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Normal Eating

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Let's get this out in the open. I love, love, LOVE salty, savory foods!!! Cheese, chips, bacon, enchiladas, burgers, fries, pizza. I love fat food! If it's bad for me I am probably going to want it. I stop just short of pork rinds (mostly cause I fear that I'll eat it and love it, and I don't want to love that) and once I have one, I can't stop myself. I want a few more, and a few more, and it's a vicious cycle. It's led to me gaining back 30 of the 50lbs I had previously lost. (UGH!)

So I have to wonder to myself why, when I'm reading a post about "Normal Eating" I can think to myself "Well DUH! This is common sense people!" But despite it being common sense, that doesn't stop me from chowing down on the fat foods.

It's not necessarily a weakness, it's more an unhealthy relationship with food. I relate food to good times, and bad. When I'm happy and celebrating, my first thought is to go to a nice restaurant. When I'm feeling lousy, or I'm sad, I want to curl up with some comfort food and be a couch potato.

So that is my main goal. To replace the eating activities with actual activities. Some thoughts for replacements: Read a book, go for a walk, play mini golf, go bowling, play cards, see a movie. I'm sure there's many more things I can do, but I can't really think of them right now.

This wasn't what I had planned to write when I started this entry, but I think it's what I needed to write. Self-motivation and better choices. I think I really can do it this time.
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    Thanks everyone for the support & I love the idea of a mani/pedi! Idk why I didn't think of that one!!
    1773 days ago
    For your rewards buy a new outfit, get a mani & pedi, get your hair done... NEVER reward yourself with food... I reward myself with hikes (it might seem strange but my hubby and I enjoy hiking up waterfalls and it gives us time together) when you feel the need to eat the unhealthy food make sure you weigh out the portion size put it in a sandwich or snack size baggie and log it into your daily food... If you trick your mind into thinking that whats in the baggie is all there is you'll be satisfied. You don't need to totally stop eating the foods you love.. Just in moderation... If you cut them out completely you'll over indulge when you do... If your an emotional eater when your feeling the urge to shovel the unhealthy food go for a power walk or some form of exercise you'll feel good about yourself instead of beating yourself up for the sabotage.... BELIEVE in yourself because you are WORTH IT!!!
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  • ZRIE014
    thank for the mid-week. have a great day
    1774 days ago
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