anyone else feel like giving up??!
uggghh you do not even realize ... i have absolutely NO willpower. i love food, but apparently it does NOT love me.
But the thing is, just take it one meal at a time. Actually, it should be one bite at a time. When I slip, and eat something I shouldn't or too much of it or go over my calories, it's so tempting to just downward spiral. But the truth of the matter is I just gotta stick with it. When I get into that frame of thought, I try to remind myself of my goals and my reasons, and focus on those positive changes to get me through the not so tough time. That, and having a good friend to rant to, (or may I suggest Molly's rant thread on the motivation forum), and sometimes a good old temper tantrum and then I'm back on track. Stick with it, it gets easier.
I know what all of you mean. For me it's the sodium and alcohol. Chips, captain morgan and coke, etc.
But for me, I try to plan what I am going to eat a day ahead of time and log it so I know if I am keeping on track or not. That way I know what foods I am eating are good and what are not. I get really excited when I see that my overall grade for the day is higher than a B+.
I have the same problem too. I spend so much time at work and at my boyfriends that when I get home and see some food that I haven't had in a while then I automatically want it. I was practically drooling over cereal last night, but I wasn't even hungry! I was giving the pretzles googly-eyes and petting the popcorn box. And all because it LOOKS GOOD. I could at least rationalize it if I was hungry, but I'm usually not.
lovethebeach saying: " googly-eyes and petting the popcorn box"
i've lost 15 lbs in 5 weeks. go me!!
last night i had my first binge. i literally ate everything in site. ~ ~ i had a lean pocket, 2 pieces of lite texas toast, some chicken nuggets in bbq sauce, a 100 calorie pack oreo granola bar (which i've had for weeks cause i don't even like them that much!) and a 90 calorie pack of granola bites. (and that does not include what i had for lunch) (add) oh yea.. i almost forgot.. i also ate a ton of sun chips ~ at least 4 servings. ugh!!!!!
and you know what ~ i'm just gonna get right back on track today! that's the key.. don't let one bad day ruin it for you. just get right back on track!
Oh man, Sun Chips KILL me. I love them x__x They love me too; they stick around for weeks <_<
We all have our off days, but the key is not letting them destroy you. Remind yourself that no one is perfect and that one lapse in judgement is not the end of the world. I think that a lot of people beat themselves up over food, then feel guilty, then eat the make themselves feel better. It's a vicious cycle.
Original Post by katyayer:
For me it's alcohol too. And nuts, especially almonds. And that sketchy time of day after work but before dinner when I am liable to scarf down ANYTHING. It's terrible, and I'm feeling frustrated today too. Last night I had to have 3 glasses of red wine with dinner, even though I knew it was a waste of calories and would dehydrate me. Silly girl I am.
Oh god, I'm the worst after work, too. It's absolutely awful. Even if I start making dinner as soon as I walk in the door, I'll munch on something while dinner is cooking. Then I end up regretting it- every.single.time.
You just have a hard time controlling your food intake (I understand - I sometimes do too). Don't make it about self-judgment or a moral failing, it's not. We are humans, mammals, and mammals have strong instincts to eat tasty foods when they are near them. We're fighting our programming here, due to this totally unprecedented time of prolonged plenty. No wonder it feels weird sometimes.
When you feel like giving up, try to think about something other than food. Find a way to feel confident and good about yourself, and distract yourself from the desire for food.
Self-love is the antidote... self-hatred is what leads us to chuck it all and overeat, in order to find some comfort for our wounded souls. Self-love gives us confidence and courage.
If you cannot resist the desire to munch, well, munch on raw vegetables (of course, you have to have them handy!) After a couple hundred calories you'll be sick of munching them and you'll have your day's veggie intake accounted for. :)
That is actually a good idea - about munching on the vegetables. I was just thinking that tomorrow the weekend starts and I wanted to splurge and was thinking WHAT I would splurge with ... I literally have nothing in the house to eat except fruits, vegetables, cottage cheese, yogurt and water thinking that if I do splurge I have to go and buy it and hopefully by that time I will have decided against it.
AND thank you for the suggestion of the self-love -- I had not heard that before and it makes sense.
Passed them up for two apples cut up with peanut butter and honey.
It is all about self-love.
My new banana split.