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Day 2

Friday, July 27, 2018

I am on day 2 of being on Spark People again but started changing my diet about a week ago. I am doing well have been eating much better.

My biggest struggle...

I have so many mental struggles with my eating. I don't know how to overcome them so I am just working around them. I am not hungry but I want to eat all the time. Stress, boredom, depression, all of the above? I don't know. I am not sure how to get past this. I feel like I am constantly thinking about food. Even if it is healthy food I am still thinking what I am going to eat next even if I just finished eating.

I have been eating sunflower seeds in the shell as a "snack". Since they are in the shell it is a slow process so it takes a long time for me to finish them but it gives me the constant food idea. Also end up chewing gum to help.

I know I need to break this habit and move past it, just not sure how.

This process can be so difficult. One day at a time.
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  • BIKE4HEALTH
    SP really works when we follow its suggestions. I find the water consumption to be important for results. Many times the challenge is not easy but the reward is well worth the challenge. We look forward to hearing how your progress is going. Please advise of future success.
    444 days ago
  • MIWOLFF60
    I think we all appreciate the daily struggles. I know for me the depression really gets in the way. But know this.. you can do it and we are all here to support you! emoticon
    444 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! I find that drinking more water, and forming new habits to keep busy help me a lot. It is just a new habit that you have to form to overcome emotional or mindless eating. Also you can substitute healthy choices like celery and carrot sticks when those urges hit. Once you develop new habits, you will have it licked. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    445 days ago
  • DWROBERGE
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    445 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
    Awesome! Way to go!
    445 days ago
  • MSCHERYL10
    Are you drinking water? I find between all the drinking and bathroom trips, it cuts down on food time. I think about food ALL the time as well, usually it's planning the next few meals.
    445 days ago
  • MSLISSA1207
    You sound so much like me! Kudos to you for tackling this! You've got this :)
    445 days ago
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