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Old 05-26-2005, 11:03 AM   #1  
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Exclamation "Quit resenting what you have to do.....

....to keep your body fit and healthy." This was a sentence out of a book I am reading, and it really hit home. I think in another thread.......or threads....we've talked about how unfair it is that we can't eat certain things, sabotaging ourselves, feeling deprived....etc.... This book calls it "food baby talk." I always called it my "rebellious child" talk. I never quite figured out who I was rebelling against, but I had honed it to an art form, and had the figure to prove it!!!
Anyone else dealing with diet rebellion?
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Boy I am. I have been on ww for a month Lost 6lbs, which isn't bad. However, I want to pig out sooo bad, so last night I did, on Mexican food. It was so good, but back on ww again. But, that feeling of diet rebellion is all powering
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Old 05-27-2005, 01:28 AM   #3  
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Char, what if we just ate Mexican food one day because we genuinely wanted to, then went back to doing what we normally do to lose. Wouldn't that be, well, NORMAL? Wouldn't we still come out ahead compared to the "all or nothing" dieting we usually do?
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thebooklass,

That sentence you quoted from the book you're reading has me down to a T! I always find myself "rebelling" and resenting my diet! Yes, I'll get back on track a day, two days, sometimes a week later, but in the meantime, I feel AWFUL...eating like a little pig. *sigh*
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I always saw myself as heavier than I really was, so never appreciated my weight and figure even when it was perfectly fine. I think in the US, we have a warped view of what "normal" or "okay" or "healthy" really is. We are extremists in the worst way.
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I agree. Especially when you live in Southern California...more specifically Los Angeles, where the "norm" or looking good is being 100 lb and stick thin!! Grrrr!
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Right now I am "in the mode" so to speak, where I am pretty satisfied with what I can have and not struggling. So for now, there is no real rebellion going on with regard to eating.

BUT... I have come to realize that the only way I am going to be able to get this weight off and KEEP it off is by getting serious about eating healthy and exercising. Which means always having meals carefully planned out and always having a backup plan, as far as food goes. And no more of this business of trying to figure out the bare minimum of exercise I can get away with, either... I know I need to exercise intensely and consistently from now on.

The people I've heard of who have had the most success in losing and maintaining their weight have been those who have made eating right and exercise a priority in their lives... treating it like a hobby or even practically a religion, something they think about and work at all the time.

And this kind of p!sses me off, because I never wanted my life to have to be ABOUT losing weight. I've got far too many other things I'd like to do with my time and energy.
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I agree with you Amian, I feel like I think about food and dieting all day long! I have a friend that is thin and I watch how she eats and her idea of "pigging out" is a second helping! Mine is about 5 helpings! I hope that I can eventually develop that kind of mindset.
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It's an old worn saying, but it is true........losing weight is a process. People who successfully do it and maintain the loss learn as they go. Every time we've dieted, we've learned something about ourselves. I figure that it is the process of trial and error and not giving up that changes the mindset........well, and for me, prayer.
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Lightbulb feeling the rebellion

I'm new here and my plan is to start a diet on Monday anyway I have been searching around trying to figure out what diet to go on. I have been having a real hard time with this decision now after reading about rebellion I have figured out why I can't choose I don't want to give up any certain food. It it nice to hear that other people have the same feelings and are dealing with it cuss you are all losing weight. From what I have read is I just need to bite the bullet and commit. And if I blow it just pick myself up and start back on track instead of getting that same old thought in my head that I blew it and continue eating wrong. Next time I mess up I am going to go back on track and not stress on it.
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Isn't it nice that we really know what we need to do...but doing isn't what we want. I've become so tired of hearing about diets and what we can't eat in life. That's probably why I've always came back to the basics of Weight Watchers for so many years. l received a diet a while back from a specialist for a medical problem I have and it said can't have caffeine, any spicy foods, nothing citrus, and the list just went on and on. All to make my bladder comfortable. It all gets so confusing and overwhelming. You know, it wasn't all that bad ten years ago, before menopause too. So, I guess there is always going to be something in the way. What's that saying? "No excuses"... Thanks Booklass for this thread!!
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yeah, I resent not the diet and the fact I need to watch my weight, I find myself resenting the fact that others dont seem to have to. Or they may fake it well, and they really do watch their diets and just dont talk about it. either way, it just dont seem like its a struggle for them, but me..no..its a daily battle. DAILY....and that ticks me off.....
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I resent the fact that this isn't "just for a time" but FOREVER!!! I hate this struggle. I hate that I'm fat and struggle with food and others don't. I hate that all I think about is being normal, not thin, just normal. I hate that I can't eat without thinking about if it's allowed. My guess.....I probably have the diet mentality/rebellion of a 2yr old.
GRRR
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:29 AM   #14  
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During my teens my weight was the topic of a bizarre power struggle with my mom. Maybe I'm the only one, but I was always dieting or overeating to prove that I was in control. Or so I thought - when I moved out, I had to face the fact that the only one punished by my bad eating was me. When I figured that out, I let go of a lot of my resentment about missing out on cookies and pie. That was the end of my food/diet baby talk.

That said, I think it's okay if you blow it sometimes. Thin people do chow down occasionally - not everyday, but occasionally. For me, just the idea that I could never overeat would make it impossible to stay on program. Knowing that I can have a special treat day makes it easier to stay on track. If I have 29 days of good and one day of indulgence, then that's a good month.
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