unixslut (unixslut) wrote in dosomethingclub,

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Emotional triggers.

So next in Jillian's lovely book is the process of identifying emotional triggers that cause us to eat. Every single time we go to eat, she wants us to ask the following questions (and write it down in your journal whenever possible):

1. Are you hungry? Examine yourself carefully. Is your stomach growling? Has it been more than three or four hours since you last ate? Are you tired or sluggish?

2. Are you depressed or anxious?

3. Can you find a way to deal with any emotions you m ay have uncovered in an appropriate way, rather than suppressing those emotions? If not, go on to #4.

4. How can you turn this problem into an opportunity?

Basically, Jillian says sometimes life just sucks (her quote heh). Our job, at the end of the day, is to learn how to deal with it with our heads up and our mouths out of the feed trough. We need to find positive, life-affirming ways to reward ourselves for dealing with tough stuff. She suggests bubble baths, manicures and pedicures, going for a walk with a friend... basically finding non-food ways to deal with feelings of discomfort.

The next section is "troubleshooting your relationships" but i don't have time to write about it today.

i highly suggest twins as a dieting aide to anyone who's interested. It's taken me four hours to write this post, and i've managed to get only a tiny bit of lunch into me betweentimes. *sigh*

i'm also pms'ing and i'm not doing any exercises today. Beyond anything else, i simply haven't had time. And for anyone about to tell me all i had to do was "make time", you can come sit the twins yourself.

Sorry for grumping. i guess i needed to let off some steam today.
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