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Monday, February 18, 2013

(Homework for my challenge)

My trigger foods are chips, sweets, and fast food. The most common situation that I find myself in when I eat these things is 1 of 2 things. Either I'm at a fast food place and feel pressured to eat with friends/family or I'm in an emotional spiral and eat to "fix" it. I eat to sooth myself and when I'm bored. I should be walking or exercising or journaling instead of eating to make myself feel better. But I do feel better until I realize what I've done. The more convenient the food the more I eat of it.

To avoid eating these things I need to stop putting them in my house or putting myself in the fast food restaurant. That way I don't have access to them to binge on it. I'd have to do something else for my feelings. Then I need to go for a walk, journal, or play with my dog to make myself feel better instead!
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    Many people do NOT get the connection.... if you have it in the house or grocery cart, someone will eat it! lol Great going! susana
    1829 days ago
    Abby, emoticon You know what's happening, so that's 1/2 the battle! Just try to remind yourself how you are sabotaging your hard work and efforts. Ask yourself if you really want those french fries bad enough to spend 45 minutes on treadmill for them. You will start walking away.

    Keep up the great work!!! I love reading your blogs!

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    1829 days ago
    emoticon Sounds like a GREAT plan! BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.
    1830 days ago
    Good job with the assignment!
    1830 days ago
    Your friends will understand if you tell them that you are trying to make healthier choices and would it be OK to meet at the park, track, take a walk around the neighborhood to do your visiting. They may actually be happier with that choice.
    1830 days ago
    I'm not one for deprivation but it's important to find learn to do without them and take their power away. The first time I stopped bringing chips in my home lasted for about 1 week, then I gave in. The next time I went through this process chips stayed out for 2 weeks. By the 4th try (yes, the 4TH try) the chips actually lasted what seems like forever. Be patient with yourself and journal this challenge, you may be amazed what you reveal to yourself and find another level of strength within you.

    As I stated I'm not one for deprivation and my reason is mostly because my world includes more people and situation than just me, alone, at home where I have some control. I don't have to feel guilty if I go out and have some chips, a milkshake, cheesecake or whatever. It will balance itself out.

    The power is in YOU to make it happen...You're a wonderful person, believe it and emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Maybe the ultimate goal will be....
    PORTION control, combined with frequency control with both controlled by ones MIND.
    Think the POSITIVE, what you want to do, rather than the negative what you want NOT to do.

    You will succeed. I have faith in YOU !!

    1830 days ago
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    I will be cheering you on. Which team did you get on? I haven't seen you on the butterflies. We can encourage each other either way, and be in competition on the challenge.
    1830 days ago
    1830 days ago
    Just skip that isle in the grocery store....

    When with friends it is hard not to be in the 'fast food' place...BUT they are getting better about having healthy research your favorite haunts on line reading the labels and decide ahead of time what you can order

    Having a PLAN is about step 3 of making changes!!
    1830 days ago
    Mine too! emoticon
    1830 days ago
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