37 days until Las Vegas

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I am doing horribly on this goal on blogging daily and watching what I eat. I am trying to get back in the groove but it has been hard. My husband lost his job a few weeks ago and the stress level has been high. From trying to get my kids insurance coverage (especially for my oldest who takes lots of meds $1200 plus/ mo) to having hubby apply for unemployment and look for new job. This summer has just not gone well. Each day I get so upset and depressed about how my life is right now that I turn to food. I am still above 300 and want to be healthier. We have booked our seats for Las Vegas but I am scared to be on the airplane. I am afraid I will be one of those people who they ask to purchase an additional seat. So here I am again ready to try again. Just hoping to continue on this journey and hope to not run into any other obstacles. I know I am an emotional eater but not sure how to fix it, but just try to be aware of it. I want to be successful at this journey just need to work harder.
Remember to watch everything you eat because it will only give you instant gratification not long term. emoticon
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    Thanks Trixie. It's good to know there is other people out there that you can talk too.
    2508 days ago
    I too am an emotional eater. I have found that setting your self up in the wrong way is self sabotage. Maybe try this, if you don't already.

    1) skip the isle in the grocery that have the snacks in them.

    2) If you buy/make baker freeze everything but 1 portion per person in the house. that way if you feel like a binge your not likely to eat your kids dessert)

    3) I have stopped taking my kids to the grocery with me they are 14 and 18n and they still say things like - can we have this bag of chips, lets have this ice cream. If I need something from the store and I send them they will stick to my list.

    4)organize your fridge, put stuff up front that is healthy like veggies/fruit in pre measured packets. I use these for quick grab non thought moments.

    I used to binge MULTIPLE times daily (I would be willing to say up to 10) I never knew it was an eating disorder until I turned 34 or 35. Since then I have worked very hard, to keep away from the kitchen during bordom or stress. I understand what it is like to have no income and that money is very tight.

    I used to put a paper on the fridge that said "Are you hungery or are you upset?" That helps me greatly.

    If you need someone to talk too, add me as a friend and message me anytime. I will be glad to help you in any way possible.
    2509 days ago
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