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Upset I am not doing well!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Haven't been exercising and now I weigh 182 lbs!!!! This is not the worst I've ever been but I am starting to feel like a fat slob. I need to start exercising on my bike again but find it very hard to do. Not sure how I did it before. I'm an emotional eater. I had subway and steak this week. I am not on any plan. I don't know what to do accept add exercise and maybe try to eat better but at this point I don't know what that means! I need serious help! Anyone out there reading and have any advice? Thank you in advance.
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    Work on changing one thing at a time & don't beat yourself up when you have a slip into old bad habits. When that happens (which is will) - simply forgive yourself & immediately determine to get back on the right path. Don't think that you have blown it for the day, so will start fresh tomorrow. That can lead to days of blowing it & thinking that tomorrow will be different.

    God bless you with success upon success!
    1635 days ago
    Kudos to sharing your stumble with your SparkFamily!

    If you have supportive friends or family in your life try to spend more time with them and less time with those who are triggering any emotional eating. Consider seeing a supportive therapist to help you get to the bottom of your emotional eating...especially if you lack much alternative sources of support.

    Clean out the junk or trigger foods from your home. Perhaps don't worry about tracking your food at first, just make sure your choices are all healthy foods. Remember what healthy foods you used to enjoy and go for them! Limit how much ready cash you take with you when leaving the home so that buying junk will be more difficult. Food choices are the number 1 cause of gaining AND losing weight! I love Michael Pollan's basic food rule: Eat food (REAL food as unprocessed as possible), mostly plants, not too much.

    What exercise do you enjoy? I know for me there is something SO therapeutic about riding my either clears my mind or allows me to reflect more rationally about stuff.

    Keep coming back and share your struggles, trials, tribs AND SUCCESSES, cuz I just KNOW you're gonna bounce back and be on track to living the life you want for yourself! :-)

    1723 days ago
  • KELKAT123
    Once you address the issues that are causing your emotional eating it gets a lot easier. I don't know about you but I find that if I am exercising to punish myself for overeating it isn't fun and I hate every minute of it. When I exercise to manage my emotions (for stress relief per se) I enjoy every minute of it. Making small, achievable goals is a lot less overwhelming than looking at all that needs to be done. Start small by doing one thing that nurtures you. Before you know it you will crave that time to focus on you. Be careful of calling yourself a "fat slob" it's cruel and will sabotage your efforts before you have even gotten started. You are not a fat slob, you are a human being that deserves to be healthy! emoticon
    1723 days ago
  • CANDIK48
    Exercise is a great booster for emotional down times! It releases all those feel good chemicals in your brain and gives you a much better sense of satisfaction than, oh say, Ben and Jerry's ever will! If you're not on a plan, maybe think about getting on one. It'll give your meal planning a bit of direction so you might find it easier to take control. And taking control is a huge step toward overcoming emotional eating. Best of luck to you!
    1723 days ago
    Well for exercise just start again. Anything is better then nothing. Walk, dance, bike just move. Eating well I dont have much of a plan either. I just buy good things and try and eat protien in there. Smaller portions. And most of all keep positive. I am struggling with this one right now. BUT I WONT GIVE IN! emoticon emoticon
    1723 days ago
    Baby steps and portion control!! Can't really tell you what to do about the emotional eating except find another outlet to release your emotions.
    1723 days ago
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