Weight Loss Support - Normal every day demons are bad enough TTOM demons are too much




berryblondeboys
01-22-2012, 07:12 PM
I am so blah today and I want to eat. And I want to eat a lot and I want to eat carbs - everything bad for me. It's all around me in the house and would be so easy, but I also know I am RIGHT there again with getting to 100 total pounds lost (I got there right before the holidays and then gained over the holidays and now I'm trying to get there again).

Of course, it's TTOM and those demons that are hard enough day to day are quadruple hard today. I'm feeling sorry for myself and I am having a hard time talking myself down. I am feeling down about always having to under-eat and to exercise to keep dropping... Day after day, week after week, month after month. Man, I just want to have a total pig out session... But I know I really don't! Darn hormones!

And it is the same... Monthafter month with having to talk some sense into my hormone raged brain. Man..... Trying to be strong.


MiZTaCCen
01-22-2012, 07:31 PM
:hug: I'm not looking forward to my TOM which is coming this week or next and not only am I a raging B1tch, I constantly want to eat, eat, eat...pancakes, chocolate, cupcakes sweets, sugars...lol I think it's the time of the month we're all allowed to have self pity on ourselves..heh men have it so easy!

lilsquirrel
01-22-2012, 07:37 PM
First of all, congratulations on your amazing weight loss so far :D

I feel your pain re: TOM cravings :(

What I've been trying this week, which seems to be working so far, is saying to myself 'ok, I majorly crave some of those biscuits I've got in the draw. I'll have a glass of water/diet coke and in 30mins if I still crave them this badly, I'll let myself have one portion of them.'

And if I still want them, but not as badly after 30mins, I'll have another glass and give it another 30mins. Before you know it, you're at dinnertime and eating a normal meal having overcome you snacking ^_^


I hope some of the above ramblings helps you, even if its just a tiny hint of motivation. :)


guacamole
01-22-2012, 10:55 PM
I hear ya! It's the same for me every month. It's the same for me whenever I am stressed or depressed! You can get through this. Distract yourself with music, exercise, a movie, TV, posting here.... You'll feel great if you resist the binge - and might even get a whoosh of weight loss at the end of TOM! Congrats on your loss so far.

djs06
01-23-2012, 10:20 AM
I had this same experience a few days ago- I thought I had it conquered by going to the gym and feeling pretty good, but then two days in a row I ate junk. And it came out of nowhere! :hug: hang in there, it's only temporary, but we all know how much it stinks.

Beach Patrol
01-23-2012, 11:54 AM
I hear ya berry!!! - even in menopause, I STILL get those over-powering stupid*** cravings!!! Yesterday I ate an entire bag - ENTIRE BAG!- of chips (and not the single serving size, either!!!!) UGH!!! And this morning? After all that SODIUM... UP 3 lb!!!! UGH, UGH, UGH!!!! ~sigh.

http://www.theresolutemind.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/BangHeadBrickWall.jpg

RRB2
01-23-2012, 12:05 PM
I hear you! It's like a monster inside that hybernates for few weeks and then BOOM! feed me......!!!!
Stay strong, stray strong....Ooops I just ate an animal cracker for the same reason!

NEMom
01-23-2012, 12:21 PM
Berry - Thank you so much for this posting today. I too am feeling down and sick of tracking everything I eat and not feeling like I can eat what I really want without the guilt that comes afterward.
I too am working on losing holiday weight and even with extra exercise the scale is not going down. UGH.
I am seriously questioning whether I can lose the last 10 pounds I want too. I still have a lot of fat to lose and I know I can do it but man giving up would be easier.
I feel your pain girlfriend and today I am sooo tired of it all.

NEMom
01-23-2012, 12:22 PM
Beach Patrol - LOVE your picture. Totally how I feel right now.

guacamole
01-26-2012, 03:40 PM
PMS is rearing it's ugly head - and I already had the case of the dieting blahs! Holding strong so far, but I have a feeling the weekend is going to be a killer!

Good luck to all of us. Maybe it's the winter blues?

berryblondeboys
01-26-2012, 09:32 PM
For what is worth, I battled it out and next day I felt better and dropped weight. Day after that and full determination was back and I've dropped more weight and now I feel super strong and committed. It was totally TTOM blues. Just work through it eveyone as it too shall pass.

berryblondeboys
01-26-2012, 09:34 PM
I hear ya berry!!! - even in menopause, I STILL get those over-powering stupid*** cravings!!! Yesterday I ate an entire bag - ENTIRE BAG!- of chips (and not the single serving size, either!!!!) UGH!!! And this morning? After all that SODIUM... UP 3 lb!!!! UGH, UGH, UGH!!!! ~sigh.

http://www.theresolutemind.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/BangHeadBrickWall.jpg

Ha ha ! I didn't see this the other day! That pretty much summed it up! Hope you are feeling better now Beach Patrol!

LiannaKole
01-27-2012, 03:19 AM
I hear ya. My cravings come right before and some during my period. I have to remember it and remind myself that it's JUST my TOM, not me actually hungry. That seems to help some.

But once in a while the TOM cravings get out of control. Not fun. :(

DietVet
01-27-2012, 11:17 AM
Does anyone get actual hunger rather than just cravings during this TOM? For the last few days I have been physically STARVING and no matter how many healthy balanced meals and snacks I have, I keep being hungry. It usually only lasts a few days but it is pretty gruesome while it's going on!

Sunshine73
01-27-2012, 12:16 PM
DietVet - I get HUNGRY during TOM - like starving, stomach growling in pain kind of hungry. This is in addition to the chocolate and salt cravings. No wonder I'm such a cranky pants during that time.

DietVet
01-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Me too! The other night I actually said, bugger it, we're going to our favorite pub and having giant burgers and fries for dinner. I figured that all that saturated fat was the only way to actually stop the hunger.

(In my defense, the burgers are very high quality from local happy meat, and I skipped the bun. The bacon sure was good though. :devil: )

Munchy
01-27-2012, 01:31 PM
Does anyone get actual hunger rather than just cravings during this TOM? For the last few days I have been physically STARVING and no matter how many healthy balanced meals and snacks I have, I keep being hungry. It usually only lasts a few days but it is pretty gruesome while it's going on!

Yes! I ate about 2/3 of a giant bowl of spicy, tomato and white wine steamed mussels last night. I have had light/almost nonexistent periods for over ten years, and I almost never have PMS or any symptoms. Well, this month is different. Not only am I having cramps and a real period, but I'm hungry AND have cravings! I had a locally-made chocolate dipped rice cake last night and I almost never eat sweets. At least it only put me back 50 calories, but still :mad: