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Just writing to figure this out

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I know for the past month I've been overeating. I know I underate for the past few days. I know I need the energy to run 4 miles tomorrow morning, so I forced myself to eat some quinoa salad that I made the other day (so I'd have the protein and the energy!). But right now? I REALLY want some cake or some ice cream (no, not really, I just want the cake, a chocolate cake or chocolate frosting, or chocolate chip cookies, but NOT dark chocolate- shocker!). But AHH! I feel like I'm going crazy. The urge is just SO strong, SO powerful, I'm SO anxious, SO overwhelmed, SO AHHHHHH. Writing is just making it worse. Ugh. I'm so tempted to drive to the store (slightly tipsy) to get a piece of peanut butter chocolate cake. Or break into my friend's store of chocolate covered matzoah that I've gotten for him since it was on sale and their store doesn't cary it. BLAH! So annoyed. I can't figure this out. How are you suppose to figure out two sides of yourself fighting? You don't. You dissociate and give into that urge. That's pretty much it.
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    Fight it. If you absolutely must have something in your mouth, get some celery sticks and have your teeth do battle with them.

    I have been there and felt that way and the only way to make it stop is to do anything else but succumb.

    Best wishes!
    1862 days ago
    oh man! :S that is tough! Hope you're able to soon find a way through this! And yes, You'll get may just take more time and some work...but remember that you've overcome SO much already!
    1864 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    I hope you were able to get past the urge! If not, it's time to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. You can do it!
    1864 days ago
    The comment I'm making is based solely on the blog I'm reading. Don't do it!! Don't eat the chocolate cake. I'm guessing like you said you underate so your body is craving the calories it's missing. Don't know what your eating range is but how about trying to get 1200 calories in for a couple of days and seeing if that reduces your cravings. emoticon
    1864 days ago
    First ask yourself if you are really hungry, or have some other motivation.

    If you are hungry, then eat something nutritious, being sure it has some protein, some carbs, and a little bit of treat factor. A protein bar, a smoothie, peanut butter and crackers, whatever.

    If you are not or should not be hungry, consider if you are actually low on some nutrition, or over on some. Maybe you had too many carbs, and not enough protein. Fix that. Maybe a glass of (chocolate?) milk or a cup of yogurt.

    Maybe you just have a taste for something, like chocolate. Can you eat just one little bit to satisfy, without going overboard? If so, do that.

    Are you just bored or something? In that case, distract from it, such as going for a walk.
    1864 days ago
    Ambivalence is a natural part of life and yes, what you do is accept it. But acceptance doesn't mean give in. It means to accept both of those sides of yourself and all that that might mean. It doesn't necessarily mean to give in to impulse, although, if you do, accept that as well. emoticon Treat yourself lovingly and with compassion, as you would someone else.
    1864 days ago
    1865 days ago
  • MAJONES1225
    No, you fight the urge. For no pain no gain. Writing thing down do help. When you get the taste for something sweet which the bad out for the good. Like fruit and veggies. You can do this.
    1865 days ago
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