Post # 1
I’ve done so well on my weight loss. This last week, I’ve made a huge mess of things. I have so far lost 64 lbs. It all started Sunday with a blow out with my sister over Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I ate 4 oreos and a beer (not on the plan). Today, I ate my regular lunch, plus a chicken skewer, greek salad and a wine gum.
I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I feel like I’m on a slippery slope. Its ENTIRELY emotional. How can I get it back under control.
Fiance and I have been apart for about a month because of my work, I get to go home on Thursday for 3 weeks. I hate being apart. I hate this project that I’m on, the people are horrible. We aren’t normally apart, so going home will be good, but the anxiety of a few more days is killing me. Plus I already know we are hosting Easter Dinner, which means more food.
Then out of the blue I get a message on FB from FI’s Exwife’s now ex-BF. If you can follow that. FI’s Ex tried hard to get him back when we first started dating, she didn’t want him, but when she found out he had someone new, suddenly she did. Fast forward 4yrs and the man she had been dating for 2yrs split up with her (in June, why he is emailing me now, I don’t know). Anyway, he emailed me last night saying that she was going through some stuff and might want to call Fiance to discuss as he was with her for 20 yrs and she has no one else to talk to…WTF. Fiance is furious, wants nothing to do with it all, says it sounds like a soap opera.
OK, vent out. Please give me some tips to step away from the food and remember what a good job I’ve done and how I need to keep going to fit into my wedding dress.
Post # 3
@MrsTimmy: Wow, you should be so proud of yourself! 64 pounds is really impressive!
Don’t feel guilty or beat yourself up for slipping a little bit. It happens. No one’s perfect, and everyone messes up from time to time. Just put it behind you and keep moving. Today’s a new day! Focus on all the good stuff in your life (you’ve lost all this weight, you’re going to see your Fiance soon, you’re going to make it through this project and be proud of doing a good job under adverse circumstances). I think you sound really tough!
Do something for yourself to relieve stress and reward yourself! Go get a massage or a mani-pedi or buy a new dress to show off your new figure! Or just call someone you love and talk for a while!
Hang in there!
Post # 4
I can totally relate to your post.
I am also a HUGE emotional eater… and the past few months have been a struggle. Unlike you, I only lost 19 pounds- but they are pounds I DO NOT want to ever see again! I noticed that near the end of February (after some drama happened with my dad) that I gained back 3 pounds… not acceptable.
In order to regain some control, I have adopted five simple rules that helped me lose the 3 pounds, plus 2 more for a total of 21 pounds:
– Water- a lot of it- 1/2 my body weight in ounces everyday (this has helped my skin to clear and also helps to curb my eating at night
– no fries – me gust las papas fritas! but they don’t love me or my hips!
– I get one (only ONE) chocolate goodie per day – I usually have it after lunch 🙂
– no car eating- I noticed that I stay away from drive up/ fast food things if I follow this rule
– 3 servings of fruit and 3 servings of veggies a day- everyday
What have you done to lose your 64 pounds OP? You should be SO proud of yourself!
Post # 5
Congratulations on losing 64 lbs!!! 🙂 I’ve been yo-yo ing my entire engagement – I’d lose 30lbs, and gain 10 back. I am also an emotional eater, so, I can totally relate.
Just take it one day at a time. Somedays, *stuff* will happen & you have no control over it. Just realize you’re a wonderful human being and take control of the next day. 🙂 I carry a pocket sized calendar in my purse to jot down (or draw) how I feel about the day. I’m not a writer, but, it feels good to get the word that describes how I feel down a page.
Post # 6
Thank you all for the advice. Somedays are better than others. I’ve gained back 4lbs, but I need to jump on this now. I booked a session with a trainer and did an aquafit class today. Fingers crossed that I will get this back under control.
Post # 7
@MrsTimmy: No fingers crossed. You CAN and you WILL get back under control.
I fell off the wagon Sunday….and I’m bloated today STILL from it. Had a big brunch (I mean BIG) and an ice cream sundae.
You got back on track the moment you noticed yourself OFF track.
You got this 🙂
Post # 8
you know what, i LAUGHED when i read the title because it sounds like me EVERYDAY. i can’t even lose 1 pound. Then I read the post and just got kind of sad. 1. You’ve done a GREAT JOB losing 64 pounds! 64 FREAKING POUNDS! that’s gotta be what? 6 sizes??? give yourself a pat on the back and treat yourself to a cookie and a beer once in awhile. 2. Stress does a hell of a job on your face. STOP IT. Sure, you’ll be skinny at your wedding. but do you want a healthy glow and a body that wont stop or just look sickly. you’re choice. 3. The ex is looking for attention. IGNORE AND BLOCK (both you and your fiance) and move on with your day. she’s a NON FACTOR.