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What do I do besides eating?

Monday, September 17, 2018

This is a picture of me at a recent family reunion. I don’t hate it — but you can see why I need to be focused right now for my health’s sake. I wish I could lose like 10 lb just from my face 😵

This is a silly question but, now that I’m only eating small meals 3x per day (and still recovering from back surgery) I’m wondering what I can do to take my mind off of food.

It’s like an addiction... I was either eating or thinking about what I would be eating. Now my meals are simpler and less exciting and it feels like something is missing in my day.

How hard is it to take up crochet or something? I need a hobby so bad right now! I do have some video games, but I’m sick of playing them. I wish I could go hiking, but I’m not recovered enough yet.

What’s your favorite indoor activity?
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  • KIPPER15
    If you can walk, try that. Otherwise, I am a reader of almost any book.
    170 days ago
  • LINDAF49
    I had major back re-construct three years ago and loved my stationary bike - I read series of books as I bikes along the miles. Also I enjoy facebook on computer - not so many friends but follow several pages on Christmas, artists, Bible study, diet plans or nutrition and then there is YouTube for music or other learning situations - they also have beginning crafts and sewing...Another great love is card making and letter writing.
    177 days ago
    Also, I love that dress you're wearing!
    181 days ago
    If you like computer games... I highly recommend City Skylines or Banished on Steam. They're both "build your own city" type of games, and you can lose hours without even realizing it. Obviously, it's not the healthiest hobby to have, but if you're not cleared for activity yet, and you just need something to be all-consuming, they'll work great! (They're both big programs, so computer games, not tablet or phone...)
    181 days ago
    You can read books or learn how to cross stitch. Cross stitching is easy. You basically just make Xs on the cross stitch material. There are lots of different patterns out there. Start with something easy and work your way up. :)
    181 days ago
  • SUNSHINE6442
    If you doctor has recommended walking after your surgery....take a walk outdoors and admire what God has given us. It is very healing and may help you recover faster and is low impact. Make a trip to Hobby Lobby ...they have many craft kits including mosaics (Stepping Stones for your garden, coasters, trivets, etc) , doll making, painting sets and unfinished seasonal wood products. You can get an acrylic paint set for around $6 and try your hand at being a Picasso. You could also paint rocks...remember the Pet Rock craze. Pillow making might be fun....and fun to create a personalized pillow for someone as a gift. I think they have kits for jewelry making as well.
    I think they have kits for jewelry making as well. Organize your photos in a album or scrap book. Joanne's does have classes for knitting and crocheting, paper classes, even wreath floral arrangement classes.
    182 days ago
    Journaling, writing, crocheting/knitting, walking -- anything is good to keep your head and hands occupied.

    I don't know if there's a craft store anywhere near you, but sometimes they have lessons available to learn crocheting or knitting.

    Good luck to you.

    183 days ago
  • COOP9002
    You can get to where you want to be. Just take it one day at a time. I would consult your doctor about the best exercise plan for you following your surgery. My go to inside exercise is a stationary bike.

    183 days ago
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