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Monday, August 05, 2013

I just spent about four days eating my way through an emotional crisis. I really need to develop better skills.

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LUVS2BIKE101 8/9/2013 12:36PM

    I think we all experience emotional eating some time or other. It's good you realize your need to improve a healthy way of dealing with emotions, stress, etc. Personally, I find getting myself busy with a hobby or just going outdoors for a power walk. (The latter has been proven most successful for me!)
We are here to help! Together we can succeed.

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After Surgery

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I am allowed to workout again. It's limited, twice a week, with just walking for cardio, but its something and I find it's enough to make it feel like food tracking is worth it again.

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HHB4181 2/7/2013 9:45AM

it's something!

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Thanksgiving BlowOut

Monday, November 26, 2012

I gained six pounds in 36 hours of eating. And normally, I know how to deal with a binge. I just get back on track the next food decision. But I have a surgery coming up, I need to be fortifying my body, not dieting, so now I feel I have to let it stick and I don't know how to deal with that. It frustrates me when I want to lose it again.

I can't do anything and i hate my body today.

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LUVS2BIKE101 11/27/2012 8:58AM

    Your body is a gift. Start today a brand new day with a brand new outlook toward your goals. We are not perfect and we slip sometimes. The best part is that you realize what's going on and that's half the battle. Together we can get back on track to better health. Write your goals out on paper and keep them visible. I know you will succeed!

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CHEETARA79 11/26/2012 9:45AM

    Awww. Don't be so hard on yourself. Lots of people struggle with overeating during the holidays. You can get back on track right now and prepare for your surgery too.

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MIMIDOT 11/26/2012 8:35AM

    Count your blessings and have good thoughts. 6 pounds are a lot, but it's not the end of the world. Take care of yourself, and prepare for your surgery. Good luck!

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A slightly better binge.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I binge eat. I can rack up about 8500 calories pretty easily within a few hours. So, I try to learn from my binges. I'm down to probably one binge every ten or so days. It's a lot better than where I began. But I still binge and I try to analyse them to learn what I can.

Last night I was deep in thought about my scholarly project. The ideas were coming in quickly and I was eating as they did. It felt synergistic in the moment. I grazed/ ate lots of healthy food; food that was fine in moderation. But I ate a lot of it. The items and portions are listed below.

Almonds (.5 cup)
Vita Muffins (1)
String Cheese (3)
Strawberries (10 strawberries)
Whip topping (5 servings, sprayed on the strawberries)
Grapes (2 cups)
Pluots (Dino Eggs) (1)
Natural Peanut Butter and whole fruit jelly on the Ole low carb, high fiber tortilla (3)
Baked chicken (6 oz)

It's still fats and sugars, let's be honest, but a better class, a more nutritionally dense set of fats and sugars. Altogether, about 1500 calories for a binge. Still not ideal, but better. What I didn't do was order-in pizza, sandwiches, cookies, and sodas. I'm happy for that. I tossed the whip topping this morning and packed a healthy lunch for work.

I'm not proud that I binged, rather embarrassed actually, but it was a better binge and now that I learned from it, I can forget it and concentrate on today's food choices...someone brought donuts to work.

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6BALLMAN 10/17/2012 5:15AM

    Sounds like you have made a good change. Congrats on that. Follow through and you will see impressive results!!

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MISSB8604 10/16/2012 10:54AM

    Things will get better and the binges will become a lot more manageable. It does take time however and I am SO glad that you're learning from them.

Just keep on keepin' on and do the very best you can.

You can do this.

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

I had organic potatoes for breakfast. The kind from my local farmer's market with smart balance butter. Healthy and moderate. But within an hour I was craving sugar and I gave into a vending machine for some S'mores pop-tarts. Now, I know how to handle a set back and I'm not going to let it ruin my day, what I want to talk about is noticing patterns.

Is it the starch potatoes that raised my blood sugar? I am not a diabetic per se, but my family trends that way so I put myself on Spark pre- D and try to go lightly on starchy, sugary carbs usually. Does this one incident mean I should not eat potatoes? What counts as a food pattern? What if it is a food pattern? What do I do differently?

I've enjoyed my SP experience so far and have really lost weight because it is a moderate diet (50/20/30). I feel like if I have to avoid all starchy veggies all the time, that moderation goes out the window and now I'm one of THOSE PEOPLE who can't/won't eat this or that. I resent my body for making an extreme pattern.

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LUVS2BIKE101 6/4/2012 7:12AM

    Congrats on the weight loss!!! To avoid hunger/cravings, try to eat smaller meals throughout the day, keeping them balanced with carbs, proteins, fats, etc. The nutrition tracker keeps me in line with the numbers and I try to plan ahead, taking nutritional small snacks to work. Apples give me the "crunch" I need when I crave chips, etc. Just say "no" to the vending machine.

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CHESAKAT41 6/3/2012 10:41AM

    I am a Diabetic and I believe the potato rose your blood sugar - thus, now crave sugar. With some people carbs just don't work - I limit my carbs to one on my plate, but I too crave sugar if I eat carbs. It is a constant struggle to keep in control. There are good carbs that are slowly digested ex: baked potato instead of mashed potato. So, I will eat half of the normal amount. Even some veggies are high in carbs like corn, thus again, brings on the sugar cravings. It takes a lot of label reading and studying to get a good handle on this. Best wishes with your continued lifestyle change...


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