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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lately, I'm been eating a lot of candy. I know it's not good for me. It's empty calories. I think since sugar is fairly tasteless easy to eat calories is why I eat so much candy. Candy is also cheap. It's a food that is easy to eat. I can eat a box of candy in very little time. It takes longer to eat a meal and that doesn't even count the time preparing it. When I don't want to eat, it's too easy to eat candy instead of real food.

I usually treat candy as a treat to have once or twice a week. Now, I find I'm eating two or more servings a day. I eat so little healthy food that I eating under my calorie count even with all those empty calories. I have to kick myself in the bum and make myself eat real food and leave the candy in the store. I suppose it's because I'm feeling disappointed in myself that I eat the candy. Candy feels good. It gives me a temporary boost. The happy feeling of the sweetness only lasts a short time.

I need food with protein, essential fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, fiber, etc. Candy kills the appetite, but is only empty calories. I need to stop being lazy and eat healthy food. I can't let my sadness cause me to turn to sugar.

Yesterday, I ate a box of Mikes and Ikes and a large milk chocolate bunny. That was about 750 calories of candy. It's sad to think that half the calories I ate yesterday were just sugar. I need to find a way cheer myself so I don't self medicate with sugar. The day before I didn't eat as much candy, but I bought that candy that day and still had two servings of sweets and a bowl of ice cream.

I have a box of candy in my room. I need to let it sit a few days or longer. I need to eat real food instead of easy to eat sweets. I need to find a way to feel better than lasts longer than the temporary fix of sugar.
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    I ate that box of candy sitting in my room.
    2770 days ago
    Hi, I responded to you on DWD. When I saw this I wanted to come here, too. I hope you will be back on DWD. Many of us struggle with emotional eating. As to now repeat what I wrote, I'll just mention that I don't agree with the deduction you need to "kick yourself in the bum". From my experience when I'm harsh with myself I get deeper into the habit I'm trying to change. Accepting this as part of me and being compassionate toward myself is helping me. It is helping me to learn to do that during my meditation time. I'm still going through this process. I would be happy to share more with you. Simply visit me on my home page.

    2770 days ago
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