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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

For the past 2 month I have been doing well - no stress eating! But yesterday was a different story. Things at home kept piling up and the pile just got so big that I turned to food. What a stupid thing to do.

Instead of relying on my Spark Friends from several teams, I turned to food for whatever reason. And the result wasn't pretty. To much food, junk food eaten that I don't usually eat=severe stomach cramps all day! Should have remembered what happened when I ate those stupid Dunkin' Donuts a couple of months ago.

Tomorrow is a new day. I have worked out a plan.

1. Track, track, track my food. This will help me to stop when I see the calories going up & up.
2. Take a walk everyday no matter what. This usually clears stress right out of my mind. Also helps to re-energize my mind and body.
3. Remember to ST on Wednesday's. Concentrating on good form and reps helps to redirect stress into a healthy form.
4. When stress gets to a certain level, ask for help from my teammates. Listen to my meditation session on you tube. Call a friend! Anything but use food as a crutch.
5. Give myself a break and think things through before getting to the point where I will stress eat.

I will make a copy of this and put it on my BR wall where I can see it first thing every morning. I need to remember that food is NOT a cure all for the stress that sometimes happens in a relationship. Talk things out or walk away until you can think clearly.
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    You have a good plan in place to prevent this in the future.
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  • FITAT50
    Great plan! One more to add: check in daily with the Spies!
    2639 days ago
    Great plan! Sorry things are piling up. Good job turning things around.
    2639 days ago
    Good for you to recognize your old pattern and coming up with a plan to avoid it in the future! Here's to a great day today!
    2639 days ago
    You can totally do this!! BRAVO for being so introspective!! I could never take this journey alone, I've proved that...everyone here helps me every step of the way!

    2639 days ago
    Great advice! You CAN and you WILL because you have found an awareness that is not something we always have when we eat to feed emotions, stress eat or fill emptiness. emoticon
    2639 days ago
    The important thing is you knew what you had done and put a quick stop to it. Plans make a huge difference. emoticon
    2639 days ago
    Great insight into your situation! I am sure you will be back on track in no time :)
    2639 days ago
    Great plan!
    2639 days ago
    You said it - tomorrow is a new day. Don't get down on yourself, just move on and start fresh right now. I have a bad habit of blowing a kinda bad day into a really, really bad day because of the mentality that 'I already screwed up' so what's another bag of chips? Right now, decide that you're over your stress eating binge and don't do it again.

    I read a motivation tip from another Sparker that said every time she wanted to eat junk she'd grab a fat roll. The mental image is enough to send me away from the fridge. Find your mental stop sign, or if you work better on positive reinforcement, think of the satisfaction you've felt the last 2 months!

    You're doing great! You've got it in you to keep going. And your friends are here to support you along the way.

    2639 days ago
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