JanelS

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    JanelS got a reaction from JJB in How do you heal the mind??   
    Eating healthy regularly is hard, no question. I want unhealthy food ALL THE TIME. But I rarely eat it. What stops me from eating all the unhealthy food is knowing that I will feel crappy after I eat it. I always ask myself these questions before I eat unhealthy food:
    1) what will eating this food accomplish?
    2) why do I want to eat this food?
    3) other than the food tasting good what good will come from it?
    4) is it worth it??
    9 times out of 10 the answer to # 4 is no.
    I also use the art of distraction when I want to eat unhealthy. I spent many evenings on Pinterest planning my bathroom remodel. It was a great distraction and I felt accomplished. Or I will come check out these forums and see what others are going through. Before you know it the craving is gone.
    Good luck, a lot of it is mind over matter. Not easy at all. And no one is perfect, but we need to get back up and dust ourselves off when we fall.
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    JanelS got a reaction from JJB in How do you heal the mind??   
    Eating healthy regularly is hard, no question. I want unhealthy food ALL THE TIME. But I rarely eat it. What stops me from eating all the unhealthy food is knowing that I will feel crappy after I eat it. I always ask myself these questions before I eat unhealthy food:
    1) what will eating this food accomplish?
    2) why do I want to eat this food?
    3) other than the food tasting good what good will come from it?
    4) is it worth it??
    9 times out of 10 the answer to # 4 is no.
    I also use the art of distraction when I want to eat unhealthy. I spent many evenings on Pinterest planning my bathroom remodel. It was a great distraction and I felt accomplished. Or I will come check out these forums and see what others are going through. Before you know it the craving is gone.
    Good luck, a lot of it is mind over matter. Not easy at all. And no one is perfect, but we need to get back up and dust ourselves off when we fall.
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    JanelS got a reaction from finn in Costco list - anything I'm missing?   
    I would buy a few packages of Aidells Chicken Apple sausages. A great snack or part of a meal. Easy to freeze and then thaw out as well.
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    JanelS got a reaction from finn in Costco list - anything I'm missing?   
    I would buy a few packages of Aidells Chicken Apple sausages. A great snack or part of a meal. Easy to freeze and then thaw out as well.
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    JanelS got a reaction from smurphy in Emotional Eating or Lack There Of   
    I agree with the last reply. When I want to eat because I'm mad, angry, happy or any other reason other than I am hungry I ask myself how I feel after I eat. If I still choose to eat it needs to be healthy.
    Just this evening I wanted chocolate, I have a chocolate protein bar in the pantry. I decided not to eat it because it would not fix my problem, in fact it would make me feel worse about myself. All emotional eating does is cover up the real problem.
    Maybe you can help them understand what the real problem is and how eating will not fix it. Ask them why they eat and how they felt after eating it.
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    JanelS got a reaction from JJB in How do you heal the mind??   
    Eating healthy regularly is hard, no question. I want unhealthy food ALL THE TIME. But I rarely eat it. What stops me from eating all the unhealthy food is knowing that I will feel crappy after I eat it. I always ask myself these questions before I eat unhealthy food:
    1) what will eating this food accomplish?
    2) why do I want to eat this food?
    3) other than the food tasting good what good will come from it?
    4) is it worth it??
    9 times out of 10 the answer to # 4 is no.
    I also use the art of distraction when I want to eat unhealthy. I spent many evenings on Pinterest planning my bathroom remodel. It was a great distraction and I felt accomplished. Or I will come check out these forums and see what others are going through. Before you know it the craving is gone.
    Good luck, a lot of it is mind over matter. Not easy at all. And no one is perfect, but we need to get back up and dust ourselves off when we fall.
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    JanelS got a reaction from finn in Costco list - anything I'm missing?   
    I would buy a few packages of Aidells Chicken Apple sausages. A great snack or part of a meal. Easy to freeze and then thaw out as well.
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    JanelS got a reaction from JJB in How do you heal the mind??   
    Eating healthy regularly is hard, no question. I want unhealthy food ALL THE TIME. But I rarely eat it. What stops me from eating all the unhealthy food is knowing that I will feel crappy after I eat it. I always ask myself these questions before I eat unhealthy food:
    1) what will eating this food accomplish?
    2) why do I want to eat this food?
    3) other than the food tasting good what good will come from it?
    4) is it worth it??
    9 times out of 10 the answer to # 4 is no.
    I also use the art of distraction when I want to eat unhealthy. I spent many evenings on Pinterest planning my bathroom remodel. It was a great distraction and I felt accomplished. Or I will come check out these forums and see what others are going through. Before you know it the craving is gone.
    Good luck, a lot of it is mind over matter. Not easy at all. And no one is perfect, but we need to get back up and dust ourselves off when we fall.
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    JanelS got a reaction from HealthyForPNG in Day 12 and feeling kind of bummed   
    Cry not crud!!
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    JanelS got a reaction from HealthyForPNG in Day 12 and feeling kind of bummed   
    Good crud always make us girls feel better!!
    And I'm sure a little of it is all the post pregnancy hormones.
    Hang in there, even if your weight doesn't change, you are healthier and that is what really matters.