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Why do I want to get healthy?


Friday, June 07, 2013

So today's SparkCoach assignment is to think about why I want to get healthy. This has always been hard for me. I know that it will makeme feel better be able to do all of the things that I want to do and that it will stave off heriditary health issues. This the intellectual reasons. Where I have trouble with are the emotional issues that result in cravings. I have not been able to pinpoint the emotions that are behind them.

That will be my ultimate goal. Once I can silence those then I can stick with my plan.
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AMYTHBE 6/7/2013 7:00PM

    Yes, pinpointing emotions is difficult. At first, I had to not focus on those, but the specific times of day when I would start over eating. I tried to find something else to do during that time, and plan my meals away from that time of day to prevent it from happening. For example, 4pm is usually a bad time for me. So in order to prevent over eating I make sure to have a large breakfast and lunch, and wait to have a small dessert (fruit, sweetened yogurt, even a piece of dark chocolate with tea mmmm) afterwards.
If I feel the need to stick in the kitchen, instead of eating something, I'll just clean the counters or the dishes to keep my hands busy.

Hope this helps! Good luck. It's tough, but just remember what you're striving for.

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