My Banded Time

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What do you do when you cannot eat?

I definitely am a stress eater...I'm a perfectionist and when things are not perfect I eat.  And because life is not perfect, I ended up eating a lot and developing the weight problem that led me to the band WLS.

Now with the band, I'm trying to find substitutes for eating away my stress:

1)  Moving my body.  I treadmill when I can.  I'm 1 month post op, pre fill.  I'm feeling fine and healthy and ready to move.  I really admire the running, zumba and spinning folks out inspire me to keep on moving. 

2)  Blogging Blogging Blogging.  The community is great and warm...thank you for listening.  I read a lot and comment.

3)  Praying...I really do believe in God and I'm trying to lift up my worries and burdens.

4) Drink water.

5)  Assess my small victories and pat myself on the back...I don't drink caffeine or carbonated beverages.  I haven't for 6 weeks.  That was a lifestyle change for me...and I feel good about it because I think the change has helped my health.

What do you do now that you cannot overeat?

Have a great weekend!!!


  1. Wow! You've come up with some great ones. One of the things I'm starting to do is scrapbooking. For me, I eat when I'm bored. This way, when I have some quiet time at night, instead of plopping in front of the tv at night, I work on a page. So far, so good.

  2. I tend to eat when I am bored too. I drink lots of water and I exercise 5-6 days a week. I don't want to sabotage my weight loss by overeating. Not overeating is a life style change in and of itself. Little by little it will get easier.

  3. This may sound funny, but to distract myself from eating when I'm not hungry, I clean house. HAHAHA...yeah, crazy I know. Or I get crafty and work on scrapbooking or making cards.