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Old 10-13-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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I do. Sometimes.

I had a rough last few days. Not completely off plan and binging or anything but just over on calories (not way over just a few hundred over) and not eating planned food.

I know why I ate over and it's because I didn't plan. I got to feeling sorry for myself. Having a bite of this and that and not logging it. It can escalate into something bad for me if I don't watch it. I'm glad I still had enough sense to get myself on track. My body is pretty sensitive to the weather and seasons so when it gets dreary out I start feeling dreary too, I know this contributed to my off plan weekend as well. I guess the first step is knowing. 2nd step is doing something about it, so I'm doing it now.

I just wish I didn't have to eat sometimes. Of course if I didn't have to eat I'd probably have some sort of other issue to deal with.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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Yes! Even if you don't believe that food is an addiction, I think that most people acknowledge that it comes awfully close...and all other addicts don't need their drug of choice to survive. Imagine asking an alcoholic to have one drink every day? It wouldn't work!
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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I have wished many times I could just take a magic pill and give up food entirely.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:54 AM   #4
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I have thought that too - many times. It sometimes becomes 'over whelming" - always dealing with food and choices. Good thing you can prepare for the future - but LIVE today.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:05 PM   #5
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Yeah, I have felt that way. That's when I tried just buying protein shakes and drinking them for meals so I never had to think about food anymore. Of course, that didn't work out so well for me...
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:27 PM   #6
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No, never. I think food is wonderful. It is what I do with it that is a problem.

Some foods I just don't eat, unless it is a tightly controlled situation, that is, I only buy one serving--I don't typically keep those foods in the house.

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:27 PM   #7
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I have wished many times I could just take a magic pill and give up food entirely.
Me too. In fact, well I'm probably dating myself here. There used to be a cartoon on television - the Jetsons. They were a family that lived in the future. There meals consisted of pills. I always thought how wonderful it would be if it really were like that. Then food wouldn't be such an issue for me.

But until I saw this thread, I can't recall the last time I "wished" for that.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:54 PM   #8
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I used to wish for that. My first 4-5 months of my new lifestyle it was all I wished for! But I've come to terms with my eating now... it's what I DO with the food that can be the problem. So I try my best to control that aspect!
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #9
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No, never. I think food is wonderful. It is what I do with it that is a problem.
Back in my super morbidly obese days I didn't think I was capable of controlling that problem that I had with food. So instead of working toward repairing the problem, I just wished to take away the entire food equation. No food to deal with - no problem! Luckily I didn't waste too much time wishing for something that would never happen.

Although I wasted plenty of years (2+ decades) not working towards repairing the problem.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:49 PM   #10
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I love food but I hate that I have to plan my whole day around it.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:33 AM   #11
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I love food but I hate that I have to plan my whole day around it.
that is exactly how i feel! i just feel like whether im on plan or off plan food will always be what my day centers around. hopefully this feeling will go away in a few months or so, but i just dont know .
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I enjoy eating a lot when I'm in the right groove; then it's pleasurable because I have the additional satisfaction of feeling I'm going the right thing for myself. When I'm being compulsive it feels completely different, like this huge source of misery and guilt. I watch "normal" people eat and enjoy food and not get fat and envy them. Why do I have this condition? I sit on the pity pot. I'll admit though, after all these years, and endless diets, sometimes I get bone-tired of having to think about food. but, I guess not enough to wish I didn't have to eat ever.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:36 AM   #13
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that is exactly how i feel! i just feel like whether im on plan or off plan food will always be what my day centers around. hopefully this feeling will go away in a few months or so, but i just dont know .
Yes but any time, thought and effort put into thinking about ON PLAN food is HIGHLY productive time. It's time put to excellent use. As it provides a trim and healthy you.

Much better then time WASTED wishing and hoping and dying to be thin.

Anything that matters, anything that is important DOES take time and thought. Eating healthy won't happen on it's own. It just won't happen by chance. It's got to be thought out.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:16 AM   #14
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Me too. In fact, well I'm probably dating myself here. There used to be a cartoon on television - the Jetsons. They were a family that lived in the future.
Not dating yourself at all. The Jetsons are iconic! I was just a baby when they did the Jetsons the second time, but I grew up with Hanna-Barbera cartoons! I don't know anyone who doesn't know the Jetsons! (They're making a live action movie like they did with the Flinstones!)

Sorry, I realise this is totally off-topic. The point is I would ALSO like to live like the Jetsons - it would be so great if my robot maid Rosie could just give me a pill and send me off feeling full. My life would be so much easier! Planning my food is so aggravating!!!
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:06 AM   #15
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Planning my food is so aggravating!!!
Aww, come now. Like I said in the previous post, it's time very well spent and is vital to our good and healthy lives. It's worth it. Don't be aggravated by it. Try and find the joy in it. Yes, the joy. Take pride in the fact that you CARE what you put in your body and you just don't feed it any old thing. Take pride in the fact that you respect yourself enough to make this a priority. Make it an adventure. Make it exciting. Keep in mind what it does for you. Because it does a lot. And it and YOU are worth it. Because it and you - ARE.
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