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Old 04-27-2013, 02:36 PM
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Eating along with crying being glued to TV during the Marathon race/bombing I became so upset that once again food became my crutch......as it had years ago
yet I thought I had it under control......guess not ?
Living 50 miles south of Boston our tv stations kept showing every detail 24/7 such a sad day and week - then funerals and MIT memorial it still bothers me just thinking about it.
No excuse that I went up to 165 so now back on track today 163.8
Plan to make veggie chile soup and weigh in on Friday
Thanks for everyone on this forum - I don't write much but love reading all the great ideas etc
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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Good Saturday
Eating along with crying being glued to TV during the Marathon race/bombing I became so upset that once again food became my crutch......as it had years ago
yet I thought I had it under control......guess not ?
Living 50 miles south of Boston our tv stations kept showing every detail 24/7 such a sad day and week - then funerals and MIT memorial it still bothers me just thinking about it.
No excuse that I went up to 165 so now back on track today 163.8
Plan to make veggie chile soup and weigh in on Friday
Thanks for everyone on this forum - I don't write much but love reading all the great ideas etc
Healthy eating
Mari Plymouth MA
Prayers for all those still in hospitals here and recovering in re-hab
God Bless
Hi Mari,
I found that prayer to God to help me lose weight and exercise stops my emotional eating.
Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:36 PM
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There's something about food. It's there. It's there when you want it. It's simple, it's good, it gives immediate satisfaction. No wonder it's so useful in times of stress.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:27 PM
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THANKS FOR your replies- yet I did use food to sooth I am now back
to logging in and listing my foods--just do not know what I would do
w/o this site- I really really need to get down another 12-15 lbs for health reasons --so my friends together we will do it-- found this saying -do not know
author- "NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS SLIM FEELS"
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:36 AM
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i get it. I used to have anorexia, but now im like Starve for a month or two, purge for a month or two. ugh.
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emotional eating is hard to get past -- are there specific foods that you are more prone to comfort-eat than others? Is it possible to keep them out of the house for a while?
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Emotional eating and boredom eating are two things I just cannot seem to stop. Since I've moved out, I do not buy anything that I am likely to binge on. All of my food is either fresh and healthy (fruits, veggies, etc) or requires a lot of time to prepare.
I try to find something else that I can do when I am bored or lazy, a hobby that relieves stress. I've found that art is very therapeutic! Dancing, painting, singing, beading, anything that is expressive.
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I've been trying to substitute chewing gum when I feel that urge but do not have actual hunger. I go through a LOT of gum. Sugar free, of course.
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