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Starting Over...Again

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ok, I gained all of my weight back, plus 2 pounds. Maybe I just put on my winter coat like my bunnies? No. I just stopped watching what I was eating and stopped exercising. I also realized that I was binging on food. I had some ED issues in college, but this is something new. I found that when I'm home and the DH and DD start fighting, which is alot and usually about cartoons vs. American Pickers, I start stuffing my face. When things start stressing me at work, I head for the "snack cube". When out at a restaurant and things get stressful, I'd clean up my plate and DD's. At family events, I eat so I don't have to talk to my family...it's hard to have a conversation when your mouth is constantly full. So, now I have to figure out how to change this behavior. I've requested some books from the library, and hope to start walking at work now that the weather is about 30 degrees! Walking is one of my favorite de-stressing activities. Family is going to be the biggest struggle. I guess this is just one more hurdle on my weight-loss journal. I'm not giving up though.
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    I can relate to the emotional eating aspect of this blog. I'm trying to eat healthier, but now that I'm retired I spend more time at home. That is good and bad. Bad in that I'm closer to the frig. emoticon Good in that I can stock up on healthier food choices and stop eating at fast food places due to lack of time for planning.
    We can do this. Awareness is the first step in improvement. emoticon
    3141 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/29/2011 12:34:45 PM
  • CHIFANG130
    Take a deep breath and knowing that it's ok, at least you know you'll have to deal with your emotion and put a positive spin on it. Next time DH and DD argues, tell them to work things out themselves, you are heading out for a walk/run. When situations stress you out, just reach for carrots or other healthy snacks. Set your own boundaries. Really, life is hard, but feel bad after you eat too much is even worse. I slip and fall at times on my eating, but I know that as long as I never let go of my pursue for a healthy and active lifestyle, I'll get there even it's in turtle pace. Chin up! It's time to get back to the wagon! We are all here for you!
    3388 days ago
    Thanks Ladies! You gals are awesome!!!
    3394 days ago
    So glad you're back!!! I hear you on the emotional eating. I have the same problem. We're here for you.
    3394 days ago
  • 150-HERE-I-COME
    I, too, agree with Dorothy! Don't beat yourself up. It happens. Good for you for knowing and recognizing the what/when/where/why.....and the realization that things CAN be fixed! YOU CAN DO THIS!! You sound like you have a great local support system -~- use them :) They need you as much as you need them :) Keep your head up! You CAN jump over this hurdle and you WILL succeed!!
    3396 days ago
    Please take Christina up on her offer to walk once a week! And Dorothy is right..get on the Love Boat girlfriend! You and Kelly will have lots of fun getting into mischief!

    Missed you my friend. Sorry for the sadness in regaining (I know this too well.) but you've made some great realizations of the "why" behind much of it which is a good beginning point.

    3396 days ago
    You can do it and we have really missed you on the Love Boat!! Whatever you do - don't beat yourself up too much just pick ourself up and start all over again.
    3396 days ago
  • *MADGE*
    I gained back two pounds, too--I totally feel your pain!
    3396 days ago
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    Yes! No Giving up!!

    We should find a time to meet for a walk once a week! that would help with stress!!! Pioneer park? And probly better than eating pumkin pancakes together!!
    3396 days ago
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