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Willpower: MIA

Friday, September 20, 2013

I think my willpower headed north for the summer. It appears that any emotion, no matter what, will trigger some form of emotional eating. Even having food available will trigger eating. Happiness, sadness, desolation, confusion, they all lead to eating poorly.

Remind me that if I don't get this weight off, I'm not going to live to see forty, and I'm well into my thirties already.


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IMREITE 9/22/2013 5:40PM

    my focus disappeared. i was not always aware of traking all my food or not giving myself time to feel sated. i tend to think i should fee stuffed so i eat even thouth i am actually full.
but i will improve and get back on track.

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MYRMEN 9/21/2013 8:08AM

    I used to have this problem too. Now I don't have it as much since I started writing in a journal. It solved about 90% - 95% of my emotional eating. Which is a great success. You should try it. Even if it solves only 50%, at least it will be that.

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SEVERINA418 9/21/2013 6:44AM

    What if you were to tell yourself the opposite, like your feelings make you NOT want to eat? I know, it may sound far-fetched, but it's worth a shot! PENNYPEARLS is right, though. Emotions are a trigger for many of us, so how to stop them? Set up a healthy home environment, identify what's triggering emotional eating, find satisfying alternatives to "bad" foods, and celebrate your success when you're able to not let your emotions get in the way of your eating. If you can at least try these ideas, I'd like to guess that your willpower will head back south. Good luck!

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PENNYPEARLS 9/20/2013 11:29PM

    I think emotions are a trigger for many of us. Hang in there. You can do this. You will feel so much better as the weight comes off. emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 9/20/2013 11:26PM

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