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When He was Away

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I use to have this problem and sometimes it still lingers in the back of my mind. It seems like when my husband would leave the house to go somewhere it was time to eat.

I remember anticipating the thought of him leaving so I could eat whatever I could find. It was nothing for me to continually eat till he came home. Mind you I have already eaten because this usually took place after my 3 meals in 1 dinner. I would eat while cooking, during dinner, then clean up the left overs. So that was a lot of food already now I am going to eat again.

Just the idea of being alone in my couch potato mode; just appealed to me to eat while sitting there. It was not just one thing I would eat; it was a lot of food.

It was nothing for me to devour a box of Debbie’s snack cakes, ice cream, and a bag of Cheetos. You know what I mean. The addiction was so bad. The temptation was so overwhelming to eat.

I would stop when I would take a bath and get ready for bed.

When I finally got my head on straight and realize I needed to lose weight I had to face this addiction and hit it head on. This had to stop and I mean now.

The first thing I did was take control of what I bought, if it is not in the house I am not going to eat it. Then I joined a support group. I started at LA Weight Lost first and receive counseling, which was very good. Then Weight Watchers, which I totally love! I needed to learn how to eat and how to make life style changes. I am now using Sparkpeople and I feel like I am doing it!

Loosing weight is more than just cutting calories. There is more to it and you need to learn what your habits and triggers are to succeed. You need know the awareness of the things that happen with you and food. That is why I am writing these, to help you to become aware of things in your life. I know I am not the only one out there who has done these things. But as you can see, it can be done. I have pictures to show you! Take a look!

Loosing weight and controlling your food addictions can be done and I will help you all that I can. I do depend on my Jesus too. We go hand in hand in this journey.

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  • NEWMOM20121
    I used to do that. Horrible feeling when you start and could not stop. I have found as long as I never put it in my mouth I am ok, however as a true addict once I start I find it very hard to stop.

    That is way several of us are here. To learn new habits and change.

    Best wishes to you,have a great week.
    2128 days ago
    I used to do that when my husband work nights. I think I did it out of total boredom. Thank goodness his job didn't last too long for the night shift!
    2128 days ago
    I have just been there. I finally realized when my bf was gone, I was just bored. Especially since he was working 12 hour overnight shifts on the weekends when we were used to spending time together at those times.
    2128 days ago
  • TWINS_08
    R u a second me? That is exactly what I would do, not to mention my husband is gone. Lo for training. But I am facing it head on right now, one day at a time. Good luck
    2128 days ago
  • VICKIEANN82350
    Ruthie it is so funny to see you write about eating as soon as your husband left. I caught myself doing that and I know it came from my first marriage. I couldn't drive and was very dependant on my husband, he traveled for work and when he was home spent a lot of time out with the boys. My food of choice at that time was fudge, the kind you made from Hershey's cocoa, the recipe was on the box. I never bought junk food but I always had the ingredents to whip up what ever I might want. I divorced him and was single for awhile and got out of the habit but now that I am remarried I find myself endulging in junk food the minute my new husband leaves the house. It is a complusion that is hard to control.
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