Emotions & My Over-Eating Action Plan

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

So, I am on the fringe again. Exercise is good. Eating baaaAAAD.

I am going through some ISH that is just wreaking havoc with my emotions. I've been doing really well on SP lately. I'm down 25 lbs. But in real life, it's just like nothing is going right for me. (sigh) Losing friends, losing my resolve, bad situations, struggling, struggling, struggling ALL THE TIME, with little options, and doing all this on my own. I think it's now taking a toll on me. I feel burdened and constantly baraged by everything. Like I'm in some heavyweight battle, falling. (ugh) I'm sure that's how this emotional eating has just reared its ugly head.

So long story short, my exercise is still good and I'm still running and otherwise active, but since I have been feeling really overwhelmed and emotionally heavy the past week, I've been eating.... I don't know... ravenously. Sweets and fats... like crazy. Like it's not ever quite enough.

I'm going to pull myself out. I absolutely KNOW I WILL. That's what separates me from my journey today as opposed to where I was even just last year where I easily would have just given up. Today, I know and accept I will have setbacks. No guilt or shame necessary. I just re-adjust and move forward as soon as I have the strength. It's just that RIGHT NOW, I'm still in the hole... so it's real to me now, and difficult NOW. But I'm trying to get my strength back.

Meantime, I'm following my own advice from a blog I posted up months ago. It's my Over-eating Action Plan to little by little get me back on track, which I will. If you read my list before, I added a few things. Struggling always makes us stronger, right? (laughing) Ha, well... I'll let you know in a few weeks...

```My Over-eating Action Plan``` Hope it helps you too! :)

**TO DO**
Drink 1-2 cups of water
Brush teeth (with a minty toothpaste)
Take a walk
Exercise DVD (mine is a 10 minute Winsor Pilates DVD)
Call a friend/have a conversation (works every time!)
Home improvement project
Take a run (works every time!)
Motivate someone else, on Spark
Look at/Put up inspirational pics
Do quick jumping jacks
Do quick push ups
Bike ride!
Do a load of laundry
Do my nails (definitely works!)
Do my hair
Watch a movie (works very well, unless the movie is about food, lol)
Prayer (I pray for strength and protection)
Bible study

**TO EAT:**
(FYI...Peppermint is a natural appetite suppressant. Great for cravings and overeating.)
Sugarfree mint
Sugarfree mint gum
Mint tea
Peppermint tea
Sugarfree hard candy
Sugarfree jello (my fav - dark choc pudding)
Dot of Splenda on the tongue (for sweet tooth)
1/2 bottle of 5 Hour Energy (for B vitamins, energy and sweet tooth)
1/2 Skinny Cow White MINT Truffle Ice Cream Bar, 50 cals (for sweet tooth)

Question #1: Is TOM making a visit anywhere in the near future?? (so many times this simple question answers my cravings questions...lol)
Question #2: What exactly am I hungry for? (Evaluate) If not hungry for something specific, then...
Question #3: Am I really hungry? Bored? Lonely? Emotional? (Evaluate)

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    sounds like a awesome plan. Brush off yourself and get back up again. emoticon
    3638 days ago
    emoticon Aprile...and you can be sure that this, too, shall pass. No doubt in my mind! The painful part is, when? Just trust that it will, and keep on keepin' on...you can definitely do this! And hearty emoticon on losing those 25 pounds!!! Don't you feel fantastic? Get some new clothes to enjoy; at this point, you need new ones! Isn't it great to have your old clothes hang off you? I LOVE that! What I also love is that you're giving your body such great workouts that without really even sensing it day-by-day, you're resculpting your physique! And your ideas for powering through this morass are very creative, outstanding. Skinny Cow ROCKS, especially those phenomenal truffle bars!! ALL of those ideas will keep you moving forward...and you'll find yourself adding to that 25 pounds :) Keep us posted!! - Sandi emoticon
    3638 days ago
  • URSULA125
    You can do it! I've gotten a bit off track, too. I'm trying to get my heaed back in order. We can both do it!
    3639 days ago
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    Love, keep the faith and stay strong! Please don't forget the importance health and your well being! We all have been in situations like you're currently in but the important thing is that you're still in it! You are still have the momentum with the exercise and the eating will fall into place. Please do not worry - you are not sabotaging all your efforts. This is just a minor set-back and will pass soon. Don't get discouraged!
    3639 days ago
    We got the plan, so now all we have to do is execute! You are hanging in there and instead of running from the demons, you are tackling them head on. Frederick Douglass said, "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." That may be true, but you are not struggling. You are persevering! You are adapting! You are fighting! The fight is just not as easy right now, but in the end you will be victorious!
    3639 days ago
    I know my eating is improving or else exercising is frutile. lol Its like what's the point so I don't gain weight cause I'm not losing any weight. So you & I have get it together with substituting donuts for veggies. lol

    God bless & take care!

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    3639 days ago
    3639 days ago
    emoticon Been there, done that. Getting back up is sometimes hard, but kicking ourselves when we are down does absolutely nothing good. Hang in there. Good luck! emoticon
    3639 days ago
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