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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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NEEDBU66 5/2/2013 2:16PM

    So true. That sign needs to be in my fridge.

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BARBARASDIET 5/2/2013 1:59PM

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ABUFFKIN 5/2/2013 1:55PM

    Right on target, as always!!!

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HICKORYRN 5/2/2013 1:49PM

    Great post!

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FRAN0426 5/2/2013 1:45PM

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TINA_L 5/2/2013 1:36PM

    Great and inspirational post! I love it! emoticon emoticon

Thank you and good luck on the rest of your journey. emoticon emoticon

P.S. Congrats on the lost pounds! emoticon emoticon

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WALKINGCHICK 5/2/2013 1:27PM

    So true and so helpful! I'm going to try some of your suggestions and see if I can make a difference with my snacking when tired/ stressed/ upset. emoticon emoticon

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MISSBOOBOOKITTY 5/2/2013 1:15PM

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SHIRLEY721 5/2/2013 1:09PM

    Very good! This one works.

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MIZZKINS 5/2/2013 1:05PM

    I do the apple test too, but I like your added tips for distractions like cleaning out the junk drawer!

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CURVACIOUS_10 5/2/2013 1:04PM

    Great job!!!

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GARIANNA1 5/2/2013 12:51PM

  LOVE THE SUGGESTIONS...

NOW "IF" WE ONLY BRAINWASH OURSELVES TO DO ALL THESE OTHER THINGS INSTEAD OF EATING...... emoticon ETC.

ANOTHER SPARK MOMENT!

THANKS
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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/2/2013 12:47PM

    Seriously! I was sooo hungry the other day I ate some blueberries. True story. I felt like such a rebel. They weren't 'planned'.

Now, if I could be this strong all the time.



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SCRAPBECCA 5/2/2013 12:27PM

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MCHILSTR 5/2/2013 12:26PM

  Great suggestions!
I get bored at work mid afternoon, and as my cross check for hunger v. boredom I go down to the first floor, and take the stairs back up to the 4th. emoticon Alitle exercise along with my distraction...

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MANDELOVICH 5/2/2013 12:26PM

    Love it - very funny too!

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OKGOATGAL 5/2/2013 12:26PM

  Good reminders.


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MARYM1962 5/2/2013 12:08PM

  something to remember and follow! - most times I don't want it either, just want something to do - now you have given us examples of WHAT - thank you

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WINNIE-POOH 5/2/2013 12:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon for the inspiration. I need an apple. emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 5/2/2013 12:05PM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. You're the STAR today. emoticon

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NAYKNITS 5/2/2013 11:43AM

    Thanks for the reminder. I ask my kids this exact question all the time, but somehow forget to ask myself!

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TINY67 5/2/2013 11:34AM

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GRIZ1GIRL 5/2/2013 11:31AM

    Love those apples! Had one myself yesterday.... :) Thanks for more motivation! LOVE IT!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 5/2/2013 11:28AM

    Great blog, Pixie!
emoticon --Hmmm...couldn't find an apple. Will a carrot do?

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FRABBIT 5/2/2013 11:19AM

  Very inspiring! I may have to go an apple now!

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CDRAWDY1 5/2/2013 11:09AM

    Thanks for the advice. I will give it a try. Great Ideas!!!!

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TIFFA409 5/2/2013 10:59AM

    Great reminder! Thank you!

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DIANNEMT 5/2/2013 10:58AM

    If I could only do this ALL THE TIME, things would be easy.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 5/2/2013 10:58AM

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LISA_FRAME 5/2/2013 10:56AM

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ISABELLE31 5/2/2013 10:51AM

    emoticon Great blog, as usual!

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GOING-STRONG 5/2/2013 10:46AM

    I'm always hungry enough to eat an apple... especially peeled, chopped and warmed in the microwave for a minute and sprinkled with cinnamon.

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CRANE_WIFE 5/2/2013 10:45AM

    Great advice!

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MRSTABER 5/2/2013 10:42AM

    I really enjoyed your blog!

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GINA180847 5/2/2013 10:41AM

    Awe inspiring blog!

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DAMETEMPLAR 5/2/2013 10:38AM

    Love the sign in the fridge . . . I'm going to try that!
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ROCKYCPA 5/2/2013 10:38AM

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MANDYLOVE_76 5/2/2013 10:34AM

    awesome. I love it. I'm going to do it.

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CHERYLSBUTT 5/2/2013 10:34AM

    It is so amazing how much power we have if we use it to benefit our health!

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FIRECOM 5/2/2013 10:30AM

    Granny Smith is my favorite. Great for cooking as well.

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SEATTLE58 5/2/2013 10:26AM

    This original Washington State girl loves her apples and what a good, delicious, awesome, crunchy, sweet, just-right snack it can be too, and it even counts as a fruit!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IDICEM 5/2/2013 10:22AM

  Thanks for the fun reminders.

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LAMARLAMBERT 5/2/2013 10:21AM

    Having an apple right now!

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OFGREENGABLES 5/2/2013 10:13AM

    hahaha. loved the fridge picture!

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CAROLLEE57 5/2/2013 10:12AM

    Love your blog and point taken emoticon

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BANDMOM2012 5/2/2013 10:10AM

    This is awesome Pixie!

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NEPTUNE1939 5/2/2013 10:04AM

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/2/2013 10:03AM

    emoticon blog as usual emoticon

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TWINZMOM7 5/2/2013 10:01AM

  This is terrific, and I love the sign in the fridge!! I'm doing this!
Thanks so much!

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SHOAPIE 5/2/2013 10:01AM

    Great

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