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I handled stress wrong!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

I handled stress wrong . I eat until I pass out. I guess no different than a person drinking too much. Instead of staggering I have a muffin top. I just can't turn to exercise to release endorphines . Why should I? The problems will still exist ! Okay I'll stop before someone offers me a little Cheese with my Whine ! I'm just saying I'm dissappointed that I know what will help but won't climb in the life raft. What do you guys do ? Feeling like this is so overwhelming. I really do want to know.
Thank you and Blessings to y'all. . . . . Carolyn emoticon emoticon
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  • TODDERICKV
    Try to make small changes and not beat yourself up.
    1663 days ago
  • RASPBERRY56
    BTDT, sad to say!

    First off - don't beat yourself up over it.........as humans, we're NOT perfect and as such will have bad days..........and your self-awareness of this is just about half the battle won!

    What has worked for me (though admittedly I'm still struggling now) is keeping busy and distracted - boredom is a horrible situation for many (myself included) to be, and can cause a lot of havoc...........I've heard it said that "idle hands are the devil's playground" and that's a fairly good assessment.......

    Know that you have *today* to start to turn things around!

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    1671 days ago
  • RASPBERRY56
    BTDT, sad to say!

    First off - don't beat yourself up over it.........as humans, we're NOT perfect and as such will have bad days..........and your self-awareness of this is just about half the battle won!

    What has worked for me (though admittedly I'm still struggling now) is keeping busy and distracted - boredom is a horrible situation for many (myself included) to be, and can cause a lot of havoc...........I've heard it said that "idle hands are the devil's playground" and that's a fairly good assessment.......

    Know that you have *today* to start to turn things around!

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    1671 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    How does one change?

    Does one change by complaining that one can't change, or that one hasn't changed?

    Or, does one change by having a plan to change? A plan with small pre-planned steps, measurement, and tracking of behavior?

    Does one change by writing about their plan for change, or does one change by writing about not being able to change?

    What small steps?

    Possible steps?:

    * Take a short walk and consider what foods might be better to stock in the house and what foods might be better to NOT buy?

    * Keep track of your walk, minutes, miles, and record.

    * Record your plan for shopping. Make tghe plan for shopping correspond with what you will eat.

    * Eat that.

    * Record it.

    * Measure your weight. Record that.

    * Track all that at SP.

    * Tell us about that.

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    1699 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    I so agree with what our Brother just said: go easy on yourself, we all slip up, just want you to know I stand with you cheering you on.. emoticon Keep up the emoticon Work! emoticon
    1702 days ago
  • SRWYLIE
    Go easy on yourself! You are awfully critical of yourself, and that's just not helpful!

    What is it about exercise that turns you off? Is a 10-minute walk too much for you? Or is it that you do exercise, but not enough to turn off the hunger pangs?

    I will tell you that you have to want the results bad enough to ignore all the signals that go on internally. I struggle EVERY DAY with the desire to overeat, or splurge on just one treat (that turns into 7). We all know what you're going through. You just have to decide that enough is enough, you're going to make the effort, just for today, to make a difference in your own life.

    Just remember that nobody can make you do this. Only you have that power.

    And you are POWERFUL!

    Believe in yourself. You can do this!
    1712 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    I try to find someone to talk with or go for a walk when I'm stressed. Both serve as "pressure valves", although in different ways. Keep trying different things and you'll find what works for YOU.
    1712 days ago
  • WITCHYWOMAN75
    I know one thing and that is to use ALL of the SP and you'll feel better. Read blogs and the nutrition tracker. I understand what your talking about because most of us have a food addiction. Use your SP friends to rely on when you need to. Good luck! It's worth staying on here and if you need to take time do so, but don't quit. It'll all get better. I promise.. emoticon
    1712 days ago
  • CALART
    emoticon Carolyn, it's ok. You must come to the life raft on your time. However, I don't know what your overall health is and that may put urgency on your need to get in the boat. I fought change even though I was written up as morbidly obese by all my doctors and was miserable! My blood sugar was dangerously high and that caused me to get in my boat. At first, I only focused on what I was eating and drinking, then I kept adding other changes to improve my health. Now I exercise at the local Y and actually look forward to it! Do you have a notebook that you can write in. Lay out the problems in it. See what is truly under YOUR control and what is NOT. If it is your control map out a plan to deal with each situation, step by step. If it is not yours then say it out loud-NOT MY PROBLEM! Things will not improve with inactivity! I deal with depression and know how easy it is to get overwhelmed, Gotta fight! You are capable of tackling this and we are here to help, encourage and celebrate even a small victory with you. emoticon
    1712 days ago
  • RASPBERRY56
    BTDT - I'm in a very bad place right now and feeling pretty much the same way......

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    1713 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    Distract yourself. Read a book. Go for a walk. Call a friend. Get out of the kitchen. Clean something. Breathe in, breathe out, repeat. Again. And again.
    1713 days ago
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