Jarvae, I've only "known" you for a very little while, but somehow you've managed to know just the words I've needed to hear! Thank you SO MUCH! I've been wallowing in worry & depression this week, but you know what, I DO have a say in my life!
Judy. May I just add something else? For me, eating rubbish makes me feel rubbish, which makes me eat rubbish.... and it becomes a vicious circle. Try to have a clear-conscience food day with lots of water, dark green veggies and dark purple fruits and you will feel stronger physically, mentally and emotionally.
Week #3 weigh-in and I'm down 4lbs on my starting weight. Last week was quite bad with Shrove Tuesday (pancakes) and MIL's/FIL's sapphire wedding anniversary meal yesterday, so I'm quite pleased with myself. If I can lose 2.5lb this week, I'll be very happy.
This week will be a normal eating week, but next week DH is away and I have a friend over for the weekend, and she is also trying to eat healthily, so I'll be surrounded by good influences.
This weekend was hard for us too.. we went out with friends on Saturday and we were good for about 2 minutes. Then we opened the menu and they put a bowl of pretzels down in front of us.
It was a weird night... after that we went back to figure out what we wanted to do next, and would up driving all the way to Oklahoma to go to the casino. But we played really loud 80s & 90s hip hop and car danced the entire way, so I'm sure I burned some calories there. lol.
Hubs cooked my favorite last night... Vietnamese beef... so now I have something healthy to eat today.
Bayamonesa..I had to stop drinking soda,,It has too much sugar and I agree it's so Bad. Maybe just take a sip if your really craving it.
Judy , it's hard to make good eating choices when youre stressed,,but try to focus on yourself and all the good you want for your lifestyle and your health...Drink water first before you reach for anything else. Stay strong.
Good for your Rosey on your weight loss. Keep it up.
Do any of you watch the Biggest Loser? I do like to watch the show but haven't watched it in a long time I saw it last night the ending part with the weigh-ins. But the trainers last really annoyed me.
I gave up soda as one of my New Years resolutions.
I used to have 1 soda a day... but since I resolved not to drink it, I have only had 3 sodas since the last week in December! The funny thing is each time I had one, I didn't like the taste! Weird how that happens.
I try to drink more water now.
I hate water, BTW...but I am getting used to it. It saves me money when we go out to eat too! :0)
Rosey- congrats on your weight loss!!!!
And you're right, I feel the same way...when I eat bad I feel bad! So I try not to do it too often.
Michelle - I have never watched the "Biggest Loser"... I am not a fan of reality shows. The only one I used to watch about weight loss was on MTV was called "I Used to Be Fat". That show was crazy! The contestants have like 3 months to lose sometimes like 100 pounds ANd a lot of them would do it. But they would have no life. They had a Personal Trainer assigned to them and not only would they learn to eat right, they would work out for like 5 hours a day! Yikes!!! It was amazing the transformations! Of course, if I had that kinda time I could do it too! LOL!
I don't know if it still comes on.
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Thanks! Yes, I totally know what you mean about how soda tastes when you've been "off" it for a while. I never used to drink soda but my husband is an addict. So when we got married I started drinking more of it. Whenever we diet, that is the first thing we cut out. I wish he never craved it... even after he's been off it for a month he still craves it and loves the way it tastes whenever he breaks down and has one.
I drink a ton of water but man, you get sick of it quick especially when you are trying not to drink anything else. I add a splash of lemon juice, lime juice, even unsweetened cranberry juice. I've added cucumber slices, mint sprigs, basil, and berries. I'll do anything to change the flavor a little bit. Does anyone else have any tricks on how to keep drinking water without getting so tired of it?
Okay...someone on here asked if anyone watched the Biggest Loser. I have to say I do and have drawn a lot of inspiration from it. Anyway, I just watched this week's episode, and have really been pondering my life because of it. I know the trainers will dig back in the contestants childhood etc. to try to find out why they are like they are.
I have been thinking about my life, and what has pulled me to food. I've got some ideas, but I don't have it all figured out yet. My parents were older when I was born, and I am the baby with three older brothers. My mother is a WONDERFUL woman and I am no means accusing her of anything. I honestly think she was tired by the time I came along. I think she didn't have the energy to be active with me, and didn't want to push me to do things around the home. I basically got a free ride in my childhood. Oh, yeah, I had small chores to do, but no major responsibilities that I had to take care of on a daily basis. I think that by not learning self-discipline early in life, I have been hindered in all areas. I really think that is part of my problem.
There are other things too, and tonight I'm really wanting to try to think things through. I don't know...you may think I'm overthinking things but I'm seriously needing some major life changes right now.
Am I the only one that thinks there may be something in the past that has pushed you to have food issues and to be overweight?
Judy, I think it's great to do a little deeper self-reflection from time to time and figure out why we are the way we are. I don't think you're overthinking it at all.
I'm sure I have my fair share of reasons that are rooted from childhood. I know the one thing that I always think of when I don't want to exercise is that I don't like to sweat. I hate being sweaty and my face gets redder than a boiled lobster and I just feel miserable. I'm sure that has something to do with how I was raised.
Also, my mom was skinny and petite. I got my genes from my dad's side. We always ate whatever we wanted. My mom ate all the regular food she wanted and my dad had a sweet tooth like you wouldn't believe so he is the one that would give me ice cream every night. To this day, I still like to have my bowl of ice cream every night. that's the thing I miss the most.
Oh, I definitely have childhood issues...
big issues too deep to go into here...
Not sure if they directly relate to my food issues but I know that they have a lot to do w/ my mistrust of people and the fact that I am seriously emotionally stunted. I can only be affectionate w/ and tell 3 people in this world I love them: my husband, and my 2 kids (oh if you count my fur babies then that's 5, LOL) Plus I have major social anxiety! I am on meds and they still don't fully help, especially right now as I am still dealing w/ the aftermath of something that recently happened to me that broke what little heart I do have. In fact I was crying in the car on the way to work this morning. This incident happened 8 months ago and I still feel the pain as if it happened yesterday.::
I tell you, if there is a crazy-town I am the mayor!
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Because I am so messed up I can't be as great of a mother as I want to be and my kids will/have suffered and then they will grow up to be a mess too.
Then they will look back on their life and be like, "it's cuz of my crazy mother!"
Okay not funny but I laugh at inappropriate things... a defense mechanism for sure!
I have talked w/ my daughter about my depression and she understands... IDK how much as she's only 10, but I just wanted her to get an idea.