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HEY, WHERE'D I PUT MY BLINDERS? I CAN FINALLY SEE....


Sunday, January 13, 2013

So, I'm trying to put an end to a week of totally self-destructive activity. My eating has been out of control. From boredom, to being lonely, to just plain ole being greedy. So really, who goes to the grocery store, buys groceries and then stores them all in her bedroom? I have one more time to get up to go to the restroom and get a "quick" snack from my closet before lying down again and I am pretty sure that I am just gonna pop. I couldn't even roll over. Not only that, if you are going to the restroom eight times a night, no wonder I am waking up full as a tick. JUST BEING HONEST. But really, who am I fooling? I know what I am doing. So, so what, I am sure I am not the only stressed out, lonely, single mother on the planet. And not only that, this is not a new development either. So I have gotta get this thing together and soon because if I don't, I may as well write my own obituary because I am killing myself with all of these unhealthy habits. So I have been telling myself that as long as I think I am cute, no one will truly notice how out of whack my body and overall health is. WELL.....LIAR, LIAR, PANTS NOT ONLY ON FIRE BUT SPLIT DOWN THE SEAT!! GET REAL GIRL AND GET IT TOGETHER.

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TOOBIG4COMFORT 1/13/2013 11:53AM

    I know exactly what you mean. "Closet" eating doesn't have to be int closet... I stash my food in the car or my desk. I used to snack on anything from the gas station on the way home for dinner.

Anyway, this journey is for you and it certainly will be... but you mentioned a single Mom, so you have to keep those beautiful kids in mind too.

Good luck girl

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CIERAPOET 1/13/2013 9:38AM

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Happy Sunday Beautiful Woman Created By God! He Loves You! I Love You! Your Family Loves You! So Love Yourself!!! emoticon NOW!

Don't Wait For The Change You Have To Grab Hold Of YOU Look In The Mirror Of Your Heart And The Mirror On The Wall And Declare Your Love for The Creation Our Heavenly Father Calls GOOD! Many Years I Counted Myself Out Of The Human Race Because Of Weight And Didn't Love OR Appreciate Who God Created Me To Be And Never Went After Those Dreams HE Put IN Me. I'm Doing All Of That Now Including LOVING Me Because If We Don't Love Ourselves We Can NEVER Love Anyone Else. emoticon

I'm Glad You Added Me As A Friend. Anything You Need Advice Or Questions About I'm Here For You. We Are A TEAM On Spark And We Are HERE For Each Other. I Want You To Get Up And SMILE! Fall In Love With YOU! Put God's Words Of Love In You. You Are Worth MORE Than All The Riches In The World. YOU Were Worth The Blood of Jesus! emoticon

Love & Blessings!
Deb
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KDOUG1981 1/13/2013 5:45AM

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KASEYCOFF 1/13/2013 3:42AM

    Your comments about stashing the groceries in the bedroom are hilarious - and ring all too true with me. Oh, don't I know how that is!

The good thing is now you're confronting the problem and you've joined a community focussed on health. There's no time like the present, thinks me!
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PHARNICE 1/13/2013 1:32AM

    It helps a lot and thank you for taking the time to share. I helps so much to know that I am not alone. Seems as though we've been in the same boat! I've heard of Dr. Fuhrman ....I think I'll look it up! Thank you so much :).

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SCOOTERMAMA56 1/13/2013 1:08AM

    I can relate! If you've ever researched healthy nutrition sites while having a coke and chips with dip for lunch, topped off by a donut, you'll get where I'm coming from. I KNEW what I wanted to do, I KNEW what I wanted to eat, and even had my fridge full of healthy stuff, but that stuff would spoil because I'd eat junk food instead. I finally found out that foods can trigger chemical releases in the brain similar to what an alcoholic gets from booze. Something's different about the brain/biochemistry of some people that predisposes them to addiction. And fats, salts, and refined sugars do this to some people. To make a double-whammy, then the body, knowing it's not getting the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that it needs send out MORE hunger signals.But, of course, an addict doesn't reach for a carrot! It's a real vicious cycle. Dr. Joel Fuhrman's plan helped me. I relapsed after losing about 10 pounds, but I'm back on track now. (not sure if Sparkpeople lets us mention specific sites, but you can google him) If I find myself relapsing again, I am going to contact a local specialty clinic that deals with eating disorders. I think they call it compulsive overeating. It's like bulimia, but without the purging and it's a recognized eating disorder, just like anorexia or bulimia. (And lots of insurance plans will cover this type of care.) Anyway, if anything I've said resonates with your experience, well, hope it helps. If not, just ignore it.

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