Hi dear. You know, I have the exact same problem.
Ice cream is my stress buster at my previous work and I just… can’t. I just can’t not eat ice cream to ease up stress. I feel better but I also got fatter than ever.
But I do think that control is key. What I decided to do is to not eat ice cream at all. With self-control and alternatives (hello sweet fruits! *I think that alternatives are optional, depending on why you’re stress-eating your way to feeling better about something), it worked. I just didn’t eat ice cream at all. I tell myself, “Don’t. Just don’t. You don’t need it.”
**I do eat ice cream occasionally (special events) nowadays but never daily. (I used to eat them daily and I ended up hating myself for it. OTL)
Money is also another way to control this. Haha. I just think of the other things I can buy if I do not buy junk food. I compute the money I spend on food and tell myself that I could’ve bought myself a new smashing dress or an awesome new book if I didn’t eat this lot.
So yeah, control is very necessary. You must convince yourself not to be tempted. It all lies within us, really. Just believe that you can do this — you must not buy these things — and you just do it. :3
I do hope that we’d succeed in this battle (?) against our inner urges. Good luck to all of us! XD
Today, I felt like running outside which I did, thanks to that delivery my siblings ordered. (Actually, I haven’t been running in the past two weeks. Last run was on the 23rd of September. I was hoping to keep this a weekly thing but I suppose I’ll take this whole running thing nice and slow.)
According to my pedometer app, I took more than 1590 steps (more, because I accidentally stopped the pedometer while running) and went 1.27km. (The run on the 23rd had 1,394 steps, went 1.12kms. I walked/ran less.) My route took me outside the subdivision and into Gale’s Convenience Store to get ice cream for my beloved siblings and I got Stick O for myself as a goal for today. (Bad goal but yes, dessert.)
I brought the ice cream back and asked my bro to take care of it and went for another round of walking/running in the open avenue. By 6pm, I went home and did something unthinkable… I lifted weights.
You see, there’s this program by celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza that I’m interested in trying. I only made it through the half of the second round but I do feel like I’m burning a lot with that workout plan she has. Allan-niisama said it can work so it’s worth a try to tone those flabs on my arm and legs.
It’s a good start for me. Just a really good start. Yay. <3