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Confronting a Trigger to Eat

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I have learned that my disarray of eating patterns is ultimately my responsibility. Yes, I am the one who eventually puts the food in my mouth. I have never been force fed. However, I do recognize triggers that cause me to make wrong choices and over eat: Some are actual foods, some are events, some are people and some are emotional.

I was, let's say, challenged to increase the variety of what is currently on my revolving menu. So far my choices have helped me release into the atmosphere, never to be found again, 31 pounds. The person challenging me is someone I respect because of her education and background.

You know what I once again discovered? My foodie brain just waits to get an "okay go for it" message! This time it was a variation in my diet. I tried something new, saying to myself, "I'll just try a 3 inch by 3 inch piece." Oh, yeah, right sure! How many times have I said THOSE exact words while trying to get healthy!!?? Too many to count! So alias, it led to a food bender. Sugar, flour, go to indulgences in any consumable form.

Well after 2 days of cravings, pacing, and fighting "head hunger" I am back on track and feel more peaceful. (Peaceful enough to write this post.) I wonder, "Will my life ever be without those hellish moments with food?" I hope so. Today, I will choose to be healthy, check in with my PEEPS, and treat myself kindly.

Today, I will let that well meaning, advice giving person know that I need to stick with what works today as far as my health. Maybe in the futre I can expand my menu!

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  • OOLALA53
    Yes, there are tougher triggers to learn to be less ruled by, but it's amazing what time and practice can do. And what redefining those moments can do, as well. What makes them hellish? Mostly our internal battles, fears, and judgments. Having years of sane eating days has now helped to cut down on the drama, and miraculously, that has had a calming effect on the urges as well. For once, the circle isn't vicious but kind!

    1481 days ago
    When it comes to treats, I can only have 2 MAX during a week to keep those sugar cravings from coming back. I usually try to limit to no more than 1 a week if even that. Holidays ( two locations in same week w/ leftovers) are what throw me into a spiral.

    At least you know what you need to do. I still don't keep it at my house because it's just to easy to get hooked on my drug of choice (sugar).

    1485 days ago
    Step by step and finding what works for you is the way!
    And you are finding it.
    1486 days ago
    emoticon Keep striving to be the best you that you can be!! You are worth the effort. emoticon
    1487 days ago
  • NKING1982
    I still have the same problem when im at home. It's easier when i go to work, i pre-portion my lunches and snacks so that i can only have that small piece versus the whole package. Just keep pushing, you can do it
    1487 days ago
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