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7 years ago  ::  Jan 09, 2008 - 10:00AM #1
IreneAdler
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Here's an interesting way to lose weight:


http://www.newsweek.com/id/84433/page/1

The author says that writing or journaling each day can help curb the emotional eating.

Whadda ya think?

Irene.
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7 years ago  ::  Jan 09, 2008 - 10:09AM #2
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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That is what we are doing here. My psychologist wants me to get back into art.
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6 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2008 - 3:21PM #3
atnip
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[QUOTE=IreneAdler;200187]Here's an interesting way to lose weight:


http://www.newsweek.com/id/84433/page/1

The author says that writing or journaling each day can help curb the emotional eating.

Whadda ya think?

Irene.[/QUOTE]
sounds like a good idea but i would not know what to write
atnip
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6 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2008 - 3:29PM #4
Sakhaiva
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atnip wrote:

sounds like a good idea but i would not know what to write
atnip



start by keeping a food diary of what you ate and a mood diary of how you feel and what activity you've done for the day.

When I get pregnent I become very large ... with my second child I weighed over 260 (my normal is 135 - 150 range).  After I had my baby, and when I was ready, I began to journal and 'log' my daily intake, exercise and mood. 

It is cheap and effective - the key is to actually do it.

Trudat!

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6 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2008 - 8:28PM #5
emi19
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I absolutely agree. If you can relieve your stress and work through your emotions by journaling then you don't have to turn to food in order to make yourself feel better.
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6 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2008 - 6:59PM #6
giertruidis
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I journalled my way to creativity doing "the artist way" by Julia cameron.  There you start each day with 3 pages of "writing" like brushing the teeth of your mind every morning.  There is a group here on BNet that supports it.
Every morning you write out what is bothering you.  I found after writing about the same thing for several weeks you get so fed up with writing it you actually deal with it.

Lena
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6 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2008 - 7:42PM #7
RememberFriends
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I know it works because I have done it before. But  like Sakhaiva says it's actually starting the writing. I keep telling myself that I have to start doing it again. Irene it's great that you started this forum!!! MAW
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6 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2008 - 8:14PM #8
Gandalf_Parker
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The Internet does the same thing for me. When I am unable to be on the net I eat much more than I usually do. Of course the drawback to it is that virtual exercise doesnt do much good.
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6 years ago  ::  May 06, 2008 - 2:05AM #9
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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G'day atnip:

[QUOTE]i would not know what to write[/QUOTE]I thought of enrolling in a creative writing course.

sakhaiva:

[QUOTE]'log' my daily intake, exercise and mood.[/QUOTE]The last of those is a psychological exercise that I recall.
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6 years ago  ::  May 20, 2008 - 2:45PM #10
sabrinaswinter
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Dear Irene and Gandolf,

I find writing helps a lot.  I love to write and lost weight when
I finished my novel A Tree Frog's Confession From A Psych Ward.
Like Gandolf, if I don't write, I pack on the pounds.  Also
I feel both of you contribute so much of your soul in
inspiring others.  I've read a few of your posts
in different message boards.  You are both excellent
writers with a heart of wisdom and compassion.
I feel when we write, we reach out to others and
also nourish our own soul.  Our world can be a lonely
place but its nice to have a site like beliefnet.

Well, thank you both for sharing so much.  Write On!

Yours truly,
Sabrina's Winter
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