what a difference a week makes!

Monday, January 19, 2009

So last week I blogged about how great I was doing, and then it all fell apart. Monday and Tuesday were difficult but managed to survive (somewhat). Tuesday I went to Red Lobster, and Arby's for dinner and then I ate out every day since... there goes my calorie count and my budget all in one swoop. I am really struggling to keep on track and I don't know why. My motivation seems to go up and down. I want to be thinner, not so groggy and more energetic, healthy, and I know that summer will be here before you know it and I always hold myself back from doing things b/c of my weight. I understand what I need to do and how to acheive my goal. The problem is that sometimes I just don't care and in the moment of instant gratification I eat, and eat and then feel guilty and eat some more. How do you stop this horrible cycle??? I just don't know!! Aghhh!! Even as I muster up a bit of determination this morning, I find myself saying (after eating a bowl of cereal) I want to go to BK and get breakfast, but decide it is better to get to work early. Now it is 10 am and I am forcing myself to stay in my office because I know if I leave I will go straight to the vending machine for some BBQ chips and a pop. I am not hungry, I just want to eat. I have to leave this office and travel to another one and I know that I will be so tempted to stop for a warm lunch compared to my easy mac and soup. This is horrible and I don't know how you get out of this mindset.....
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    hey you - we should constitute a rule in our diet-together plan... if we feel like mindless eating or emotional eating, we should text each other or something.. maybe it will help take our mind off of it?? i know its probably harder for you to do it while you're at work, but if you have a chance, i'm usually always around (especially now that all the chaos of moving in and getting settled is finally done!)... let me know what you think - i know the first few weeks i kind of slacked off and didn't get started, but, it is another week and i'm ready to tackle the spare tire! :)
    3746 days ago
    I am totally with you on how you view food. I agree that it is so easy to just say f-it... I want this basket of fries, and I'm gonna eat them! But the aftermath mentally and emotionally I'm learning is just as harmful as the physical. I saw this on another member's page and I have made it my new mantra (maybe it will help you?)

    "No food can taste good enough to make me feel so bad about myself"

    Hang in there!!!

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    3746 days ago
    I know your pain, it doesn't get any better unless you really change the lifesyle.

    I do it over and over also.

    Have a great day
    3747 days ago
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