Thank you for all of your sweet messages. This is just what I needed to read this afternoon....I've been feeling very sad today about a lot of things. Knowing that you all are so supportive (even if you are nearly anonymous) is a great mood lifter.
Starting weight: 1/1/15 - 183.8 lbs
First goal: 5/10/15 - 165 lbs
Final goal: 10/1/15 - 145 lbs
current weight: 174.8
Fitness Minutes: (16,764) Posts: 1,595 8/15/12 9:49 P
I am so sorry for the loss of your brother's dog, please don't feel silly for mourning the loss of a beloved pet, in my mind they are family. I am glad you can look and see how your emotional eating kicked in during this difficult time and I am happy that today has been better and you are preparing for tomorrow. Don't beat yourself up, take the time to mourn and know that we are here for you.
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. As everyone else has said, pets are family; I couldn't imagine what I'd do without my cat. It sounds like you are handling it well, despite eating emotionally. You're already picking yourself back up and that is something to be proud of. Keep going and we are for you!
Don't feel silly for FEELING the feelings you ARE feeling. I am so sorry about the loss of your brother's dog - how sad to have a family member run over another member of the family. Our animals ARE part of our families - I described my family the other day and mentioned living with my son, my cat and my grand-dog (my son's dog) - everyone knew EXACTLY what I meant and just how special my animals are to me.
Focus on the things you did RIGHT rather than on the less than great choices. You are back on track. You did not make as many or as poor choices as you have in the past. You recognize that you want to find a way to avoid doing the same thing the next time you are under stress or emotionally upset.
These things look like really good places to launch the next stage of your journey. Make a plan for the next upset so you have some alternative ways to cope that don't involve food. Make plans for foods that are both healthy AND comforting. You have already learned something about yourself and you are in a better position to understand what it is going to take to make these changes you are making stick EVEN UNDER STRESS.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
I am sorry for your loss. Losing a pet traumatically is shocking and difficult to deal with. It sounds like you are getting back on track, thats great. Try to take one day at a time and remember we are all in this together!
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Please accept my condolense on the loss of your brothers beloved dog. that is jsut terrible. take time to mourn this loss. When ready start back on track. Don't beat yourself over this loss and never think of it as a weakness. We're here for you.
Don't feel silly about the dog. Pets are part of the family, there is a mourning process we lose them.
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I am sorry about your brothers dog. When a good dog is around, they do become a family member and other pet owners can understand that kind of loss. It is so hard. Now that you have tried to realize some mistakes, it might be easier when something else hits so you can stop the bad eating mode a little faster and try to keep on track.
Pounds lost: 85.4
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I am sorry that you had such a tragic event happen to your family. It might help to keep in mind that no amount of eating will ever bring your dog back and you are only causing more hurt and emotional pain for everyone by continuing this way. I hope you keep up with your rebound and get back to tracking. Good luck!
current weight: 120.0
Fitness Minutes: (10,378) Posts: 631 8/15/12 8:48 A
This past week has been horrible with stress and emotion. As a result, I haven't been tracking my food, I've been letting myself indulge, I've not been exercising and my mood is continuing to drop. It is amazing how quickly my mood can get on a downward spiral if I stop exercising and stop eating well.
Last Thursday my brother's dog was killed by a car (my mother's car no less), so the family has been absolutely heartbroken. This dog was everything to my brother, like a nephew to me and like a grandson to my parents. I immediately went into emotional eating mode....I wasn't as horrible as I could have been, but I wasn't good. When I start eating bad, I stop tracking, when I stop tracking, I lose focus completely. I stopped exercising, I continued to eat badly and I have felt so depressed and down on myself the last few days. I have been harsh with my children, angry toward my husband.
I got up this morning, I had a great workout and so far I've eaten moderately well (not ideal, but ok) and I have planned out my meals for the day.
Hopefully this will kick me back into gear. I don't want to be down in the dumps and I want to keep my downward spiral related to my WEIGHT, not my MOOD. :)
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