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Getting through those rough moments...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Well, I'm on day six, and I have to say that mostly it's been easier than I expected. I don't feel as guilty when I eat, because I'm tracking my food and I know that what I'm putting in my body is healthy and the portion is acceptable. This has helped me enjoy my food much more, which seems to be limiting my cravings.


When I do have a weak moment (or minute, of HOUR), it is TORTURE. About once a day, almost every day, I feel like I want to cry if I can't just go into the cabinet and stuff my face with whatever I want. It feels like physical pain, even though I'm really not hungry, and I know I've eaten enough. It takes every bit of strength I have not to eat.

These are some of the things that I think/do to help:

emoticon If I don't give into these cravings, I will probably be down a jean size by the time my kids start school in September.

emoticon It will NOT feel this way forever. Once I get used to my new healthy diet, I will hardly have these cravings any more. (I know this from experience, so hopefully I'm smart enough to take MY OWN advice!)

emoticon Gum and water are AWESOME. Also, celery and cucumbers. emoticon

emoticon These cravings last for a few hours and then they're gone. The shame and sadness of what I've done to my body is 24 hours a day. Would I rather be tortured for 2 hours a day, or 24?

emoticon STOP THINKING ABOUT FOOD. Go find something else to do. The more I think about it the more deprived I feel. Redirection!

So that's what has helped me the last couple of days. I can't wait for this to get easier. (And it really, really will. I know this.) In the meantime, I will feel like a super hero every time I don't give in.
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    1770 days ago
    I feel your pain! I just finished my first week and when I am at work, I start to get the worst cravings for something sweet. I have also been getting a lot of headaches but I know I am eating enough and its my body going through withdrawal.

    You touched on a good point about not feeling bad while eating - I find tracking the food makes me more conscious of what is going into my body so when I get the cravings I remind myself that I am not hungry. Keep it up :)
    1770 days ago
    Stay on track! Keep going. Never ever give up!
    1770 days ago
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