Post # 1
I have been doing pretty good with exercise (made it to the gym 5 times this week) but MY GOD, my eating has spun out of control!!! This week alone I had fast food twice, eaten out at restaraunts three times, had cake balls 3 days in a row, and had a cupcake plus 2 servings of oreos today. I also had a massive amount of pop this week when I have been trying to stick to water. I currently feel like this:
Does anyone else struggle with eating healthy? How do you Bees stay motivated and in control?
Post # 3
I struggle with it! It sometimes feels like the more I work out the MORE hungry I get. I try to get myself to drink more water instead of eating, and I’ve been trying to remove sweets. My nightly dessert this week has been pears! I need to cut the soda though….
Post # 4
Last week I did great- dessert was celerry with peanut butter, banana with peanut butter (obviously, I REALLY love peanut butter), or chocolate cheerios.
This week, two of the restaraunt trips were for business meetings, and one was for my moms birthday so it won’t be weekly occurances. Also, I am PMSing, under a lot of stress and definitely emotionally eating, and now beating myself up for it.
Trying to remind myself that tomorrow is the start of a new week, I am doing great with working out, and sometimes it can take a while to change bad habits.
Post # 5
Sometimes you slip. Those that succeed are not the ones who never fall off the wagon–since EVERYONE falls off–it’s the ones that keep getting back on. So forgive yourself and move on. Tomorrow’s a new day and a new week.
Post # 6
I struggle too! Sometimes I wish I could just wire my mouth shut, LOL! To stop my snacking while watching TV (which is my downfall), I’ve been knitting. It keeps me from eating because my hands are busy and I don’t want to get crumbs or food on my yarn.
Post # 7
oh.my.gosh. like you wouldnt believe. i work out constantly but dont lose anything because of my bad eating habits. i always do really well for a week or so and then ruin it when it gets to the weekends. Weekends are diet-killers. haha
Post # 8
I feel this way too especially during certain times of the month. I noticed that often times when I start craving for food, I am usually thirsty rather than hungry. The next time you see that cupcake, drink a big glass of water, wait 10 minutes, then check to see if you still want it.
Another tip that helps is logging your diet and learning the total amount of calories each meal consists of. When I learn how long I will need to stay on the treadmill for that cupcake, I usually decide against it. Or else, I get on the treadmill first, then have the cupcake.
Post # 9
I feel your pain :(. I’ve gained 3 pounds, and JUST finished making an amazing batch of oatmeal cookies. Well…the dough is in the refrigerator, but please believe those things will be in the oven in about 15 more minutes after it’s done resting :).
I’m going to do better, and a I know you will also. Sometimes we just slip!
Post # 10
I have this issue too once I start eating bad it is really hard for me to stop! Some things that have helped me are like baldor1 mentioned: logging everything you eat, weather it be writing it down in a journal or some phones have apps on them which can count your calories for you! pretty nifty…. when I acctually see everything I ate that day written out I either am encouraged by it or see the areas where I need help.
Post # 11
oh my gosh…we just got our girl scout cookies a few days ago….total diet killer! Looks like I’m spending extra time at the gym this week!!
Post # 12
I actually recorded how many calories I burned on the treadmill last night so that when I reach for the sweets (my normal downfall), I can think about what I will need to do to burn it off, and then I will actually add it to my workout for the day.
I also made a SparkPeople account today to track my nutrition. We are in the process of buying a house and so we are relying on a lot of frozen food right now, but I hope to actually learn to cook when we get our first place. For now I am trying to focus on eating more fresh fruits and veggies.
Post # 13
I feel you. I work out a lot and find myself ravenously hungry All The Time. Keep a food diary. It’s a lot easier to pass up those snacks when you see you’ve already consumed 1700 calories that day. And log the food BEFORE you eat it so you know how many calories you’re about to shove in your mouth.
Also, try to find healthy alternatives. I usually always have a sugar free chocolate pudding snack for dessert (with some light whipped cream.) 60 calories. My Fiance (who, incidentally is almost sickly thin and never gains an ounce no matter how much he eats GRR!) has a massive sweet tooth. So everytime he’s eating something bad, instead of sharing, I bust out my puddin’ cup. Or jello. Or a 100 calorie snack.
And remember, just because you’ve worked out that day doesn’t mean you get cart blanche to eat whatever you want! Burning 500 calories doesn’t negate consuming 3,000. You’re still gonna gain weight. The gain might be a little slower, but it’s still going to happen.
Weight loss totally sucks.
Post # 14
@ILuvDance17: Wait a minute, it’s Girl Scout cookie time again???!!
Oh no, lol, I’m doomed!
Post # 15
I know it gets easier to eat healthy once you get used to it. The last time I was very healthy and didn’t ever eat junk I eventually just stopped craving it. I went a couple weeks without eating fast food and the first time I did last week, it almost made me sick (but I was desperately hungry. Lesson learned- bring healthy snacks out with me).
@lezlers: I actually feel worse when I eat badly when I am making my gym goals. Like..well, that was a waste of my time/energy. I make sure not to excuse my eating, and I am trying not to feel bad about it, instead I am trying to improveit. We are hitting the grocery store Wednesday, so I will pick up some tasy/lowfat treat options then. My Fiance also eats whatever he wants and has a six pack ([email protected]$$, haha), and youre right… Weight loss TOTALLY sucks!