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Mindless Eating? NOT ME! Eating Changes I've Made (A&I BSG Blog)

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

*How have you changed your routines related to overeating? I try to think before I eat. It's still a work in progress. But I evaluate if my stomach feels full and if it does, I'll drink some water to feel even fuller.

*If you are used to snacking/overeating at a certain time of day, how do you resist that urge? At night after DD is asleep is when I usually tend to overeat. Again, I might drink water or find something that is not heavy before bed.

*What have you scheduled to replace the eating? I have been trying to get together with more friends or small groups through my church. Sometimes, if not too hot, I've gone out with DD for a walk.

What have you replaced the “old” snacks/food with? I am still working on this. My old/current snacks are often cheaper than the healthier. Right now I've been trying to find what is cheaper and that's not always healthier. But I am considering the Jell-o Mouse Temptations for ice cream. They are sugar free and quite yummy. I used to eat them. Also, think light pop-corn replaces some of the chips or other high calorie snacks.

*If your routine was to eat while watching TV or while on the computer, how did you break that link? In my current scenario, this has not happened. I want it to happen but it's a hard habit to break. I need to work on freeing the kitchen table from the thousands of envelopes and then I would have a place to sit down for dinner. DH & DD also do the watch tv & eat. I would truly like to change this for DD at least. I'm hoping to get a better handle on this by the fall when she starts kindergarten. Going forward, I'm also going to start making up menus a week at a time and plan grocery shopping accordingly-this would work with coupon planning too!

*Share the changes that have worked for you and that have helped you stop mindless eating. What has really worked for me besides going and talking with my counselor, is a suggestion she made a couple of months ago...journaling! When I am upset or have something on my mind, I am working on getting my feelings on paper instead of turning to that pint of Ben & Jerry's or that block of cheese or bag of junk. It made a huge difference. I'm really working hard on drinking 64oz+ daily-especially with the heat in my area. It's helping a lot!

I have really been kicking up my water and am proud to announce I'm down another 6lbs as of this morning. emoticon I was really happy to see that. I know that water has made all the difference. I'm not saying I was perfect on the sodium front but I definitely tried not to overdo it when I knew I needed to weigh in. I am thankful I have God and my SP friends by my side! emoticon
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  • PEPPER22
    Another great substitute for ice cream is making a fruit smoothie using frozen bananas. It gives it an icecream like texture.
    2527 days ago
    Way to go!
    2527 days ago
    Journal, journal, journal. Gotta start doing this again. Thanks for reminder. I'm going to look for a notebook now.
    2527 days ago
    You go girl!!

    Jell-O Mousse Sensations sound yummy! I must look them up!


    Rock on!

    2528 days ago
    What great ways to stop and think before eating its a great way to make sure its hunger over emotions or something else.. You are doing AWESOME...great job on the weight loss!!!
    2536 days ago
    emoticon blog Simone! Salt can be a good thing or bad thing depending upon the person. In my case, I need the salt but for many, including yourself, salt is not your friend. We are all working towards the same goal but how we get there may be a little different. emoticon emoticon on losing another 6 lbs! You are doing emoticon emoticon I'm so proud of you!! emoticon

    emoticon GO SIMONE! emoticon

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    2537 days ago
    emoticon on your 6 pound loss and I never thought about journaling I think I'm gonna take that back up!
    2538 days ago
    Six pounds???? Amazing, I am so proud of you my friend! I eat the microwave popcorn if i get hungry as it is alot for little calories. I know you are an ice creasm girl! did you ever try the smart ones deserts? Or low fat frozen yogurt? tastes as good as ice creasm! You are on a roll my friend. Keep up the good work!!! Ill text you soon, i was away all week for work! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2540 days ago
    Just being aware of Mindless Eating is the first step in turning it into Mindful Eating, and you've made a lot of steps in the right direction.
    2540 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Terrific blog! You are well on your way to success and meeting your goals! emoticon emoticon

    2540 days ago
    I really liked the way you answered the questions for this blog topic. I truly appreciate your honesty - we are all works in progress and I, personally, have a LONG way to go!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Stay positive!
    2540 days ago
    Great blog!

    2540 days ago
    Great job! Keep up the good work my friend. emoticon emoticon
    2541 days ago
    I'm a work in progress too! I'm impressed that you are working out ways that fit for you and for your life. That's great! What you are already doing makes a good foundation for future changes. Small steps lead us in the direction we want to go. emoticon
    2541 days ago
    emoticon , blog Simone. I do not add salt to any of my foods any longer. I use Mrs Dash. There so many different types now a days. I also like to use fresh garlic for seasoning.

    2541 days ago
    You are doing so great, Simone!
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    2542 days ago
  • GOMEIN2011
    An awesome blog, you know what you need and you go for it, keep up the good work and remember you are worth all the effort.

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    2542 days ago
  • NEWNAC304
    Congrats on your loss, that's terrific! You've made some great progress.
    2542 days ago
    I find that I too try to really reevaluate if I am REALLY hungry to just bored or stressed? Some times if this is the case then I can eat something like salsa & chips, red vines (fat free) keep them in a drawer & some times forget they are in there? lol Then if they are fattening snacks I don't lock them away but I keep them in the cabinet. If they are on the counter, then every time I pass by them, a cookie or donut hole or 3 will find there way into my tummy. Don't mind too much as I have kicked up my cardio to at least 30-60mins 5 days a week. Looking better but I know that I could do so much more. So the less junk I eat the more focused I am on everything else.

    God bless & thanks for sharing this blog!

    2542 days ago
    I hear a motivated, ready to do this Simone in this blog! Love it! 6lbs!!! That is beyond awesome! So proud of you!
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    2542 days ago
  • NICKI109
    Great changes that you have made. Its also great that you are honest to yourself in that you still have more changes to make. I think a huge problem is when we aren't honest with ourselves. One step at a time will get you to the end!!

    OH, and can't forget WOO HOO and CONGRATS on that loss!!!! WTG
    2542 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/8/2011 2:45:23 PM
  • BARBIE176
    emoticon blog Simone. It sounds like you have made many changes and are working on even more. emoticon . Stay focused and don't ever give up. emoticon on your weight loss too!
    2542 days ago
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