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Friday, May 24, 2013

I am having a extremely hard time feeling motivated. I keep falling into emotional eating. It really is becoming a issue for me to stay on a positive mentality. I feel like screaming sometimes. I keep telling myself everyday I'll go for a walk in the morning but do I? Nope I find some kind of excuse. Can anyone give me any advice?
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  • RACHAEL_037
    I am an emotional eater too and it kind of helps to plan my meals and snacks. I pre-track them at the beginning of the day and change it if I need to. If I want a snack bc something is bothering me, I ask myself if I can wait til my next planned meal or snack. Usually, I can wait that long but not always.

    As for the exercise, consider changing the time you go. Everyone told me to exercise first thing in the morning and get it out of the way. That simply didn't work for me and I would miss a lot. When I changed my exercise time to the afternoon (I work odd hours) I find it fits me and I actually like going then.

    I am just starting out in this but am learning that you need to individualize your plan to what your preferences are. Good luck and I hope you have a good weekend.


    1822 days ago
    Can you trick yourself into sneaking in more movement? For example park at the far end of the lot, march in place during commercial breaks, or walk up and down every aisle at the store before beginning your shopping. Just try one or two things at a time. The hardest part is getting started.
    1822 days ago
  • KSJ040
    Hi there! I had/have the same problem depending on the day. First of all....realize that you are only human and we all will have our down times. Go ahead and scream (when you are alone ;) ) Allow yourself to acknowledge why you feel down and don't further make yourself feel worse by beating yourself up over it! Then you must see the power in yourself to conquer your fears/worry/pain/anxiety, whichever the case may be. You are strong. Remind yourself that. Your troubles will in time pass and you will be left standing tall. It is good that you realize you are eating to comfort yourself....that is a good first step as well. Now that you see that, you must call on your inner strength to resist the urge to emotional eat. When you start wanting to binge....try to remind yourself how disappointed and guilty you feel afterwards. And also remind yourself that no matter how much you eat will never fix the problem. I too am an emotional eater and battle it everyday. It took me a long time to change my habits from eating to choosing other means to cope with issues. You know what you are doing. So now you must trust in yourself to be able to conquer it! Take things minute by minute...before you know it, in time, you will be taking things day by day, etc. Focus on your goals. You deserve them! Dont keep yourself from them!! Only you stand in your way. Take a breath and just keep trying your best....and don't give up even if you fall down again. Eventually you will gain more and more strength and the "falls" will occur less often. You must be patient with yourself, love yourself, and realize that you deserve to treat yourself better. I'm sending some positive energy your way! YOU CAN DO THIS!
    1823 days ago
  • TWEETY287
    Change it up do something you won't dread doing you don't have to go for a walk you can do something different, but it is beautiful outside right now. Maybe you need company invite a friend or family member or you know what I don't often get to go for a walk, but when I do I make sure to do it with my family or with the dogs and sometimes the neighborhood kids want to go too but aren't allowed unless there is an adult there also, I know it's kind of like free babysitting but it could be good company too! ofcourse I usually with my children so they keep each other busy.
    1823 days ago
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