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Old 07-09-2014, 02:50 PM   #44
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,047

S/C/G: 225/ticker/125

Height: 5'1"


I want to eat through anxiety also. I've found that just a bit of exercise helps a lot. Self talk can help. Trying to re-frame my thinking. Challenge my anxiety provoking thoughts. I tell my husband that he's my Xanax sometimes because 10 minutes just laying peacefully against him without talking and I'm calm or at least significantly calmer.

When I get that overwhelmed feeling, sometimes actually writing my to do list down rather than churning it in my head over and over helps. Then I can see it and start to prioritize it. Usually just the act of writing it helps me because a lot of my panic is over forgetting what needs to be done.

Just curious - do you have a mitral valve prolapse? I do and have read a lot about the connection between it and anxiety. I have days where I think sometimes the cause is just heart rhythm and there's not much I can do about it.

HW: 225, lost 75lbs in 2011 LW: 150
Losing again starting from 190lbs - 10/16/2015

Small changes add up. Striving to better than yesterday.
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