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What has happened to me?

Monday, July 05, 2010

I have not been doing very well over the last few months. I have been eating at night again. Why is it that I feel like I will be missing out on something if I don't eat both the ice cream and the popcorn. I mean, it's just ice cream and microwave popcorn. Why does watching TV automatically mean that I have to sit down and eat. Then I have trouble sleeping which gives me the perfect excuse to not get up early to walk or go to the gym. I find myself buying snacks from the vending machine. What is the problem? Things are busy with the kids. Money is tight. No different from any other time. Why is it always all or nothing for me? Either I am so gung ho with dieting and exercise or I do nothing but sit around and gain weight.

Baby steps. Time to track food again. Do my best to get my workouts in this week. That is all I am going to say. No big promises that may no be kept, just baby steps. Let's see what this week brings.
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    Today is the day for taking back control... baby steps...Take one thing you can control and do it. next day another...until you are completely in control again...On your journey, Your the only one who can control your own-self...no one else can do it for you...Thank God for new Mercy's every day.....
    2878 days ago
    Just recognizing the problem is half the battle. i have trouble with that time too so I try to plan one healthy snack to have in the evening and then I get busy scrapbooking or crocheting or reading at least during the commercials so I don't go trapsing back into the kitchen again.
    You can definitely do this!
    God Bless your efforts
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    2878 days ago
    Progress not perfection, as I was once told. When I find myself struggling with food choices which happens in spurts.... I think it helps if I get a back up plan planned..... make sure that I have healthy substitutions ready for my "trigger foods". Hang in there, sometimes blogging and putting it out there is the first step to fixing the issue! emoticon
    2878 days ago
    "Baby steps"

    Those words are your key. We ALL must stumble to learn to walk with confidence. And I'm here to tell you I've stumbled quite a bit and still do. Might I suggest not buying the popcorn and ice cream at all, then it's not in your house, and those choices are removed. Buy healthier snacks instead, or if you find yourself wanting to snack in front of the tv, challenge yourself to NOT do so by focusing on something else like a book, perhaps some light exercise, and even a pep talk to remind yourself of your long term goals.

    Just don't give up on yourself and you CAN DO THIS! One day and night at a time, just push through and you'll be glad you did!

    2878 days ago
    This sounds so familiar....you need to get a hobby or something you can do with your hands while watching TV. Keeping hands busy, decreases the want/need to be eating...at least that's what I've experienced. Good Luck you can do it!!
    2878 days ago
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