motivation! It always helps me! All the best!
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SUSANBEAMON 11/19/2012 2:32AM

  doing a feeling/food journal will definately help you correct the problems with your meal plans.

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FEMISLIM 11/19/2012 12:10AM

    Good that you have devised a strategy against temptation. Hope it works or you!!

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