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BONBON561's Photo BONBON561 Posts: 30,012
10/14/12 10:25 P

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Sundays are bad days for me. I babysit and the kids are allowed to graze and I join in

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MELLIE1030's Photo MELLIE1030 Posts: 813
10/14/12 11:45 A

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This is still difficult for me at times. My sweet tooth has gotten worse. I try not to starting eating anything sweet. Sometimes if I start eating sweets, I cannot stop. I think it's all a mind game. If I put my mind to it, I can stop eating before I consume everything. I think it takes a lot of will power to stop before I eat too many calories.

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10/14/12 10:52 A

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for me it is a mindset..deep within you is the truth..You are far more important than that one small cupcake..you are on a journey to health it is a long process but then anything important for life is..do whatever you have to do to remember that you are worth every effort to reach your goals..and yea cupcakes are good but you are so much beter



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THISTIMEMYWAY's Photo THISTIMEMYWAY Posts: 760
10/14/12 10:44 A

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Arkple,

Thank you for posting. I really need to constantly remind myself of these things!

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ARKPLE's Photo ARKPLE Posts: 8,560
10/14/12 9:54 A

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Take it one bite at at time, one meal at a time.

Journal about your emotions.

Begin to recognize when you reach for food for emotional reasons, and try to name the exact emotion.

Don't beat yourself up when you eat a cupcake.

Always know that even if you've been to the drive-through, you don't have to finish or even eat what you've bought. Buy it and throw it away. Or, take two bites and throw it away.

Begin to recognize when you have hunger coming from the "stomach" and not the "head."

For help with all of this, I heartily recommend you read some of the mindful or intuitive eating books.

Don't try to be perfect. Just do the next, best, right thing with your food choices.

A cupcake or a stop at the gas station does not have to de-rail your whole day. You can still make a positive choice following a cupcake.

Best of luck to you on your Spark Journey. You can do this!

~~ Barbara
New York

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10/14/12 9:38 A

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I am new to the group. I am hoping to get some ideas from you to help stop thinking about that cupcake when I have an apple in my lunch bag. I want to be able to drive home (1 hour commute) without stopping at gas stations along the way

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