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Creative Days Ahead

Thursday, March 04, 2021

The most important day is...today...every day. My 1st day was the most important...without it I would not make it...can't finish if you don't start. Then, the 2nd day was the most important...if I stop now, it's over, and regression will begin. Now, today is the most important...if I don't have a successful day today, it will likely be days/weeks/months before I get back on track again.

I have been taking note of my activities during the day. I work a lot. I do not craft or spend enough creative time. I watch a lot of TV in the evening. When I'm working, I do not have eating urges unless I am between tasks and near food. When I am crafting or being creative, I have ZERO eating urges...I'm really engaged and food is a non-existent thought. When I am just watching TV, I do get eating urges. So, now when I watch TV, I do double-time...I have the TV on but I work on something creative at the same time.

Staying within the 200/500/500 calorie ranges has been pretty easy so far. Last night, with my evening meal, I was even able to add some sweets to my meal to fill up my 500 calorie range. It's interesting that I can have sweets with a meal that is recorded and not feel a need for more or go into binge mode. I think it's because it is not a part of emotional eating...it's just a part of my meal which is not an emotional eating experience.

Hope you all have a great day! We're getting there! Friday is almost here! Hang in there! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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    I like your view.
    143 days ago
  • PORTIA70
    Being creative is awesome. I have got into keeping planners. There is so many ways to make them very decorative and pretty. emoticon
    144 days ago
    Excellent! Yes, probably the mindset is shifted since you had a sweet that was part of the meal! Makes a psychological difference.

    Hope you have a good day.

    144 days ago
    My sister knits or crochet in the evenings. I can't do either. It sounds like that would be something that may help. Do you do either? Again, likie you, I don't do crafts. I would rather read or play games on the computer.
    144 days ago
    That's great! What are you making?
    144 days ago
  • V72392
    144 days ago
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    Good Morning! You are doing great and really tuning into your mission for good health! I also experience not thinking about food when I am being creative--such as writing. When the mind is engaged there is less chance for it to wander. Keep on--sparking and blogging!
    144 days ago
    If you have a day when you don't feel successful, rest on your laurels. You've had successes in the past, so you know you can do that again. Remember the old "Pete and repeat" joke?
    144 days ago
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