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Sunday, March 27, 2011

OK flash point has been reached. I'm 15 stone again, 210 lb to those in the US.

I'm tired all the time, I'm working hard, don't really feel much like taking care of myself and can't get myself into a routine to run again. My dodgy knee is still giving me hell. At the moment all I want to do is lose the 10lb that I've put on, get back to feeling good about myself. Anything more seems too much.

I can't really put my finger on what is going on with me. I feel a compulsion to eat. I eat, I'm not hungry but my mind is telling me to put more food in my mouth. So I do. Last night I ate a pasta meal, I was full after, but then I ate a chocolate mint ice cream and a packet of crisps and a mini pot of humous. Why can't I say no? Why am I doing this to myself?

Answers on a postcard please.

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  • LITTLEKELT
    Hello you! Glad you're back, but sorry you're not feeling so great.
    I think there are different reasons for over-eating even when we know we're full.
    One of mine is also when I'm tired. It's almost as if my body and brain are confused: -
    I'm tired.
    What I've eaten hasn't made me feel any less tired.
    Perhaps my sugar level is still low.
    Let's eat more and try to find some more energy.
    - this is all at a subconscious level of course.
    There is a lot of evidence to suggest that the mechanism we have for telling us that we've had enough to eat can vary from person to person. For some people, that mechanism doesn't work at all and their brain is still telling them they're still hungry even when chronic obesity is killing them.
    Something similar happens with adicts. Once they've had that first hit/drink/whatever, it sets off a trigger that wants more and more and more, despite any results.
    Most people are in a less extreme position, but I think that many us are less good at looking after ourselves when we are Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired =HALT.
    Might that help?

    Hope so.

    All the best with it all x
    3423 days ago
  • SLENDERCLAIRE
    Poor you. emoticon

    Have you looked at your diet for missing nutrients, especially micronutrients (vitamins, minerals)? If something's missing, your body will tell you that you're hungry in the hope that you will cast around and find the required element.

    But if you're happy that your regular diet is giving you all you need, then I have found it's just a case of being firmer about Sparking - get right back into logging everything. When I do, I lose. When I don't, I gain. Simples! emoticon

    (I think that's a gopher not a meerkat, but it's the best I could do!)
    3424 days ago
  • ANTIQUETEENAGER
    All I can say is it's a compulsion. My logical self says you're not hungry. My sub concious emotional self tells me to go ahead. I just can't work out why.
    3425 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6141008
    Only you can answer that. You need to have a good think about what you are thinking and feeling before and while you're eating!
    3425 days ago
  • KASEYCOFF
    Good to see you back, kiddo, regardless of the circumstances - you've been missed! As for what's going on... I'm no psychologist (if only, lol) so all I can do is try to explain the kind of thinking that goes on when I'm in that situation. (And yes, I have been - I think everybody is, sooner or later, to a lesser or greater degree.)

    Somewhere inside my head a small part of me thinks '...and when I lose the weight I want to lose, I can go back to eating what I want, not having to track calories or worry about overeating, exercise when I feel like it, and pretty much live the way I did before.' Some part of me 'resists' the permanent-lifestyle-change thing, even tho rationally I KNOW it's healthier, better for me, and 'for life.'

    Dunno if it's something to do with rebellion, or setpoint, or boredom, or a lack of belief that this has to be a permanent way of life rather than temporary. But for myself, I know that's often behind plateaus and stalls and weight gains.

    Still glad to see you back on SP!!!
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    3425 days ago
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