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Sunday, March 20, 2016


No, I do not like it. Not sure how to get past this stress eating binge I am on.

Not been sleeping very well lately. I took med for my restless leg syndrome for the last two nights (it makes me sleep). I only took 1/4 tablet, but I at least get sleep. Problem is, I still feel left over most of the day even with this small amount of med. I can function, but I am slow to go.

I am doing a lot of "I'm Bored" eating as well as "Stress' and "Depression" eating.

I have been trying to keep myself busy with different projects. Which is great. I am getting things done that I normally would not have completed. The problem is when I stop, I am reaching for food. Some of it is healthy food, but a lot of it is not.

I am not saying I am giving up, but asking how do I stop this current mindset I have fallen into.

Wishing there was an easy way out, but knowing in my heart there isn't. Too bad we don't have a hotline to call and say something like this:
"Hello hotline, I am bored (or depressed), and I am about to eat a bag of candy (or whatever you have in the house).
Then the hotline answers:
"Step away from the candy, put it down. You can and will get past this. Now calmly put the candy in the trash can and take that trash to the big trash can in the alley. You can do this."

Oh for a food emergency hotline.

Oh yeah, I do have a hotline.......... it is in the form of my Spark People friends/family. It is a little like snail mail, but it is here.

Thanks for listening and for being my hotline.

Blessings to all of my Spark People Friends/Family.
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    Brenda, the fact that you are still here and reaching out is much more important than you can imagine. Right now you are in a place that you don't like...I can relate and understand the feelings you're having. How about thinking about this time as a period of maintenance. Don't force yourself to have a "losing" mindset for a little while, but instead give yourself a little break and maintain...get rid of the junk, but eat healthy, even if it is a little more than you normally would eat for a week or so. Have you thought about the possibility that you are actually physically hungry and need a little more food? Hope you don't think I'm lecturing, as I don't mean to. I've been where you are right now. It's hard, there is no question about that. Wishing you all the best! Hugs and love, Jeannie
    1850 days ago
    Brenda... You have your own Hot Line.... In your head! You are choosing not to listen. You've had a tough couple of months.

    I know, sometimes, because I spend a lot of time alone.... The best thing for me, when I feel blue.... I get dressed. Fix my hair & face & I head out. I need to be around people. I will chat with people, where ever I go... (stay out of Walmart emoticon )

    When I meet new people, like I am, since the move... I tell them I'm a hugger. I need the physical contact, because I'm solo & work from home. I have my fur babies... that's wonderful.... but humans need human contact.

    You know, a set back, is a setup for a come back!!
    Don't judge yourself. Love yourself enough to be healthy!
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    1850 days ago
  • STODD251
    I'm sorry that you've been feeling down and eating because of it. I definitely know that feeling. I've been staying at home a lot this past year and it's been bad for my waistline. But I know I can do this and you can too! Step away from the candy :)
    1850 days ago
    Sometimes I'm like that.I'm a stress eater.and bored eater.go for a walk or if you have to snack try to find things that are not bad for you.you can friend me on Facebook I'm here Mary shook price Washington.
    1850 days ago
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