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Still Struggling - need encouragement

Sunday, May 01, 2011

I'm still struggling with emotional eating, I have good days and bad days. I'm hovering in a half stone band so I guess the good days are equalling the bad days at least.

Yesterday I went out on a photo walk along Regents Park Canal in London, it was absolutely beautiful, I took some lovely photos. Sadly it won't let me upload them here.

Anyhow, just wanted to check in,

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  • KASEYCOFF
    No two ways about it, it is hard - hard - HARD TO DO!!! When the emotional fuses get lit, I feel as tho no amount of logic or rational thought will do the trick. When that stuff looms, I make sure I don't have stuff around that I know I would over-indulge in - that means I don't even keep baking supplies on hand, because if I did, I would bake an ugly cake (lol) just to have sweet stuff to eat. Actually, I'd probably start with the cake batter or cookie dough and not even get to the baked stage--! Most of the time, regardless of the psychological triggers, I can control the cravings and restrain myself, but I'm always wary about having 'the bad stuff' - or ingredients to make bad stuff - around.

    You really have my sympathy, hon. There are no easy answers, fer sher...
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    3318 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6141008
    Hello lovely,

    The only way I can crack my emotional eating is by going to the root cause and finding a better way of dealing with it. Usually when I consider things properly I find that the thing that led to the emotional eating happened quite awhile before - often the day before. And then because I didn't address it in a healthy way I eventually crack and use an unhealthy coping mechanism.

    I'm working on taking care of myself as things happen instead of burying them, pretending its all OK and then eating chocolate.
    3324 days ago
  • LITTLEKELT
    Hiya,
    I'm struggling in the same half stone band as well. I just can't seem to get the same oomph going as I did last time when I really managed to drop quite a lot of weight.
    I am managing to do ok with the exercise though, and I noticed you'd done a lot of fitness minutes, so that's something.
    I much prefer being slimmer and it makes me feel good about myself, but I just can't resist chocolate.
    Do you think there might be a way we can help each other over this blip?
    Would be lovely to be feeling slim AND fit this summer!
    x
    3324 days ago
  • ANTIQUETEENAGER
    Yes very helpful Bigdog18

    3324 days ago
  • no profile photo BIGDOG18
    !!
    3324 days ago
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