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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.
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  • MBPP50
    I know how hard it can be to exercise and eat right when you're stressed. I'm there right now and I need to get it under control. I have no one to support me in person so it makes it even harder for me to move as much as I should. It is and will be a life long battle. emoticon emoticon
    1884 days ago
  • BUNNYCATS
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing!
    2387 days ago
  • 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    emoticon Let's all keep pushing to live a healthier lifestyle!
    2387 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7658463
    emoticon I agree walking helps to decrease stress. Especially when I can take time to enjoy the small things, like the fall colors, the shape of leaves, the texture of a trunk, the sounds of the leaves crunches, the fragrance of the flowers blooming. . .


    2387 days ago
  • MAUREENIE1
    Well written and very motivating. Thank you for sharing!
    2387 days ago
  • LEEWORD
    My hat is off to you. With all that you have been through, you still manage to keep up the good fight. Sure, it gets to you some times. But you have to congratulate yourself on what you have accomplished so far. You have managed to heal from the trauma.
    Now that it is snowing (here) and the holidays are approaching, what do you want from them? Do not let "shoulds" and others expectations determine how you handle the season. Do some mall walking. Enjoy all the decorations. See the beauty in nature. This is your life to enjoy.
    I know that you will find a form of exercise that you again look forward to. You do not look like someone who ever just gives up. Good luck, and happy November.
    2388 days ago
  • HELEN_BRU
    Reading the post below and your blog - all I can say, it all factors in. Sometimes it feels you just get one part of your plan going right and the other slips away, for various reasons. It becomes a game trying to balance everything! emoticon
    2388 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    Your line of thought hear is something that most people admit to, including myself.

    However, have you considered the new field of study on the effects of chemicals, additives, flavorings, near-toxic growing conditions of veggies & fruits, on the human brain, emotions, and physical body? Do you realize that eating products that have Genetically Modified Organisms are effecting us and our bodies cannot process this Frankenfood? Do you realize that what people "choose" to eat is more of a factor of Food Conglomerates planning than what we truly want?

    All for the all might buck!

    So, before one starts blaming their emotions, their problems, others, their attitudes on their actions involving eating, they should start eating REAL food that has not been altered for profit.
    2388 days ago
  • WEARINGTHIN
    Can you get out for walks? I was just reading a blog and a response to it where the women walk for pleasure. They go out to feel the air, see the sights, breathe, and just take it all in. No time limits and no distance requirements. Just getting back to doing something for pleasure. Glenn
    2389 days ago
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