nice low cost things to do to take mind off food?

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  1. miss-r

    miss-r I can do it!!

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    I'm sure there must be a thread somewhere of ideas to keep occupied when thinking of food etc but I can't see it so will start one here. I am about to start on the cambridge diet so I will need some distractions.

    I will start with some ideas:

    • Have a bath/facemask/pampering
    • Give myself a manicure/pedicure
    • Try new make up looks
    • Ring a friend/Visit a friend
    • Do an exercise DVD/Wii Fit
    • Go for bike ride
    • Go for a walk/take a dog for a walk
    • Do some meditation/yoga
    • Go for a nap
    • Tidy and Clean/do chores
    • Sort out Wardrobe/Drawers/put together a charity donation bag.
    • Watch TV or a film (not too much)
    • Do some gardening
    • Do some writing/write a short story
    • Do some drawing/painting/sewing/other crafts

    can anyone else think of anything??
     
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    Grevo Full Member

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    I go on my PS3, or watch something on Sky +
     
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    rubyangel skinny jeans-im on my way

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    hi miss-r,good luck with the cambridge diet,im sure you will do well.
    ive decided to do a car-boot sale in a few weeks so hopefully sorting things out for that will keep me out of the cupboards,im planning to declutter my house from top to bottom,the kids are hiding toys already!
     
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    Lynn_ On A Mission!

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    try on clothes that used to be too small, one of my favourite pastimes lol, easily followed by try on clothes that now swamp you lol.
     
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    fortyandfat is crazy

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    de clutter the house and put all your junk on ebay then treat yourself with the money you have made :D
    exercise is a good distraction if you can be bothered lol.
    read a book or mag
    take up a new hobbie, download some music or pop on a cd and line dance. great fun and the kids love getting involved if you have kids!
     
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    do my crocheting ,
    it certainly stops me from eating, those hands are busy doing crocheting instead. but be careful as it can become addictive, and sitting on our backsides for to long is not a good thing to be doing
     
  8. miss-r

    miss-r I can do it!!

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    what alot of good ideas!!
     
  9. clairem87

    clairem87 cos i need this xxx

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    i like looking through really gorgeous clothes websites and plotting for when im happy enough to be willing to part with my pennies for some stunning dresses etc!! really makes me not want junk and weight gain!
     
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    I usually go up in the bath or shower, use a nice body scrub and face mask then make sure I have clean pj's and bedding to get into afterwards.

    Others I am using are: playing with my cats, reading a book, flicking through recipe books planning a healthy meal for later in the week, going to the gym (if I'm in the mood), go for a walk if the weather allows or making gift cards.

    Great suggestions on here so far :)
     
  11. miss-r

    miss-r I can do it!!

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    Thats a good idea!!
     
  12. miss-r

    miss-r I can do it!!

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    That sounds like a nice idea ...feeling inspired!!!
     
  13. miss-r

    miss-r I can do it!!

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    What a good idea!!!! I might just try that :)
     
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    Miss Mango Little Miss Wii Fit!

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    I take my mind off food by either jumping on my exercise bike, going on my Wii or going out for a walk. Or if I am really starving I'll just have a slice of ham to take the edge off. I also find cross stitching can help as it keeps your fingers busy and you don't want food marks on your work! Haha! :D
     
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