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really struggling today :(

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by tamkat, 16 January 2014 Social URL.

  1. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    Ive eaten all the free food I can get my hands on today & had 8 syns but the urge to eat junk & lots of it wont leave me,why does this happen to me every few days?? Ive done a weight loss chart for the fridge,been out for 2 walks,reminded myself a thousand times why I am trying to lose weight but nothing is working :( Its 4pm so not much time left today to feel like this but I went to bed at 6pm lastnight so cant do that again tonight!
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  3. ariescat

    ariescat Full Member

    Hi Tamkat,

    I'm sorry you're feeling so down about today. Sometimes we want to eat for reasons that have nothing to do with food... have you tried asking yourself what you would be thinking about/doing if you weren't focussing on the urge to binge? For example, would you be worrying about something to do with work? Feeling anxiety over a phonecall you need to make? Overwhelmed by housework or bills? I don't know if you are anything like me, but food is my 'go to' coping mechanism whenever I feel sad/anxious/stressed/overwhelmed/bored. Maybe you need to find a new coping mechanism, too? Sometimes figuring out what you're REALLY eating over can lead you to take steps to resolve the real problem, and solve your desire to eat at the same time.

    Why not try to do something that's not related to weightloss and slimming, like watching a movie or going to visit a friend? You've done so well over the first two weeks, keep focussing on your achievement and hopefully this will pass x
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  4. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Oh Tamkat, please don't stress! I think we all get this sometimes, and the advice you've been given above is brill!

    If it is just genuinely about food, what is it you're craving? I'm sure you could make something that's similar but at least half, if not none of the Syns!

  5. louise1982

    louise1982 Silver Member

    When I have days like this I have to eat! I make a mound of SW chips followed by a really 'naughty' dessert. This is usually jelly and low fat custard with fresh raspberries. A small bar of chocolate or quark mixed with a low syn hot choc an fresh fruit. This last one definitely curbs my need for junk as it's its sweet and sickly.
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  6. yoyo1986

    yoyo1986 Full Member

    I have been the same today so you are not alone, I have made up some jelly sweets to snack on tonight while the kids are in bed and having a big jacket potato to fill me up for dinner but I just wanna pick on crap!!

    I have had a greggs sausage roll, lasagne and nesquick cereal that have all been calling my name today but somehow i have resisted!!

    Dont give up hun and dont feel bad, we all have days like it!!

  7. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    I don't think it can be hunger as ive had quite a lot to eat so its probably emotional,I haven't had a binge since 4th/5th jan & afterward I felt terrible that's why im trying with all my might to not do it but it feels like if I get through today I will feel like this tomorrow too & I will eventually give in :( Im craving cheese,toast,crisps,mayo etc.. comfort food basically.im having sw chips ,quorn sausage,beans egg for tea so im hoping that will fill me up but if I don't think hubby will be best pleased if I go to bed early again as we have 3 kids lol we are both feeling a bit low with money stresses etc.. I hate January with a passion x
  8. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    Your dinner sounds quite comfort-foody, so hopefully that'll distract you, I always find I feel really positive after a really good, healthy 100% day - where you know you've done really week think it boosts you along. If not, have a day for it, don't binge for the sake of it, but maybe have a really healthy day and something a bit naughty in the evening, one meal wont hurt and you could flexi-syn and it might just help. Remember that Slimming World is a lifestyle change, not a diet, occasionally you're going to want something off plan and you can't go your whole-life without doing so.
    Take a day if you really need it, enjoy it and get straight back on plan. Slow and steady is better than punishing yourself for having cravings. a meal off doesn't mean you have to eat till you feel sick, just have a little of what you fancy. Maybe do a few bits from a takeaway but make your own rice and chips etc, or make a healthy pizza, damage limitation.

    Just remember that if you have a break, it doesn't mean you've failed - we often punish ourselves for it because we think we've failed, but we haven't really, we just had a blip, you WILL get there in the end, you WILL reach your goal, be kind to yourself -that's what's important.

  9. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    Thankyou for all your support normally I give in & have a binge & I think that's what my brain is telling me to do like a nagging little addiction.I so want to be different this time round! getting rained on & cold hasn't helped in wanting to snuggle up with munchies but im going to resist & hopefully feel better in the morning. I don't really have much food in anyway as im shopping tomorrow xx
  10. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    It really is amazing how speaking to likeminded people can help so glad I have this group :) When I told hubby I was struggling he said "just eat what you want I wouldn't care if you were 30 stone! lol not very helpful but he means well x
  11. Llamasoks

    Llamasoks Gold Member

    It's nice to know he loves you unconditionally, but not helpful for you! I hope you find something yummy and diet friendly to nom on! It is an addiction really, the same as alcohol is for some people, and I don't think people realise how hard it is, I get from my partner a lot "just don't have it if you're not meant to", if it was that easy, I'd be skinny! And the cold weather totally doesn't help!
    Always here if you need a chat.
  12. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    oops my daughter had made some scones at school & ate some crisps & timeout bar from kids packlunch naughty mummy! I don't feel too bad about it this morning it could have been a lot worse if id binged all day.I think I might accept that once a week or 2 weeks I will go off plan as long as I get straight back to plan the next day it should be ok.Really need to get back to swimming,used to go three times a week before baby num 3 but its a lot harder as im so tired in the evenings.Thanks for your words llamasoks yes you are right if it was easy we would all be skinny minis lol xx

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