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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Well I am back and I am sad to say that I am about 20 pounds heavier then when I started. I have been up and down in my weight like a yo yo. I have come to realize that what I really need to change is my brain. I have been fighting fat when really it is my brain I need to fight. I think so ! My brain deceives me ! I somehow believe that I can eat what ever I want and get away with it. Well maybe not but I am finding it hard to express just what I think I understand about my brain and how it totally affects my weight issues. Well I guess that's it, isn't it. Simply my brain believes things that are actually lies, it has triggers of memory that cause me to want to eat emotionally or simply just more food than I should . It encourages me to eat for all emotions; when I'm sad, happy, celebratory, angry and etc. The reason I feel this way is because I have changed a lot my eating habits, I have eaten pretty healthy for years so why am I so over weight. Okay I admit I am completely lazy that is one thing. But still there as to be something more and I realize I eat healthy most of the time but I over eat. I over eat all the time. Why? I am thinking it has to do with the lies I believe in my brain. I have to change my thinking and maybe I will get this right
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  • MARIANNE9855
    you came back and that's what is important and you are NOT lazy- that is a stereotype of us large people that is not true. There are so many issues involved in why we get heavy. There was a really good article a couple days ago on how our brain gets rewired over time to be triggered to overeat and react to all kinds of cues in the environment. I don't remember the name of the writer but it was some kind of expert who wrote about what happens in our brain. If you keep looking around I think you will find it- I found it really helpful. emoticon emoticon
    1815 days ago
    It happens to all of us and we just got to replace that with something else.
    1815 days ago
    Yes, sometimes I feel the same way. I think if I exercise I should be able to have that beer or cookie. Le sigh.

    Welcome back and I hope you lose the 20 pounds real fast.
    1815 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Thank you for sharing this - I have felt the same way at times. I don't think I really eat to resolve emotions so much as I just like to eat. I definitely engage in the "I can eat what I want" thinking - so wrong, but so easy. I hope you get a good start on SP this time and reach your goals quickly.
    1815 days ago
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