STRESS AND WEIGHT GAIN
Monday, November 11, 2013
Stress, and gaining weight by binging seems to be most people's problem. Dieting seems like a live long goal. For me it was not having a support system, and getting overwhelmed from stress. Eating was one of the by product that resulted. Not being aware of boredom eating was putting a couple of pounds on. Then it was the whole season of holiday eating. Bing eating is not confronting learned behavioral habits, or emotional and physical stress, a life times worth. When getting older, the amount of exercise can't keep up with the gaining of weight. In order to be healthy, it seems like one should have to treat themselves as addicts. Then fight their urges to eat out of control. Constantly watching yourself more. It is a daily life style change. You need to eliminate bad habits, journal, tweak recipes, allow & forgive small set backs. Eating only enough calories to manage the amount of weight that keeps your weight stable. Staying more active is just part of the whole package. It extends your life span. And when you move, you can move. Some how I am really fighting my internal self. I used to love exercising. It was fun. Now exercising is work, because it must be done. One must just try to find some thing that is enjoyable again. The realization is that I am still a food addict. Yet now I try to have better food choices around. And when binging, it's healthier. I know it's hard. You must fight the good fight for health reasons. It's important for the quality of your life, & it's expectancy.
March 30, 2015
I have slowly but surely gotten into more physical exercising as part of my life. Yet stress is still overwhelming as far as blowing my new life style. I am learning a lot about which foods to eat as snacks to keep full. But being accountable in public seems to help me more than to myself. I had joined weight watchers, and was only 20 pounds from my goal; weight, when the new medicine had symptoms of binging, kidney problems, and weakened muscles. So need I tell you that once again I was derailed. It is six months later, and I am finally threw physical therapy, off the medicines, and starting over. Each time I fail, it gives me a change to learn something new about this life style, cooking, and how to succeed.