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Assignment #4 - Fall 2012 5% Challenge

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Triggers and Trigger Foods

Growing up I loved starch!!!!! Pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! Heaven. Didn't cause me a problem eating as much as I wanted of them until I graduated from high school. Now I try to limit those items. I have gotten better with sticking to portion sizes with those items. But there are those moments......

I also love carmel!!!!!! Chocolate and carmel are a beautiful combination. :o)

At my old job, I used to go down stairs to the Convenience Store every afternoon and get a Twix ice cream bar, bag of Munchums chips, a tick of Peppered beef jerky, and a Mountain Dew.

Now when I get stressed at work, I hit the vending machine for a Milky Way or 3 Musketeers candy bar, a bag of Cheetos, and a Diet Dr Pepper.

And then on Friday's we have donuts and muffins at work, I try not to have one, but then something happens I get stressed and I find myself eating two :o(

At home, I try not to have to many snack things around. But then we end up going for a Culver's run for chocolate custard sunday with carmel and snickers on top :o(

I suffer very severely from emotional/stress eating. It got way out of control earlier this year, that is why I gain 20 lbs back after reaching my goal last year. I have been getting a better handle on it, but it still strikes every couple of weeks.

My work environment and job are very stressful, then the juggling my husband and I have to do to balance work, school, two small children, and a house, gets a bit much if you throw any other fun drama in there :o)

There are days I just get hungry, I can't stop eating, I stuff my face with everything and anything I can find. I am even get to the point that I hurt and am uncomfortable, but that doesn't stop me, I just keep eating :o(

I have been trying to get up and go for frequent walks outside to relax myself and breath some fresh air (but as it gets cold that might not work). If I can fit my workouts in every day, that really helps. I have tried doing some meditation. What I can do to help calm or distract my self really depends on what is going on around me. There are some days, I can't take a breather.

Count to 10 take a deep breath and smile!!!

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  • 03BFISCHER
    Yes we are!!! And we are going to conquer!!!!!

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    Thank you!
    2102 days ago
  • WIZKEY
    You know your triggers and you are trying to find ways to deal with them. For me, I find that distracting myself in some way is the best way to avoid stress eating. Usually if I can distract myself long enough the feeling passes. Obviously I am still working on this too, but at least we are in it together!!
    2103 days ago
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