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Time To Get Real

Monday, December 17, 2012

Well the title says it all...I don't know what to say any more. I mean I honestly am beginning to feel like I have some kind of mental problem. I know that there are probably tons of people who have the same problems as me but holy crap...WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE?!?!?!?!?!??! So as the title says, time to get real. I am going to lay it all out and hopefully get onto the right track. There is a Biggest Loser Challenge coming up at the beginning of the year and I am hoping to manage to kick start there and keep it going....

Here is the reason I say mental problem: When I started over here I did a good job. I lost 5 pounds in a week! I lost a total of 6 pounds in 2 or 3 weeks. I saw results and I still got completely off track. I was doing the smaller meals and it was working great obviously but I just felt hungry a lot. When I am at work I can't always get snacks and stuff. I just feel so hungry after a while I just want to eat something tasty and feel satisfied. That is when I eat something I shouldn't and too much of it...I just feel like I am suffering. Unfortunately I don't enjoy most of the healthy food around which makes me just crave things that I love. Then on the weekends when I am around the house I just feel so hungry allllll day long which of course makes me want to eat alllll day long. I have problems controlling myself. I just don't understand why this is so hard. It just makes me feel like there is something wrong...I actually get good results...and then I let myself ruin it. Why I am doing this to myself????
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MYMAYAOLIVIA 12/18/2012 10:00PM

    What is the green smoothie we are talking about here?

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KPETSCHE 12/18/2012 2:06AM

    Obviously you know what is a big problem for you and you just have to keep trying to find something that can get you past that intense hunger. Something like the green smoothies (earlier reply from MIDROAD) or maybe a protein supplement added to a smoothie could curb some of the hunger. Munching at work is mindless, too, because often-times you can't get AWAY and take your mind off of it. Maybe try a protein bar or something. Those are portable.

Good luck - don't give up! You can find tons of support right at your fingertips (SparkPeople friends) - just ask.
Kelly

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MIDROAD 12/17/2012 5:33PM

    Gosh, it can be so many things. Sometimes it seems we are our own worst enemies.
Is self love the answer? I don't know, so I am going to tell you about what has worked for me this go-round.
Disclaimer- this is what helped me, everyone is different.
I was extremely tired everyday, I ate large amounts of unhealthy foods,everyday! I was really tired and disgusted and had given up hope of feeling anything but hopeless!
I kept hearing about green smoothies. Googled green smoothies and came across a web site that had a lot of good info without being too commercial. Decided what could it hurt to try.
Fast forward a few weeks later. My energy is up, my moods have improved and an unexpected consequence occurred, my clothes were looser. And I thought gee, maybe if I put a little effort into it maybe I could really begin to change for the better.
I also had to reassess my last journey with Spark back in 2009. I came to the conclusion I have this all or nothing mentality. It was not helpful. I decided I needed to take small rational steps that I could sustain for a lifetime.
Well that was July and I was 231 lbs last week I weighed I 183.
But I guess the point I really wanted to make is, my cravings have subsided to almost non existent. Which to me is nothing short of miraculous to me because I had zero control over my food.
So to sum it up, green smoothies, small changes and Sparkpeople have added up to big happy changes in my life.
I wish you much success on " your journey"

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Jeannie

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KNYAGENYA 12/17/2012 4:25PM

    emoticon You can do it. I have faith in you.

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