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Sabotaging myself?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I know that I can't eat Wendy's sea salt fries (even 1/2 of a large container) at 9:30 at night and expect to see a positive change on the scale, but I do it anyway. Why do I do this? I've been steadily losing, and now, I've come to a complete halt in October. It's all because I refuse to stop eating fries (and chips and ice cream). I'm acting like a rebellious 2 year old! What is my problem?

Well, I am a rebellious 2 year old sometimes. My DH walked into the kitchen two days ago and found me eating BBQ Lays and asked why I was eating them when I just said I didn't want another serving of healthy chili. This frustrated me. I felt like I was at home again, and my parents were scolding me. So I rebelled, and kept on crunching on those tangy chips.

Boy, did I feel victorious - until I stepped on the scales today. Why do I do this to myself?
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    I have been asking this very same question lately....Great reminder! I need to have a good talking with myself and figure this out!

    2037 days ago
    Hi guys!

    I can identify with the ups and downs. I recently on SP found a system that is working better for me than others, that might be of interest to you. It's called The No 'S' Diet. It has more to do with behavior modification than what you can and can't eat. The 'S' stands for:
    No 'seconds'
    No 'sweets'
    No 'snacks'
    Except sometimes...on days that start with 'S'.

    It's a very simple, straight forward system, and it takes a lot of the guess work and thinking about food all the time out of the equation. I particularly like the podcasts this guy created a few years back. Search for Everyday Systems on ITunes and look for the No S Diet group on SP.

    I'm new to it too, so not an expert. But, I have seen the scale stop going up, and start to come down...and more importantly, I just feel better.

    Good luck!
    2038 days ago
    I ask myself the very same questions. I know how to eat healthfully, I even enjoy it but when life gets crazy I tend to fall off the wagon and start eating pop tarts; baking things for no occasion and eat most of it myself. What is worse it that since I don't see an instant body change I stay there for a week.....eating the wrong things, more and more. Then one day, the muffin tops can not be contained by just the right placement of my jean's waistband. They spill over and hang out and then , like today....I am mad at myself.
    I am also mad that in order to feel fit, I have to live like I'm on a diet. I cant just eat, enjoy life and be fit. I know the stress eating is sabotage and I am caught up in a vicious cycle. I don't want to have to worry about what I eat. So maybe it is rebellion for me too, I just want to eat what I choose to eat. If it is Thanksgiving or a church potluck like today, I want to enjoy the food and not be nibbling under restraint, then tomorrow eat less bulky and calorie dense food, balance it out; the problem is that I am in my 40s now and it seems like I can't enjoy food anymore, without paying a hefty price for it. Frustrating! If my metabolism has to slow down why can't my appetite also slow down?
    Sorry to rant.....your sentiments touched a nerve with me today.
    I just came back to Spark people today after a year away.
    Best of luck to you in your fitness goals!
    2038 days ago
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