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Work is INSANE right now, as is my personal schedule due to some personal commitments and children's activities. I've had to put working out on hold because I literally don't have the time. (This is temporary- hopefully only 6 more weeks). The lack of working out has caused my stress levels to rise even more (apparently I need the "release" that working out offers me- who knew?) and my good old standby of stress eating is on my mind A LOT. It's been nagging at me, and there have been a few occasions where I've indulged as opposed to remaining disciplined, and it's getting harder to resist.

I'm 11 months out and at goal weight of healthy BMI/150 lbs. (I have set a new goal weight of 130.) I don't want to backslide, but I'm teetering on the edge. My mind is telling me to eat in order to "feel better". I know this is wrong logically, and I don't want to engage in this behavior, but I need some support. Remind me that this is temporary? Remind me that I'm not alone in having these thoughts creep back in 11 months out?

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Gosh I hate the Hungry Hungry Hippo days!!! ((hugs)) Stay strong, my friend, and pound the water!!!

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Walk or move whenever you can. You are worth it. Stand up at your desk. Take the longer route to the restroom. I find if I put myself first even during the frantic, busy times, I get more done and I am less prone to stress eating. I also make sure I plan my food. If I packed my food, I'm less likely to eat other stress foods. Good luck. You are worth taking care of.

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I'm 7 months out and have those urges constantly, i wish i could say i'm good and refrain, but truth it, i give in more than i should. they feelings are temporary. they do pass. we won't die if we don't indulge so it should be easy to avoid, but it just isn't. i'm sorry you're going through this, I'm there with you and know exactly how you feel.

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I so needed this post. My husband is currently out of work. I work from home. The stress of his work situation and the sheer fact he's home is wreaking havoc on my eating plan.

I've focused today on drinking. I love hot tea. I mostly drink herbals and green tea (always unsweetened), so I just keep refilling my cup. It helps keep me from eating when I shouldn't.

BTW: love the "Hungry Hungry Hippo" reference. I think I'll adopt the saying for days like this!

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I am five years out and go through it even now. What I do is keep liquid nearby or increase your Protein I notice that if my protein is about 120 or highter I don't have cravings. Otherwise, I can tell you keep busy. I crochet, read, watch movies and a few other things by keeping your mind busy you may not have the cravings

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11 hours ago, KT1981 said:

Work is INSANE right now, as is my personal schedule due to some personal commitments and children's activities. I've had to put working out on hold because I literally don't have the time. (This is temporary- hopefully only 6 more weeks). The lack of working out has caused my stress levels to rise even more (apparently I need the "release" that working out offers me- who knew?) and my good old standby of stress eating is on my mind A LOT. It's been nagging at me, and there have been a few occasions where I've indulged as opposed to remaining disciplined, and it's getting harder to resist.

I'm 11 months out and at goal weight of healthy BMI/150 lbs. (I have set a new goal weight of 130.) I don't want to backslide, but I'm teetering on the edge. My mind is telling me to eat in order to "feel better". I know this is wrong logically, and I don't want to engage in this behavior, but I need some support. Remind me that this is temporary? Remind me that I'm not alone in having these thoughts creep back in 11 months out?

Ohhhh your not alone im 4months out and i did the very thing u fear STRESS EAT!! It was bad very bad i dred getting on the scale tomorrow in fear i gained 5 pounds :( emotional eatting is pure happiness too me soo with out it i feel not myself. Lol sounds like psychological issues for me. Hehe!

I was thinking ive cheated on my diet so much its becoming a habit everyday. I need to break it so i can get to where i want to be. I think i may do one or 2 Protein Drinks a day to help kick my carb and sugar habit. Im always hungry now and it sucks!!

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