I guess I just want to do everything right, and get frustrated when I can't.
So now comes the time to figure out what change I need to make first. My hypoglycemia is still bad, so eating less often is not really an option, but smaller amounts and healthier options are.
I think first is the need for healthier options. Any suggestions? I have to eat approximately every two hours to keep my blood sugar stable, and I usually go longer, so my blood sugar crashes and then I eat something sweet to bring it back up.
Maybe that's what I need to work on first, eating often, but small amounts and healthier options. Hmmm.... well, I appreciate any input, and thanks for all your help!View Thread
Well, my current goal is to get to 290. I didn't think of setting a goal this week, except to loose 1 lb at least. In which case, I don't think I'm doing very well at. I'm currently helping my sister with her kids (she threw her neck out), and am constantly snacking. Uggh! I was all gung-ho about my weight loss in the begining, but now can't make it through a day with out caving in and eating junk! And I'm not very diligent about tracking, either. With my eating, mornings start out pretty good, lunch is ok, but then by dinner, I've blown it. I just feel really frustrated right now and disgusted with myself. And these negative feelings make me want to eat! :S This is such a struggle. I hate depriving myself, and fighting these urges to eat. I know doing the right thing is usually hard, but everything in life is a struggle, and I just feel like I'm adding one more thing to my plate. If I want to start feeling better, I need to loose weight. But I have no money to join a gym, I'm on foodstamps, and $200 a month for food doesn't go far at all. Aggh! I just need a little help right now, so any advice you ladies have, please do tell. You can be tough, too. I know I need to face reality, and need to see things in a different light. So Help!!
@Kim: I noticed that the 100 was not active at all.
@ All: Thanks for taking me in here I really need motivation and reminders. I like the idea of eating for my body not my moods. I need to keep that in the front of my mind, especially when I'm in pain. I notice that's when I really slip. Eating gets my mind off the pain temporarily, almost dulling it. Any suggestions on what I can do besides eat (which I know is not the answer, nor good for me) when I'm hurting?
I used to crochet, and have been thinking of picking that up again, though I don't know if my hands can do it, get a pinched nerve in my thumb if I use my hands too much....
....Boy, I sound negative. I'm going to try crocheting again, a little at a time. But any other suggestions will really help.
Hello, I've been using the planner for a week now, and really like it. I've lost two pounds, many, many more to go. I started at 300 lbs. I am 5'9" and this makes me morbidly obese. Yikes!
I'm guessing everyone here has/had a story to tell, here's mine in a nutshell. I have bi-polar II and anxiety disorder, but am treating it with the help of a great psychiatrist. I have a degenerative disk in my back that causes my lots of pain. I get migraines a couple times a week. All this has kept me out of work for a year. And I'm only in my late 20's!
I need to loose weight to help ease the stress on my back, and for lots of other reasons, too. I would say the cliche' I don't know how I got this way, but in reality, I do: from eating. Eating when I'm bored, stressed, in pain, etc.
I also have hypoglycemia, and I usually have a panic system about my blood sugar dropping, so I eat too much too often.
But I'm getting excited about my weight loss program. I've set small goals, because I get overwhelmed very easily.
Anyway, here I am. Thanks for reading this long post!View Thread