Friday, June 13, 2008

Not doing so good. Had one streak of 7 days and another of 12 but this last week I"ve binged 3 times. Dont know why. I'm frustrated at work but that is nothing unusual. I have a list of activities to do instead of night time eating but when the urge to eat hits I just ignore the list. On days when I'm not bingeing I think I'm also taking in too many calories. The only thing going right in my weight loss efforts is my exercise...but that is all being sabotaged by my eating. I have to change. I have had great successes in my life...quit smoking, quit drinking for 15 yrs, lost 30 pds Why did I have willpower then and absolutely none now? this is a good period of life for me. I only have to work 3 days a week. I have free time. I love my walks. I love the time to read. I love going to church. But there has to be more. My work is not fulfilling. But I get to volunteer at the humane society. Nothing seems to satisfy me. I've read so many self help books, so many spiritual books and the answers elude me. I guess I've just got to keep trying.
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  • JERI1952
    Sounds like you are in a blue funk right now. When I feel like I need to eat something, I eat popcorn. Read the calories, you will be surprised to find out that a regular (not 100 calories) bag of the microwave butter popcorn only has totally about 120 calories and that a 3 serving size. After it is done popping, put a mixture of splenda and cinnamon on it and shake it up. That usually satisfies my sweet tooth. Eat the whole thing, I do and then I am stuffed. Make sure you have things around the house that you can "binge" on if you need to but that won't do too much damage. I have cans of green beans (ugh) that I eat cold, with my fingers when I just need to eat something. That does 2 things for me. Fills the snack urge by using my fingers (most snacks are finger food) and fills me up. They are really not that bad cold and I know that I haven't shot myself in the foot by eating something - the whole can is about 40 calories. The whole idea is to get by those times when you feel out of control and have to do something. Here's another idea, a vegetable sandwich. Use just a little salad dressing for taste and load up the veggies on it. The bread gives you a dough fix and the vegetables have very few calories. Good luck.
    3601 days ago
    Hi Carolann--
    Instead of looking at the week as binging 3 times, how about looking at it as not binging 4 out of the 7? That is much more positive! You are really beating yourself up right now--take it one day at a time and celebrate that day only for the success that you had. Maybe a week is too long. Even breaking up the day and celebrating the success of the morning, or afternoon, or evening. You can do this, and your SP friends are here when you need a little kick.
    Good luck,
    3602 days ago
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