I started this topic, and really hope I can find some people who are willing to post daily on this. The reason being is I, like most of you, suffer from binge eating episodes. I tend to eat when I am boerd, when I am drunk I will raid the fridge for no reason, just to see how many good things I can put in my stomach. I also find myself to be weakend by the sight of some foods (can rarely go into a coffee shop without buying the brownie, and if someone offers me a cookie, I cant say no)
Anyone in the same boat?
I am not overweight right now, however, I have been gaining and I know if I continue these unhealthy habits in the future they will come back to haunt me.
In this forum I want to get advice and support (and offer it) but really try to stay on the POSITIVE side of things. I don't want people comming in here and REALLY going into detail about everything that went wrong. I am open for discussion (ie. 'i binged last night when i was drink--does anyone have any advice as to what i can do to improve next time?) kind of deal.
Also, even better if we can check it daily......weight loss is ongoing so we all need ongoing positive support :)
oh and a bit of background, I am 20, Im female, I go to University. I love painting and being in nature and I loveeee chocolate :) I also like to go to the gym :)
hey. im new to this thing. yuck i just had a 4000 calorie binge yesterday. now its the morning and i just feel like garbage and dont know how to handle it. i dont want to gain =( i worked sooo hard to get where i am. why did i mess it all up =(
welcome to the group determined! we know how you feel...
wheres everyone been?
hope everyone is doing well im all done with finals and ready to get on track and back into regular weight lifting and cardio. unfortunately i have been sick (again!) with a really bad sore throat and cough so ive been staying out of the gym so i dont spread germs. ive been eating bad but not horrible but today im starting over yet again. i just wanna feel good by our vacation at the end of the month.
waiting to hear how everyone else is doin!
I am here. it has been just a crazy last week. I have been running around, going up to my hometown for a wedding and then on sunday some friends and I did a mud run! it was sooo much fun (cold, but ohwell) We mostly walked and it was a good time. but then after I had waaay to much to drink. it was free beer and I was thirsty and taking it all in. I guess I will just have to do better next time. the problem is that I get soo hung over and then I have a problem eating well.
Meg I like the idea of writing things down. I too often just give in to the binge. Also I need to start measuring out how much I am going to have instead of eating from an open bag of chips for example...
T - I hope thigns are going better for you. fatigue is such a beast to get over.
For any of you who are blog readers, I have started my own weight loss blog.
I hope everyone is having a good week!
Girls, I'm still around... I'm just sooooooo tired of dieting. And I hate my body... :/
And that's about it... any plans??
Sara, I'll be following your blog...
I am going to try to put a positive spin on my weight gain.... I eat wonderful food and stay up to late?! Alright, May is going to be tough. I have a lot of fun activities that make it difficult to do the right thing for myself. The cold crappy weather has not helped and I know it is going to all of a sudden be warm and I will not fit into my summer clothes :( oh wait I am trying to be positive.... whatever it is what it is. I still struggle with what my motivation is and what is going to really make the difference for me.
I also love biggest loser. it is inspiring even if I don't have that much weight to lose. (i want to lose about 15 pounds) but last night one of the contestants spoke about how she is a quitter. That she has great plans and starts them well and then quits. this is exactly how I do things as well. Now if I can just learn from her and from myself and finish what I start.... sigh.
Tamisa - I hear your sentiment totally.
Meg - I hope you are feeling better and are able to get back to the gym! Finals are so stressful and it is nice to go and workout when it is all over.
I hope everyone is having a good week. I will be quiet the next few days (until next week probablly) I am leaving tomorrow for a wedding in Boston!! I can't wait. So wish me luck, my girlfriend and I have soem boot camps worked out and she can't drink so I hope to drink less myself.
alright have a good wednesday!
Hey girls, I've been around... not doing too good, but I have a 600cal/meal plan that I hope will work, combined with some light activity... I'll write again soon.
I miss you and miss being more active.
Just a quick update on myself: I'm not counting calories any longer until the meal I had is over. In addition, I try not to overplan the number of calories I want to eat at a certain meal. I try to eat a combo that has fat, protein and carbs at each meal (i.e. a dish containing all that or a salad) and then a desert. Once I decided I'm done, I stop eating. I try not to have any snacks. So far I managed to erduce calories and I am happy with what I eat, so, hopefully, I'll get on the right track and keep it going!
How are you?
Sara, you haven't updated your blog since last Wed...
I am back from a fabulous vacation in Boston. It was full of friends, family and food. In good ways. My girlfriend can't eat sugar or yeast, so she did research on where we could eat and it was all good.
We even brought our workout clothes and I lead a cardio/strength mix boot camp! it was so fun. We also went for a run. I am sure we would have done more if our hotel wasn't on a highway.
I am back on the bandwagon today. I am at my highest weight I have been in a long time and it is NOT cool. I need to make some serious committments.
I hope thigns are going well for folks here.
