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Haven't seen a regular WHEE diary in a while, so I'll post another in my ongoing struggle.

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Some days just go right off the rails.  I don't know that it's going to be a bad day to start, but then I just pop some peanut m and m's as I pass through the dining room.  Or grab 'just a few' pringles while I'm in the kitchen.  The next thing I know, I'm heaping on the scalloped potatoes at dinner, knowing that I took far too many, and then getting in to the fridge and grabbing half a piece of baked chicken when I let the dogs out in the middle of the night.

It seems like most days I can keep on track, even figure in a 'treat', but some days just out of the blue, the control is just gone that day, even though I'm still writing down every last calorie, watching them mount up ever higher.  Aaargh.  I did notice, though, that this last time was right after a day on which my weight dropped 1.6# in a single day, so maybe my body said 'Hey!  Stop that!'  And told me to eat, eat, eat!  The problem is, I then went right back up that 1.6#.  Slow and steady wins the race, go too fast and you get pulled over and not let go til you've lost all the time you thought you were making...

So how are things going for everyone else?  I hadn't planned to write another one of these so soon, but frustration hit, along with that binge eating day...

300# Start Weight
175# Desired Weight
125# Goal Weight Loss

259.6# Current Weight
 40.4# Weight Loss To Date

Originally posted to Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 04:57 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (18+ / 0-)

    If you feel insulted by anything I've said, find out if it was intentional. I'll let you know if you ask.

    by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 04:57:25 PM PDT

  •  Good timing (8+ / 0-)

    I'm in my second week of really trying. I've had some of this although I've been pretty good about getting back on the wagon after the couple of chips thing. Just have to remember that falling off the wagon doesn't mean your goose is cooked (Mmmmmm, roasted goose).

    260 Start
    190 Desired

    255 Current (official weigh in Monday)
     5 To Date

    "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

    by davewill on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 05:08:13 PM PDT

  •  I know what you are talking about ... (7+ / 0-)

    I had one of those days this past wednesday.

    I have been doing really well on keeping sugar consumption down (diabetes), eating lots of fruit and veg and eating regularly. Wednesday, I went off the rails, ate a whole bag of doritos and a bag of no sugar added biscuits (I allow myself 2 a day if I am a good girl). It was like my junk-food addiction over-rode my sense.

    Now, no more doritos and the biscuits stay in the kitchen and do not come up to the bedroom for late-night snacking. I can regulate myself better if they are not handy and in reach. I may have to give up the no-sugar added biscuits and keep them out of my house and only bring in fruit to satisfy my sweet tooth.

    I know that it is ok once in a while, but I have been working so hard and I feel like I let myself down bigtime. The diet is really working, I am down both in trousers and on top. argh!

    No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable (Adam Smith, 1776, I, p. 96).

    by NY brit expat on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 05:08:28 PM PDT

    •  Doritos used to be one of my addictions, but (2+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, NY brit expat

      after not having had them in a year or so, then buying a vending machine bag while waiting somewhere, I actually found I'd lost my taste for them.  They just really tasted weird, not good any more.

      If you feel insulted by anything I've said, find out if it was intentional. I'll let you know if you ask.

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:30:19 PM PDT

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      •  I find that eating potato chips (even if they (2+ / 0-)
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        RunawayRose, Ezekial 23 20

        are the nice posh ones) upsets my stomach, pretzels are too salty, and tortilla chips are baked and less salty; but after this binge ...

        No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable (Adam Smith, 1776, I, p. 96).

        by NY brit expat on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 06:35:55 AM PDT

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  •  Wow....even though I haven't had a binge in like (7+ / 0-)

    two years...I would never keep M&M's and Pringles in my house.  I formerly worked for M&M/Mars and would get samples all the time so I chose to give them all to the neighbors....if I know something like that is in the house..I think about it constantly and then say...ok I'll start my diet again tomorrow.  

    It's ok once in awhile but I would do that everyday :(

    I'm convinced I was addicted to carbs at one time and the only thing that got me off the carbs was a pre diabetic scare.  

    Kudos on your will power having that stuff around and still losing weight...I am too weak.

    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth". Albert Einstein

    by Sydserious on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 05:10:34 PM PDT

    •  I am thinking that I am also too weak (6+ / 0-)

      my self-control is not limitless and I have learned my lesson this week. I can't keep the stuff in the house, I gave most of my sweets to friends, but kept a few around ... looks like I should give the rest away.

      No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable (Adam Smith, 1776, I, p. 96).

      by NY brit expat on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 05:14:29 PM PDT

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      •  I hear ya....even though I haven't had white (4+ / 0-)

        flour or sugar for a couple of years.....I still think about it when I pass the Krispy Kreme's in the grocery..they were always my true weakness as M&M's get boring after you get free samples for 10 years. ;)

        Sugar is evil!  

        I have been treating myself to strawberries this week with a sugar free vanilla ice cream I make.  It really has gotten easier.  Every day is a new day so don't beat yourself up about yesterday.  

        "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth". Albert Einstein

        by Sydserious on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 05:31:21 PM PDT

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        •  Well.... (4+ / 0-)

          I haven't eliminated any particular foods or edible substances from my diet at all.  I just eat less in general, and will still have a donut every so often for breakfast.  (choc covered white donut, 290 calories ;)

          If you feel insulted by anything I've said, find out if it was intentional. I'll let you know if you ask.

          by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:28:38 PM PDT

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          •  That's great! I'm limited to about 75 carbs a (4+ / 0-)

            day or I will gain weight.  That one doughnut would blow half the day's carbs!!

