My diet is pretty well set-during the week my food each day varies very little as I know what works for me and I do not think much about it. On weekends it is different because I eat other foods (healthy but different than my daily routine). I like knowing what works for me within my calorie range and I stick with it. I do not think about food I cannot eat and maintain my healthy lifestyle choice.
03/21/2006 Journey Begins @ 176 lbs
Joined SP 01/04/07 Current Weight 130
Fitness Minutes: (5,392) Posts: 228 9/30/07 9:05 A
BEADCOX, I can so relate to your statement about buying your own special foods and then guarding them from your family because they can eat whatever. I feel like such a meanie baby telling them... No! You can't have my stuff because you can eat whatever you want! My choices are limited!
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I'm obsessed with food as well. What I've done though is turn it into a hobby. I am now considered an accomplished cook. Bc I spend my free time combing over cookbooks, finding healthy but delicious recipes to try.
So my family is always getting to try something new, but I make sure it's something good for all of us.
I've found that planning healthy menus has really helped me obsess about food without turning that obsession into me eating all the time!
i hope that the doctor's appointment goes extremely well. i will pray for u. I know it is so hard. My mom has a daycare in our house and i will buy fruits and veggies, but then they will go to daycare kids; it is hard to plan around everything. Just the other night, i was plannin on making this omelet and i went to my dentist appointment in newton (bout 45 minutes away) I had to drive seperate from my parents becuase i left straight from work. Well, i let myself sleep in that morning and did half of my 1.5 hour work out. I knew iw ould do the rest that evening. well, my parents wanted to have a family night, they never informed me bout it. Otherwise, i wouldn't have slept in and i woulda done my whole workout. I got irritated cause is et a goal for myself to burn 7000 calories this week, with saturday as a rest day. I DID IT TOO!! WOOHOO. I just need to be more flexible i guess. But i am very protective when it comes to my health, exercise, and all of that. It is just my life adn what i enjoy doing. I hate going to places where they have no healthy alternatives or anything. My family chose to eat at montana mikes....i got the salmon, but there is no nutritional information on montana mikes, so hopefully i did alright. I only ate a quarter of the roll...with no butter..and got steamed veggies...oh well. Good luck everybody; sorry to ramble lol! I have nobody else to talk to bout this though. I really appreciate u guys!
I've found that if I could just live alone on an island I'd be just fine, but since there are other people and they don't want to just eat lettuce like me, I'm forced to think about their foods, too, and see their foods, and see them eating their foods, and see them throwing away parts of their leftover foods, and see them storing some of their leftover foods near my foods...
And I'm obsessed with all of these things, too. Shopping is horrible because I have to shop for my family of seven, and we all have different likes/needs and I have to get my own special stuff that I want to guard from them since they can just eat whatever and not give a rat's patootie about it.
Anyway, I'm in an obsessive stage right now, and I'm gaining weight because of it, and so I need to go step back a little. I went back and started Spark at stage 1 again, to get back to basics, and I'm also seeing a doctor on Friday to see if I can get some help with the depression that causes me to tie my food and weight issues with the other control issues that I have, and that causes me to be miserable when I feel out of control, thus perpetuating obsession about food and spinning that cycle into a downhill spiral!
"Persistence: If something didnít turn out just right, I moved around it and adapted. I didnít let one step back stop me from moving forward."
because i live wtih my family for right now and it is hard to plan around htem. Sometimes my mom might cook healthy just for me and i am the type of person that if my plans chnage, i get mad lol. I am working on that. Plus, the boyfriend may come or i might get called by a few freinds to g out to eat...i don't have a problem not choosing healhty food... i am always eating healthy. No enriched or bleached flour, alwyas whole wheat...most of my meal is vegetables, i get all my fruits in..i am just meaning that i can't make up my mind when it comes to meal time because it all sounds good. I bought all sorts of new food to try, i think that is y!
current weight: 145.5
Fitness Minutes: (55,387) Posts: 2,412 7/14/07 11:29 P
Why not plan your meals for the week ahead of time? Map out some healthy recipes, then pick up only the stuff you need when you grocery shop. It'll help keep you from being tempted into the naughty stuff, and you won't have to worry about what you're going to eat - you'll already know! :)
Robyn from Ottawa, ON (EST)
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yeah, i think that it is causing me to not want to eat. Here recently, i just don't have the appetite and i don't wanna eat anything. It is cuase i am thinking about it to omuch. I am going to go on a walk with God adn we will discuss it. I need to get outa this really bad! I think that is why my stomach is so upset right now!
current weight: 145.5
Fitness Minutes: (5,071) Posts: 414 7/14/07 3:51 P
I have found myself in the past having periods when I am obsessed about food and have found that is when I start to gain weight. I have always assumed it was the devil or, at the very least, a malevolent spirit.
I really don't know how to get out of that frame of thought. I'd like to think that now since I am making a lot of really more healthy choices that I am moving toward being just a healthy person rather than a dieter, but I think I am fooling myself and at some point I will be obsessed by food again. The only thing I can do then is stuff myself with vegatables which are good and don't have many calories.
current weight: 186.0
Fitness Minutes: (73,076) Posts: 11,620 7/14/07 8:19 A
I usually plan dinners for a week. If there are ingredients that will spoil sooner, I make meals that use those first. Very often though I would plan to have something different for lunch, then there would be leftovers from dinner that I think I should eat. You can't worry too much about lettuce. It's almost impossible to eat it all before it goes bad. The alternative is to shop every day, which I have done before. So much food, so little time!
that's just my thing. I want to eat the veggies, but mayb not a salad becuase we are not out of cottage cheese and almonds and all that jazz. I do not like throwing lettuce away! I hate it actually. I have so many choices now. I am home for summer and at college, i loved their salad bar so that was what i got all the time. Here, i have my own choices and i love that. I just want to eat all that is there, not just one meal..then i sit here and argue with myself lol, how stupid!
current weight: 145.5
Fitness Minutes: (28,313) Posts: 1,712 7/13/07 9:17 P
I do the same thing too. It's so irritating! And I have a thing about "wasting" food, so if I have fresh veggies or something, then I get spastic about planning around them before they go bad..but then I don't really want to eat them...aaargh. You're not alone though
I do exactly the same thing! I think about what I want to eat at the next meal, almost from the time I finish the previous meal and it's not always what I want because I think about what I have that may spoil if I don't eat it - even if it's not what I want. So then I think about being creative, so that I can use it and still get close to something I'd rather have. AND I think about what I'd RATHER be eating if I wasn't always obsessing about losing weight and/or eating healthy!!! A visious (sp?) circle it is!
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I am obsessed with food. All day at work (i have a boring job that i have while i'm in college and does not take much thought process) i think about what i am going to have for lunch or for supper that night. I think it is becuase i always had my meals planned the day before, but now i don't. I have my turkery burgers, veggie burgers, shrimp, salmon, etc...and i wanna try all these different new combinations, but I am beginning to get obsessed with what i'm going to eat later on that day. Then i get mad because i can't make up my mind! I think it is becuase the devil is planting all these thoughts in my head because the bible says do not worry or be anxious over anything; have faith. I spend so much time trying to find what sounds good, but all of it does.Do you guys all plan your meals? Or do you just go by what sounds good? I think my mind is thinking about food going bad and then i am saying that whatever sounds good, but then I think well all of my lettuce (i buy container that has like two bags of it in it) will go bad in a few days..etc. grrr; it is so frusturating! I have spent a lo tof time today praying about my anxiety. It is stupid for me to worry so much about this!
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