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Saturday, December 07, 2013

I have been eating too much!

I went to a dinner party tonight but although I had made plans to eat a salad before I left, I did not leave enough time to do that. Then, I ate 2 slices of bread although I said I would pass on the bread AND I ate a piece of turtle cheesecake for dessert. Why do I do these things? I honestly had the feeling that I should really think about what I was doing before I ate it but choose to ignore those rational thoughts. What am I covering up? What is in me that I am ignoring? I do think there is something lurking that I do not want to come to the surface. I need to find out what this is.
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AMARILYNH 12/8/2013 1:47PM

    You have been given some GREAT advice here!! The holiday season is HARD on those of us with weight issues! I lost the bigger part of my weight in 2008 (lost the rest of it after joining SP/BLC) so I've been through a LOT of holiday seasons in that time. I HAVE learned strategies to cope without gaining (well, more than a temporary gain) but that took TIME!! Just do your best, then do what you are doing - look back to consider what you could have done differently. Then MOVE ON!!

None of us are perfect - we all do things we wish in retrospect we'd done differently. But dwelling on it and getting down on ourselves WILL NOT change it. Just get back on your plan today - learn from this, but remember this is a LONG journey! Its a journey that will last the rest of your life. Will you NEVER eat another dessert?

Of COURSE you will - and its ok!! Maybe next time you will choose to cut the dessert in half and only eat half. More than once I've done that in a buffet line and more than once the person behind me has said "Oh good - I'll eat the other half!"

Whatever you do, DO NOT beat yourself up over this!! Hugs!! emoticon emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 12/8/2013 7:34AM

    emoticon Nancy, when I get in a place like that, I start writing in a journal. Rather it's paper or electronic. I don't care about the formatting, the spelling, etc. I just write whatever comes to mind. My goal is to get the feelings out that are driving me to eat. Usually, something come out and it may be something very small, but the thing that prompted the desire to eat is right there for me to see ... and manage.

I know you, you will figure this out. You're a strong woman. YOU can do this!

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KAYLYNN119 12/8/2013 7:19AM

    "Please do not be so hard on yourself...you did not stick to your plan. It is okay. If you focus on what you did "wrong" it can set you up to continue tomorrow as you might go, "why bother" and make other choices that you will regret... Take a deep breath. Forgive yourself. Then move on. "

I can't agree more. As someone who's recovering from an eating disorder, I can honestly say one of the worst things you can do for yourself is be critical. Some may think of it as disobedience, however, the more you punish yourself and treat your weightloss like a "win/lose"battle, the harder it will be.

There are ups and downs in every weightloss/healthy eating journey. I have been in a "down" since MARCH ! :) I spoke with my dietitian about how miserable I felt - like I'd never pick up my successful habits again. She said: " I know you will. Do you know why? Because you've already done it once... and you will do it again."

You are a beautiful person, regardless of what you put into your mouth. Respect your body and yourself and take it easy. You can't love yourself when you talk or feel this way! :)

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GODS_TEMPLE 12/8/2013 1:35AM

    Confession is good for the soul, but now it's time to move on.

We all do things we know we shouldn't, and don't do things we know we should.

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Roma
ns 7:15 (RSV)

I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

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As you can see by the words of Paul in the Bible...it's been going on a long time!

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TEMIWUMI 12/7/2013 11:41PM

    Well, its done and tomorrow is another day and another chance to start all over.
Dont be too hard on yourself.
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KATHY98665 12/7/2013 10:42PM

    Please do not be so hard on yourself...you did not stick to your plan. It is okay. If you focus on what you did "wrong" it can set you up to continue tomorrow as you might go, "why bother" and make other choices that you will regret... Take a deep breath. Forgive yourself. Then move on.

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