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You are Bored, Not Hungry

Friday, January 25, 2013

I am trying to remind myself that I am NOT actually hungry. I ate a really good, filling lunch. I am, however, irritated, grumpy a little PMS-y and don't know why. So, I can feel myself looking for a "snack".

I got some water instead. I am drinking it. It is NOT food which is making my head say "feed me". My tummy is asking "why would you do that, I'm full". So, here's a moment I have identified emotional eating. I'm 4 pounds away from my BLC goal, and yet I'm trying to completely sabatoge myself. Why do I do that?

I thought maybe if I blogged about it, owned up to how I am feeling and examined this moment, I could help myself and maybe others. The truth is, I am bored. I have had enough work for the week yet there is still hours to go. I have so much work to do but it is overwhelming today. What I really want is a crunchy snack. What I really NEED is a run.

So if you are also feeling bored, take a bit of knowledge from this blog - you are NOT hungry. Get some water. Blog. Go for a run. But don't self-medicate with a snack. Eat for hunger, not emotion.
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NKOUAMI26 1/28/2013 10:14AM

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PRAIRIEBETH 1/26/2013 11:46AM

    Thanks for the reminder. I'm sitting here all PMS-y too lol. But I have water and carrots (sigh). Hope writing about this helped you be good! emoticon

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PEACEFULONE 1/25/2013 4:52PM

    Good advice!
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