Thank you everyone for your responses!
(And keep 'em coming anyone else who has an idea!)
It sounds like most people are in some way saying the same thing: make one healthy choice (exercising, or water, or HEALTHY comfort food substitution), and let the one healthy choice set you up to tumble into other healthy choices. That is very sensible. I'll give some of these ideas a try and let you know my progress!
One thing I did yesterday that helped was I put some calming Philip Glass music on my iPod and used a traction block to stretch my neck for a while. Then every time I started to think about my life or the stress, I told myself to just focus on the music and I could think about it again when the song (~5 mins.) was over and it was time to stop stretching .
I also found Spark's idea of putting a "motivating picture" between me and the food supply--in this case I taped it to my office door--to be helpful some of the time. I never did this during my actual weight loss, but when I read about it on SparkPeople I figured I'd give it a shot.
Edited by: FOLEYARTIST1 at: 3/26/2008 (16:04)
Pre-South Beach Weight (August 2006): 160-165
Maintenance range: 130-135
| current weight: 165.0