100 lb. Club - December confessions
12-01-2013, 02:23 PM
Okay ladies and gents, let's spill it. Get those dirty secrets and hidden binges out in the open, no judgement!
To kick off, I've eaten an obscene amount of mashed potatoes and gravy over the last few days. Since I'm trying to cut back on carbs, this has been complete self sabotage. But they're so, so yummy :(
12-01-2013, 05:38 PM
I just spent three days eating an entire bread bowl, made out of enough dough for a loaf of Italian bread.
I have eaten way too much for days, just to use up the leftovers and get back on track.
12-02-2013, 11:46 AM
A week or so ago, I ran into an old friend. He was my very best friend for a long time, and I had the hugest thing for him too. He used to be on the bigger side, before I knew him he had lost 80 lbs. He looked pretty great IMO ;) Well, since the last time I had seen him, I lost 40 lbs, he gained that if not more.
Now, I feel bad for this, I really do. But OH MAN did that ever make me feel FANTASTIC. I was beside myself, I felt so good for me. I did feel kinda terrible for him, I could see that he was so uncomfortable.
Weight losses and/or gains aside, it did make me remember how much I really did miss him and all the guys from back in the day!
12-02-2013, 12:00 PM
I broke a candy cane into 3 parts so I could shove the whole thing in my mouth at once LOL
12-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Trazewy - It's a well known fact that when you BREAK food some of the calories fly out! So you actually decreased the calorie count!! :D
12-02-2013, 02:37 PM
Great topic! :D I was out of town (and away from my gym) over the Thanksgiving holiday, and my daily fruit-and-veggies regimen went OUT the window...and I ate junk food/sugar for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT. I can't seem to keep it together when I'm out of my routine/away from home. For me that equals probably 3 pounds gained, but at least I'm back on track now!
12-02-2013, 07:23 PM
I think out of town is the worst.... I'm going home for a few days before Christmas, and there are TONS of things that I want to eat when I'm back there (local, family owned restaurants mostly) that I know aren't even remotely in the scope of what I should be eating. It's my first trip home in 8 years though, so I'm not even going to try to fool myself that I'll show restraint.
More confessions coming from me at the end of the month, I'm sure. :o
12-02-2013, 08:17 PM
I just ate a handful of Doritos to up my calorie intake for the day...
12-03-2013, 01:05 PM
I don't think my confessions will be food related just yet. For some reason I've been able to stay 100% on track and it is amazing but strange. It's never happened before. I think it's the low carb thing and the fact that a lot of my issues come from binge eating so I've been so vigilant in not going overboard while still allowing myself wiggle room. I think I've found the proverbial 'sweet spot'.
However, I will confess that I KEEP picking up with workouts that I love and I'm consistent for a few weeks then I just stop for another few weeks.
I'm so lazy!!
But the weird thing is I love working out. I love yoga and I love hula hoop dance but once I'm sitting on the couch or laying in bed or just hanging around the idea of working out starts to feel more and more difficult and then I just end up avoiding it for a few weeks until I feel motivated again, but without consistent exercise I just keep repeating the same thing over and over because when I do go back to working out I'm a little weakling again.
So my confession is that I'm a lazy couch potato! EEK!
Hopefully I'll get that figured out.
12-03-2013, 01:14 PM
Pumpkin pie.... just sayin.
12-03-2013, 01:26 PM
Pumpkin pie.... just sayin.
'Nuff said!:o I know I'm not proud of what I've done...
On the bright side, with the leftovers finished, my house is devoid of all food except for some sad celery, 3 carrots and some half eaten blocks of cheese. So I can go shopping tonight and be 100% back on track!
12-03-2013, 03:02 PM
I was so good on Thanksgiving, but I am struggling to get back on track. So far, I have not yet gone completely out of control. But I keep losing a bit of control here and there. And it adds up. Worse, I want so badly to just throw myself in a tub of sugar and fat and tunnel my way out of it. Cookies. Cakes. Pies. Brownies. Donuts. Whatever. I want it all. Maybe I should just accept that I do not deal well with "off-plan" meals. But who wants to be forever on plan? Maybe I should just accept that I have not figured out the magical formula yet.
12-03-2013, 04:10 PM
I bought a bag of mixed nuts, in the shell. Figured that would keep me in control. Didn't work out the way I planned.
Now I am watching the squirrels enjoy them in the backyard.
12-04-2013, 12:17 PM
I'm home with my family for a visit... I haven't done anything yet, but I have a planned cheat for this amazing pizza place we went to as a kid. The stuff is so greasy it sends you running to the bathroom with in hours, but it's so good I can't help myself. I've been looking forward to this for ages!!
