So often we spend much of our time and energy doing for others. We need to remember to always take time for ourselves. If we don't, we'll run out of gas. It doesn't have to be hours. A soak in the tub or a short walk often gives us time to refuel our own tanks!
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If you think of your body as a car, when fuel gets low, you have to refill your tank. First off - WAIT til you need more fuel, then make your best choices. Protein always makes me feel energized - if you put sugar in your tank, you'll crash soon. Make choices count!!! 306
While pumping gas into your car, use the platform as a step and do step up, step down exercises until the tank is full. Just a way to squeeze in a burst of exercise! You can make this as vigorous as you want to! Pump up your heart while you pump up your tank!
Before I began SparkPeople I hadn't felt real hunger in years. After I started Sparkpeople I have felt a little hungry (at times) every single day. The first few days I confused "Hunger" with "Dying", it was that unfamiliar and uncomfortable for me. But I am losing weight, so now I am beginning to associate the feeling of hunger with the knowledge that I am choosing a new outcome. Now I'm proud of myself for allowing my tank to get empty before filling it up again, I feel much more in control now.
For me, the most difficult time is right before falling asleep. Now when I am trying to sleep and feeling hungry I think ahead to the following morning, and how proud I will feel if I resisted temptation the night before. It doesn't help the hunger go away, but it helps me resist eating and fall asleep.
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