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Seeking Advice to Get Out of The Danger Zone

Monday, October 15, 2012

I can feel it. I'm entering the Danger Zone. Every time I let my eating get out of control it always starts the same way. It'll be a busy time in my life, either socially, with travel or at work (or all three these days!). Maybe the increased travel or work will start interfering with my workout schedule. I'll find myself not having the time to go grocery shopping as often as I'd like or to make myself proper meals for dinner. Next thing I know I'll find myself mindlessly snacking. Often I'll catch myself but instead of stopping I'll just think "It's ok today, you're too tired to worry about it. You can start eating properly again tomorrow."

All too often though, tomorrow never comes. I start having more and more "snack" days, I stop weighing out my foods, stop working out regularly. I can feel that I've got a toe in that Danger Zone right now and I really don't want to gain back any of the 16 lbs I've lost! With 3 trips of 5+ days away in the span of 1.5 months, friends visiting and the holidays, I can't always make it to my Tues Krav Maga class. Also, my running buddy left for a 2 week trip away the day after our 10K so I haven't been pushing myself to run on my own. For me, a lapse in routine is the beginning of the end. I've had a couple days since I've been home and haven't been happy with what I've been eating at all. I think today is the first day I've tracked food on SparkPeople in at least 2 weeks.

So I'm writing this for help. I'd love to hear people's suggestions on;
1. Time saving tips to keep eating healthy and working out even when suddenly busy
2. Tips for working out and eating healthy while traveling
3. Ideas for healthy snacks for those days when I'm consumed (!) by the urge to binge
4. Ideas to help stop the urge to binge.

Thanks in advance SparkPeople! I'm ok if I hit plateaus in my weight loss during but I'd be devastated if I backslide!
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