(Closed) Confessions of a Compulsive Eater

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Carpie: I’m on the taller side too, so I hear you on gaining 10-15 and not really realizing it.

I now make myself step on the scale EVERY Thursday morning no matter what. That way at least I can’t get TOO out of control because I “check in” every week.

The first time I lost the 25lbs I stopped weighing myself after I reached my goal. Then a little over a year later I’d gained that back. I still have my size 6/8 wardrobe in my closet, even though at my top weight I was starting to get too big for my 12s.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@Lolasmomma: Can you describe your experience with the HCG drops?  I’ve never heard of them. Is there a diet plan in addition to taking the drops?

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@tinylittlebird- I have tried weight watchers in the past and am seriously considering doing it again. I just hated the meeting mostly because there was one couple there who just yaked and yaked the whole time to the group. I switched days and they did too! Haha. I might just do the online thing, it’s nice to have it on my phone.

I always think to myself too, even now at 50lbs over weight that I’m still really not THAT bad and then I see a picture of myself and it just kills me. I don’t feel like a fat person most of the time.

As far as getting comfortable with where you’re at that’s totally my issue too. I lost all that weight and I was feeling so good, everybody was always telling me how great I looked and I would think “hey, I hear ya, I’m doing so gooood and I should reward myself for all this hard work!”. Of course the reward I turned to was almost always something chocolatey. I need to reprogram that reward to be a new shirt or something.

@KatNYC2011- I have a scale now so that has helped me not gain any weight in the past few months but I also haven’t really lost much. It would’ve been helpful to weigh myself every week like you are like last year.

 

Post # 21
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Carpie: I am definately one who uses food as a reward and it is bad! The reward should be a new pair of jeans, or a mani/pedi, or something GOOD for me, not a giant bowl of pasta.

I wished I’d been stepping on the scale weekly when I went from 148 – 173. I probably wouldn’t have let it get that far.

But, I didn’t feel like I was “that bad” until I saw a photo of myself, or how wide my ass print was on the sofa.

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I wouldn’t say that I’m a compulsive eater, but I do love food and I do turn to it for comfort. I spent my high school years dieting off my curves, and I don’t want to return to that, but I also can’t continue eating the way I do.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@tinylittlebird: I can completely relate.  I LOVE my food.  I never saw myself as to having a problem with eating though.  I think it’s more of WHAT I eat.  I don’t know.  I may still be in denial.  But I went from 210lbs (that was from meds.  I’ve always been at least 160) to 120lbs.  I felt and looked great.  Next thing you know, I’m back to 160lbs.  I feel miserable and like a failure.  I started WW about three weeks ago and I don’t feel like I’m getting far.  I’m definitely having a slower start than most people would/do.  I can’t take it anymore.  My weight is constantly going up and down.  I know it’s bad for your body as well and it’ll always make losing weight harder as time goes on.  

So, I’m giving WW a chance.  If it doesn’t help, I plan to go get my thyroid checked out.  I was exercising and still eating the same as I was when I lost the weight.  I have no idea how, why, and when I gained back 40lbs.  I’m getting so upset thinking about it now.  It just frustrates me to no end because I did and still do everything you’re supposed to.

Anyways, I think you look gorgeous.  I wish you the best of luck.  I can understand how hard it can be.  If you ever need anyone to talk to, please feel free to PM any time.  Take care.

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@DesireeAnne: Every time I try to lose weight again it just gets harder.

Also, sometimes your body gets used to a routine. If you do the same exercise/eat the same food it becomes less effective.

I went up and down the same 5lbs for 2 months after getting back on WW. Then all of a sudden the losses started sticking and now I’m down 13lbs.

Fiance is working late tonight and I’m trying very very hard not to raid the pantry. I had my dinner and now i’m having 1 glass of wine.

Those chocolate chip muffins in the kitchen are really calling my name though.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@KatNYC2011: It’s definitely one of the hardest things to deal with.  My family is tiny.  I don’t know where they got me from.  I don’t mind my butt.  I think it looks really good.  It’s my stomach and thighs I can’t stand anymore.  I’m just tired of trying and trying while I watch everyone else enjoy all the foods I really shouldn’t eat.  

I gave in V-Day and had J buy me a cuppycake.  I couldn’t take it anymore.  I’ve noticed that my weight each weigh in is always up and down.  I am hoping that I get a kick start soon and drop at least 15lbs.  

I am doing different exercises more often.  I figured I’d alternate days and do different things. Not sure how else to go about it.

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@DesireeAnne: Having a smaller family or being surrounded by smaller people is hard too. My sister & dad can eat whatever they want and not have to worry about it.

I try to make myself eat with people as much as possible so I avoid the traps of eating by myself (and eating WAY too much).

I make completely different food choices when I go to lunch with my girlfriends vs going to grab lunch by myself and taking it back to my office. When I go and get food by myself, it usually ends up containing french fries (which honestly are never as good as I hope they will be).

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@tess75:  Yes there is a diet plan that goes along with them.  I just PM’d you!  Let me know if you have any other questions!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Goodness, its like a thread full of my people.

I have problems with eating too much, and I also hide food from my Fiance, I’m doing WW, but not really following it, I think I’m down about 1lb after 4 months. Last time I did WW I lost 13kg (26lb). I need to lose around 15-20kg (30-40lbs) to be healthy and start feeling good about myself.

I think my problems are 2 fold. One, I don’t feel big very often, even though my BMI is 29 I don’t think of myself as overweight, and when I look in the mirror I don’t see a fat person. Its only when I try to buy new clothes that I realise I can’t even fit in the size 16 pants, and I can’t buy clothes from ‘normal’ shops. This weekend I sewed a pair of pants to fit because I cant find any, and I had to buy so much fabric to make them!

The second part is I eat healthy 90% of the time, but the other 10% I go all out eating crap, in secret. I’ll weight for Fiance to go to work, then eat a giant block of chocolate. Or I’ll go back for seconds when Fiance isn’t looking. I also can’t stop eating until I’m full to the brim, feel like I’m gunna puke, full.

I don’t know what to do, I feel so out of control.

Post # 29
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

you did it once! you can do it again – you look amazing in your dress by the way! i love it! i have a good feeling it will still fit – 10 pounds is not bad, be proud that you were able to keep the rest off 🙂 hang in there

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have bounced around between different eating disorders since I was 16 (compulsive eater). I lost 40 lbs on WW in high school, then lost another 20 when I was disagnosed with Annorexia/Bulimia, then I fell off the treadmill trying to eat the lettuce I had eaten earlier. I’m in grad school and gained 10 lbs during my first semester just from the stress. I binge even when I don’t realize I’m binging. Right now I’m working on being happy in my skin…NOT only happy when my jeans say “0”. Believe me, this is a life long battle, but know that you look beautiful and if the dress doesn’t fit, it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. (That’s what my mom always tells me, everyone deserves to eat!). Good luck!

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

JUST.LIKE.ME.

When I’m stressed/tired, I eat.

I started WW in January…lost 3.5 pounds, was feeling good…then something happened in my brain when I stopped caring. I haven’t worked out in like a month, and am just eating (just had a cinnamon roll for breakfast 🙁 ) I don’t know what it is. I feel gross! I have gained back like 2 pounds, but lost my muscle, so I’m flabby 🙁

Boo. I hope the motivation kicks in sometime in March…need to look good this summer!

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