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Saturday, February 16, 2013

It is very clear that i have this anxiety problem that makes me very uneasy and restless when stresslevel rises. Even though I donīt have to eat on it, I notice that the thought of giving up food as medicin forever is unthinkable when I have those anxietyattacks.

I did not overeat yesterday over the worries I felt. But I was thinking a lot about food and thatīs why I have spent all morning talking to people and writing about this anxiety. It might be so that when the anxietylevel is too high, I do not binge because it is so obvious that I canīt solve my problem by eating or reach serenity. But afterwards when the acute anxiety is gone, I am okay again... but then comes the empty feeling inside, it is grey, empty and there is no use trying. This can be filled with food. And I am not as attentiv about my reactions as I am when being acutely stressed.

SO the strategy must be to process my stress on a daily basis - and to have some sort of action programme for a couple of days after an emotional turmoil.
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INGMARIE 2/17/2013 11:08AM

    Balance is good, so is a goodie once in a while, and you seem to be coping
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/16/2013 10:20AM

    Best wishes! It's great that you are thinking about this If you understand why you respond the way you do, it's a good step towards improvement.

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JOYINKY 2/16/2013 9:51AM

    I did a lot of journal writing during a very stressful time in my life;a lot of walking too! Still, the occasional comfort food still feels good. But, I've learned to keep it something worthwhile (my vegetarian chili or a baked sweet potato) or if it's a sweet treat-- to limit the amount. I still will occasionally treat myself to a pint of ice cream; but whatever I have---it counts towards my day and I have to adjust elsewhere. No mindless eating. That said, the sweet treat has become a rare occurance, 5-800 calories out of my day; I have to weigh if it's worth it. Sometimes it is. It's still about balance. Remember, without some stress on the strings a violin is useless! I like your strategy-ACTION! emoticon

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