            Keep up the good work and don't beat yourself up for an occasional slippage...we are only human.

            "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth". Albert Einstein

            by Sydserious on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:31:42 PM PDT

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            •  I think I'd hate a carb restriction per se. (4+ / 0-)

              GF splurged and bought us subway subs the other day, and I had a 6 inch buffalo chicken on flatbread.  I was trying to find the actual calorie count online and couldn't, possibly in part because I don't have flash working right, and the official subway site just complained, wouldn't offer me any alternatives to flash.

              But comparing the subs on bread to those on flatbread elsewhere, it looked like the flatbread was something like 200 calories less than the bread, which was both amazing and made what i got amazingly low calorie...

              If you feel insulted by anything I've said, find out if it was intentional. I'll let you know if you ask.

              by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:36:11 PM PDT

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        •  sydserious, hate to be rude, but (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          RunawayRose, Ezekial 23 20

          can I get the recipe for the sugar-free ice cream that you make? For some reason it is really hard to find sugar-free stuff over here, especially treats. I had a friend send me sugar-free jello out of desperation. Thanks! :)

          Sugar has always been my weakness; have been a sweet snacker for so long ... last night, I kept on smelling baked goods and there weren't any in the house, it was making me a bit weird.

          No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable (Adam Smith, 1776, I, p. 96).

          by NY brit expat on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 06:39:41 AM PDT

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    •  Heh. The gf still likes both (1+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose

      and just rolls her eyes at my weighing of everything these days :P

      If you feel insulted by anything I've said, find out if it was intentional. I'll let you know if you ask.

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:26:15 PM PDT

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  •  hi, sorry I didn't see this sooner (5+ / 0-)

    happy to see a WHEE diary

    got another tri on 10/3, have been (as usual) slack on training, but I'm going to the gym tomorrow

    Thinking of signing up for a beginner's running class. But my achilles really hates that idea....

    •  No problem there, it accidentally became somewhat (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      RunawayRose, anotherdemocrat

      of a hit and run, I got called afk immediately after posting.

      I really need to start walking or jogging now that the weather is cooling, but so far been sticking to the stationary bike, up to 45 min at a time on good days.

      If you feel insulted by anything I've said, find out if it was intentional. I'll let you know if you ask.

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:24:56 PM PDT

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  •  ok, so should a round person who doesn't run (0+ / 0-)

    & has an injured achilles: 1) sign up for a beginner's running class 2) register for the Austin Marathon in February?

    I keep signing up for things I can't do, like triathlons, and crawling my way through them -- it takes me 3 hours to do a sprint-distance tri (which takes most people half that time). But there's impossible & then there's impossible. Tell me straight up -- is that too much? Too impossible?

    •  Got me. (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      RunawayRose, anotherdemocrat

      But it sounds a lot like what I used to do back in college, trying to do tooo much, too quickly, rather than than slowly building myself up a bit at a time.  Lord knows I believe in incrementalism - if you've got the time to do it, and if you know it's actually possible, and you'll go in the right direction.

      If you feel insulted by anything I've said, find out if it was intentional. I'll let you know if you ask.

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:50:33 PM PDT

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    •  I don't have your answer, but... (3+ / 0-)

      I keep signing up for things I can't do

      Without going into any personal details (sorry, I just can't), I had occasion to hear an academic hired as an expert to speak on a particular topic.

      He spoke about studies that have been undertaken in marketing.  I wish I could recite verbatim what he said, but it had to do with expectations and what people think they will do.

      It had to do with the future, i.e., people buying a book they think they want to read, but yet the book never gets read.  It's an expectation that in the future they'll have the time to do it.  That included signing up for a gym membership, that they have the money now and expect that they will have the time, yet that doesn't happen.

      He also talked about coupons, rebates or memberships, how people make decisions based on time and money, their expectations, and then how they handle it later on.

      Frankly, from my perspective, I think it's a sick science to study to be used for the purposes of marketing.  That's just me.  I needed to take a shower after listening to this person.

      I'm sorry. I went off on a tangent.

      But one thing I learned, since I'm that rebel, so to speak, that I'm hoping not to let the marketers beat me again -- and again -- and again.

      Republicans want a do-over. No, really, a do-over -- do it the same way all over again. Every Dem should make that clear every day.

      by gooderservice on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 07:07:50 PM PDT

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    •  Sounds like a way to get injured. (0+ / 0-)

      If you really want to do it, consider doing it as a walker. That will cut down on the impact some.

      "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

      by davewill on Mon Sep 13, 2010 at 09:38:23 AM PDT

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  •  The change in seasons. (3+ / 0-)

    The so-called rules of not wearing white after Labor Day (which I reject because I'm a rebel), seems to coincide with craving different foods than we eat during the summer.

    All of a sudden, this week I'm craving heavier, more substantial food than I've been eating most of the summer.  I think it's because it's cooler this week and my appetite has changed.  

    When I was younger and didn't struggle with my weight, I always heard other people talk about "winter weight."  I never really understood what they meant until I got older.  

    Republicans want a do-over. No, really, a do-over -- do it the same way all over again. Every Dem should make that clear every day.

    by gooderservice on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 06:58:57 PM PDT

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