Ok here's my problem:
I emotionally eat. I have a number of triggers:
1) Feeling sad (which is often). Often associated with a "why bother" thought.
2) Being bored - usually leads to sad
3) Working on my thesis - I tend to get paralyzed by anxiety about "this won't be good enough" "I can't do this", "this is too hard" and then I tend to think about food, which often leads to procrastination by muffin/chocolate.
It's something about Uni that just brings out all those inferiority complexes.
I also tend to hide this kind of eating and think about ways I can sneak food I shouldn't be eating without being 'caught' by hubby, friends etc. So so stupid!
My plan has been to be aware of these situations and keep an eye on my thoughts and use distraction, chewing gum, or doing the work
to reduce it however I still have heaps of trouble. This is bad for two reasons - I get fat, and I don't get my thesis done anywhere near as quickly. I know from previous experience that being out of Uni is 100% better for my eating and mental health, but to get out I need to get this thesis done so in the mean time I'd love anyone's creative practical solutions to help get me through the last 6 or so months. Telling myself "you can do it!" just isn't working, I think I need something really concrete.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"