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Me vs. Food

Monday, February 25, 2013

I haven't blogged in awhile because I've been struggling. Every day I battle food. I try to surround myself with healthy options like salads and whole wheat bread and lowfat milk, etc. but what I really want to eat is a big fat juicy cheeseburger with french fries and a coke. I find I can be good for small periods of time, such as a few weeks, but then the cravings take over and I just want to eat...and eat...and eat.

I get tired of journaling my food and counting everything I put in my mouth. I get tired of eating healthy and I want to fall back into my old habbits. My husband is supportive, but I also know that he finds it tedious to eat chicken and fish and not eat red meat and sausage and all those wonderful high calorie foods that used to make up our regular diet. Every once in awhile I want to cook a potroast or make sausage sandwhiches to give him a break. (Yes, I know there are healthier options like chicken or turkey sausage, but he doesn't want to eat those.)

I'm losing the battle right now. I was good for awhile but I suspect when I weigh in tomorrow that I am going to be right back where I started. I'm happy and content with my life, but where weight loss is concerned I'm not in a good place right now. This last week has just felt very very difficult.

I need to gear up and get back on track. The good news is I'm still working out at least four days a week so that should minimize the damage I've done. Another thing I want to do is talk to my doctor about going back on Metformin for my PCOS. A doctor once told me that it's easier to lose weight when I'm on Metformin because it manages my insulin resistance and my PCOS would make it very difficult for me to lose weight on my own.

What do you do when you are struggling? What are your tips for getting back on track?
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    You know sometimes it's Ok to splurge a little. Maybe instead of the fast food cheeseburger you could grill a small patty. I'm not a big fan of ground turkey so if I am using it I usually mix a little beef with it and then really spice it up with garlic and herbs. It actually makes a good burger. Use low fat cheese on whole wheat bun with lots of lettuce and tomato. Don't deprive yourself!!

    Nothing wrong with a little bit of pot roast. Try adding carrots, onions and sweet potato and skip the gravy. With a nice big salad to start youi are still eating healthy!

    I think we we tell ourselves that we absolutely cannot have that food whatsoever in any way, shape or form we tend to turn on ourselves and crave it all the more.
    1851 days ago
    Journalling can be a pain, but wow it really works when you want to see what you are really eating. Wish it was easier for you. the rewards will be well worth it in the end.
    1853 days ago
    I hope you are successful in your struggle to avoid those food cravings. It is so tough for everyone. You can do anything you put your mind to. All the best on journey in life.
    1853 days ago
    i find things that i do enjoy to eat and then its not a struggle.
    experiment with foods until you find something you enjoy
    and you realize with portioning you can still eat the things you like, just not as much
    cutting yourself off is what is making you give up instead of working it.
    cutting off the things you enjoyed makes it impossible to enjoy and appreciate what you are giving yourself.
    there are so many delicious options out there even with the meats you listed.
    i love sausage i love beef.
    i just find other ways to eat it that are healthier and smaller.

    if you want i can help you find healthier versions of the stuff you and your husband like to eat. email me a list of things you enjoy and i will try.
    its easy to find new things when its something you enjoy. i have fath in you and you will be alright. you can and will do this. just find things you enjoy and it wont get tiresome.

    1853 days ago
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