(Closed) I keep self sabotaging and I don’t know why

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I feel for you, and I know what it’s like! I’ve had so many days like that…and eating when I just KNEW I wasn’t hungry, or that it wasn’t necessary!

Sigh.

The only thing that helped me get over that hump was being held accountable- weighing myself every day or going to weight watchers and getting weighed in front of others every week…etc.

Have you thought of doing something like that? It makes it harder when you know you’ll have to look at the scale the next day,

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ack I do this too!!

I usually write something down to motivate me and post it in the kitchen… and also not having junk food in the house helps me since I won’t go out of my way to feed a craving (although I think it’s more the fact that you ate at 9:30, and not so much what you ate).  Give yourself a time limit.. no food after 7:00pm!   Also, going by the pics you posted of your hair/makeup trial – you look gorgeous just the way you are!!  Good luck!! 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I’m the same way. Sometimes I find it helps if I eat a lot of small snacks during the day. Then I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time munching, so I don’t want to do it anymore. Then “meals” have to be smaller though, which can seem disappointing.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t get discouraged.  Every day is a new day, just keep trying, and don’t let past “failures” justify straying from your goals even more (I sometimes get this sort of defeatist attitude).

Why do you think you do that?  Are you an emotional eater, or do you eat because you are bored?  I know it is easier said than done, but try to do something else every time you think of eating when you aren’t hungry.  Read a chapter of a book, call someone on the phone, take a walk around the block, etc.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I used to do the same thing! Cereal at night used to be my biggest obstacle. As weird as this sounds it worked for me. I started putting my dog’s treats right next to the cereal and everytime I’d start craving cereal I’d grab the dog treats instead and give them a couple. They loved it of course, and after a couple nights once I’d go into the pantry at night they started to expect the treats and would freak out and “pout” if they didn’t get them. It would break the thought process long enough that I’d realize I didn’t actually NEED the cereal and I could walk away from it.

I’ve read that the best way to get rid of a bad habit is to replace it with a good one. I’ve replaced my nightly bowl of cereal with treats for my dogs. I’m not sure if you have any pets but you can maybe try to replace the cereal with something else that’s a little more healthy.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Are you getting enough sleep?  I’ve noticed that, even if nothing about my diet or workout changes, I lose only when I’m well rested.  Something about my tired body clinging desperately to every last molecule of possible energy, maybe?

Have you told your Dad that his comments hurt your feelings and aren’t helpful?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KatNYC2011: I did it to myself as well and still do actually.  I always tell myself not to do it, but then I give in.  I always feel guilty and angry afterwards as well.

I wish you the best of luck that you can push through those urges.  I know how frustrating it can be.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What works for me at night is to brush my teeth everytime I get after dinner cravings. Toothpaste tastes nasty and brushing teeth sucks so you don’t want to have to do it again. It stops me from little munchies at night. Normally I would just eat a cheeto or whatever, but that cheeto would force me to brush again so it’s not worth it.

Idk if that makes sense, but it’s my logic.

Maybe choose something other than cereal because that’s a lot of carbs before going to bed?

I self sabotage daily to. bah

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@PinkMagnolia: That doesn’t work for me because then the toothpaste taste wears off. Hahaha.  Just saying.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@KatNYC2011: I certainly have used food to fill a void, so that rings true for me…have you thought of doing maybe a small stint of behavioral therapy sessions? I know that may be expensive, but it is just something that popped into my head.

I know how hard it is to quit the bad habits, but you can do it!!

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