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11/20/12 5:23 P

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KATE, that's wonderful!!!

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"Comparison is the thief of joy."
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11/20/12 10:58 A

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Used the green tea one today emoticon

K-

"We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed...As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow, or the hereafter.

We were reborn"
BBofAA p. 63


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11/20/12 4:43 A

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We eat to make ourselves feel better and to be nice to myself- I knew I did that, but it is only now that I am realising how important it is to find a replacement that is really looking after myself. Miller's list is very good. I need to make one for myself and to include all situations. For instance, a walk outside is a good one but will not work late at night. So it is having a list for all times and using the list until it becomes habit for me to use the items on the list as opposed to eating! Good idea to vent on here. Always someone who understands!

Margaret

Never give up, never quit, never surrender

You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you cant. Its a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.


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11/19/12 8:37 P

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I have dealt with anger the same way...I am learning that no food tastes as good as taking care of MYSELF feels!

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11/19/12 8:17 P

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Wow - I have used food to help with my anger as well. It is with lots of prayers that I am getting better. It's not just any food - it is usually chips. I have inhaled a big bag without even realizing it until it was gone. I have been praying constantly for God to take that away from me as well as not eating during the day and eating junk at night. I am not there yet, but I feel so liberated when I don't indulge in chips to fix my emotions. emoticon

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11/19/12 7:18 P

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"We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed...As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow, or the hereafter.

We were reborn"
BBofAA p. 63


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11/19/12 6:59 P

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It's ok to vent. We're here for you. Try to stay calm.



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11/19/12 6:55 P

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You have no idea how much I appreciate your response! Those ideas are also a huge help. I made it through dinner, which I need to track right now. I will have one more snack, then probably early to bed for me. First day of calisthenics for me tomorrow.

You are so right about the food being a temporary fix. Thank you for comfort that will last! I hope your evening I peaceful!

K-

"We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed...As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow, or the hereafter.

We were reborn"
BBofAA p. 63


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11/19/12 6:29 P

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NEWKATE, I'm sorry today was so hard. I'm glad you chose to write on Spark to help you stop thinking about food. I spend a lot of time on Spark for that very reason. I love to feed my anger and just about every other emotion under the sun, so it's a struggle, but it can be done. I never thought I could get through the 3 day challenge without chocolate. I was DYING to have some yesterday because I was so stressed out about my daughter - it was a terrible day for many reasons, but the chocolate would have only been a temporary fix anyway. These are some things that a fellow Sparker has on her SparkPage - I don't think she'd mind if I shared:

Distraction Chart
1. Go shopping--window shop for inexpensive items.
2. Journal---write about the desired food (taste/texture) and leave it there. Write about feelings and emotions instead of eating them.
3. Exercise-- 10 min. session of pilates for relaxing--yoga if possible, slow walking.
4. Chewing gum or drink green tea....If all fails allow for a low cal snack like a small apple, veggie plates of broccoli, cauliflower and peppers. Or a boiled egg with grapes, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce or cottage cheese with tomatoes or sugar free jello, lettuces onions celery stick with laughing cow cheese or LC ranch dressing cucumber slices and lightly salted rice cake.
5. Distance myself from the desired food. Go outside etc.
6. Do self-care like napping, facials, pedicures, manicures, use tea bags or cucumber slices on puffy, tired eyes. They feel cool and refreshing. Rub lotion onto dry skin.
7. Do a craft project: crocheting, knitting, beading, puzzles, computer games, Spark games.
8. Pray.
9. Check with team members, a supportive friend or better yet, GET AN AWESOME spark/prayer buddy.
10. Blog on SparkPeople

I've added and changed a few things on her list, but I think it's got some great ideas for distracting ourselves from the food.

I hope tomorrow is a better and brighter day for you!!! emoticon

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"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
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"Comparison is the thief of joy."
Theodore Roosevelt


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11/19/12 5:04 P

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I have two teenagers living at home, an 18yo son and a 15yo daughter. We all have some issues and have lived through some serious stuff. Right now, the challenge with my son is just getting him to school so that he can finish! Today was not an easy day for that.

So, I am writing on here so that I will stop thinking about food. I love to feed my anger. It's day one, so I absolutely refuse. I know that there are other ways to be good to myself. I just need to put it into practice.

Thanks for being here.

K-

"We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed...As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow, or the hereafter.

We were reborn"
BBofAA p. 63


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