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My Roadblocks to a Healthier Me

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I have thought long and hard about my situation and the legs have always been a problem because of the limitations, but they are not my biggest roadblock. My biggest roadblock is my love of food, I actually love food. Some people talk about a few minutes of happiness and then hours of guilt that they feel after they eat too much or eat food that is not good for them....I do not feel that.

I use food to keep me awake while trying to watch TV at night because it is usually too early to go to bed for the night. I know this is a very bad thing, I have tried to play computer games to keep my hands busy while watching or listening to the TV. This is my down time until wedding season starts and I am relaxing a lot more trying to heal the legs, etc.

I also have a hard time starting a good eating plan midweek. There is always something coming up, an event, a special dinner, etc. coming up and I have always had a problem starting on a Wednesday or after I have had a big lunch etc. I know there are some people that can have a big lunch and get right back on the wagon. I have sabotaged myself with the negative talk of "well I blew it today, I might at well have something else" and on and on.

I actually think my biggest roadblock is myself.
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    Herbal teas help me a lot. I find something comforting in the whole tea making process, and holding the cup with both hands for the warmth, etc. It sounds silly, but it really helps me! emoticon emoticon
    2602 days ago
    I use sugar free gum a lot when I have that urge to snack. If I do give in I eat popcorn and drink lots of water. I will often turn to some hot tea first to see if that does not help the urge go away.
    I agree with Linda, a hobby that you can do and watch is perfect, my MIL can knit slippers and watch TV at the same time. I remember my dad took up making rugs at one point, these type of tasks can help you to!
    I think recognizing we do self sabotage is really helpful. This will help you turn the negative around, and you can choose to succeed instead. emoticon
    2603 days ago
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    I was thinking along the same lines as Linda - needlework, or even plastic canvas work (easier than cloth) to keep the fingers busy. I use hard candy to keep my mouth busy too. It works sometimes....
    2603 days ago
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    I think that is everyone's main problem is the love of food. Another thing is portion size. We've been discussing that in our Diabetes Self-Management Class. There is so much to learn and we're doing it in 5 classes (5th one isn't until later in the year). I am so looking forward to my one on one with the CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator). We have so much fun in that class. I'm going to miss it.

    2603 days ago
    I don't know if you are interested in crochet, knitting, needlepoint, counted cross stitch or anything else along those lines to do while watching tv or not. I used to do those but not in years. One day, if my right hand cooperates, I may get back to it. Not sure yet. I've eaten to soothe feeling or celebrate joys. I know what the love of eating is like. But I know you can do it. I've been doing better lately and I really believe you can too.
    2603 days ago
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