Kate's Diary - time to get serious!!!! lol

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  1. dobby89

    dobby89 New Member

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    So, I have decided to start this thread so that I have a little more support when dieting (as I have very little will power to be honest). Seems obvious when I write it down like that but I guess I have to as I find this very odd, I don't normally share with people that I am dieting or am even down about my weight.

    I was already dieting, but have decided to get serious about it as last night I was looking through a memory book and kind of had a mini 'Eureka' moment! I have a very skinny sister - who no matter what she eats always maintains her physique, I have always seen myself therefore as the 'fat' sister, however, looking at photos I realise I never really was, yes, I was curvy but I had a gorgeous figure- just different to my sister, more curvy. I used it as an excuse to eat more and feel bad about myself, triggering further eating, this ironically lead me to actually being the 'fatter' sister.

    A second trigger is that I am going on holiday in August to Florida, I havent been anywhere warm in a year or so and decided to check all my summer clothes, as I had a feeling I had put weight on. It wasnt as bad as I thought! I think a stone will get me back to how I once was, but I think I only need to lose just under that to fit into all my clothes. If I get serious - I CAN do this.
    I dont want to shy away from having pictures taken or look back at photos with regret.

    So.... here we go!
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  3. dobby89

    dobby89 New Member

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    So I just found this pretty interesting thread about emotional eating (a problem I know I have) and have been working through part 1 of 4


    here are my responses to the questions:

    It is incredibly easy for me to see emotional eating - as stated above I used to eat because I saw myself as the 'fatter' sibling. My mum would always say, 'oh look at your sister! I am so jealous! look how skinny she is!' This lead to me seeing no point in maintaining a thin body as it never seemed to be noticed next to hers, as a result I ate more in order to relieve my frustration with my body.
    Also, I am a big sucker for food when bored - I see cooking as a fun past time - again leading to having to eat the damn stuff!

    My boyfriend and I have been going long distance this year for our studies (we are both students), when with the girls and talking about him I often remember saying, 'God! I am sooooo hungry! I NEED chocolate!' (we have all been there!)
    I can distinctly remember then feeling STARVED and yet I KNOW we had just eaten a huge dinner!

    Ok, I will continue this once part 2 arrives!
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    sonkie Gold Member

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    Goal Weight:
    measure up
    You have plenty of reasons to get the weight off.......you just be strong and you will do it.....
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