Sunday, 14 March 2010

i need help.

I seem to be having one bad day of bad food at the weekend and can never recover from it. I have to learn to say no. I am definitely having problems with the no. I am going to be spending literally every day studying and keep seeing the weekend has my time off to relax. TOO RELAXED. I am finding it hard to exercise. The motivation is just not there. I am so tired from reading and typing and trying to comprehend everything I have to before the deadlines approach. It is making me miserable. And on top of all that I am worried I am going to regain everything I have lost so far. It happened last year. My eating due to stress snowballed.

Help me.


arielcircleofnine said...

*Grabs your wild fluffiness and...SHAKES you!!!*
I can relate to the stress-eating, but....think about how badly it makes you feel phyiscally--you need to feel good and alert to study!

Maybe if you concentrate on Maintaining until this is over rather than losing it will take off some pressure? Just a cannot do it all at once and at least that would be a CONTROLLED break just while you get this other crud reigned in?

Hang on and dont get to feeling guilty or can handle this too! <3 ya

Scuttleboose said...

This may sound a little stupid, but do you have a coffee machine? I´ve found that when I want to emotionally eat, even drinking can be nice, but it has to be something with variety! Trying different teas or coffees could be a way to satisfy your "emotional eating" gene while not adding extra calories.

We´ll see how well this works when I´m cramming for my Candidacy Exams in the fall, but for now it´s working pretty well! :) Good luck!

Alexia said...

First of all, that cartoon is hilarious!

Yep, I feel ya. I gained back much of the weight I lost last summer during the fall semester.

But this semester, I'm working on losing NOT gaining.

I don't know what to tell you about motivation because I wasn't motivated for years which is why all my weight-loss efforts failed. You have to want it bad enough, Simone. Put everything in perspective. Maybe look at the most unflattering photo of yourself at your biggest.

Anonymous said...



Make yourself a promise that when you feel hungry, you'll first drink a bottle (or 12 oz) of water.

TJ said...

When I struggle it means that I am not drinking enough water and not consuming enough vegetables. I have to have veggies ready to grab in my fridge or I FAIL! Fruit for me is key too. If Im busy and I need to grab a snack I like apples or grapes-also good for on the go! I also keep some kinda low cal granola bar ( I have soy joy bars right now) in my purse. For example yesterday I met a friend for coffee- she offered to but me a slice of banana bread. I declined (NO!) and pulled out my 2 point bar in my own purse. :) If I had not packed that bar I would have been VERY tempted to say YES. SO PLANNING my friend is SUPER important! You know you are worth this Simone, you know you can do it- you just need to BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT! xoxoxox Lots of luv my far far away friend!

Ms. Chunky Chick said...

Have faith that was last year! Don't live in the past! Take it easy. Stressful eating sucks and I am a slave to it as well. I wrote a list of 20 things to do when I am feelin stressed. And I keep it in my pocket. I look at it even when I am nt stressed. It kinda forces my mind to be prepared when i stress....good luck...lots of hugs and well wishes from here

F. McButter Pants said...

Do not make me come ovet there and kick your arse.

Get moving, Kid! You know what to do, it's just doing it.

Be your own nike ad, and JUST DO IT!!

hugs and kisses

Beth @ fatbustermack said...

stress eating is the worst! You'll be fine though, cut back some of it and keep track even when you're off. Sorry. Any dates this weekend?

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Enough Simone. You know what you're doing to yourself the same as I do. You know what the end results will be. Either you eat and enjoy and reap the fatty rewards or you step back and keep losing the weight. Girls like us will never be able to just binge out and move on. It's too easy to say, oh well, tomorrow will be better...every day. Today is tomorrow. No more.

CactusFreek said...

I have a freind who just started at Uni, and she had no idea she would be so snowed under! And she works too.
So i've opted to exercise her dog when i can and i'll cook extra food and take meals over to her.
Perhaps someone can make meals for you to freeze? Healthy stuff like cassaroles? You could even spend a few hours each weekend making a big batch to freeze, yourself?
You can do this!

As for exercise, maybe when you go out, you could go dancing with friends?

big_mummy said...

I definatly see Chelmsford in your future... It helped you reaffirm things for you. You have done so well with maintaining this long through all the stress crap, you CAN do this! Xxx