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ADLINS
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4/14/11 8:26 P

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I understand! Hence, the reason I sometimes by a bakery item on the weekend as there are no leftovers, but I gave them up for Lent!

As for a scale, mine cost less than $10 at Target or Wal-mart or somewhere. It's not digital, but it has a nice size "cup" at that sits on the scale and it does ounces and grams. The cup is square and holds quite a bit. I'd like to upgrade one day, but find this one works so I've decided to worry about that later.

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4/14/11 1:56 P

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I remember a pint of ice cream I had, don't remember the brand or exactly what it was called but it was dark chocolate something or other. It was so rich that I only ate two teaspoons full at a time and felt satisfied. If I could do that with all ice cream I would keep it on hand all the time but as I can sit and eat a pint almost without stopping I choose not to keep it in the house. Same with cookies and chips, just not worth the guilty feelings in the long run. If I ever get a kitchen scale where I can weigh out 1 ounce portions of treats and bag them up then and only then may I try buying things like chips and cookies. Problem will then be to limit myself to just one snack bag at a time, preferably one a day.


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ADLINS
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4/13/11 5:38 P

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I totally understand. I have a rule that says if I want it I bake it. Which has been modified to include the Warm Delights from Betty Crock (mini's and regular size). Not quite as involved as actually baking it, but it requires work and actually makes me think about it.

And, believe it or not, the not having anything till after dinner has resulted in nothing quite a few times. I also try to limit my treats to the weekend. Weird little tricks, but they've helped me.

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4/10/11 9:44 P

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Honestly, this article made me panic a bit - it gives me unbridled permission to eat something unhealthy with a lot of calories!

Emotional eating happens when I feel out of control, and I can't calm down, step back, and decide what it is I really want. And I can't keep the things I tend to crave for treats at home, because I'll find some excuse to eat them.

For me, the best strategy would be to plan a treat and eat it out somewhere. But of course, this would require some self-control and some planning.




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4/10/11 9:20 P

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great article!

Jackie - Southern CA

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Exercise, eat healthy and stay positive. I know I will get there because I have faith. With faith and action, all things are possible.


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4/10/11 1:23 P

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This was a great read. Thanks for sharing!



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thanks for sharing this info

Edited by: TAZZ46 at: 4/10/2011 (08:15)

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4/10/11 12:20 A

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Yes, I do! They really work, too- and I have come to each of those same conclusions myself. There is definitely a chemical reward, and since I have started sparking I have felt even more guilt-free about it because I 'budget' the calories.

I've also realized times where I have tried to 'sub' something more healthy that ended up being /more/ calories. (Ex. friday I ate a slim fast chocolate meal bar thing when what i really wanted was a dove chocolate bar- well I forget the exact numbers but slim fast had like 40 more calories and it wasnt even what i wanted, grr.)

Thanks for sharing this article!!


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ADLINS
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4/9/11 7:22 P

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I came across this article on Yahoo! and found that I do use some of the strategies. I tend to look for something carby and sweet when I'm overly stressed. I never just eat it at home, unless I have dinner first and have wound not having said planned treat after I ate. Also, if I get it at work, it doesn't have the same "affect" as if I'd eaten my treat while watching a favorite show and just enjoying it.

Total denial will get me nowhere, but strategies can allow for the treat and a little emotional and/or stress eating.

Article: shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/love-to-eat
-no-worries-2473009/


Do you use any of these strategies?

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