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Day 53 Food is my best friend

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In today's exercise we are to think about when we use food as a way to manage challenges and emotional situations.
I used to use food a lot as a substitute for a friend. I had a very emotionally challenging 2nd marriage and it was during that time that I ate my way through all of the abuse. But I have been out of that marriage for 14 years. Since then I did lose a lot of weight and have kept off about 1/2 or the weight I lost.

Nowadays I would say that I use food for a best friend during the times when I am alone. I have even spent time planning what food I would eat when I have time alone. Since I almost never have alone time, I think that it is almost a way to celebrate these times. So instead of celebrating these times with food, I need to reprogram my brain to look forward to these times to be able to do something that will be healthy for me like watch a good movie, exercise, call a friend, paint, etc.
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    emoticon hmmmm, interesting.... and progress ~ betting more lies ahead, and other positive nourishing things during alone time :)
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    It's a lot of work not eating. Food is so much a part of our good, bad and just plain neutral times with nothing in particular to do. And it usually ends up being quick, full of sugar and processed. If you do end up sitting with food some of the time try to make it at least rich in nutrients like fruit or nuts. I've been using water to try and help keep the snacking down.

    1926 days ago
    Great food for thought about our relationships w/food!
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    Very good to reprogram our brains. Took me some time, but now I walk, work in the garden or have a ton of other things I do now.
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    Not sure why it happens to some of us but clearly we are birds of a feather. Even after I sit back in disgust at the amount of this or that I ate and how it made me feel I cannot seem to remember the feeling for the next time.....just the craving and the promise of what that holds every time. Nothing.

    1926 days ago
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