I think I can, I think I can

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I don't much feel like the little engine that could right now but more like the freight train who has a stuck brake. Why is it that even though I know I should not eat certain foods, I may not really be hungry, I still want them. The temptation has been too much for me twice. Yesterday I had to have some chips. I counted them out, finding whole chips only to allow myself the one serving I had settled for and then today with a quarter cup of chocolate ice cream.
On a positive note, I didn't have any more than the chips I counted out and I only had 1/4 cup of measured out ice cream where as weeks ago I would have had a bowl of chips and a 1/4 carton of ice cream. So, I have improved, but what is the control that food has over me? Why must I eat because it is there? I am in a happy marriage, have lovely children, I am looking for work though I am happy to stay home with my boys for now. What void am I trying to fill with that food??? Why do I have to be addicted to it? How do I change it so food is not always on my mind? Is food addiction, dare I call it that, like other addictions where you have to take it a day at a time?
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    I have completely been in your shoes a million times,.. I think that you will never be sucessful at cutting out the foods you love, and would you really want to?? This site is about making a life style change and not temporarily being on a diet.
    If you were able to stick within serving sizes and controlling your portions that is a HUGE success.
    I find that if I focus on food, I obsess about it... If I keep analyzing why I eat and bashing myself about eating thats all I think about and I end up eating more.
    Instead I am more sucessful when I focus on my fitness plan or other things such as cleaning my house. If I eat junk food or a food I've been craving, I enjoy it and then move on... maybe exercise a bit harder or eat a bit less later in the day.

    But congrats sounds like you are doing really well so far
    2996 days ago
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