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MARYA81 Posts: 192
3/22/12 10:48 P

how about going for a drive to clear your head?

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3/22/12 5:40 P

Get thee up and moving.

Go for a walk. Do some exercise; focus that urge to eat into an urge to move... if you start adjusting your behavior, you can start heading off the binge before it starts!

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3/22/12 3:04 P

Watch it! Don't pig out when you get home! Find other ways to soothe the beast- the hot bath is a great idea! I would try to workout before- get some of that stress out.

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3/22/12 2:28 P

Actually, how about a bubble bath ? Normally, I would go outside and take a walk. I do find walking helps me relax after or during a stressful day. Of course, why not go out in the rain ? Pretend you're Gene Kelly and enjoy the rain drops falling all around you.

In short, there are better ways to relieve your stress that don't involve food. You could take a nose dive into the chocolate and no one will fault you for it. However, if you're just going to make yourself miserable later, then it isn't worth it. Take a walk in the rain. Have a bubble bath. have a cup of tea.

You could even do a vigorous workout. Many SP members find exercise a good way to release some steam.

Now, let's put a positive spin on your fight with the hubby. You'll probably both feel badly by this evening and as a result, make up ! Try not to worry, everything really does have a way of turning out okay.

3/22/12 2:09 P

if you are tempted to stop somewhere on your way home- make it the farmers market and by get some fruits and veggies!
often when i am feeling this way- i go and get veggies- by the time i get home, wash and cut up everything. i am over the feeling and if i still want something- then the veggies are there for me.
i will portion them out- and sometimes leave notes on the baggies of the veggies that are an uplifter.

you should be proud of yourself for recongzing what you want and stopping it from happening.

Edited by: LIVINGKERRY at: 3/22/2012 (14:39)
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3/22/12 1:38 P

I have so been there. I found one of the best things to help me really was recognizing that I was not hungry, I only wanted to eat because I was angry, sad, stressed (name your emotion). I drink a big glass of water or make some tea. This often helps, or I go ahead and "allow" myself a health snack. Carrots, I have eaten more carrots in the last 2 months than I have in years. They have the crunch I seem to crave, but not the calorie. I hope when you get home you are able to take a long hot bath.

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3/22/12 1:29 P

I am having a very emotional day and all I want to do is EAT everything I can find. I havent but I want to. I am at work so that has saved me because I only bring controlled amounts of food to work and I do not keep cash so I cant go to the vending machines.

Rainy day, bad news from back home, and hubby and I had a fight this a.m. which rarely happens. Calgon take me away!!!!!!!!!!!

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