Accountability...

  • UnluckyTitan

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    Dec 08, 2010 5:51 AM GMT
    Over the last 2-3 years I've put on some unwanted extra weight. At my lightest I was down to 128 lbs. In hind site that was probably a little too low for my frame. That was six months to a year after ending a weight loss program through work, at my heaviest I was 240 lbs. so it was quite the change. A rather nasty combination of stress/emotional/binge eating has me back up to 175+. I'd like to get back down to 150ish but one that that I'm lacking right now is accountability. I'm single and spend a lot of time at work so I don't have much time out with friends. I still make it to the gym about 5 days a week, right now it's what keeps me sane. I know I won't exercise myself thin and that diet is the key, but some how I can't keep myself accountable. I'll do OK for a short while, then boom, down goes a dozen cookies and a HUGE load of guilt. I know, even at the time, that it is counterproductive to my goal. Since I'm single and spend most of my time either at work or home alone for a few hours each night how can I keep myself accountable for my eating? Has anyone else had this or a similar problem, how'd you manage to get through it?
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    Dec 10, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    Don't deny yourself foods you enjoy that are also high-calorie and/or high-fat (one of my comfort foods is ice cream). Trying to cut all "treats" out of your diet will never work. You just have to back-off on the amount you consume. Easier said than done, but when you just ease yourself into lessor amounts of these things, it becomes easier. At least that is my experience.

    Just don't beat yourself up over it. You say you are getting exercise regularly so that is good. You should be able to indulge from time to time without the guilt with that being the case.

    Good luck.
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    Dec 10, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    By the way, you are a very handsome young man. It doesn't look like to me you need to be concerned about anything. ;-)