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Why can’t I do this???!!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

So my problem is is there’s no thinking before craving hits the only thought I have is gosh that sounds good then without thinking any further I act on it and then that’s when the bins comes in. Those are the random cravings. Those are the cravings that come whenever they feel like it nothing triggers it other than it comes and I’m like hey that does sound good but let’s have it. Then there is the nighttime over eating. this always happens when I’m leaving work driving home and realizing I just don’t want to cook. It even happens if I have a healthy snack or protein before leaving. That’s when the frozen pizzas come in and I end up eating 3/4 of a frozen pizza. And the sad thing is that If I don’t have it at home I will go to the store and buy it. And then I’m spending $30 $40 at the store on one nights meal of junk when I could’ve had bought extra stuff like a bag of potatoes or bag of chicken breast to have for more than one meal. Yes I have tried meal planning and freezer meals and crockpot meals but then only deters it a little bit because then after those meals are done I end up binging. I’m sure a lot of this is a lack of effort that I really put into it. Part of me thinks that I’d rather just eat the food I want to eat. But then the other part of me and it’s sad that It’s a larger part that wants to eat better so I can lose weight but I just don’t feel like putting in the effort because I am just too darn tired. I feel like I don’t know how to get in the mindset to lose weight. I feel like I don’t know how to ignore the wanting to sit on the couch and be lazy and tired and then just start working out instead. I honestly I’m sick of being this way but I feel like I’m not strong enough to change or have the desire to keep the change going. OK I should say I have the desire but I don’t have the will because my head is always making me overthink things and feel different things instead of doing what I know I should. When it comes to over eating, cravings, junk food, laziness that part of my brain is stronger than the commonsense part feels like.
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    It is hard and I wish I had the answer.. I do know what I have learned.. Nobody can do this for you.. You just have to take one day at a time and do your best..if you fall get up and begin again...There are so many that are ready to help..just reach out for support..you don't have to go through this alone.
    729 days ago
    You ARE strong enough just for today.

    And tomorrow when you get up, believe that you ARE strong enough for tomorrow.
    1350 days ago
    Start with a smaller goal that you know you can achieve. Maybe a certain amount of water each day or 10 minutes of exercise or a certain number of veggies per day. Then, build on those successes and set another goal, just a little harder than the previous one. Keep doing that until you are confident and strong enough to take on the tougher ones.
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    1350 days ago
    My advice? Baby steps. maybe buy the pre-cooked roasted chicken from the deli instead of the pizza? A box of salad and a jar of salsa, and even with some tortilla chips, you have a fast fresh dinner?
    We've all been there with over worked, over tired, routine. Try some baby step changes to the routine to see if that helps?
    Best of luck to you during those difficult times, you can do it, just keep trying
    1350 days ago
    I had a hard time making all the needed changes in my behaviors at one time. Maybe you need to break the changes you would like to make into smaller challenges. Work on them one at a time. In time they become habits. Good luck on your journey. Keep pushing. You've got this.
    1351 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing.
    1351 days ago
    I wish there were some magic words to help you, all I can say is keep trying, and we are here for you.
    1351 days ago
  • P61763
    Thanks for sharing
    1351 days ago
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