12-04-2013, 10:50 PM
I came to read this thread to help me think that if I binge I'm going to regret it. I have a celebratory dinner tonight, an Xmas party on Saturday (my husbands family Xmas, starts at 11am and we'll be eating all day, drinking that night, plus travelling there and back so junkfood in the car for the trip).
I need to be strong! I'm so close to my next mini goal but I'm always so tempted by desserts and this time of year with chocolate!
12-05-2013, 01:21 AM
I have been hearing so much about Quest bars that I finally went to the store on the day before Thanksgiving & bought one of each flavor there. I tried one or 2 bites of about 8 bars, and finished 2. And Thanksgiving the next day? Never mind! It took 4 days of P1 to get back to baseline. All in all, I feel more relaxed about food knowing that if I fall off the wagon, I can still find my way back. At the same time, I know I'll always be a recovering rather than cured binge eater.
jitterfish, I love this quote from Nutrition Junkie:"I've come too far to take orders from a cookie" my new mantra!
12-05-2013, 10:18 AM
This is a hard time of year!! Being home with my family is also really hard! They like to eat everything you can see, and none of it is good for you. Last night, my dad opened a can of cookies you know, those yummy little shortbread cookies. Well, I couldn't help myself I did have one. Dang those little short bread cookies of goodness!
12-05-2013, 04:26 PM
My holiday was the worst. My family consists of six of us and we were all home and made so much food! We are still eating turkey i mean who buys twelve pounds of turkey and nine pound ham when only four people eat that stuff. My sister also bought a cheesecake and i swear it was around three to four inches thick. I broke so many of my own rules and now i just feel terrible. I gained around 3 pounds and that's only because i have kept up going to the gym. In a couple of days we have Christmas what am i going to do then?
12-05-2013, 07:07 PM
@mssngheart I am playing the "if - then - " game with myself for Christmas as we have one on Saturday for all of my husbands family which is 40 odd people so a lot of food!
I am thinking about likely food and making a plan like "if I chose to eat candy before the meal then no dessert", "if there is chocolate mousse I will eat two servings but then I will only drink water". Because damn I love chocolate mousse LOL. It helps to have the leniency in there but have a plan. Last night I had a work dinner and I decided no entree so I could have dessert, but that I would only eat half the dessert. And as it was it was a rich chocolate cake with fresh fruit, so I ate all the fruit and then just the icing of the cake.
But honestly I think tomorrow all my plans will go out the window, in which case its about getting back on plan as soon as possible and not back sliding. Afterall one day of over indulgence isn't going to cause me to put on 10lb, let alone all the weight I've lost.
12-07-2013, 01:03 AM
I had pizza. Greasy delicious pizza. I'm confessing, but I don't feel bad. This was planned and I was not disappointed!!
12-07-2013, 11:36 PM
Ah, I deviated from my plan for the first time since starting nearly five months ago. I had THREE sugar cookies and a slice of pizza.
It was definitely worth it. :)
I was really scared that today I would wake up and suddenly be right back where I started, hungry all the time and craving but I'm not, I'm actually less hungry today. Who woulda thunk it?
So I'm pretty happy to know I've put my first off plan night behind me without having to feel guilty about it. Now, I probably won't ever go more than one night off plan but I'm not going to lie and say I'll never ever go off my plan! I mean, there's pizza. And candy and cupcakes. I think the trick is deciding exactly when and how much so that you don't take too many steps back. I think, when done right, you don't even have to take any steps back.
That's my philosophy right now, but in the past I would've flipped out after going off plan. I'm so happy to be where I am right now. ^.^
12-17-2013, 07:28 PM
I (eyes left....eyes right) secretly calculated my husband's calorie intake the other day.
Groan...why? Oh why?
And now I'm weighing twice a day. (Can you say 'obsessed' ??? )
Mission Fat to Fab
12-17-2013, 07:32 PM
I ate a whole chocolate cake in one sitting. i wanted chocolate and i wanted cake. it was a small supermarket cake but I wanted every single bite of it and it was good. I also had a whole pot of hummus with crisps and Thornton's chocolate brownies. i felt so evil eating it but I've been super good since saturday.
12-17-2013, 07:49 PM
Ya know this is a big one but...oh well of course I wanna lose weight to be healthy and cute...blah blah blah. Honestly a big part of it is so I can say HA! To all those who ever doubted me and my strength or perseverance...I wont even have to say a word my freaking hot body will do all the talking...:flame::flame::hot::hot::D:smoking:
12-18-2013, 08:17 AM
I haven't made any effort in the past few weeks. It feels like my motivation to lose weight has just fizzed out and I barely try to control my portions anymore. I try to eat healthier food but I eat so much of it that I may as well have the unhealthy food because it's the same amount of calories. I need to find some way to rekindle that determination I used to have but I don't know what :(