The pendulum is swinging

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I wish I could find some moderation. Calorie restriction made me crazy, compulsive, and unhappy. I decided to just live healthily and did well for about 6 weeks. Now I'm eating everything that's not nailed down. I cannot stop eating. I'm gaining back the weight I lost. My heartburn is constant. And I feel so frustrated and stuck. I don't want to diet. I want to eat within reason. I was to eat a balanced diet. I want to be kind to my body. And I have no idea of how to do that!!!
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    I KNOW YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK. If you can begin to look at each of the parts of this LIFE LONG JOURNEY as a singular transaction... like a bank account. You make deposits of good and clear Effort, Food, Attitude, and sometimes you spend unwisely -- overeating, not moving yourself around.

    I know how it feels. I have had to learn to live with the fact that I will never be 5ft. 7in. and 125lbs. I get sick at 125, honestly, and um... I am 5ft. 2in. At 53, I am probably going shorter not taller! emoticon

    I can however, get into the clothes I was struggling to wear last year. There is even hope for the smaller size I have been holding on to! I am moving MUCH more than before! It is proving to be exhausting, but in a good way. I am eating with KNOWLEDGE. Yes, I am eating some not-so-great stuff, but in smaller portions and at fewer intervals.

    Don't strive for perfection. We cannot make it there. But you CAN do this. One inch at a time...

    1992 days ago
    now you know deep in your heart you do know . first , it is not a diet . they do not work . so start thinking of this as a life style change . start small . little habits try not drinking soda pop . drink water instead . now add some veggies to the plate . lots of them . different veggies everyday . do not eat the same things everyday . that makes you bored and not into eating the good things that you should .now plan everyday to eat more vegetables . less cakes and pies . you can have a very small portion of it but not everyday . start by moving your body at least 30 min. a day . you can break it down into any sort of time as you want . three ten min. or the whole thing at once . increase it until you are walking at least one hour daily . YOur day starts with a whole lot of choices . It is in your hands emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1992 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    The only things that have helped me are (a) getting enough sleep (b) eating protein first thing in the morning, and then throughout the day (c) taking care of the "business of daily living" as it comes up, thus not feeling overwhelmed and stressed. When I don't do the things above, I feel out of control. When I do the things above, I feel like I have a fighting chance. Take care.
    1998 days ago
    i like what the last person commented another thing is try to do your food so you donĀ“t have to go to too much trouble with weighing and measureing,i find the plate system is good for this.using a small side plate.half the plate with fruit or veg and one quarter with grains and startches the other quarter with meat or protien.i always have a pain of warming vegtable soup for on the days when i feel like stress eating.also having healthy snacks on view or prepared like fruit and veg,veggie sticks with low fat dip etc so they are easy accessible while putting the not so healthy snacks hidden and out of site..try distraction as well when you feel like you are emotionally eating,knit sew,go for a walk or i dance,lol.try to find out why you are eating mindlessly.when you are more aware of why you are actually eating you might be able to find the root cause and deal with that so you wont need to eat more.remember live is all about choices .it is in your hand which choice you make. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1999 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I feel for you so much! I know that helpless feeling, but it is an illusion. We are not helpless, and we are always doing the best with what we see NOW. Please try going just 15 minutes before eating randomly and give yourself credit if you do. Try it again later with 20 minutes, or just 15. Do not underestimate the power of these steps. And decide to choose to eat even when it seems like you think you want to stop. If you do actually eat, see it as a choice, because in choice, there is power, At some point, you will use that power to stop or at least reduce your overeating. It will happen! emoticon
    1999 days ago
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