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DAY 53 FOOD IS MY BEST FRIEND 100 DAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Saturday, January 26, 2013

DAY 53 FOOD IS MY BEST FRIEND

MOST OF THE TIME, WE DON'T REALLY WANT TO DO EMOTIONAL EATING. BOREDOM, LONELESS, PERIODS OF STRESS, ANGER...WE RATHER HAVE THESE EMOTIONS TAKEN CARE OF SOME OTHER WAY—WITH AN ARM AROUND US, AN ENCOURAGING WORD, EVEN WITH SOMETHING ON THE TELLY.

DURING OUR SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS WHEN WE COME UP EMPTY WE'RE LEFT TRYING TO FIX OUR OWN PROBLEMS.

FOOD WORKS FOR EVERYTHING.!! EATING PROVIDES RELIEF. FOOD ENTERTAINS YOU WHEN YOU 'RE BORED, AN OUTLET WHEN YOU'RE MAD, HEALS YOUR SOUL WHEN YOU ARE AND LONELY. HELPS YOU FEEL COMFORTED AND NURTURED WHEN LIFE GETS YOU DOWN. PROVIDES A SHIELD THAT PROTECTS YOU FROM UNCOMFORTABLE EMOTIONS LIFE GRIEF. FOOD HELPS WHEN YOU FEEL ANXIOUS OR AFRAID. EATING CAN PROVIDE STAMINA AND BOOST YOUR COURAGE. FOOD CAN BECOME YOUR SECURITY BLANKET THAT GETS YOU THOUGH THE EVENING WITHOUT HAVING TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE OR SMALL TALK CONVERSATIONS AT SOCIAL GATHERINGS. WITH FOOD CLOSE BY YOU FEEL STRONG ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH YOUR ISSUES.

CHANGE THE PATTERNS...

FOOD WORKS, BUT WHEN ITS USED IMPROPERLY IT CAN ALSO HARM YOUR WEIGHT AND HEALTH. EXAMINE YOUR FOOD STRUGGLES. DO YOU FEEL OUT OF CONTROL AROUND FOOD?? WISH YOU HAD SOME OTHER WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR FOOD CHALLENGES?? IF YOU LOOKED TO FOOD TO FIX YOUR EMOTIONAL NEEDS TIME TO CHANGE THE PATTERN.

WHAT WORKS FOR ONE MAY NOT WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE. BUT THIS WHAT WORKS FOR ME :

ANGER- TALK TO THE OFFENDER IF THE PERSON IS NOT AVAILABLE THEN WRITE ABOUT IT. I FIND WRITING IT OUT TAKES THE ANGER FROM ME. I THEN BURN THE NOTE. FOR ME IT HAS A CLEANSING AFFECT ON ME. TAKE IT AWAY.

FOR STRESS(WOW I COULD HAVE USED THIS FRIDAY) NOTE THIS PART WAS TAKEN FROM THE BECK PRINCIPALS “ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE STRESSED “IT IS TRUE THAT I AM UNDER A LOT OF STRESS RIGHT NOW. ITS NOT WORTH IT TO THROW IN THE TOWEL AND STOP WATCHING WHAT I EAT. I'LL GAIN WEIGHT. FOOD IS JUST A MOMENTARY FIX THAT COMES WITH NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES. THE STRESSFUL PERIOD WILL EASE SOONER OR LATER.

SKILL FOR COMBATING STRESS (FOR ME)

1. DISTRACTION CHART ON THE BLOG BEFORE THIS ONE. LOL!

2. EXERCISE 10 MIN SESSIONS OF PILATES, WALKING, DEEP BREATHING. YES I KNOW IT SOUNDS FUNNY BUT IT WORKS FOR ME.

3. PRAYER—BELIEVING GOD WILL TAKE ME THUR THIS TIME OF TEMPTATION READ VICTORY VERSES.

4. IF A FALL PICTURE MYSELF LOSING CONTROL AND NOT REACHING MY WEIGHT LOSS GOALS. HEALTH WISE I CAN NOT KEEP GAINING WEIGHT. IT COULD SPELL PROBLEMS FOR ME IN THE FUTURE OR NOW. DIABETES DOES NOT PLAY FAIR. SO I AM GOING TO STAY AHEAD OF IT.

5. Keep UP WITH YOUR WEIGHT IF STRESSED. This IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME AND I AM AM WORKING ON IT EACH DAY. YOU CAN TAKE FROM MY LIST AND ADD OR TAKE AWAY. MAKE IT YOUR WAY.
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GETSALONG 1/26/2013 11:35PM

  emoticon good skills list! i think it really helps to acknowledge the emotion/stress too...

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