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Monday, November 26, 2012

I really wish I had someone close by that I could depend on to help support me and motivate me. I do not like having someone constantly watching every bite of food I put in my mouth and asking "do you need that" or make comments like "I thought you were on a diet". They don't understand I am not looking at it as a diet but as a lifestyle change. I need support not a drill sergeant! I am allowed to eat! I am allowed to snack! I am not physically able to take walks or get much exercise so I have to rely mostly on eating healthy and I am under a lot of stress right now so I am having a very difficult time. My husband is a snacker so that doesn't help. Also we are living with my mama right now and have been for the past 3 years and until we get our case settled and get our money we are pretty much living in our bedroom at night because the tv in the living room is right next to her bedroom and keeps her awake so when she goes to bed at 8 we end up going to our room to watch tv and my husband has all kinds of cookies and chips and just knowing they are there drives me nuts and I have a hard time resisting them and a lot of times I don't. I have gained 37 pounds of the 69 I had lost because I am an emotional eater. I have tried reading, doing my nails, all the hints that I can think of but I am weak when it comes to temptations. I refuse to go to bed at 8 just to keep from eating. People will leave messages on my blogs and they make it sound so simple but it isn't that simple for me. Also with the price of groceries going higher and higher I am really having a difficult time buying healthy foods to eat and snack on. I am still using my journal but not as committed to it as I had planned. I still have 34 days left on my 61 day challenge to track my food and see the results, so far things are not going the way I had planned. Today was what I considered a successful day saving my protein bar for my bedtime snack. Oh well now I feel better!
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  • TNLADY1960
    I forgot to mention that since my weight gain that means more insulin because weight gains makes for higher glucose readings and the more insulin that goes into the body the more weight you tend to gain so that is also complicating my situation. So I know that when I lose weight I can decrease my insulin doses and that will make weight loss somewhat easier.
    2005 days ago
    Hang in there. It is hard, but emoticon You have so much support here. I know the problem with someone else in the house snacking, it does make it harder.
    2005 days ago
    You've gotten good advice here, so won't belabor their points. Just want to let you know you're not alone. We're behind you.

    2005 days ago
    Hi, I'm glad that helped. I'd be glad to be that kind of support. Maybe try spark mailing? It sound to me like you know all of your current issues. When other members offer suggestions, they are speaking from their experiences. None of us can possibly know your whole situation here in this virtual world.

    But we are still very similar, are on the same journey, only for some of us, the highway is like Atlanta at Rush Hour on Friday night, and for others the journey is like driving down a quiet country road--just a few potholes to watch out for. And then there are big detours for others.

    I do think you need to pick one of those problems in your blog that you think has a pretty good chance of getting fixed, think about it, and creatively
    come up with an three different things to try to fix that problem. Kind of like brainstorming with only one person. If you want some ideas from others, you could ask for suggestions on your next blog.

    Then pick one, maybe the wildest solution, or the one you think is most promising, or the one you had never thought of before and do it. It might work and it might not. If it does work, then work to fix another problem when you're ready.

    If it doesn't, then go back to your list and try something else if you still feel it's important to fix that problem. You might learn it's not as important as you thought. You might learn it's even more important and you keep trying until you find the key.

    Good luck. Write in Spark Mail if you like.
    2005 days ago
    I read your information section on your main page. You have overcome so many obstacles! I strongly believe you are capable of anything you put your mind too! Take one day at a time, and my suggestion would be to ask your husband to try with you and cut back on his chip snacking at night time, and have some popcorn or something instead. Wishing you the best of luck!
    2005 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    It is too bad that the hints aren't working. The only I could suggest and you probable already did it, it to straight out tell him to not have those foods there. I have no other suggestions. I live alone so there is no food except what I buy and I don't buy that stuff. Sorry I couldn't be more help
    2005 days ago
    It is tough. I have gained back 20 pounds of what I had lost. Some of it is due to meds I am on but not all of it. I think my biggest problem is portion control. My meds make me hungry so I tend to over eat.

    I try to keep myself busy and away from the kitchen, but it has been getting harder.

    We can get through this! We can't let a little back sliding obscure our final goal!

    Take Care.

    2005 days ago
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