I am notorious for drowning my sorrows, anger, frustration, glee, elation, and pretty much every other emotion in a bag of potato chips, ice cream or donuts. The thing that has helped me to curb my emotional eating is venting on my SP blog. Usually after I vent it all gets out of my system and I feel a little better. Plus, my SparkFriends will usually comment and make me realize that cheesecake isn't going to make my horrible/wonderful/aggravati ng day better, it will just make me feel worse.
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What is going on in my mind and heart when I binge? For example, I use food both for celebration and for stress. Binging is an expression that there is something I need to change in my life, but may not want to face. Knowing this helps me to break the habit of binging.
Using SparkPeople to blog when I am binging has helped me to see what is really going on
We all know how important it is to keep moving--and how easy it is to cut back on sleep when there are many demands on our time. But I've learned that when I don't get at least 7.5 hours of sleep, life starts to unravel. I'm more easily tempted to skip exercise and eat mindlessly, and it's harder to focus on the very things I thought I was making time for by cutting back on sleep. The result: slip-ups, stress, self-criticism, and negativity. Get your daily ZZZZZZZZ! 102
You Snooze, You Lose: Sleep More to Weigh Less
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