30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 31,073

I can't stop eating!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

No seriously. I can't. I don't know what the heck is wrong with me for the past few weeks. Usually I get this way around that time of the month but only for two or three days. I figure it's only a few days so I don't worry.

I've started eating a late-night snack, which is something I've never been prone to do in my life. I've also been craving sweets. Also not usually a thing for me. I'm more of a sucker for fried foods (cheeseburger and french fries...yum) and that's what I have to work to avoid.

Yesterday I had a shake with lunch. I mean that's something I do like once or twice a year and I plan it but yesterday it was spontaneous. Then I went to dinner and ate stew. No biggie. I get home and my son makes quesadillas and I eat a half of one of those too. Then about two hours later, I'm sitting on the couch and I think "I would really like a snack."

Then I literally smack myself in the head and say "What the hell are you thinking? You don't need a snack. You aren't even hungry. What's wrong with you?"

And here's the problem folks...I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME!!!!

I feel like an out of control monster. I just can't stop eating. The only saving grace is that I've been exercising like crazy and so the scale hasn't gone up much. I hope these holidays don't totally derail me. Arrghhh.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • YANKEE7152
    It happens to me sometimes too..Boredom might be to blame!...When I'm busy and active, I find its not nearly as much of a problem!!
    1132 days ago
    This happens to me sometimes too. Eventually I hit some sort of wall and the big, red alarm bells go off. Last time, it was a trip to the doctor during which I Iearned I'd gained twenty lbs in two months of scale-based neglect and cookie-worship. I was so appalled that it re-motivated me to get back on track. Staying consistent is so hard. For me, social support, being honest with others about what's going on, and tracking what I eat help most. Do I really want to record that I just ate a half cup of cookie dough? And then *tell* people about it?! :)
    1214 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I get like that sometimes too - but like you said it's usually only for a day or two at a time. Maybe you've been exercising so much that you really do need more calories just to keep up? Maybe adding in a small, sweet night-time snack would help you keep the rest under control.
    1215 days ago
    Is this time of year stressful at home or work?
    1216 days ago
    Prep "legal" snacks, like a banana. If you want to know don't want to eat the banana(or whatever), tell yourself you're not hungry enough.
    1216 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.