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7/23/09 9:08 P

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Yep, it gets easier. Especially once you stop seeing food as a reward or pick-me-up when you are tired or stressed out. When some of things that started out being "rewards" in your mind become things you really see as "yuck, junk", it gets much easier.

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7/23/09 3:05 P

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It's gotten easier for me, but I still think about turning to food. It's just that the thoughts are more fleeting these days.

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7/23/09 12:20 P

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It gets easier...
when we remain committed to be accountable / Self aware. That is the practice at hand. And yet life will always give us opportunities to work further on this. That's the way it goes.

When food is no longer the shortcut, we still have the practice of facing or riding out life's uneven roadways.
It IS better this way; that I can promise.

Dale

Edited by: PASSIONATETIGER at: 7/23/2009 (12:20)
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CD2701801 Posts: 6,808
7/23/09 11:50 A

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It does get easier in time.. you learn a lot about yourself and what triggers you to eat.. and how u can be better at not eating when your emotional or tired.. takes time like losing weight.. so be patient it will come in time.. reading on this site has helped me a lot..
so might help u too if you havent read much.. hugs Geri

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7/23/09 11:29 A

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yes it does get a little easier. and when one thing doesn't work for you then you can keep trying different things that keep you away from that emotional eating cycle. good luck.

1 bite at a time = 1 choice at a time.
Choice is in our power; take the power and run.

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Nothing is forever why not live for today and make it the best day ever.

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7/23/09 8:47 A

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Every time you resist your trigger you will remember on the next occasion.

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There are two options regarding committment - your either IN or your OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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7/23/09 6:29 A

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You are doing fabulously well. emoticon
Yes, it does get easier. (I learned that years ago in WW. I went without chips for 8 months! When I ate them again, they made me sick!)

I keep telling myself little things are really big things and too keep going forward. Congratulations on your progress! emoticon

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7/22/09 11:54 P

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Every success leads to success - any failures just accept as normal and go back to success. If you had asked me even 2 months into the new lifestyle, I would have asked the same, "does it every get easier." Not easy all the time but certainly more routine and I can see what works for me and doesn't. I will tell you exhaustion is a tough one - especially if it is day after day. You did great!

I am not losing this fat - I am removing it for good.

"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."

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7/22/09 11:27 P

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it does get easier but new "triggers" will always pop up too - staying persistent is key and for me it has become more of a habit but I am also working against years of bad habits so I am intentional with what I eat and do overall. I have given up too easily in the past because I didn't get it - I didn't understand and accept that this is a process - there are ups and downs and every time I screw up I am just learning how to handle that situation better next time. Hang in.




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7/22/09 11:23 P

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Waht a great post. You have identified the problem, you resisted temptation. Of course you must be tired. That is why it iss important to get eight hours sleep.
It does get easier on the whole, you still have temptations but as you progress you get stronger.
I was hooked on diet cola. Loved the stuff, I could have drank 10-12 cans a day. I made it a goal when I started with SP, to give it up, and I did, the same day as I started. I went from looking at it lovingly in the stores to being completely oblivious to it as time went on. Now I feel sick at the thought of it.
But, hey, congratulations, you're doing great!

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7/22/09 10:57 P

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Once you wrap your brain around it and develop strategies to deal with your obstacles, because they will come, it will be a little easier.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

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7/22/09 10:34 P

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It sure will get easier but Im sure there will still be those days,you know where you just want to eat something delectable just because you feel like it and there will be times you might still give in to that urge.......but as long as you remember your goals and rememebr how hard it is to achieve them,it should help keep you on track! also as Sasi said,when the changes you make start to become a lifestyle,a pattern,it becomes easier too! Best of luck and jsut keep at it! Blessings Tina

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7/22/09 10:02 P

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Yeah, I have to say it does get a bit easier. Especially when I remind myself that I want to do this, I deserve this, and I don't need to ruin everything I've worked so hard for. Hang tough! We're all here for you!

Tiffany

Depression is anger without the motivation.

I think depression runs rampant in society today because we are all so obsessed with making a living instead of living our lives.

Live your dreams, it's not as hard as it may seem...On your hopes you must lean...From your fears you have to wean yourself.


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7/22/09 9:48 P

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It does get easier. As you make these new lifestyle changes habits.....they become routine....and easier to get it right....

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7/22/09 9:46 P

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So I've been doing okay lately. But last night I didn't sleep so well, due to a bad roommate situation. I took advantage of being woken up early to go to the gym and get some good time in!

But now it's nearing the end of the day, and I'm completely wiped. I had to go look at some apartments too, so it's really been a busy day. So far I've been good, staying away from the frosted things, but it seems like this whole resisting process is making me even more tired. Thing is, I know I'm not hungry or even that I really want something sugary...it's just me being tired.

So thanks for listening to me ramble, but I guess my question is...I know that there's no magic button that makes everything super easy, but did you guys find that, with time, your alternative methods to coping with triggers became a habit and easier to do? I hope so! I found myself trudging back from the last apartment I looked at, telling myself that if I didn't eat my feelings this time, it would provide some good experience to face this in the future. Thoughts?

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