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.
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Howdy! I've cross this bridge before and this time I've decided it's going to be different. I get to a certain point and stop doing what works--GO FIGURE! This time I feel like I have the proper support and perspective. When I go to the gym now I focus on conditioning my body rather than worrying about the scale. If I keep my mind focused the body will follow! So this time is for keeps!!!
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Welcome! One thing I've discovered for myself is that too many carbs during the day make it much more likely that I'll overeat in the afternoon and evening whether I'm feeling emotional or not (I'm thinking it has something to do with insulin levels), so I stick with protein, fruits, and vegetables during the day, and have a little bit of a grain in the evening--if I want it (and many times I don't!). I'm gluten sensitive so this method of eating is working for me on multiple levels. I've more of a tendency to have quinoa as a "grain" (more protein than other ones), and if I feel deprived, I'll have a little bit of something sweet before I go to bed, so it doesn't have the opportunity to start a vicious cycle of carb eating in the evenings. This is really working for me: my cravings for sweets are minimal, and I've trained myself to snack on the fruits and veggies, with a little bit of protein for good measure.
Glad you said hi.. we are here for you..! keep in touch so we can help you along the way. hugs Geri
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Don't skip meals! Your body needs vitamins and nutrients to be replenished every 4 hours at least.
One of my favorite night time snacks is popcorn (no butter). Also, Make sure you have fresh fruit in plain view so you reach for that first. . If you are trying to lose weight and get healthy do it first for YOU and then your children and family can enjoy the benefit of your efforts. One more piece of advice is to make sure you get plenty of sleep as this will help you to lose weight.
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I keep meaning to introduce myself, but keep staying away even though I need the help and motivation! I need some motivation to stick with things. I do so well during the day, and I had gotten down to a great weight, but then about a month ago started self sabotaging and binge eating at night. I gained back 10 pounds! I keep saying it is the last time, but keep going back. I need someone to motivate me. I know it is emotional, I started the weight loss because my husband is deployed, and was so proud of myself, and now I am so ashamed of myself. My husband would be disappointed in my eating at night. Now I just want to be healthy and happy. I don't want to eat today, because I know I ate more than a days worth of food last night. I am going to go workout and hopefully that will at least make me feel better. Any helpers would be appreciated. I feel a little alone and want to be a better mom and wife. I know being healthy is pivotal to that.
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