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Old 12-22-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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I'm having a rough day. I know that eating junk will only make me feel better temporarily, but sometimes temporarily is better than nothing. I've managed not to go too far off plan, but I'd just like to dive head first into a cheesecake.
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Can you get up and walk or exercise or do something?

For me sometimes what helps is getting out of the house or the office or whatever environment I'm in, and into a different one. If I can, and I'm really feeling a lack of control coming on, I go to the gym. There's something about working out that gives me my control back ... once I've put in the effort, I don't want to "waste" it by eating stuff that's bad for me.

If you can't do that, then do something that keeps your hands busy. Clean - let the smell of cleaners take the thought of cheesecake right out of your head. Or type something. Or knit something. Or anything that will keep you busy and not thinking about food.

Hang in there - it's even harder at this time of year. If nothign else, know you're not alone! )

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:42 PM   #3
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Step away from the cheesecake!

If at all possible - toss it. And then put salt on it...



If it isn't yours (like you are at work and it's in the break room calling your name), my last ditch plan is to promise myself some on my way out. If - when it's time to leave for the day there is still a piece there, I have one piece on the way out. No going back for more, and half the time it's gone before I get there.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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Think of something else besides food that makes you feel good. Maybe treating yourself to a pedicure or relaxing in a nice bath, take a walk, anything else besides overeating. Overeating may make you feel good for a few minutes but more than likely you will just feel worse about it later. Hang in there!

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We all have those days. Back away from the diving board and go for a swim instead. Tomorrow's a new day.
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I'm with Chick In A Hat...if you can't talk yourself out of it and a small slice just won't do...toss it. I usually try to think of how hard I'll have to work to compensate for the calories - but...there are those days...that's when this forum really helps.

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I vow to do something else instead of binge. If I feel "hungry", I make myself wait 15-20 minutes, i'll do exercise, or something else to keep me busy. 9 times out of 10 that stops me from munching, I wasn't really hungry. The 1 out of 10 times that it is real hunger, well I have a small high protein snack.

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