to the team. I'm so glad you posted today to reach out for help and motivation. I can only imagine how difficult it is to have your husband deployed, I'm sure I join with everybody else in saying thank you for the sacrifice you and your family make. Like you I am a huge emotional eater and it hits me in the evenings as well. I think we often learn to turn to food for comfort when we are quite young; food is part of celebrations, favorite meals prepared when we've accomplished something or when something hasn't gone our way it was cookies and milk. So what I am doing is making a very conscious effort to change that bad habit of eating into a healthy habit of exercise. As soon as I feel that urge to go check the fridge I ask myself "why are you wanting to eat?" I'm finding I have to be very aware of myself, I use to eat without even thinking about it. So now, when those urges hit I will go for a walk or bounce on my rebounder or turn on music and dance around the house until the urge passes. I am finding that by doing this it helps not only keep me out of the fridge, but my spirits are lifted and I feel happier; likely because of the endorphins released when exercising, but also I am happier because I took care of me.
Also, it is important you eat every day, even when you've over indulged the day prior. Last thing you want is your body to think you are going to starve it, that only creates a very vicious circle. Keep reaching out, we are here for you. I noticed you don't have a Sparkpage yet, maybe get one of those going, it helps people keep in touch with you and offer motivation and support by visiting your page and leaving messages and/or goodies.
To give freely without expectation is a true gift.
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