Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Whew. I. am. struggling.
I've had two major, unplanned pig-outs this week. I've been so HUNGRY!
Honestly, I'm scared. I'm at that point I always get to in my weight loss where my body decides to go into lock-down because it's afraid I'm going to starve it to death. An insatiable, unstoppable hunger kicks in, and I am powerless to resist. (I'm not trying to be dramatic. I honestly cannot stop myself from eating when I get this kind of hunger. Believe me. I've tried.).
I'm hoping these past few days have been due to PMS. I often experience insane hunger around that time, and if that's the case, I know I will get back to normal. At this point, I'm optimistic that that is the reason for my pig-outs. I had one on Saturday, a normal day Sunday (which is why I'm optimistic), and another one yesterday. So, there is still hope.
Does anyone else have experience with this type of thing? Where each time you get close to your goal you body goes INSANE with hunger? This is the reason I have yo-yo dieted 20 lbs. back and forth over the years. I don't *ever* give-up. I just get to the point that I can't stand the hunger anymore.
I'm not experiencing cravings (though I have those too on occasion). There's nothing specific I want, and I tend to binge on things that are fairly healthy/nutritious. My main goal during the pig-outs is just to stop feeling so hungry!
I feel like my body is *really* resisting change and working against me. My last weigh in (after all these months of doing so well), showed a gain despite sticking to my program.
I'm frustrated. I've resigned myself to the fact that I may not lose any more (at least not right now), but I certainly don't want to do any gaining.
Has anyone else out there had similar yo-yo gaining experience like this? How did you overcome it?