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Friday, September 04, 2020

I have and am really good at making excuses. But I also didn’t realize I have OCD (according to my dietician) and have to have things a certain way before I can start anything.

Let’s take SparkPeople as an example. I signed up before I was ready. Meaning I had no lists, no menu for the week. Just excuses. No lie, it took me 3 weeks since I decided to give SP a try. The excuse. I HAD to have my weekly menu, shopping done before I could do anything here. I had to start on a Monday.

I finally came to visit. I wasn’t ready to log yet. I was pretty close to finishing my menu. I read, I asked questions (I think) and pretty much knew it was time. God I’m gonna miss carbs.

Well here I am. Still making excuses, still eating carbs. Not as much as I used to but enough to make me feel guilty. Obviously not bad enough. But then my dietician pointed something out. I never considered myself an emotional eater. I always thought it was because I had a craving so I ate.

She had proof I am emotionally eating right now. A few days before I told my husband that since my cancer was back there was no reason to not eat whatever I wanted. When he told her what I said she said that was emotional eating. Hmm, guess it is.

So here I am. I have to start all over. Of course I will restart eating healthy & staying away from carbs. Of course I will start on Monday so of course this excuse is going to allow me to eat what I want this weekend.



“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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    I'm so sorry about your diagnosis. I hope everything goes OK. And honestly I totally understand emotional eating when you get bad news.

    My weight loss doc just suggested the UCLA Mindful app to try to work on my mind and my depression. I haven't tried it yet so I don't know but just wanted to mention it if it might help you.
    85 days ago
    Saw your profile, you can email me at alexis14 @ aol.com. Reference your moonchild name. I can't do email here on the phone app 😻
    91 days ago
    Sorry about your cancer. Carbs are not the enemy. Sugar is 😉 you can have them within reason. Also, I identify with the OCD. If I can't do laundry at 9a, well, gotta wait ROFL, can't be at 10
    91 days ago
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