Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fallen Behind

I've been ashamed to post because I went on a binge streak and have gained a lot of weight. I think I'm finally over it though. I hope this is the last time I lose control like that. It made me realize that overeating solves nothing plus I regain weight I fought so hard to lose and spend far too much money on food.

I'm at 579 and according to my plan to lose 100 pounds in 2012, I should be at 545. That makes me 34 pounds "behind." I have a lot of work ahead of me. I just hope I can take the weight off as quickly as I put it on. I'm keeping my calories under 2400, drinking my water, and doing my pool exercise.


  1. I've recently been struggling with an overeating streak as well. It's frustrating, but I'm working my way out of it.

    This one is one where the cravings to eat are BAD. Not the worst they've ever been, but still very, very present.

    Today I've been marking down whenever I get a craving to eat, as well as how strong it is. In a period of 4 hours, I had 17 cravings. That's over 4 per hour. I've resisted every one of them so far, which is awesome.

    I'm going to try using an analogy someone once told me. It's Cherokee or something. This can work with any vice/flaw.

    There are two wolves at war inside your head. One is a bad wolf and barks very loudly when it wants something (this might be when you're tempted to eat). The one that wins is the one you feed.

    So, if you "feed" the bad wolf by literally feeding yourself too much or whatever, the wolf gets louder and stronger, and the good wolf (the one that wants to be healthy, lose weight, etc.) gets weaker. So I'm trying to feed the good one and let the bad one grow weak. It'll never be gone, but hopefully its barks will quiet.

    Good luck with everything. :D

  2. I've heard the wolf tale before. Thanks for reminding me of it.


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