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Assignment 7- Triggers

Sunday, October 06, 2013

List ALL your trigger foods.
*Wine/alcohol in general
*Cheesecakes
*Ice cream
*Peanut Butter
*Pizza
*Chocolate

*Usually my trigger foods are on the sweet side and a snacky comfort food.

*Most of the time, I try not to have any of these things in the house aside from wine and peanut butter.

*My sources of trigger foods tend to be meals at friends or a special outing. My husband has a pizza obsession so that gets ordered regularly and then I can't seem to control how MUCH of it I eat.

*I usually drink wine as a comfort and escape from the day/kids. Peanut butter attacks are in the evening when I just want that little something but then a tablespoon becomes two heaping onesÖ Alcohol is excessive in social gatherings which then lead to eating far more than necessary and not good choices which I then feel awful about later on. Boredom is an extreme trigger to so I try to keep busy. At that Ďtime of the monthí is when I reach for the chocolate or ice cream.

*Iím usually reaching for sweet things, but if I donít have it in the house, then itís just not an option. I cringe when my husband brings things home like chocolate chip cookies or cheesecake so I try to get him to Ďhideí it from me. Cheesecake, thereís no telling when or IF I would stop if itís there.

*I am currently learning self-control when my triggers are around and have been successful most times. Cheesecake has not had a presence in the house for some time now and my husband hides his snacks from me. Sometimes I shake my head at him because I know he could be making better choices too. Now that I have finally been seeing some changes in areas such as losing inches, Iím more inclined to choose NOT to have that snack. I try to drink a lot more water if Iím feeling snacky and learning to say no to alcohol or too much of it.
*Mostly my course of action is to keep it out of the house. If itís not there, itís not a trigger. Second, learning to moderate how much alcohol I drink and how frequently. This weekend, itís been none so far!
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SARAHST0T 10/7/2013 7:09AM

    Haha I am the SAME way with cheesecake. Why does it have to taste so good. Same with the wine, too, and I don't even have kids yet. Oh boy, I'm in trouble! Way to go staying on track!!

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PRINCESS_SOFI 10/6/2013 7:53PM

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K1TT3N 10/6/2013 2:48PM

    great job on working on your triggers .... i have the munchy thing going on to .... i have found water and air poppped popcorn helps me

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JUDITHANNIE 10/6/2013 11:15AM

    Good for you, keep up the good work, you're on the right track

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LEXONE 10/6/2013 10:58AM

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WALLINMW 10/6/2013 10:51AM

  Stay motivated!

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