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Struggling with food

Friday, November 15, 2013

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Thought I'd do a quick blog to release some disappointment & frustration I'm feeling. I've gained FOUR pounds so far this week ! Can you believe that , & that's with exercise & eating right during the day ! Imagine if I didn't !!!!!!!!!!

It frustrates me how EASILY I can gain weight, but what a struggle it is for me to lose. I'm sure most of you have felt this way at some point.

I am back to eating processed snacks(chips) every night. I can't keep them out of my house because of my son, but he only eats them twice a week or so with a sandwich. I have to go back to the store & buy more for him for lunch because I have pounded all his down.
I worked so hard to learn about myself & eating habits & overcome my binges & I'm regressing. I just broke the 190's in the past month & fit into 14's again & I can feel that slipping away because of MY actions & it saddens me, but right now I'm feeling hopeless, not that I'm giving up mind you. I'm not . That's why I'm blogging, but I keep saying I'll do better today, then the evening comes.Sometimes i've made it until 30min. of bedtime & the carb monster attacks & before I know it I've left a trail of bags & wrappers of processed junk !

I've been VERY tired this week after work.I feel like I need a break.Down time. Struggling just to get through the day, get dinner wash some clothes, get DS bathed & things ready for work/school the next day. Most days I'm dragging through it. The processed food I'm sure isn't helping that situation.

Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest, reach out for some support before I slip into a fat abyss . I'm off to exercise now.
I hope my friends are having the opposite experience this week ! Happy Sparking !
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TMRGRANNY 11/17/2013 9:07PM

    It must be the moon. By everyone else's comments we are all having the same problem. (I say after eating 1/2 cup m&m's and 1/4 of almonds) At least I measured them, right? The last two nights I have come home and ate my dinner in bed while watching sappy Hallmark Holiday movies. I have just wanted to come home and hibernate which is strange because the temperatures here have been unseasonably warm. Let's both(all) keep trying because the alternative is turning into big butterballs ourselves. We CAN do this!!!

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OOLALA53 11/15/2013 8:23PM

    Hang on for those last 30 minutes. It's not easy, but neither is the regret of eating. If you do this for three nights in a row, you will feel much stronger. I won't say the battle is over then, but it's a start. Keep telling yourself it's WORTH it to face down the desire to eat without eating. Don't wait for the desire to go away to resist eating! I've had a lot of success over the last four years, but I still have times I want to eat when it's not time. I can't count on not having the desire to eat when I "shouldn't." I just know it's better when I resist and divert. Keep remembering that you will likely be very glad when you get up tomorrow that you waited. Food sanity is worth the effort!

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CHAOTICMOM4 11/15/2013 3:45PM

    Thanks for sharing, it seems there is a common trend here, it honestly makes me feel better knowing so many of us are fighting this battle.

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NHES220 11/15/2013 3:18PM

    So sorry that you are struggling! I know others have given great advice. Keeping small bags just for your son. I know you don't want to deprive him of the treat, but I know it is a challenge for you. For me, if I keep them out of sight, it is out of sight out of mind. Is there something else you do like that you could have in moderation? I am pretty much a non-snacker after dinner. I feel like if I start, I'll just keep going, so after dinner - which we do eat later, I'm done. Good luck, keep up with the workouts, what about almonds or something like that for a snack? Hang in there, you will get through this!
Noreen


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GAILANN48 11/15/2013 2:29PM

    I hear your frustration and disappointment, but you're right, you can turn it around. We have to.

I've gained some, too. Currently I'm blaming the time change, the book excitement, and having in-laws here for two weeks. emoticon

Like you, I'm resolved to do better, though - went shopping for GOOD stuff yesterday, and now need to just make sure I plan better.

We're both stronger than this! So here's hoping we BOTH do better in the days to come.

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MSHEL7 11/15/2013 1:16PM

    Oh, man, I'm having those evenings too. Last night I had an apple with caramel, then a bit later I had peanut butter by the spoonfuls, then I had avocado and Swiss cheese, then pretty soon I was out of avocado and had ham with my cheese. I guess what I am saying is that if I want to binge, I'll do it on anything, doesn't have to be chips or candy or processed foods, I can binge on the good stuff just as easily, however, I don't feel nearly as guilty for it. I have totally gotten those processed foods out of the house. We are trying to find all kinds of healthier snacks to have around the house. I hope that you can find some things that your boy likes and will eat that are healthier. I do have a place in the garage that my DH stashes a few things that he likes, I think the boys go out there too, but I can say that they are not getting as much unhealthy stuff as they would be if I had it in the house. I'm trying to learn moderation, it is hard, especially in the evening when I have had a long day and want some down time and for some reason eating seems to be my relaxation. Sorry I'm not much help. I do hope you find somethings that will work for you. Take up crocheting or cross stitch or go to bed extra early to keep from late night snacking.

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MRSP90X 11/15/2013 12:59PM

    Here lately I am having MANY struggles and not just with food. Honestly, I am struggling to get my workouts in as well, and then I feel bad since I HAVE to do all this stuff for my BLC team. I am struggling BIG time with my DS and his school work! And then to do workouts just seems impossible at times, since his schooling comes first. Every time I try to put my health first, it seems that I get opposition. I am not quitting either, but there sure are times I just want to pack it in and say who cares about my health, nobody else does. I know it's not true just seems like it. Honestly, I am struggling big time, but I will figure it out myself eventually.

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NILLAPEPSI 11/15/2013 12:54PM

    Get that stuff out of the house. Dumb it in the trash or don't even buy it. Your DS shouldn't even be eating it. Instead, get some fruits & veggies & maybe whole grain crackers to snack on. I can't have stuff like that in the house at all. It's just best not to. I even have my hubby eating healthier snacks these days. He loves almonds. emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/15/2013 10:33AM

    I can't have those kinds of things around me. I love chips! emoticon emoticon Have you thought of buying just enough for him, for the week? Those little bags? I know they cost more but your peace will be worth it. emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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BLESSED2BEME 11/15/2013 10:24AM

    You took my life right out of my mouth! Why, why, why do we do this to ourselves?

Why do you have to keep chips for DS? I already know the answer to the question but I tell myself, 'why am I buying junk food for my family when they dont need it anymore than I do?' It just makes for a disaster for me when I end up binging on it. None of them do that.

I don't even want to go near my scale. I know it will be mean!

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MATTEROFHEART 11/15/2013 8:57AM

    I could have written this blog! I do the EXACT same thing. I make it fine throughout the day, and then suddenly lose all sense at night. Helps to know I'm not alone!
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NYHARDHAT_1 11/15/2013 6:54AM

    I was doing that. I would make it fine all day then blow it. I keep string cheese now and have one of those. It seems to help. I have also altered my evening routine to help fight against those moments. I find if I am busy and doing something different the cravings are not so noticeable.

My husband likes those kind of snacks and I have him keep them out of the kitchen in his game room where I do not go..(disaster zone. drives me batty )

Stay strong.
Have a good day

Cindy

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