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A Work in Progress
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May 29, 2012 at 11:40 am #5117
I have been around for about two weeks.
I was really excited about the prospect
of finding people who understand my situation
and can relate to it. I set my challenge for
three weeks, to stop binging or improve
heaps anyway. Well the first week went
really well and I was feeling a lot better like
a weight had been lifted then I went to my
friends house and it all went out the
window from there. I began to over eat again.
It’s very disappointing. I find in areas of my
life I just don’t want myself to achieve, I
sabotage myself, I put off things, I have so
much more potential then what I have
allowed myself. I question and doubt myself
constantly. I don’t want to gave that attitude
anymore I want positive and I want to just
enjoy food, enjoy the colours, smells, textures,
tastes and company. I want it to be normal
and not just a means to an end to my binge
fix because someone has hurt be, upset me
or I’m disappointed in myself or depressed.
I don’t want to treat myself with food either.
So now I have that off my chest I want to see
what I can do about it. I’m going to really
think about the food choices I make and
work out the triggers. Working towards a
lighter, carefree, energetic person.
Lydia.May 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm #94503
Today has been a better day. I have
realized I have let myself go. My eating
needs to get under control. I know that
some people don’t mind being bigger, they
are happy but for me it means that I am
out of control and I have arthritis and the
extra weight is not doing any good for
my joints, my feet are sore all the time and
I feel like a beached whale at the moment.
I don’t want that anymore. What I need to
focus on is not eating wheat and dairy and
I need to avoid eating sugar. This is stopping
me from doing stuff and enough is enough.
Today what I found helped was taking deep
breaths and saying I don’t need it, focused
within. It sounds silly but it actually worked.
Today I stopped when I was full and didn’t
eat too much sugar. My stomach doesn’t feel
so bloated! yay more tomorrow.
LydiaJune 2, 2012 at 12:51 am #94504
It’s been a couple of days and it seems
I’m back on track. I gave been exercising
more and making better choices. I looked
ip the diet for blood types and have
decided to avoid the food that it suggests.
I’m just sick of feeling so tired, not
having energy sucks. I also need to sleep
more. I went out for dinner last night and
had a great time, enjoyed the company and
the food and there was no embarrassment.
I ate and stopped when I was full. It was
so nice for a change. Tonight I made good
choices to. I hope this keeps up. My stomach
is not so bloated today or painful. I definately
need to avoid wheat and dairy!
A positive day, working on continuing it:-)June 2, 2012 at 4:25 am #94505
Congratulations – I’m so happy for you! It’s hard to get back on track after slipping up.
I also wanted to agree with the statement from your first post: “I find in areas of my
life I just don’t want myself to achieve, I sabotage myself, I put off things, I have so
much more potential then what I have allowed myself.” That’s exactly how I feel. I know that I can’t keep putting off the rest of my life – being a “normal happy healthy” person – until I curb this binge eating, but I constantly feel the urge to just hide from the world until I no longer feel fat and out of control.June 3, 2012 at 5:30 am #94506
Thanks for posting. Yes I just want to hide
a lot at the moment. But it’s just a endless
cycle isn’t it because when we are hiding
out we tend to eat more! Anyway still not
doing to bad although I ate chocolate cake
last night for someone’s birthday and now
my stomach is not loving me today! How do
we get out of that? When you feel obligated
to eat something when you really don’t want it.
Yesterday I was finding myself only wanting
good food yay more of that today I hope! xJune 3, 2012 at 6:26 am #94507
Hi Lydia. What things have you tried to get more control of your eating patterns? They seem to cause you a lot of heartache! I’m trying a food diary right now. It helps me eat healthfully as well as regularly. I have been known in the past to just eat 3 big meals a day that were mostly salt, sugar, and carbs. I am trying to replace some of these things with other food groups. It’s hard to not beat yourself up, but you will be more likely to conquer your obstacles when you are feeling good about yourself! Cake isn’t the enemy. What is the enemy is that part of you that convinces yourself that you will be happier when you eat more and more of it. Easier said than done. I try to talk myself out of eating every day. I am even a little hungry now haha. I’d love more than nothing than to stuff my face with some peanut butter but the feelings I know I’ll have afterward are forcing me to sit here without. Here’s to a better tomorrow.
-AliceJune 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm #94508
Thanks for your inspiring words. The
reason why chocolate cake is bad is because
I’m wheat and dairy intolerant so it makes
me feel sick and makes me bloated.
I have prepared snacks for the when I’m
teaching so I don’t pig out on junk when I
get starving. That’s been ok so far.y attitude
is slowly evolving like today at lunch I had
Less and felt better for it. I even find
myself going for the healthier options it’s great.
I have so faro go but hey it’s a Start and I
will continue. I’m working on not letting
other people have a influence on me so I
don’t turn to food. We will see how that goes.
I think really focusing on one thing at a time
will help me get through this. x Lydia.June 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm #94509
Hi this is a one week update.
I can’t believe how far I have come.
Mainly my attitude. I have still over eaten
but it is different. I’m not purposely seeking
out food that makes me feel sick. I am now
asking myself if I really want it. I am also
trying ( if not always successful) to listen to
my body to see if iI’m full. It is a start. I also
Don’t feel so bloated which is awesome!
There is hope for me yet. So far to go but I
see a light at the end of the tunnel!!!!
xxJune 8, 2012 at 8:42 am #94510
Ok I had a binge last night which is bizarre
as I had just been out with friends and had
a really lovely time and said it’s great to see
you out again we have missed you ( I’ve been
hiding from the world and not joining in)
what didn’t help was I was extremely hung
over and all I wanted to eat was greasy food!
So had a full dinner but didn’t over eat then
headed home so it was about an hour and
a half between eating part of that walking,
then I popped into the shop to buy a tube of
pringles ( my downfall ) and 5 pieces of baklava.
Then continued home watched a movie and
ate the lot. It’s not the biggest binge I’ve ever
had but the point is I don’t think I was depressed
it’s like I don’t want myself to feel happy so I
better binge so Ill feel bad about myself again.
Anyway this morning I’m actually not beating
Myself up about instead I’m acknowledging
it but letting it go. I’m going to keep going
and try not to let it happen again. Plus I’m
feeling a little beta so I’m not going to let
One incident ruin it. I’m paying for it today
though my tummy is bloated again bloody
wheat! xxJune 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm #94511
My goodness has it been a week already?
Well I’d like to say that I had a couple of
pretty bad days where I had a binge but
what I really like is that I stopped myself
from going way overboard. I find myself
making better choices and avoiding food
which makes me feel bloated which leads
me to binging. I have cut down on alcohol
as well which has helped. I haven’t lost a lot
if weight but I don’t feel so heavy and as
I feel results I’m determined to keep going.
Yay me. Let’s hope it continues and I’ve starting
dancing again which us fabulous I’m also
getting out there and trying to enjoy me more.
xxJune 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm #94512
Today has been better. I didn’t eat any
crap. I did eat too much for dinner. I had a
second helping when I really didn’t need
it. So instead of feeling excited about
progress I feel let down that I finished
on a low point. I have started my dancing
and exercising more I hope i can see a
Difference soon or in just gonna cry!
Until next time.June 19, 2012 at 10:14 am #94513
I just had a thought. The food is still going
to be there the next time I need to eat or
I’m truly hungry. I just ate brunch a left over
rice dish from last nights dinner and added
tomato, peppers and cabbage. I ate one
normal bowl and when I finished o wanted
to stop! That’s when it came to me that I
don’t need to eat more now I’m satisfied and
it will be there later when I’m hungry again.
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