Hello, CalorieCount Members! I've just joined your community and am looking forward to being a member and facilitating a healthy life change in myself and others!
I've recently graduated from college and that last semester *really* took it's toll on my waist line (20 lbs and went from a size 6 to a size 10-12) -- yay stress eating! I basically just want to return to my comfortable size 6.
My problem is I graduated with a unique degree and now work in a field where I am constantly exposed to wine, beer, cheese, chocolate, and other less than low-cal delicacies all day, every day -- and I'm expected to sample! (Oh the agony! *over dramatic sigh*) The issue is: I can't seem to stop with one bite, and in the 'heat of the moment' I just can't hear the little voice that says "Stop! Think of the calories!!" It's not until later when I'm getting into bed that I look at my self and the self loathing begins!
The principals of nutrition and diet are familiar to me ... it's the self control that I struggle with. Any support or tips from the community to help with self control in that moment of temptation would be welcomed!
Welcome to the forum, I know it's hard to control our appetite sometime well.. most of the time. I'm giving all my support for you, I know you can do it and you need to motivate your self. Like me "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired" ..:) So, let's do it together.. Good luck!!
I also just joined this site, and know exactly what you are going through! - I feel like I have no will power where food is concerned. I wake up every morning resolving to eat well and have a small amount of control, but almost every day I end up eating large amounts of foods that should only be had in moderation - ugh!
I have been thinking of also incorporating more exercise into my week; have you done that as well?
It sounds like a lame excuse ... but at the moment with the fresh new career I can't seem to find even 30 minutes where I'm not working, doing housework, or asleep! Hopefully this schedule of mine will settle down and I can find time for the gym ... I must say I miss working out!
Hey girls. . . I'm a few weeks into this, and I'm a complete binge eater too .. For me it's come down to what I want more. Do I want an unhappy exsistence, or that Snickers? Can I deal with a big homemade salad for lunch, or am I gonna die if I pass by the McDonald's? Am I really too exhausted to go to the gym, or am I just a lazy bum with no conviction?
I hope you all find the conviction and the stamina to stick it out. We all know what's good for us, when we've had enough, and when we haven't done enough. You just gotta remember that the food and drinks only satisfy you for as long as it's on your tongue. A healthy, fit body will satisfy you for the rest of your life.
I found the calorie count the biggest eye opener. I actually found this site after eating McDonald's and being curious as to what I was ingesting. It was gross, lol. I don't always make the right decision now, but atleast my decisions weigh as heavily on my mind as they used to on my hips.
Anyhow, pleased to meet you all! When you're having a rough time of it, talk to someone, let it all out. We're all going through the same struggles :)
Hey all, I am also new to this site although I have been on similar sites in the past. I have struggled with emotional eating all my life and I currently need to lose about 125 pounds. Eating is my addiction of choice when I am sad, happy, board or lonely. I do not smoke, drink (accept on occasion) or do drugs. I am really struggling right now, not so much with the eating right part, but eating when I am lonely part. Eating when I am not really hungry.
See, my son just moved out about 2 months ago. My husband got a new job about 3 months ago that requires him to travel every week, all week and my daughter has ramped up her social life so she is not home as much, I have suddenly become alone in my house with the animals and I am really struggling with being alone. I have built my whole life around taking care of my family, meeting their every need, (I had my son at an early age so I have had children longer then I have not had children) and now I am at a loss!! I do not even know WHAT I like to do anymore and I have isolated myself so much I have no friends. Honestly I have never been good at making or keeping friends. I work part time in an office, but you guessed it ALONE. My boss is on the road all the time and the other office across the street is where everyone else is. So basically, I am really lonely. I can not even believe I am writing all this, but I have to say I am desperate for some contact with people.
I could really use some advise on how to "get a life"..LOL.
I do so want to lose this weight, I want to look good walking down the street not like this..
I so understand! My husband, as much as I love him, is completely unsupportive of my efforts to lose weight. He is naturally thin (though he has gained some weight too! I think his age is starting to show), and thinks diets are stupid.
He'll eat right in front of me at 10pm right before we go to bed! He loves junk foods, and refuses to help me in any aspect of dieting.
Thankfully, I do most of the grocery shopping and meal planning, so he doesn't have much of a choice there! He still brings home candy, chips, soda, etc. though and it can be so hard to pass some of that up.
Not only that, but I live with chronic pain from a joint condition that restricts the amount of movement I'm allowed to do, so it's not like I can just run off the calories! Trust me, I'd much rather do that then diet. I used to exercise a whole lot, but then with this joint condition was told I couldn't do that anymore. I move as much as I can, but it's pathetic really. I have a cane that helps, and I do attend some physical therapy, though not very often as it's expensive and seems to be making things worse rather than better.
I can't figure out how to add friends, but if any of you want to add me, feel free! I definitely need the support system at this point. Thanks!
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