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JESSAELINN SparkPoints: (17,454)
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6/28/13 2:57 P

Thank YOU Everyone for your loving support. I love the 1oz chips separated and eat slowly idea. I should have done that, but some kind of ravenous feeling went over me. I hate that. I have been the same weight since April and I'm sick of it. I know it is due to not completely sticking to healthier foods, and I realize it is going to take time to lose weight and to make healthy eating choices on a regular basis. Considering I use to eat fast food 5-7 times a week, 3-4 servings of candy in one evening, sugar and half and half way over the top compared to what I use to, and that I've managed to stick to my caloric intake needs quite well over the past SIX MONTHS, In Comparison? I've been doing really well!! I just get these weird emotional/mental funks and I reached out for encouragement, and that's what many of you have done, and THAT is what exactly was needed. Thank you so much.

Edited by: JESSAELINN at: 6/28/2013 (15:02)
SIMONEKP Posts: 2,495
6/28/13 8:20 A

You have some not too healthy eating habits, good for you for trying and seemingly for the most parts, overcoming them. I would consider seeing a doctor if you continue to have these episodes.

DASHKATH Posts: 861
6/28/13 5:18 A

You cannot change the past but you can control what happens now. Don't beat yourself up for the bad choices you made earlier in the day. You now have the opportunity to make good choice for your body.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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6/28/13 12:04 A

One day is not going to cause you to gain weight... especially since I'm guessing you'll only be a couple hundred calories over, right? It's all about your overall average intake, not what you do on one day. Try eating a little less tomorrow and the next day if you're super worried about it.

And, don't freak out if you step on the scale tomorrow and see a gain. Chips and ranch dip is SUPER high in sodium, and I know for me, food like that always causes a temporary "weight gain" from all the sodium.

Lastly, if you're finding yourself craving "bad" foods often (which is causing the mini-binges), then maybe figure out a way to work them into your plan every now and then*, maybe schedule them ahead of time so when you start craving them, you can tell yourself "well, you're scheduled to eat that on Thursday, so you can wait til then".

*Edit to add: When you work them into your plan, keep the serving reasonable. Noticed you had 3oz of the chips... when you allow yourself to have them, have 1oz instead. Hard to do, I know, but if you take them out and put on a plate and put the bag away, then eat them slowly, you'll probably find that that 1oz is enough. Same for the dips, spoon it onto the plate, put the container away.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 6/28/2013 (00:10)
CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (52,144)
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6/27/13 11:27 P

the past is the past and you can't change it, but you can start out right starting right now. Make healthy choices at dinner tonight, then start your day tomorrow with a healthy breakfast.

You can do it!!

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (54,120)
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6/27/13 9:18 P

I agree--don't skip dinner tonight! Sure you'll go over your calorie range, but what's done is done, and you need to forgive yourself and move on. Give your body a nice, healthy, balanced dinner and start fresh.

LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (21,817)
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6/27/13 8:25 P

My suggestion: put what happened earlier today behind you...and restart yourself with dinner tonight--- a reasonably sized very healthy balanced dinner! Include what you would normally eat so that you get the nutrients you need! Doing something good for ourselves is very powerful....! Its taking positive action, rather than depriving and punishing ourselves. I certainly hope you haven't gone way backward to unneeded, really unhealthy behaviors of throwing up... Chips, Dip and even candy are not the issue I expect--its your disappointment in yourself. Those foods are just old habits that we used to raise our serotonin levels as we try to cope!!

There will be many times on this journey that we each face a challenge...sometimes we just can't (for whatever emotional, or stress, or circumstantial event) choose as good as we "know" we should. But when you think about it....eating healthy 98% of the time...is so VERY much better than we used to do!! And going over your calories once or twice a month is NOT going to change your overall progress, so not to worry on that front.....

If you've been through an emotional dive like getting unemployed...even if you've got the finances covered...that is a LOT of stress. Don't minimize it; accept that change is always difficult; and take care of yourself. Take as many positive steps as you can by eating right, getting some exercise, and having faith in what you have accomplished, and what you WILL accomplish!!
take care,
patti






JESSAELINN SparkPoints: (17,454)
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6/27/13 8:05 P

I fell off my rocker today. I bought candy, only to toss most of it out of the window. Then I snuck in some chips and ate them with ranch dip behind my husband's back like a ferocious rat or something. about 10 years ago I threw up bad foods that I ate, but I was disappointed that more didn't come up. Now I've actually entertained the idea to throw up again. I can't seem to control my eating habits! If I eat dinner tonight, I will reach my protein needs, but go way over my calorie needs, so it's only 5pm, and I am thinking of not eating anything any more tonight so that I will be not too far over my calories. I am going through a very minimal amount of stress, I'm not working but I'm getting unemployment, more than enough to pay the two bills I have to pay, so I don't know what my deal is! How do I settle down and focus again!?

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