T - I hope your rounded meals are working out well for you. It is good to have a plan and then decide that it is what you are going to eat. Trying to avoid a binge is a good way to go. I binged a bunch last night (biggest loser finale and appetizers) so now I am ready to be on the right track. And thanks for the update on my blog. I was planning on writing something today :)
I am too at my highest weight... but this morning my pregnancy test came out positive (last period 4/18)... I'm sooo excited... :)
Still around. I've given up on the calorie counting. It feels too much like a diet. I paid over a hundred bucks to join a program that will teace me and motivate me to get in touch with my body when I eat. It's supposed to teach me how to eat all over again. It's been going well so far. I feel like it could work.
T- Congratulations on the baby news. That's very exciting and I'm so happy for you!!!!!
Welcome back, Kayla!
Please, let us know some tips that you find always working with you.
Yes, I'm happy for the baby news. I'll see my Dr this Wed.
Congrats Tamisa! Now is a good time to take care of yourself. I hope your visit goes well at the MD.
I had a great weekend unplugged and camping this past weekend. Tomorrow I am starting a 19 week adventure to change my body. I hope it goes well!
I have 36 weeks to go until my baby is coming and, definitely, my body will change. I calculated and I should gain between 20 and 30 pounds considering my current weight. I'm very motivated to eat healthy and walk a lot (I'll give up running), I am not nauseous or craving anything yet and hope to be able to make the right choices most of the time...
I'm not always in a good mood, today a friend told me I'm fat [:((((], however, hubby was very comforting, he knew how I felt.
Sara, I'm with you! Does it help reporting what we eat and what we do as exercise on a daily basis? I was thinking of doing this, but I need at least one body that will go on posting no matter what... anyways, don't feel like you have to...
I am trying to figure out a daily diet that will allow me to lose weight and not be hungry. rar. I am on day 2 of a 20 week challenge of trying to lose weight.
In my case, adding soups and snacking on lots of grape tomatoes and just a few unsalted nuts works very well sometimes...
I am also trying some raw veggies (broccoli) I have a weird allergy that I cannot eat many raw fruits and veggies. Not all but some that are really annoying (I can't eat carrots or apples raw) so I have to think ahead and cook things or find other fillers to eat. I am also trying to add some flax seed to my yogurt in the morning. I am really tring to stick to a plan for more than two days. I am such a quitter!
On a good note the weather this weekend is going to rock!
Hey, I know the "quitter syndrome". We need to find something to keep us motivated and happy about our decisions on a daily basis. So far I've been walking and it really gives me a good state of mind, as it doesn't wear me out, I get to day dream and, in the end, I might become a bit more fit :D
Hugs and good luck!
Yeah, it worked, but I think I kind-of overdid it, so yesterday I "took the day off" (i.e. only 2 miles walked) and ate a whole bunch of stuff because of exhaustion (3200cal). I'm pretty sure it's because of little sleep (6h/night) and lots of walking and also hot weather, I don't think it has anything to do with the pregnancy.
I haven't looked into yoga, I'm not a fan of it. I will try to do stair climbing also (use the fire stair in the building where I work), it really wears me off in like 10min, so I assume it must be good for cardio and it may waste less time...
Cocoa can offer temporary relief from depression, but I'm not sure if it will be your case, I never took antidepressants, but 2 tbsp cocoa in your morning oatmeal or applesauce may work... especially if you're not a caffeine drinker.
I read your blog posts.
This calculator may help you identify exactly how much you burn daily with minimal activity: http://www.health-calc.com/diet/energy-expend iture-advanced
Remember you should never go under BMR when you create a caloric deficit.
What did you eat/work out today?
So far I have walked 2.1 miles. I had 2 bananas+3 light mozzarella cheese sticks for breakfast (400cal) and low fat/low salt cottage cheese+ red wheat bran + 1 hard-boiled egg + 1/2 Hothouse cucumber +1/2 pound cherry tomatoes for lunch (530cal) and a body builders clif protein bar (peanut butter) for 270 calories. I plan a 500cal light dinner for tonight (lowfat kefir, frozen blueberies and some high fiber cereals - nature path) and another 4 miles of walking...
Just thought we'd share our plans maybe we'll manage to be more consistent about them this way...
It looks like it's again only the two of us on this thread :)
I am glad you are able to do some exercise and are paying attn to how it makes you feel
I may try cocoa. I am going to see how things go on my own. I do drink caffeine. I drink tea in the mornings and love it.
Thanks for reading my blog. I am really hoping I will be posting some good photos by the end!
I took a look at the calculator and it is fascinating. I don't eat less than 1800 calories a day
This morning I did light weight lifting and I plan on going for a bike ride tonight. breakfast I had oats with yogurt and milk and walnuts (400), then yogurt with blueberries for a snack (150) Lunch was a burger and chips and salsa (450) and will have some almonds this afternoon and then dinner I am having a bacon and chicken salad. I love bacon
My plan is to eat around 1800 calories a day and workout as much as possible.