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Emotional Eating

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Yesterday, I found myself munching all day. I used Atkins bars and gum to keep from losing it completely. Dinner was a low carb/low calorie meal of green beans, red potatoes, and ham - all cooked in the same pot with chicken broth & pepper. I ate a 2nd plate that I really didn't want because all the leftovers wouldn't fit in the bowl. It was less about not wanting to throw away food and more about wanting to chew something. The only saving grace was that this meal is a lot better for me than many others would have been.

I'm dealing with some family pressures right now and I know that has a lot to do with it. I think I'll get outside and do some yard work this afternoon. Hopefully that will lift my mood.

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WHYNOTJ1 9/6/2013 9:54AM

    Hang in there! Treat yourself with extra kindness.

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    It's good to stay busy, but when "things" are going on, it's hard not to nibble. I did have to laugh about eating it because the leftovers wouldn't fit in a bowl. I thought I was the only person who did that!!! Good luck in getting rid of the munchies.

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HUZZAH39 9/5/2013 5:30PM

    Wondering if you are feeling any better? How is your eating coming along?

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JOHNTJ1 9/5/2013 9:42AM

    I was born an emotional eater and I applaud your efforts to deal with it and find solutions to help curb your desire to eat, even when you are not hungry. Staying busy and focused on something other than food has been a big help to me.

Hang in there and keep up the good work.

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