Starting on SparkPeople
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
When I started my most recent leg of this weight loss journey in mid-March, with the help of some wonderful folks on a WebMD diet board, I decided to cut out all the fast food, carry out and delivery I was eating. I was eating the stuff like 5 days a week. I felt tired and depressed all the time, and I was broke from the cost of it all to boot! Plus, I was really embarrassed by my binging and emotional eating. Soon after, I gave up most of the processed foods too. The difference in how I feel is amazing. I believe that the processed stuff is addictive to me, and actually caused many of the binges. I just started and couldn't stop til it was gone. I utilize a journal to help with the emotional eating.
I have binged several times since, and it remains an enigma as to why I do it. I pray and leave this binging to God. I am at a loss with it, and feel it is out of my control. The last time it happened was 2 1/2 weeks ago.
Food was also on my mind entirely too much, but I did find that when I planned ahead and preposted my meals (and had the foods available so I wasn't tempted by convenience foods), I didn't think about it as much. I could live my life, and the food would be there at meal times.
I had been using Spark People for information and motivation, and recently I decided to just take the plunge and use the trackers, etc. I am excited.