(Closed) Confessions of a Compulsive Eater

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Mrs.tobe: Thank you much.  Good luck to you as well. 🙂 I’ll keep you updated.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve started refocusing of WW. I read this great motivation site that said to stay motivated, you need to plan and ease yourself in slowly, because if you make too many radical changes at once then you are more likely to think its too hard and fail. So I’ve set the date, March 7th I’m going to WW in the morning (changing my day) and I’m going to track everything everyday. I’m also going to do 2 minutes of exercise everyday. I know that sounds wimpy, but its more than what I’m doing now, and how can I fail at doing 2 minutes of exercise? Even if i forgot during the day, I could do 2 minutes of starjumps before bed. After week 1 I’ll up the exercise to 5 minutes, then 10, gradually till I’m doing 30-40-60 minutes a day.

I’ve lost 13kg before, and I can do it again. My first goal is 5% weight loss, to put me at or below 85.3kg.

 

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@tinylittlebird: I know you can get back to your comfy weight, and you will ROCK that dress! What a great source of motivation knowing the dress is there waiting for you, I can’t wait to see wedding recaps!

Post # 50
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow! So many people joined this thread. It really is great to hear from others who are going through the same thing.

I had a terrible weekend. Too much beer, bar food, pasta, wine, and buffalo wild wings.

I am dreading getting on the scale this coming Thursday. I really don’t want to see the damage I’ve done.

I’ve lost 12lbs already, and 1.5 inches on my hips, but NOTHING fits differently! You’d think with 1.5″ gone that my pants would fit better, but nope. Everything feels the same.

I feel like my scale/tape measure are playing tricks on me. I also don’t feel like I look any different.

My focus is to get back to the gym this week. I’m going to ease into it today with some yoga, just to make my body feel good and then hopefully go for a 3 mile run a few times this week.

I think I’m a little apathetic because my e-pics aren’t until May and my dress fittings don’t start until June. I *only* have 10lbs or so to lose, but I know those last lbs can be SO hard to get gone.

I just really don’t want to be disgusted by myself when I look in the mirror anymore.

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@tinylittlebird: Thanks for starting this thread, and that’s great about the dress fitting! Just a little snug is definitely fixable in the time you have. I think we can all start to change our habits if we support each other.

Post # 51
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Helper bee

Thanks girls for the support, great thread! So many of us, we can lean on eachother!

I get the same problem where if I want/crave something, my mind obsessively thinks about it. Ususally I just cave in and eat it so my mind stops. I also lie to SO about what I’ll eat, saying I made lunch when I really went out. Or justifying something bad with something healthy (that usually never happens). For instance saying I can have the fries now because I’ll work out later and then never work out.

I hate the pressure too! One of SO’s friends is practically obsessed with fitness/being fit and sometimes I just don’t want to be around him for fear of what he’ll say. He’s the type who’s always saying “oh she’s 5’6 and x pounds, big girl!” when the pounds and the “big” just don’t add up. Makes me feel like an elephant! And I HATE when he’ll tell me “try this try that” it’s like I HAVE TRIED IT ALL IT’S NOT THE PROGRAM IT’S ME. It’s hard when people just don’t understand. He’ll pick on my SO’s weight and that bothers me (doesn’t usually pick on mine, he did it ONCE and I shut down so he’s never done it again).

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@tinylittlebird: Good for you and good luck!

Post # 52
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@SunriseMidwest: oh she’s 5’6 and x pounds, big girl!

It’s really rough when you are around people who say things like that. Especially when the stats are lower than yours. Just makes me feel like an elephant.

I am a  hugely guilty of the “I’ll have something now because I’ll work out later” and then I never get to the gym.

Post # 53
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ok, so I want to jump on the bandwagon too.

All growing up, I was really underweight. Like, people used to swear I was anorexic or bulemic, but reality was that I just had a crazy meatbolism and I couldn’t gain weight. My mom always told me that it would change once I got older, but I never really believed her.  So, hubs and I have been together for 7 years, and in that 7 years I went from barely 100lbs to 160lbs!!!

I just hate myself, I have never in my life had stretch marks or fat rolls, but I have it all now I absolutely hate it.  My friends say I look great and healthy for once, but I know its a different story when I look in the mirror.  I hate to exercise, and eat out way more than I should. I make excuses, and am just too lazy to do anything about it.

Like everyone else, I LOVE food!! Ugh, I hate this…

Post # 54
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@MrsSl82be: It’s kind of like being bi-polar. You feel all happy and “high” when you’re eating something good, and the minute you come back to reality (or a mirror, or a scale) it’s like you are at your lowest again. Like: “why did I eat that?”

It’s so freakin’ frustrating.

Post # 55
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Helper bee

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@MrsSl82be: I feel your pain. It IS a nasty cycle, like
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@Mrs.tobe: said – you feel great when you’re eating and then you feel horrible that you ate what you did.

I also gained a lot of “couples” weight – 30lbs in 3 years. It’s hard to break the cycle of eating out and indulging, but it can be done. Have you tried asking your SO if he’d want to work out with you? I got SO to agree once (he is unhappy with his current weight and has started the negative-self-talk lately). It’s hard and you feel embarassed but having an accountability partner really does help.

Post # 56
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@SunriseMidwest: I JUST did this. I housed a grilled cheese sandwich and fries.

Now I feel disgusting. I logged everything in WW at least, but that means I have 3 points left for the rest of the day.

I’m having a miserable week.

Hopped on the scale last night to weigh my cat, and it said I was up 13lbs since Thursday. don’t know how that’s possible. but I feel disgusting and humiliated.

Post # 58
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Helper bee

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@tinylittlebird: Omg I feel that way about fast food. I constantly have to fight myself to NOT get a McGriddle most mornings (my weakness from McD’s). Yesterday I had Wendy’s for dinner because I was stuck out of town and I couldn’t even finish, I felt sick, it started tasting bad mid-way through. Then I thought “what a waste of money, I can’t eat this…”

Post # 60
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@tinylittlebird: Wendy’s was one of my go to places when I was first on WW.

I’d get a baked potato w/ broccoli (no cheese) and pour a small chili over it.

Good, filling, AND low point.

Although it’s hard to walk in there, smell french fries, and not order them.

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