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Former Foodie has Fallen and Can't Seem to Get Up!!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I have been working out great for awhile but I am having trouble controlling my food cravings. By the end of the day, it's like I have absolutely no willpower. Last night, my husband and I saw a BK commercial for 2 Whoopers for 5 bucks. I wasn't hungry but jumped at my husband's offer to go get one for the two of us. I ate a DARN Whooper at 8 oclock at night... WHY???? I didn't even eat a whole Whooper when I was tracking my food intake. Today has been a good thus far and I am intentionally eating less than my allotted calories for each meal but I am secretly afraid of what I might do this evening….

What is going on? Why does it feel like I am personally sabotaging my fitness/health goals? Any insights/advice? If not, I will accept your prayers, too.
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GRACIE4ONE 5/14/2013 3:53AM

    Check your email! emoticon

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FUNLOVEN 5/10/2013 9:50AM

    I have been on vacation so I am almost a week off on SP. I have found myself in your situation many times and wonder same thing -- WHY? ! I have found that just getting on SP and venting about it frequently helps set me back on the right track. It sounds like you have already gotten some good advise so all I want to say to you is that you are not alone in this journey of ours to master a healthy life style emoticon

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GODSCHILD2_2011 5/9/2013 10:47PM

    Temptation always come when you're trying to make positive changes or doing positive things. We all have been through it and as long as we live on planet earth, we will be faced with our stumbling block/ temptation again and again. You can't sweat the small stuff but rather look at the big picture.

You're making overall good choices and have committed yourself to a better/ healthy way of living. Keep you eyes on the prize; good health and hopefully a long long long life.

One suggestion is to allow yourself a cheat day or one cheat food a week. I find that when I allow myself a cheat day, I don't feel as though I'm depriving myself and so I tend not to binge or overeat. I also have conditioned myself to not beat myself up when I fall but to dust myself off and try it again. It took some time to not feel guilty when I mess up but I finally got through it.

My prayers are with you and I try wish much success to you on this journey.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/8/2013 9:41PM

    Hang in there; "This too shall pass" emoticon emoticon

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MSKIZ69 5/8/2013 8:12PM

    You are human! There will always be days like that but you are made of stronger stuff then to be thrown off completely--keep up your good work!!

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DIVAMAMAOFTWO 5/8/2013 6:39PM

    MKELLY72 and JOYFULGRATITUDE - you two are AWESOME and total moral boosters. Thank you for the great advice and willingness to pray for my continued strength. I was beating myself up but after reading your two posts, I'm dusting myself off and getting back on track!



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JOYFULGRATITUDE 5/8/2013 3:06PM

    You're not sabotaging, you're being human. There's nothing wrong with a Whopper, so long as you don't eat one for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. I don't think there's anything wrong with having fast food every once in a while. Be proud of what you've accomplished so far.
Bits of advice: 1.) Stop beating yourself up, 2.) Stop making yourself feel guilty, 3.) Don't take the all-or-nothing approach (get back on track with your very next meal or snack), 4.) Don't see any foods as off limits; moderation in all things, 5.) Improve the way you're planning out your meals and snacks (sounds to me like you need to have a planned snack prepared for the evening and not to eat it in front of the TV).
The advice I constantly give out: Drink water first! A lot of times our brain mistakes thirst for hunger. Try drinking some water first, wait a few minutes, then see if you're still hungry.
Rate your hunger on a one-to-ten scale. Ask yourself if it's worth it to you to add another thing to your food journal for the day.
Exercise while watching TV in the evening. It will stop you from snacking by keeping you occupied and you'll log more fitness minutes. I love my exercise bike while watching The Voice and American Idol. It's a win-win-win situation: I'm logging fitness minutes, I'm not snacking and I get to drool over Adam, Usher and Keith - just don't tell my bf that last part! LOL My point is to occupy yourself somehow, and just not with food.
If all else fails, get up and leave the room when commercials come on. That way you won't see a big honkin' burger on the screen and be tempted to get one!
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MKELLY72 5/8/2013 1:58PM

    I have found myself in this conundrum before myself, and while I never really am able to pinpoint why--I always seem to find my way back--especially when I make myself accountable for it. It seems to happen to the most diligent of us from time to time--bottom line is not to beat yourself up about it--and I'm sure you will get a variety of good feedback and ideas--in the meantime, you have my prayers to find the strength to regain the control you desire.
Michelle

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