Calorie Counters - Now that you don't eat...what do you do with your spare time?

02-27-2010, 07:12 PM
I guess this is a question for those of us who are/were emotional eaters/bored eaters. Here is a list of some of the stuff I'm doing instead of stuffing my face (unless it's on plan of course!)

1. Exercising!
2. Posting on 3FC way too often!
3. Looking for new recipies
4. Obsessing over my food journal
5. Going through my closet looking for clothes that are too big to donate!

What are you doing?

02-27-2010, 07:20 PM
Looking at the 3FatChicks and Daily Strength Hypothyroidism forums.
Also I look at ShopGoodwill on the internet
planning my meals
crocheting--helps keep mind and hands busy.

Thanks for asking.

Sharon (

02-28-2010, 12:29 AM
I'm learning to make toothbrush rugs and sewing a good bit :)

02-28-2010, 01:35 AM
I'm learning to sew too, but I also enjoy miniatures because they let me work with different craft skills.

02-28-2010, 04:07 AM
I love surfing the web for diet tricks and reading on 3FC!! Also, I love calculating days and tracking my weight loss and miles ran and stuff in my daily food journal.

02-28-2010, 07:02 AM
Going to the gym
Keeping a neater house
Spending more time with my kids

02-28-2010, 11:36 AM
The gym
Cuddling with my cat
Hanging out here

..but to be honest, most of the time that I would have spent eating back in my out-of-control days, I now spend THINKING about eating and wishing it was time to eat and counting down the minutes until eating is going to happen again. I'm workin on it! I really need to find something I enjoy besides food xD

02-28-2010, 11:55 AM
Hanging out here way too much!
Working out (I do my workout right after I get home from work. The old me would sit on the couch and munch on junk food until it was time to make dinner.)
Waiting impatiently for spring!

02-28-2010, 12:10 PM
I stopped watching so much TV because that was when I would eat. SO, instead, I read, type on the computer, exercise, clean the house...I try to keep my hands busy.

Ten Years
03-01-2010, 11:21 PM
Playing video games! Ha, I'm such a geek... but seriously, you can't eat when you are playing a baseball game on the PS3. I am also building a dollhouse. Can't eat with a paintbrush or a bottle of glue in your hand.

03-02-2010, 08:57 AM
I play games too!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like playing UNO on Facebook. It keeps me busy. I should be cleaning and I do more often now but I try to enjoy my Non-Eating times :)

03-02-2010, 05:10 PM
exercising, looking for a new job, & cleaning! its getting warm outside so maybe i'll throw in a run here & there.

03-02-2010, 05:27 PM
I play warcraft with my hubby, but we always did that. I'm also learning how to knit. Play more with my son, he's getting to be so mobile and it's making ME more mobile lol

03-02-2010, 05:29 PM
I try to make time every day to read. ( Currently reading The Poisonwood Bible - which I highly recommend.)
When my hubby is home we play video games together or he helps me try to make sense of my physics homework!

Oh yeah & exercise :D

three herring
03-15-2010, 02:24 PM
I knit, sew, read and drive my husband crazy.

I play computer games while I wait for dinner to cook, I distract myself with projects. I like having my hands busy with knitting, that seems to be the best for me to "think through" why I don't need to eat.

03-15-2010, 02:42 PM
I sew, making comfort quilts for children and our wounded service people.

I try to clean the house better. I'm trying to do my baby steps with Flylady.

Stopped watching much TV, because I tend to mindlessly munch. When the cooking shows come on PBS, it's like a big old giant neon sign saying "food, must eat food now" I read a lot more, online and books.

Play wii and exercise.

03-15-2010, 02:51 PM
Reading - this is a big one. I've been hitting the used book stores where I live and adding to our home "library". I'm not sure what I love more - the actual book, or paying $1.35 for it.
Baking - although I'm okay at baking and cooking, if I'm the one making the food, I don't feel an overwhelming urge to eat all of it. Sometimes I think I just like being around food.
Home reno - I've painted the kitchen and have now moved on to the bedroom. I love having a project, and seeing the results of all that hard work.
Blogs, blogs, blogs - Home decorating, style blogs, fitness blogs, I freaking love the internet.
Playing with a two year old - it's fun, and it often involves a lot of energy just to keep up with him.