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I'm So Hungry I Could Eat An Apple!

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013






Today is day 21 of my current streak!

At one time or another, you've probably said (or heard someone else say) "I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse." I used to say that too...and usually it REALLY meant "I'm so hungry, I'm going to eat LIKE a horse!" And then I would eat a lot of unhealthy, fattening food. No wonder I ended up weighing 286 lbs!



But since I got on track last year, I've changed my ways. Now, if I'm hungry between meals, I ask myself "Are you hungry enough to eat an apple?" If the answer is NO, then I know its not really hunger. I may be bored, or stressed, or just having a craving. So instead of eating, I do a quick workout...maybe a few crunches, or dumb bell curls, or a bit of yoga. I try to always remember that there are other alternatives than turning to food when I'm not hungry. And it doesn't HAVE to be exercise. Here are some other things I do when I'm bored, stressed or dealing with a craving;

1. Clean out a drawer. You'd be surprised how distracting it can be to clean out your socks drawer or a kitchen drawer!

2. Go to my personal journal. Sometimes it helps to write down what I'm feeling. And it ALWAYS helps to read stuff I've written at other times of struggle.

3. Take a nap. I set the alarm for 20 minutes, put on my sleep mask and some soft music and relax. I don't always fall asleep, but sometimes just resting is all that I need.

4. Work on a paint by numbers kit. You can't eat and paint at the same time, lol.

I have found that if I can distract myself for 15 to 20 minutes, I will get over wanting to eat when I'm not hungry. Give it a try, it might work for you too!



But sometimes when I ask myself "Are you hungry enough to eat an apple?" , the answer is a big old YES. So you know what I do when that happens? I eat an apple!






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RAKRHYME 5/3/2013 8:42AM

    haha loved the title!

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ELAINEAT150 5/3/2013 8:01AM

    Had to come back to subscribe

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ELAINEAT150 5/3/2013 8:01AM

    Thank you for the inspiration! I will have to make this my new mantra too. "I'm so hungry I could eat an apple!" Brilliant

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NANCYTUNBERG64 5/3/2013 7:37AM

    Nice!!

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YVONNEMGG 5/3/2013 7:17AM

    I might have to buy some more apples..going to try this

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IMEMINE1 5/3/2013 5:59AM

    emoticon emoticon blog. emoticon

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GEORGE815 5/3/2013 1:07AM

    Love your food.

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GRACEISENUF 5/3/2013 1:07AM

    I am going to put this blog into practice...wonder how many apples I will eat in a week?

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CORNERKICK 5/3/2013 12:57AM

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CLOVER2 5/3/2013 12:44AM

    I love it! I am going to do just that from now on, because if I will eat an apple (I like them but I'm not crazy over them) then I am hungry and if I'm don't want to then I'm just looking for something to chew on!
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JUSGETTENBY42 5/2/2013 11:20PM

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/2/2013 10:53PM

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Have a Fabulous Friday !

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! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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XHENA16 5/2/2013 10:06PM

  Great blog - thank you...insightful :))

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JAMER123 5/2/2013 10:02PM

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Great Ideas! Good suggestions!!

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TREE57 5/2/2013 9:59PM

    Great ideas! Boredom is a waist (pun) of time.

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SISSIE21 5/2/2013 9:56PM

    Great ideas, I especially like the paint by number set, never thought of doing that. Might be fun and definitely distracting . I also eat an apple if I am super hungry, sometimes I slice the apple, put a bit of lemon and cinnamon on the slices and then microwave it for 60 seconds. Delicious! emoticon


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CLAYARTIST 5/2/2013 9:52PM

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JUNEAU2010 5/2/2013 9:48PM

    Crunch! I have an apple right now! emoticon

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ANNASMOM12 5/2/2013 9:41PM

  i love ideals about being bored / hungry


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L1ZB3TH354 5/2/2013 9:08PM

    Great blog pixie, great suggestions too. I will have to buy some apples! emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 5/2/2013 9:07PM

   
Great ideas and hints.

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 5/2/2013 8:53PM

    wow, I really love it! Thank you for sharing!

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HHB4181 5/2/2013 8:48PM

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VBA2009 5/2/2013 8:26PM

    Love it!

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ROBB1N 5/2/2013 8:23PM

    I love reading your blog. You give me so much motivation!

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MJ7DM33 5/2/2013 8:05PM

  Great blog! Congrats on your weight loss! Thx for sharing!

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PATRICIAANN46 5/2/2013 6:55PM

  Great Advice, Pixie............ emoticon

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LABGIRL8 5/2/2013 6:09PM

    Or you might drink a glass of water. The thirst signal is the same as the hunger signal.

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DANAPRIME 5/2/2013 6:02PM

    Great blog! Sound advice.

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PACKERMANN 5/2/2013 6:01PM

    another great blog! you always give me a new perspective. thanks!!

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SLIMLEAF 5/2/2013 5:53PM

    Another excellent blog, Pixie!

My test of hunger is if a plain rice cake seems attractive - if it does I know I must REALLY be hungry!

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AJB121299 5/2/2013 5:36PM

    nice

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TRESA7 5/2/2013 5:07PM

    Terrific ideas. Next time I want something sweet, I should have an apple instead of candy or cookies or other sugar-loaded sweets.

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KARENLEIGH32 5/2/2013 4:25PM

    I really like that expression and the meaning behind it. I think I will start using that!

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SLRASSLL 5/2/2013 4:13PM

    Every word is the truth I have learned as well. I feel the same way. Am I really hungry? nope. If so, grab a fruit. I love that I'm not alone and can see so many things I feel and experience day to day here, a part of someone else's day too. Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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ONTHEPATH2 5/2/2013 4:09PM

    An apple sounds wonderful! Broke a tooth and am doing liquids today. I love your thought process! The key for me is to take the time to think!!! Thanks for the reminder. emoticon

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JSEATTLE 5/2/2013 3:58PM

  You have such a simple and direct way of stating things! This has really helped put things into perspective for me, thank you so much!

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JOANNHUNT 5/2/2013 3:49PM

    YOU ALWAYS HAVE AWESOME ADVICE AS YOU HAVE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

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NASFKAB 5/2/2013 3:32PM

  great thanks

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SUSIEMT 5/2/2013 3:12PM

    Yes! Good Blog! Very positive with good advice. I think I could eat an apple about now! Good reminders!

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KATYDID412 5/2/2013 3:11PM

    I love this, and I love your wallpaper!!

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SUECHRIS50 5/2/2013 3:07PM

    I love the sign in the freezer!

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CATE195 5/2/2013 3:02PM

    An apple sounds good

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PRESBESS 5/2/2013 2:53PM

    Excellent blog! I love the sign in your refrigerator! I think I am going to follow your lead on that.
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    That's great that you have a good strong plan emoticon

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