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My Name is MsV and I am a food addict....

Friday, January 06, 2012

As the years have gone by, I have tried to understand why my weight is just so out of control. I just couldn't understand it. I don't eat a lot, or so I thought! Yesterday I sat back and really looked at the things I eat, when I eat, and why I eat and I was truly amazed at what I saw when I ran that video diary back in my head!!


WHen I started my day I had a pretty decent breakfast: Raisin Bran Crunch, 1/2 cup of 2% milk, and a banana. Not too bad. For a snack I had a pack of Keebler Club and Cheese crackers, still not too too bad. Lunch Lean Cuisine Meatloaf and whipped potatoes. I thought I was doing real good!! I work a crazy shift so by the time I was finished at work, I was really hungry!! Although I had packed dinner (because between the grocery store and Sam's Club I spent around $250 so I wouldn't stop for fast foods on the way home.....deep breath), after picking up my daughter I stopped at McDonalds to get HER something to eat. (Honestly, is was really supposed to be for her, ok ok ok ok well that's what I tried to convince myself of!!!!) emoticon emoticon I ordered (here is the embarrassing part) I ordered a large nugget meat with a coke, two Mcdoubles , and an ice cream cone!! Hmmmm well, the nuggets were for my daughter, but she didn't want them so I gave her one of the McDoubles and hid the other one so she wouldn't see, which she saw and we split. I ate all 10 ( I think it was 10, ate them so fast I didn't count) of the nuggets, more then half the fries we were supposed to split, and most of the large coke. The cone was eaten before we even made it home!!

psst psst.... still with me????

Ok, after sitting back and looking at this day, I realized that I am addicted to food. I could have easily gone home and made me a salad or ate half a sandwich, but the thought of getting this food excited me, not to mention my daughter who giggles every time we pull into any fast food restaurant!! There are times that I eat just because I think about it, smell it, see it, or just know that it is in the house. Right before I created this blog, I grabbed one of my daughters snacks for school and a pack of crackers. Was I hungry, nope, but I knew it was in the house!!

Now that I have acknowledged this, I have to figure out a way to stop it. I don't think people really understand that some people seriously have an addiction to food. I have looked at other aspects of my life and noticed that I have other addictions. Is my brain just formed this way? Now that I have had my light bulb moment, its time to look deeper at what the root of the problem really is!! I am not using this as an excuse, just know I have to look and dig deeper than others.



I have taken the first step.... I have admitted I have a problem....I am a Food Addict!!


tap tap ...........wake up....i'm finished!!! emoticon



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VLKSHA 1/19/2012 1:15PM

    Happy meals became my friend.... small portion sizes with the same taste! Besides, my daughter likes the extra toy... LOL

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APIRLRAIN888 1/6/2012 12:16PM

    Lol love it!!!! Yes baby step
I meani didnt do all clean at once
I didn't know nutrition 101

I just tracked bef I ate..sp on pphone, laptop in kitchen counter!!!
When I type in my food I see the cal!!
And then I was only burning 200 cals or 400 max!!!
U put the junk down...or eat the portion

Or I log it in and realize a portion is only 1 slice or 1/2 cup

Or get shocked that this is healthy I can eat more ;)

It took me a yr...then I started looking at the components like sodium fats and carbs and Protien



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MSV2UU 1/6/2012 8:54AM

    @ KENTUCKYWOMAN, no offense taken , you are correct. My daughter is 17, but she is mentally impaired so I decide all of her food intake. I don't want to corrupt her like I have done myself. Right now she is 5ft 3 and 99lbs. Her dr said she is really healthy and I want to keep it that way!

@APIRLRAIN888, it is good to see someone who can relate!! I think that may be my start, no fast food for a week( I have to start with baby steps). I am going to have to force myself to prepare lunches for work. Its kinda hard because I work 12 hr shifts, but its not impossible!!

@LOSINGITAGN, you are correct. I am going to get on the WWW and also look at some other peoples food logs that are posted and get some ideas. I can not wait to post... My name is MsV and I am no longer a food addict emoticon



Thank you ladies for taking the time to leave a comment! Have a wonderful day!

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LOSINGITAGN 1/6/2012 7:33AM

    YOU NEED A MEAL MAKEOVER MOMMA...HONESTLY, YOU SHOULD HAVE HAD SOME ALMONDS OR A GREEK YOGURT...AND SOME MORE VEGGIES TO GO WITH THAT LC MEAL U HAD...START PLANNING YOUR MEALS A DAY AHEAD..AND MAKE SURE U TAKE A SNACK THAT HAS PROTEIN OR FIBER THAT WILL SATIATE YOU TIL DINNER..IVE FOUND THIS LOW CAL CHOCO MILK MADE MY HOOD..IT'S ONLY 80 CALS PER CUP..I DRINK IT AFTER EACH WKOUT...GOOD LUCK, HOPE TO READ I KICKED MY FOOD ADDICTION

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APIRLRAIN888 1/6/2012 7:10AM

    Lol that was so me! All of it....
I cant remember how I kicked it
But I think it was sear determination
Just swearing off fast food for a few months, buckling down
And there was a pt where it made me sick... So sick I no longer want it.My DD Kumon is next to Wendy, yesterday I felt so sick just smelling it.

I still get mcD don't get me wrong.....but it's once in a few wks or month bc of road trip.

But what I want to say is......there is hope
I kicked it.....but it really is from inside, there is no other magic pill with this one

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 1/6/2012 4:14AM

    Not to offend, but ''your daughter gets excited when you pull into a fast food place?" What are you teaching your daughter, are you passing alone your addiction to her?

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