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I find it especially difficult on special occasions and parties when it comes to food, alcohol and smoking. I tend to almost always overeat, drink too much or even smoke much more then I usually do. The result is not much fun.
You may ask yourselves why do we do this? Why do we let it happen when we know that it is bad for us? The questions are endless but the real thing we should try to ascertain is what can we do to stop ourselves.
The above link shows us what overindulgence is and what kind of help can we get for it, plus some helpful tips of how we can avoid doing this to ourselves. I am the first to admit that when I get depressed over what ever it is, I tend to turn to food and over do it.
Then other times I am really good, but the times I overindulge out weigh the times I am good. Not to mention exercising, which has been minimal in the last 6 months.
I guess in this instance I can relate to all of you whom overindulge and understand what drives you to do this. Obesity is not an easy thing to have to live with and for me my fear of actually succeeding is a big part of why I am still obese. This may sound strange to you, but there you have it ‘my fear determines whether I lose weight or not’.
I would be interested to hear your story of what triggers you off to overindulge so please email me your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some great video tips of how to handle those holiday parties when it comes to food and alcohol will give you some to plan for at the end of 2010. Good luck – I will be attempting to take all this on board myself and will let you know how it goes at the next party or gathering for a special occasion.