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I need to stop over doing it!!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I decided to go back to the basics. I am so over doing it on the whole diet thing. I want to lose weight so bad that I am over restricting to the point of almost binging again. This is causing emotional eating and I am starting to feel the impact of this. I have been doing great as far as no meat, gluten, and dairy and here I am wanting to cry because I had to many carbs on a stress filled day. I went for a walk outside with the baby in his stroller and ran with the horses. I just need to pick myself up and dust myself off. I woke with a headache, I also ran out of milk, and then wasn't able to get food in me until lunch, this created a domino effect. Tomorrow I will start over. I just can't throw in the towel. I think it is also hard to not weigh myself for motivation because I was constantly over analyzing the ups and downs that I kept seeing, I figured if I just stayed off the scale for a while it would help and I could get a realistic view of my efforts, but with the way things are going I might need to weigh in every 2 to 3 weeks after the 12th, just to keep motivated. It is more emotional and hard to focus without weighing myself than it is to weigh myself everyday. Again, maybe I am just over doing the diet and exercise thing. I hate dieting and changing my lifestyle so that I can lose weight. When I stop worrying about the progress I am trying to make I actually lose weight and eat right and feel great, the moment I am feeling the slight shift in depression, hunger, and so on my body goes out of wack and so does my focus.

I am tempted to see my half way weight loss, what a temptation to see how far I have come but I am almost to May 12th. I can do this.
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    Scrap the scale for a while and focus on inch loss! Your weight may not change or it might do weird things like go up even though you've been exercising a lot, but you coud still be losing fat and the tape measure will show it. Once a month or fortnight. emoticon emoticon
    1768 days ago
    Deep breathe . Slow down . you got this
    1796 days ago
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    1796 days ago
    Eat slowly,chew 20 times each mouthful-- you get to taste the food and you feel fuller, don't drink with your meals have it 20 mins before or after.

    Think about how you feel ? Full-satisfied-hungry? Spread out your meals every three to four hours, maybe eat a littke more in the morning and go for a walk, then smaller lunch and dinner with fruit for snacks. The scales can be fickle, you can do this.

    Just some ideas... emoticon emoticon

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    1796 days ago
    Thank you, dairy and gluten and red meat make me flu like ill. It has been a problem for years. Dairy actually leaves blisters in my mouth and red meat just goes right through me like the gluten. :(
    1796 days ago
    In all you say I am hearing S-T-R-E-S-S ................ (not our friend) ......... When we get stressed over our progress or lack of it of what I ideals were set for ...... we set ourselves up for disappointment and much frustration and it CAN lead to throwing in the towel! ................. Also when we stress we produce extra cortisone the hormone largely responsible for NOT LETTING GO of abdominal fat and increasing appetite! ............. I would say Relax with it ............... don't worry your way thru the day ............. Stressing only makes things worse. Read Sparks blogs daily as they have much to say about exercise and even 10-15 minutes a day is beneficial. I do not know a thing about your plan for gluten free or dairy free ............. But whatever you do ........... Bring back the joy! ........ emoticon
    1796 days ago
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