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A bad habit to work on and a great weekend to work on it!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

I have 2 bad habits I have been working to break. 1 is stress eating and 2 is eating for entertainment.
My home life is quite stressful right now. My daughter is getting divorced so she and her 3 yr old are living with us. There's just a little too much drama for me right now. Yesterday I had planned on a short workout after work. It would have been much easier for me to go straight home, sit down with a snack (or another meal!) and talk to my husband about what is going on. But I didn't, instead I worked out my frustration for just a few minutes on the treadmill. Then I went home, had a very small snack, and talked to my husband. Same result but much healthier management. My stress strategy right now is to work it out instead of eating it.
The second bad habit is a little tougher for me to deal with. We have 3 family occasions this weekend. I always eat lighter through the day and try to plan and track ahead so I have an eating plan. But once I get there it's harder. I have a really hard time not grazing. My plan for tonights birthday party is to sit out on the deck away from the food. I will need a better plan for tomorrow and Sunday. I'm going to come up with a really good plan and a lot of willpower before then!
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    Sitting away from the food is definitley a good "trick". Out of sight out of mind right? Try surveying the food tables and decide on the 3 items that look "to die for". Have one. check your hunger and satisifcation and thent ry the next if still hungry for it.

    I have the most difficult time with social eating but try to remind myself to eat when I am truley hungry. Best wishes!
    2888 days ago
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    Stay focused and you will succeed!!!!!!!!!!!
    2888 days ago
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