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I know I shouldn't.. but.. I want to.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Every time we eat.. we know what we are doing. It is just a matter if we are making good or bad choices.

I am telling you right this second I am thinking about Applebee's Boneless Wings or Chocolate Cake or Domino's pizza or Taco John's Potato Oles..

I really want it but know I can't. Maybe that is why I am still sitting on my bed because I want to stay 210 or lower.. not higher. I am proud to say that I have lost 50# - why ruin that? - and I haven't walked or anything today.

I still want to eat it... I do! I need some comfort.. I am emotionally stressed. There really isn't anyone I can talk to.. b/c my friends don't support me like I need to be.

I realized today that I am not happy at UWS and have not been for quite awhile. I am not happy with my professors, classes, and even hate my room.. *sigh* I am considering to transferring to Eau Claire or even River Falls.. where I would be closer to my sister's and their children. I am missing out on so very much. I had a conversation with my one sister today and it was really nice. I don't really see what UWS has that will benefit me. I feel like I have exhausted it all...

Maybe I could compromise and eat something comforting and still be in my range.. I know, it's a dream, haha.. but I have like 600-800 more calories to eat today. I am only at 1000 so far..

Off to look up some naughty "comfort" foods.. :)
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    Hey thanks.. yeah, most of the time I need to talk to someone but the friends I have around her tend to not listen to me and I end up taking care of them.

    By the way, I do not think I am going to transfer. I think I can handle one more year than doing the National Student Exchange on the east coast. :)
    3863 days ago
    I think that alot of us feel exactly as you do about needing the comfort. What we have to work on is finding that comfort in activities other than eating. You mentioned missing your sisters and their children. Maybe a comfort activity could center on making something for the kids.
    As for changing schools, I would sit down and write a list of pros and cons as to where you are now and where you may transfer. I have found personally, that my unhappiness is more directly related to what is going on inside me. If I fix that, everything else usually falls into place.
    Hope this helps. emoticon
    3863 days ago
    Yeah, I know what you mean.. walking does help and I usually like it.. but yesterday I wasn't feeling it. I struggle with depression so more the reason for me to go walking.. but yeah.. today I think I am going to go for a walk because it is beautiful out!!! :)

    As an update, yesterday I weighed 210.4 and today I weight 209.8 so I guess making the right choices yesterday sure counted and showed!!! :)
    3863 days ago
    I can know your frustration. What works for me is walking. It lets go of the stress and raises your endorphins which give you an exercise high. You need a pair of good shoes and then you go. On the days I don't walk, I feel a greater sense of frustration and boredom. Give it a try. Don't give in and don't give up!!!! emoticon
    3863 days ago
    OMG! You just sounded like my dad.. funny!!! Whenever I say I'm going for ice cream or anything... he's like eat celery in the exact way you did! LOL!!!
    3863 days ago
    Celery! Eat Celery. Eat a lot of it! use the CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH to vent out frustrations of UWS.

    emoticon on the 50# loss!
    3863 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/31/2010 11:54:16 AM
    It was actually an emotional thing.. where I wanted to emotionally eat so I ended up eating a salad at Arby's and a blizzard at DQ. In the end, I went over 200 calories. I didn't think that was that bad considering how bad it could be..
    3863 days ago
    Well, how did you do? Did you get over your cravings or do you still have them? I really hate to say this, but sometimes it is better to give in to your cravings. I have found, for me anyways, that if I give into the cravings and have just a little of it, sometimes only a bite or two, I am better off in the long run. Because if I don't, I will eat a lot of other stuff to try and make up for it, and then end up eating what I wanted in the first place, because I still had the craving. That means even more calories. You have to figure out what works best for you. emoticon emoticon
    3863 days ago
    Thanks.. I do all of that.. it is just when I do emotionally eat.. I binge and go all crazy!
    3864 days ago
    If you are curious..
    ..a small of Potato Oles is 430 calories.. with 1220 g of sodium.
    ..Little Ceaser's (1 slice) is 280 calories and 1 breadstick is 100 calories.
    ..I couldn't find the calories for Applebee's Lava Cake.. why are their foods such a huge secret? Seriously!
    ..DQ's ice cream cone is 140 calories or a sundae is 240 calories.
    ..Arby's Farmhouse Chicken Salad is 260 calories.

    Okay, now as I was looking this all up.. I realized I am not going to feel better eating potato oles or lava cake. My feelings are still going to be there and I will be just upset about the gain weight tomorrow. *sigh* In conclusion, I think I am going to Arby's, get the salad, and stop at DQ and get a small cone.. than call it a day. By the way.. I shouldn't be over calories after all this.. yay!

    3864 days ago
  • NAE_1289
    you should make ur own wings and potatoes just find healthy low sodium,cal, etc ingredients.There are alternatives for pretty much anything. Trader joe's has a lot of alternative ingredients.try there. If you do go out to eat I suggest asking for a doggy bag so you can box half of ur food. order a side salad so you still get the joys of eating out and walk out feeling satisfied. Also i love chocolate and i found an awesome alternative for a sweet choco-snack. LUNA bars are really good and full of proteins and fiber and all the healthy stuff. great choice for people with a sweet tooth trying to maintain their weight while still enjoying foods.
    3864 days ago
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