1.Do I eat when I’m not hungry, or not eat when my body needs nourishment?
2.Do I go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until I’m stuffed or even feel sick?
3.Do I have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?
4.Do I eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when I am alone?
5.Is my eating affecting my health or the way I live my life?
6.When my emotions are intense—whether positive or negative—do I find myself reaching for food?
7.Do my eating behaviors make me or others unhappy?
8.Have I ever used laxatives, vomiting, diuretics, excessive exercise, diet pills, shots or other medical interventions (including surgery) to try to control my weight?
9.Do I fast or severely restrict my food intake to control my weight?
10.Do I fantasize about how much better life would be if I were a different size or weight?
11.Do I need to chew or have something in my mouth all the time: food, gum, mints, candies or beverages?
12.Have I ever eaten food that is burned, frozen or spoiled; from containers in the grocery store; or out of the garbage?
13.Are there certain foods I can’t stop eating after having the first bite?
14.Have I lost weight with a diet or “period of control” only to be followed by bouts of uncontrolled eating and/or weight gain?
15.Do I spend too much time thinking about food, arguing with myself about whether or what to eat, planning the next diet or exercise cure, or counting calories?
"Have you answered “yes” to several of these questions? If so, it is possible that you have, or are well on your way to having, a compulsive eating or overeating problem."
I found this on the Overeaters Anonymous website. You can see it here..
Overeating/binge eating is something I have been dealing with for awhile. It started in my pregnancies when my blood levels would drop so low and I would just keep eating to keep me going through the day. That was before they knew what was wrong with me. I can say yes to quite a few of these. I joined a few new groups on here. I'm doing some exploring, researching, etc. trying to find inspiration/motivation/help with these issues. I have got to get this under control. It's really disconcerting because to be honest in my young days I experimented with the best of them but was always able to keep my head about me and know when I was playing to close to the flame. I knew when not to go too far with something. It's like my little angel would whisper in my ear, "That's enough now. No more." But this whole food addiction was such a sneak attack. I didn't even see it coming. And it truly is an addiction. It really really is. Probably one of the worse ones you could have because you have to have food to survive. You have to buy food. You have to have food in the house. It's not like cigarettes where you, yes can feel like you're going to go crazy without one, but since you didn't buy any you don't have to have them in your face taunting you.
I'm going to do whatever it takes though. I WILL get this under control. I will get there. I will be ok!
I wish I wish I wish my bum knee would feel better already!! I felt so good about myself and energized going to Zumba. I KNOW that helped me. But since I started watching this baby and since my leg started hurting it's been so hard. I get lonely and frustrated. I can't go out and about like I want to. But by watching her it helps us financially. Which does take the stress off. We don't have to worry about going into the red at the end of the week or month.
OH! It's so frustrating not knowing the answer to solve all the issues. In a year and a half I can take her with me. But good lord, a year and a half?!
Why is it so hard for me to just suck it up and do the videos here?!
I feel like a spoiled child stomping my foot,"Why?! Why?! Why?!" lol!
Why do I overeat?! Why can't I go to Zumba?! Why does my leg/knee still have to bother me?! Why can't they come pick up the baby a little earlier?!
Again, "Why?! Why?! Why?!" lol!
Oh well. pouting time is over. It's time to shake it off and get on with it. I need to jump on this treadmill before this baby comes. Even slow walking is walking. I'll get there! :)
Have a great day!!!
I CAN DO THIS! I WILL DO THIS!! I AM WORTHY!!
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." – Buddha
DAILY ACCOUNTABILITY LOG
166 Days Until our Disney Cruise!
8th Blog of 2013!
GOAL WEIGHT:132 | TODAY'S WEIGHT: 148.4
GOAL STEPS 15,000 | YESTERDAY'S ACTUAL STEPS: 13,821
TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!! | Yesterday? YES!
How was your eating yesterday? Not Good! :(
GOAL: 8-10 GLASSES A DAY!! | ACTUAL: 10
Cardio Session? Not great. Slow treadmill walking and didn't get to my 15,000 steps. :(
10-minute Toning Video? No.
Tracking? How are you doing with tracking? Not great.
WEEKLY ACCOUNTABILITY LOG
RAW WEDNESDAY! Did you have a day of only RAW foods?
Random Act of Kindness? Starting with sending at least one Spark Goodie a day.
Saturday Weigh-In Goal: 146
MONTHLY ACCOUNTABILITY LOG
Did you write your letter?
FEBRUARY 1ST GW: 146
MONTHLY GOAL WEIGHTS!!
HW: 205 | CW: 148.4 | GW: 132
JANUARY 1ST 2013 SW: 147.2
FEBRUARY 1ST GW: 146
MARCH 1ST GW: 143
APRIL 1ST GW: 140
MAY 1ST GW: 136
JUNE 1ST GW: 134
JULY 1ST GW: 132
57.4 DOWN!! 15.6 TO GO!!
THIS YEARS RESOLUTIONS
Resolution #1: NEVER GIVE UP!!!!
Resolution #2: BE PROUD!!! BE POSITIVE!!!
Resolution #3: COUNT DOWN TO CRUISE!
Resolution #4: Do SOME sort of exercise everyday. Wether a few crunches, 10 minutes or an hour of cardio or an hour of yoga. DO something to benefit your health (mind, body, and spirit) Start TODAY!!! And EVERYDAY!!!
Resolution #5: TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!!!
Resolution #6: STOP CHEATING!! Gain Self Control and Willpower
Resolution #7: Continue BLOGging! (#7 & #3 go together like 2 birds of a feather) :)
Resolution #8: 15,000 FITNESS MINUTES IN 2013!!
Resolution #9: AVERAGE 15,000 STEPS A DAY!!
Resolution #10: Keep working on Tracking EVERYTHING!! Food and water and weight and fitness. EVERYTHING!! I CAN DO THIS!!!
Resolution #11: RAW WEDNESDAYS!!!
Resolution #12: Complain less, Compliment more.
Resolution #13: Regular Random Acts of Kindness
Resolution #14: Write more letters! Start actually handwriting and mailing out a letter at least once a month!