Comfort/emotional eating replacement ideas ...

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  1. Dobbie

    Dobbie I will get to goal .....

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    Hi Guys,

    With winter fast approaching and christmas looming it is the season for feeling down and stressed out. I am a notoriously bad comfort/emotional eater and was thinking of ways to break the habit this year and hopefully replace food with something else.

    I seem to be fine during the day while I am at work - there are no temptations, but I am at my most vulnerable when I get home from work. I seem to eat because I've had a bad day, argument with BF, because I am home alone, boredom etc So I have decided that everyday when I get home, instead of sticking my head in the fridge/cupboards/tuck box and stuffing myself with cr*p, I will go straight home and run myself a nice hot bath. It will warm me up, chill me out and pass my danger time nicely.

    What will you do to replace yours?
     
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  3. Mrs V

    Mrs V Loves Life!

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    I love dancing and I teach Ceroc Jive to beginners. When I get home in the evening after collecting Jessica from the Child Minder, we out on music and have a dance around the lounge like loonies!!!

    Also catching up on my laundry and cleaning - need to keep the house extra specially clean now its on the market for viewing.
     
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    Dobbie I will get to goal .....

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    ooohh I love dancing around - that's such a good idea and it's a feel good thing too isn't it!! Might even stretch to my all time favourite immaculate collection by madonna and allow myself a make-shift microphone (aka hairbrush)!! Not that I'm a proper little 80's baby or anything!!

    Love it, thanks Mrs v!!
     
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    Mrs V Loves Life!

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    Lol!!!

    Glad I can be of some help!!

    I love dancing to anything, but at the moment Jessica loves - Gwen Stefani (Sweet Escape) - or as known in our house the Wee woo song, Amy Winehouse (Rehab) -aka No no no song, Scissor Sister (I dont feel like dancing) - aka do do do song, Mika (Big Girls you are beautiful) - aka - Biff irl you are beufiful and that Suicidal Song - aka Cecill song- cant remember who sings it......well I know there is no accounting for taste, but she is 2 after all!!!
     
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    Well, as my number one idea has already gone (hot bath. Mmm, bubble bath and scented candles...) I'm a bit stumped.

    There's always sex, I s'pose... :D
     
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    Mrs V I am in stitches!! Your little one sounds like a sweetheart!! And there's nowt wrong with her choice of music either .... she has great taste ;)
     
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    I am the same when getting in from work.

    Lately I have been getting straight on with housework - doing the dishes that have built up during the day, and hoovering etc. I find that first half hour is the worst.

    I have been known to go to bed for half an hour or so. But generally, I get changed, take off my make-up (saves me doing that just before bed) and collect any stray laundry (going back to the housework thing) and keep myself pottering about until I can have a shake/soup without wanting to eat the contents of the fridge whilst making it.

    Distraction is the only thing that works for me. Plus I get my chores done without too much pain!
     
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    I have just started to do a scrapbook for my little boy of all his "first" moments over the last 4 years.
    We seem to have about 3500 piccies just stuck on a disk on the computer so though i would get something done with them.

    Its quite emotional though lol... I just end up blubbing :cry:
     
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    excellent idea for a thread - this is just what i need! looking for lots of distracting ideas please

    xxx
     
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    Ajax Finally...Life begins

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    Chores, Reading, Surfing (The net) posting, texting, reading, chores, playing games, bath, nails, straightening hair, ironing, washing cleaning, playing with guinea pigs, playing with daughter, playing with hubby ;-), Not in any particular order, but the best one for me is reading success stories, always keeps me going!
     
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    Ajax Finally...Life begins

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    What a fab idea, i just invested in a new camera and thought about how im going to save my photos, I will do that, my daughter will love that when she is older! Thank you!! Will update you on the blubbing side lol.
     
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    sudoku!! i swear by it. i also swear at it occasionally, but thats beside the point.
     
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    Poundland do some fantastic kits for £1.00 lol.
    And loads of other bits of ribbons papers and lettering.

    I let my little boy do his own when we have been out anywhere for the day.

    Mind you I got my scrapbooking from a company called creative memories, was a bit pricey but hopefully it will be a mini sort of heirloom
     
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