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One "off" week

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Well, I broke my good streak of eating well...and one over indulgent meal turned into a week of going over calories, daily.

It's not a total loss. My weight didn't go up much, but I didn't lose either. More importantly, I think I have a better idea of how to reign in those indulgent habits during times of stress.

1. Have a plan for those times when I will be tempted to "take care" of myself with food and treats. I'm thinking of making a box with reminders...like cozy socks, hand cream, a yoga DVD, scented candles, herbal tea...

2. Review my goals!!!! Maybe multiple times a day!

3. Spark, call or email a friend, journal.

If you find yourself tempted to eat extra calories when stressed, how do you cope? What's your plan? I'd love to hear from others!

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    I love your ideas too. I can't say what works for me b/c I've been in the same boat. So proud of you for turning it back around though!
    2649 days ago
    I've just started setting myself 3 day challenges with tiny rewards each time. The three day idea works so far because starting something over (day 1) is exciting. The middle day I'm thinking "tomorrow is the last day", then the last day I want to blow it out of the water! Then I reset my three days, starting with a $2.00 magazine or a trip to the used book store (of course I have to accomplish my food goal AND workout goal) yesterday was a day three. I celebrated success with a mag from the store, which I am enjoying today(day 1, and my reading is helping me get through my afternoon!) day two, here I come! (I've lost 1.5 lbs last week!)
    2650 days ago
    I love your ideas! Just that you are aware, and have a plan in place will promote success.

    Most recently, I've tried the usual, drinking some water and grabbing a piece of fruit while doing positive self-talk. Want a weird strategy that has actually helped about 3 times in the last few weeks? When I see food (or a commercial of food) that would taste great but provide unhealthy nutrition, I either imagine bugs crawling all over it, or tell myself 'it's poison' (which is basically true). That has averted a few binges for me! Whatever works, right?

    Say a prayer and assess what the true trigger was so you can avoid it next time.
    Best to you! emoticon

    2650 days ago
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