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Day 81~Focus On Long Term Success....

Monday, June 16, 2014

We have finished the section on growing stronger..now to use a picture it is time to lace up our shoes & do some serious walking... emoticon

The next set of chapters will be designed to lead us in the direction of Long Term Success.

Start with Chapter 81..Unhook The Chains....

The event that leads to emotional eating.....



We can all identify with this pic...but as I started to say..the event that leads to emotional eating is not an isolated event..it is one in a string or chain if you will of events.

Perhaps milk gets spilled ...then clothes have to be changed..the bus is early for the kids..you are late for work. Traffic sucks..& of course the rudest person in town is immediately behind you honking like a Canadian goose!

Just when you think you have gained some stability..the phone rings ..the school...the nurse..the boss...whoever it is that you most do not want to talk to right now. So off to the break room or kitchen for a cuppa coffee...& there you behold.... emoticon emoticon and even emoticon . Before you know it ..food in face ..guilt sliding in the door of your brain right behind that last big swallow!!

We all know the pattern..be it a working away from home MOM..a working at home MOM.. a Grandma or a student...we are human & the chain of events leading to emotional eating just happens to all of us!! When you are hanging by a thread...temptation is harder to resist...



So we don't..then later we flog ourselves for giving in..or we just eat away the rest of the day with the excuse ...already messed up might as well do it good!! WRONG!!

Trace back to see where this started..this emotional chain of events...then link by link unhook & deal with it without turning to food. Figure out how you could have dealt with the event rather than hiding behind food!!! Because in a lot of cases while stuffing that food in your face..your mind is going like gangbusters...saying ..I shoulda said this.. I coulda done that..I woulda done that if only...etc. All the lovely excuses!! Turn those excuses into actions....NO I am not saying to tell the boss off...I am saying find a tactful way to deal with it! There are as many solutions as there are problems!! You just have to.... GULP...act like a responsible adult & sort out the issue & deal with it ..right there..right then.. & keep your hand off the food!!

EAT RIGHT.. TO ENJOY...TO PARTICIPATE IN LIFE.

.NOT TO HIDE BEHIND FOOD AS A SHIELD FROM YOUR EMOTIONS!

Do not let this happen to you....



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Now this is my personal note.... emoticon to all who send me nice notes!!! I appreciate each of you so very much..your encouragement is so important to me..it indeed helps me get thru my day. No words are sufficient to express my gratitude to all!

Have a lovely evening..sip a glass of preferred liquid with a loved one if you can..& appreciate lifes wonderous moments as the sun sets on the horizon!

PS:ankle still hurts like a big dog..but swelling is less!!

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  • MEOWMEEEOW
    I empathize with the ankle, but it's 10 stitches in the top of the foot for me. I hope your injury is healed soon.

    Unlinking the chains of emotional eating can be really hard work. Thanks for your insights. Best of luck with implementing what you've said!
    2001 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Great blog again - I have a new coping method I am trying - saying out loud - I feel (fill in negative emotion) but it is just an emotion and will pass.

    Have a wonderful day
    2001 days ago
  • MYTHMYTH
    Sorry to hear about the ankle! Hope that it is better soon!
    2001 days ago
  • 144AUTUMN
    Keep up the good work!!
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