BVMARR - I can really see where you might have to really do some serious thinking, planning and re--thinking how you will do this if you are to succeed without going crazy while living at home.
You say that you do well up until dinner-time. So think about the foods your family eats for dinner - maybe you could even offer to cook some of the meals. Try some of the recipes on SP that take NORMAL unhealthy foods and make them over into healthy DELICIOUS meals. Talk with the family about what you HOPE TO ACHIEVE in terms of GETTING HEALTHIER rather than just losing weight. I also found that regardless of which group of people (the supporters who want to regulate what I ate and save me from myself OR the saboteurs who didn't want me to lose weight or change things so they tempted and teased me) I was talking to, the most successful strategy for ME was to tell people I was trying to get healthier and that while NO foods are forbidden, NO foods are BAD, and/or ALL foods were okay SO if I WAS/AM eating it, it is okay and if I say I cannot or choose not to eat something, it is because of my health NOT that I don't love them, like the food, or whatever.
Parents are usually pretty supportive of HEALTHY CHILDREN (even the grown ones) as long as they UNDERSTAND it is NOT about judging how THEY eat or whatever but an effort to improve YOU.
Talk to them, tell them how they can help you, what you want and need. See where that gets you.
If talk doesn't work, then you might have to explore some other strategies to deal with it but IF POSSIBLE, doing it the EASY way is the best choice.
Remember, one day does not make or break your healthy diet - it is a lifetime of doing the right or wrong things.
Recognize that you sometimes might eat some junk food and move on. Recognizing the triggers is a first step in finding something to replace the junk food with!!! For me it used to be reaching for chocolate....now I reach for my knitting.
keep up the great work and don't let one day define you!
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I usually do good up until dinner, I'm really trying to fix that. I usually get home around 8 and my parents always have something unhealthy to eat, sucks I had to move back in with them at 24 years old.
I have spent a lot of time coming up with a workable PLAN to help me do better on this very issue. TODAY was not a GREAT day and I was sorely tempted to really dig into the crap foods - I even bought candy bars when I stopped at the pharmacy. THEN, I used my PLANS and today had a POSITIVE outcome instead of a BINGE.
Just like when I do binge, I look back once I calm down and see what I could have done differently - only this time was a much rarer reflection on what I did RIGHT and how I can help myself to do RIGHT more often in the future.
So, my reflection was that what I did was I went to the fitness center BEFORE I ate the candy BUT AFTER I BOUGHT IT. I also DID have some nuts that I just happened to have in my purse. I also had been taking my mini-prayer breaks during all this chaos and frankly, it HELPED a lot. So did the exercise. So did the HEALTHY snack that is ALSO an indulgence even though it was healthy.
Why did today end in a positive outcome? MOSTLY because I have reflected over each LESS HEALTHY and not-so-good outcome and had created a PLAN to HELP me.
Does it work all the time? NO! Does it need adjusting? Sometimes. Do I have any miracle cure for emotional eating? NO! Not likely, but SOMETIMES now because I have an ever evolving PLAN, I see a light at the end of the tunnel.
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For me, food is like an addiction, and you cannot totally overcome it, but just learn how to manage it. Believe it or not, I go to AA meetings to help me with my food problems. I have lost 140 lbs so it works!
Today I let someone at work stress me out and I realized I am still an emotional eater! :( I thought I had got over that! I lost the fight today but I refuse to give up the battle! Tomorrow is another day! Onward and upward
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