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That little voice says, throw in the towel!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Every now & then on this journey, when the stress levels go up, loneliness sets in, things just aren't going right, the cravings start! Its almost like an addiction. When I'm stressed about whatever, doesn't take much, I start feeling like I could go on a 3 day binge! I start craving chocolate or something salty, like fried chicken! Oh, that's my weakness!

In the past, I would just say forget it and start back on my old eating habits and gain another 20 lbs. Eating everything not nailed down! BUT and its a BIG BUT, since I started on this life changing course, THIS TIME, things are different! I seem to be in a state of consciousness about going TOO FAR off course! I may eat a fried chicken wing or two or three and then I start thinking about my goal or a set back or even getting sick. I stop acting like the old me and cease and assist, as they say!

I've noticed that when I do eat something I shouldn't sometimes I get sick! Like it's too greasy and it makes me nauseous. Something else I have noticed is that I tend to get full faster and then I'm sitting there looking at all this food on my plate and I'm too full to eat it. (That's another blog for another day)

I've been educating myself too! Reading blogs, books, watching Dr. Oz, watching videos on SP, YouTube, and it truly helps. That's why I'm writing this blog tonight. To help me block out that little voice telling me to through in the towel, give up! It's only because I'm stressed! It's not because I can't do it! That's the difference. Humm, I surprised myself with that statement!

I've said all of this to say that sometimes when those cravings hit you so hard, instead of eating everything in the kitchen trying to satisfy it, just have one or two pieces, enjoy it and that's THE END!!! STOP, put on the BRAKES! Get yourself together and get back on course immediately!

NEVER EVER QUIT!!! I'm overcoming the little voice tonight!! Are you?

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    Hey now........ You know its the devil in you right ???? Just kidding but watch your protein and make sure you are getting enough. Stress always makes me turn to food and I try talking to myself and telling my self that THIS (overeating) is not a comfort but more stress. Next time think......... soothing thoughts and do some meditation to soothe yourself and drink water of course. Imagine a serene place or beautiful beach. You got this and have done too well to sabatage yourself !!

    1861 days ago
    i did quit. i did give in - it doesn't help to indulge, so thank you for the blog. I helps to know you are being STRONG .
    1863 days ago
    emoticon Those little voices have been plaguing me for some time now....and since it's been cold, I haven't been out side exercising as much. I haven't gained, but I haven't lost much either.
    1863 days ago
    Yes I am. It really makes me happy that you are! I've been wondering how your are doing. You are doing great! emoticon
    1863 days ago
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