Well I have gotten some comments about people not liking the Up and Downs, Mountain Clilmbers, and Surrenders:) HAHAHA! Sorry! But, TRUST ME, they WORK!
I want to talk to you all about struggling with food. I am there myself right now. I know we all WANT to eat right! We know WHAT to eat! Yet we still find ourselves shoving cake, candy, snacks, etc in our mouths! WHY? If I could answer that question for you, I would be a GAZILLIONAIRE!!! LOL!
I think it is different for all of us. I know one thing that triggers my “grazing” as I call it, is procrastiniation! If I know there is something I NEED to get done, but I really don’t WANT to do it…..I bet there will be an open container of Oat Bran Sesame Sticks somewhere within arms reach of me:(
I am trying a new exercise that I heard of recently that addresses just such behaviors. I am tyring to associate the feelings I get AFTER I eat “bad” foods, or “too much” good food even, BEFORE I eat them. It doesn’t always work, but so often, I am not even hungry when I find myself midlessly shoving my hand in a bag. But the theory goes…If I can avoid the guilt and remorse and self-loathing feelings by trying to feel them BEFORE I actually put the food in my mouth, by remembering how I felt the last time I DID, I will NOT do the same behavior that triggered these feelings the last time. Make sense?
I will continue to work on this and keep you updated. Let me know if you try this and how it is working for you.
Have a GREAT day! And keep up the AWESOME work!