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Day 174 of my VLCD Journey!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Roller coasters are not my thing as I am afraid of heights. They are fun if you ever get me on one, but I am not a fan. This weight loss journey is a roller coaster and I am enjoying the rides, but I am not enjoying the ups and downs.
Now that I am aware of how my emotions affect my eating habits, I have noticed now how much I have used food to comfort me in the past.
I am bored-want to eat
I am tired-want to eat
I am happy-want to eat
It is a pattern that I am breaking which isn't easy. But the roller coaster ride keeps going, and I really want to get off of it.
Battling my weight is going to be something I will deal with for the rest of my life. I want to get my emotional comfort of going to food to go away. I want to know how to get off that roller coaster. I am starting to find things to do when I am feeling those things when I can. Like when I am at home I will go for a walk, go to my parents, go water my flowers, something. I am trying to figure stuff out at work now. I work right by the food court with all of the food smells coming in and I can't just leave when I am having an emotion and want food.
I had a great day with niece Nola at the zoo yesterday! We got to feed the giraffes, and that was really cool. It was fun spending time with her and having fun! Turning to food was so easy which is so bad. Needless to say I didn't stay to my diet yesterday. Not good but I know my mistakes and I am not going to beat myself up over it and I am not going to fall off the wagon because of it. I have come to far to give up now!

Keep pushing everyone!!
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    Girl, that is good that you have found out a bad habit and trying to break it. I know that it is not easy because I am right there with you on that roller coaster for eating. I am more along the lines if I am bored/sad that I just want to eat. I know that no one should be eating their emotions but it is so easy to do. I hope that you become successful in breaking a bad habit and continue to become a healthier person. Good Luck. :)
    1752 days ago
    You are not alone, emotional eating or smelling foods or even coffee is a trigger for me. Glad to hear you are working on that, take it one day or even one meal at a time. Always look forward and not back, look at what you have accomplished so far. emoticon
    1756 days ago
    Emotional eater my name is MO!!! So yes...when Mr Man left 7 weeks ago...I was fine for lets say the first 4-5 weeks. Then he dropped off the face of the planet (which I should have expected) and all of a sudden I'm a basket case running to SB every day. What am I thinking? WHO needs a daily 500 calorie drink???'re so totally right about recognizing the behaviors & finding healthy alternatives. i LOVE some gardening, go to your parents. I just think it speaks to the kind of person you are & I like your healthy alternatives. Kudos to you!!!
    1757 days ago
    You are on the right path. You've identified when you emotionally eat, and now it's onto building activities that you can use to take your mind off it! Good job.
    1757 days ago
    Emotional eating is a MAJOR problem for most of us but you're finding healthy alternatives and that's good. I'm happy to hear that you had a nice time with your niece. Sorry to hear that your eating wasn't as great as it usually is though but you have the right attitude about it. Just brush yourself off and emoticon emoticon
    1757 days ago
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