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I'm Having A Weak Moment!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

For the last few hours, or for at least the last half of the day, I have been wanting to indulge in unhealthy foods. I have resisted all day. It is around 11pm. I am thinking of calling it a night (but I normally don't sleep until like 4am or later, I am an insomniac) so that will probably be unsuccessful.
We went grocery shopping a few days ago and my sister picked up corn dog nuggets and all sorts of other unhealthy things like hamburger helper. If looks could kill.... she'd have died that instant (lol). The next day she made some of the corn dogs. I controlled myself and only took one little nugget and walked away. Last night they made hamburger helper. They didn't make enough for everyone to have some, so I gave the last bowl of it to my son. But of course, he's 5 and didn't finish. He dragged that bowl around for hours. So as I'm at my desk, it's just sitting there on my desk where he randomly left it (he was watching t.v. there right before). The food is just staring at me. Calling me... I moved it to a position I'm not facing. Luckily about an hour later he came back and ate it.

Well right now.. There are still corn dog nuggets in the freezer.. and they are calling me.. Have been all day.. I've resisted so far... But I'm getting weaker. I tried drinking water. I am physically full. I even feel a little nausea.
So far my little mental pep talks have been keeping me away from the freezer. I'd go get water or a piece of fruit instead. But now I'm not actually hungry. I'm mentally hungry, not physically. (My meds significantly increase my appetite, I've run out of my meds that counteract those meds.) Because my appetite is med induced, the feeling is much stronger.

I think I'll try to play my computer game or something, but I may get bored and want to snack...

Does anyone have any tips as to how to deal with this? I've been doing so well with not giving in. I know myself. I know that if I give in, I will over do it. Right now, I do not have the self restraint to eat a correct portion size and I will ruin my binge free streak. Moderation is not an option for me right now.

Cereal for dinner was not a good idea.

So yeah, all suggestions are welcome. I am thinking of making a goals and motivators list. Reasons that I'm doing this in the first place.
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BETHYSMAMA 6/27/2013 11:26AM

    I would have said something to my sister. That is just me. I do well with my eating at home because I stopped buying most processed food. The Hamburger helper went to a food drive and I purged my house. It takes effort to get to the point where grabbing a healthy snack is automatic. It is also a lot harder figuring out what those healthy meals are when you have kids who if they are like mine are perfectly happy to eat gold fish and graham crackers all day.
I think for me its a mental shift I too love corn dogs but I don't really consider them "Real" Food now. They are something that will satisfy for the immediate and leave me looking for something else in another 15 min.
Best of luck on the will power thing.

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ONESTRONGSIREN 6/27/2013 9:38AM

    You've done an amazing job at analyzing and breaking down the entire situation. The temptations, all of the reasons why your temptations are screaming so hard in your head right now; and all of the reasons why you're SO RIGHT not to give in. It's not going to satiate any need you have - you're full, you're drinking water, you're distracting yourself, you're blogging - you're doing ALL the right things to try to get through that moment.

How did you do? =)


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JO88BAKO 6/26/2013 11:15PM

    I am working hard on teaching my body to realize when it is full and not eat anymore. I am eating a LOT of lettuce, drinking a lot of water, and tracking what I eat. It is working. It seems more natural now. I have been doing this for about a month. Hope this helps

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MTAL203 6/26/2013 11:15PM

  Is your family intentionally sabatoging you or do they not realize how difficult they are making it? Take a shower or indulge in a bubble bath - a very good distraction that removes you from the kitchen area. I bought some wonderful smelling shower gel and only use it when I want to treat myself so it is something to look forward to (I like Bath and Body Aromatherapy Stress relief - it is spearmint and eucalyptus). I also have a good book on my e-reader that I can only read when I am on the treadmill - another incentive to get away from the kitchen and into the exercise area. Hope this helps. emoticon

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