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Why can't it always be this way?

Monday, October 07, 2013

I always ask myself the question, "Why can't it always be this way?" when I'm eating all my healthy foods in moderation, drinking my water, and staying away from the "red light' foods!
It's at these times I feel so good and so lean, clean and healthy that I wonder why I go back to my old ways over and over again. I guess its because life happens and my drug of choice is food and that's one of my coping strategies. I pray and turn my problems over to the good Lord, but then I pick up my nibble foods while I wait for an answer to my prayers.
I'm convinced that it all starts in my head, but that's no surprise, almost everyone knows that by now. So its my mindset that steers my course. Sometimes I can tell myself that I don't need to eat one more morsel and I don't! Sometimes I can't tear myself away from the peanut butter jar, and no amount of self-talk or prayer- talk changes anything until I put down the spoon....usually when I run out of crackers emoticon So for today I'm able to write about this calmly and rationally without hunger pangs, and I feel really good. The last time I went off track I borrowed my favorite DVD from the library , watched it twice in succession, and it straightened me out but good. The video is FORKS OVER KNIVES and its one of the best food documentaries I've ever seen. I hope all of you will have an opportunity to watch it, and enjoy and learn from it as much as I did. Watching healthy eating videos has become one of my fail-safe strategies for staying on track these days; that and a lot of prayer emoticon
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  • NELLJONES
    For me when the craving hits (and it always does even though I have been at goal for a long time) my thought process is more "How can I get past this to my next planned meal?" Doing something else? Talking to someone else? Whatever fills the clock until I can start cooking the next meal. Rather than "whether or not" it's "pass the time".
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  • JILL313
    I sure understand what you're saying as I've been eating so healthy and losing weight almost every week for the last couple of months. I cut out eating bread and sweets and ate very limited snacks, etc. I was on Cloud 9 thinking I had my act together finally after spinning my wheels most of this year. Well, this weekend I felt lonely and unloved and unhappy. My arthritis was hurting really bad and then the old unhealthy food cravings began on Saturday and my Sunday I had eaten 4 X or more my calories for the day, Yikes. I'm back eating the healthy way again but I know I was craving attention and love more than the food. It's taken me a long time to figure me out but inside I guess I'm insecure about how others view and care about me. So, my binge this weekend was all about the mixed emotions I was feeling this weekend. Sorry to go on and on Patty, but you're such a good listener emoticon . I will try to see where/when I can watch the movie about the Food you mentioned as I've never heard of it. Is it a documentary? Well, I hope you continue to figure out the whys of why you turn to food as I think I have. I know I'm very much still a work in progress and maybe always will be. . .I'm doing well again and just hope not to have another binge for a very long time. Take care and have a great week. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • HOTDEENOW
    I will have to check that out :)
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  • VINGRAM
    I am so with you. After regaining 70 lbs, I am on day 3 . Please God, help me to stay on track! emoticon
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  • BLUEJEANS27
    I read this tip: say to yourself, "What do you want the scale to say tomorrow?" Sometimes that's enough motivation to get me to walk away from the ice cream. (And sometimes not!)

    Blogging, as you did, about how good you feel when you eat right is another great strategy. Go back and re-read it often, post it on your frig, tape it to the peanut butter jar, write about it again tomorrow, etc. emoticon

    Julia
    2503 days ago
  • DEBBIEG0716
    You can do it.. Just keep moving forward! emoticon
    2503 days ago
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