Help, I'm slipping

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    Jun 24, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    I have been doing really well for the last three weeks, but yesterday and today, I have a really bad need for junk, and I have been mentally trying to talk myself into not working out. I do have an issue with depression, and am on meds. I am feeling depressed lately. There really is no reason. It just happens every once in a while. It is really hard to not dive into the junk food when I feel like this. I can't wait until the end of the day so I can go right to the gym.
    It doesn't help that I am bored to death at work this week. That makes me want to eat too. That is how I resolve everything. I am trying to re-program myself so that I don't go down that path. Growing up that is how my mom got us to stop crying or to cheer up, chocolate cakes, candy and ice cream. It is a hard habit to break after all of these years.
  • auryn

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    Jun 24, 2008 8:01 PM GMT
    Ok, don't panic. Just put down the HoHo and walk slowly away. Keep your hands in the air

    Compromise with your brain and get a smoothie that has tons of vitamins C and B. The two are crucial to feeding glands that make us feel good. They're also water soluble, so you won't over do it.

    Talk to a Nutritionist about other things that you can eat when you have a sweet tooth or want comfort food. Don't be afraid to give yourself a treat from time to time, but keep your goals in mind.

    You can do it!

    Also, if you must have chocolate get the dark stuff and savor it's goodness. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jun 24, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    Auryn said
    Also, if you must have chocolate get the dark stuff and savor it's goodness. icon_biggrin.gif



    Chocolate above 70% cocoa is as good for you as red wine....just dont over do it cuz of the fat.
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    Jun 24, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    LOL YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!

    in case you didnt know, "junk" is a slang term for heroine, and as i've had both family members and freinds who have had problems with a heroine addiction, I was about to write you a long message about how you can beat the addiction.

    And here i find out your talking about chocolate! Lol go eat a candy bar, for god sakes

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    Jun 24, 2008 8:40 PM GMT
    BearCub17 saidLOL YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!

    in case you didnt know, "junk" is a slang term for heroine, and as i've had both family members and freinds who have had problems with a heroine addiction, I was about to write you a long message about how you can beat the addiction.

    And here i find out your talking about chocolate! Lol go eat a candy bar, for god sakes



    If you read his message he talks about junk/junk food, how his mom used to eat cakes, etc. Not about drug use or addiction.

    Why don't you READ a thread before posting something like this.

    Geez...kids these days!!!

    Anyways, yeah, what everyone else is saying. It's not that you CAN'T have anything bad, but be smart when you do. Try to have things with natural sugars, stay away from high fructose ANYTHING. Dark Chocolate isn't too bad for you, I usually keep a bar in my desk at all times for emergencies *smile*

    I've also found that switching to whole veggies and other whole foods reduces my sweet cravings (I get them really bad too).
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    Jun 24, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    GeorgeE saidI have been doing really well for the last three weeks, but yesterday and today, I have a really bad need for junk, and I have been mentally trying to talk myself into not working out. I do have an issue with depression, and am on meds. I am feeling depressed lately. There really is no reason. It just happens every once in a while. It is really hard to not dive into the junk food when I feel like this. I can't wait until the end of the day so I can go right to the gym.
    It doesn't help that I am bored to death at work this week. That makes me want to eat too. That is how I resolve everything. I am trying to re-program myself so that I don't go down that path. Growing up that is how my mom got us to stop crying or to cheer up, chocolate cakes, candy and ice cream. It is a hard habit to break after all of these years.


    well, we all handle depression differently, however, with the food, I take the hard arse approach on my self, I don't let my self have it, its actually very satisfying personally to walk past something I want and not give in.

    And going to the gym well, my head tries to talk me out of it every day too, I haven't worked out how to fix that yet, but I do just ignore it and go anyway, I do that a lot to my self, I don't bargain with my self to do only so much any more otherwise I bargain with my self until I get out of it.

    Maybe you need to change it up or perhaps just do things you enjoy.
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    Jun 24, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    BearCub17 saidLOL YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!

    in case you didnt know, "junk" is a slang term for heroine, and as i've had both family members and freinds who have had problems with a heroine addiction, I was about to write you a long message about how you can beat the addiction.

    And here i find out your talking about chocolate! Lol go eat a candy bar, for god sakes



    Kidz, lol!!! Dont trip I see where you are coming from.



    George, I think you are ok with eating chocolate, just do it with moderation. Id rather you be happy than depressed! A chocolate is not going to hurt you at all depression will!!!
  • GQjock

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    Jun 24, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    By whatever means necessary you have to get yourself out of those thoughts that make you slip back into the unhealthy ways that you had and get out doing active things like the gym
    or out for a run or a bike
    beg borrow or steal to do it
    but do not give yourself any leeway
    This is your fears and your emotions trying to get you back into those familiar patterns
    don't fall for them or you're going to be right back before you started all this
  • irishboxers

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    Jun 24, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    My personal policy (that I stole from a nutritionist) is "you are what you eat most of the time, not what you eat some of the time". In other words, if you're behaving 85-90% of the time it's okay to stray a little if it keeps you on track for the long haul.

    I know there are extremists on here who advocate the "all or nothing" approach to healthy eating, but give yourself a cheat meal now and then to maintain your sanity. Everything in moderation.

    Have the dark chocolate like Caslon said. It's still good for you in small amounts.
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    Jun 24, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    Man, what I do is just go to my computer, look up some hot guys, and imagine their body on mine. Then head for the turkey and broccoli. I know its hard man...I'm not there yet either, but be strong, or you will never prove anything to yourself.


    Good luck!
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    Jun 24, 2008 10:27 PM GMT

    Cheer the hell up!

    LOL, no, seriously, cheer up. You are embarking on a new way of life. Noone said it would be easy. If they did, they lied, but what you have to remember is, the mind cannot live in two places at once. It is time and you've already decided that it's time to live in the now and be a fitness conscious person. The days of old where your mother soothed your child hood angst with sweeties and you grew up to medicate yourself with food, are over. You are older and wiser, you know it doesn't work so time to forget it. Leave it in the past.

    I can also recommend that you get a friend who shares your new interest. Just as your mother helped you nurture bad habits in the past, you'd do well to have another person or even a group to help you nurture reverse habits here in the now.

    Good on you because you've already found a darn good support group in all of us and apart from one individual so far on this thread, we all understand you, lol.

    "The thing is, it is impossible for the mind to be in two places at once."

    ......................................

  • josephmovie

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    Jun 24, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    I say make a deal with yourself.

    Let yourself have one meal where you eat whatever your craving on the condition that you'll do a cardio session that same day.

    It's all checks and balances...
  • GQjock

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    Jun 25, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    This is what I do ....

    find a picture of the hottest guy you can find
    and put somewhere where you'll see it when you're tempted to slip up

    ... for me it's a reminder how I can have that kind of body both Literally AND Figuratively icon_wink.gif

    Gets ME motivated
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    Jun 25, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    What I do when I'm craving junk food and I just can't get it to stop, is to go ahead and eat something healthy (I'll usually do a meal replacement shake), or a sandwich or something. And if after that, I'm still hungry, and I still want something, then I will go and get it. By that time, I know I won't get a whole meal of junk food, because I'm already mostly full. And usually, once I eat the healthy thing, I no longer have a craving for the junk food.

    And if I do still have a craving, I know I'll only consume a small amount since I've already eaten. If your mind is going to play tricks on you with eating junk food, just play some tricks back. This is a good way to ease yourself into a more healthy diet.

    The bad thing is to be hungry, and sit down with a batch of cookies and eat all the cookies as your meal... That's a no no...
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    Jun 25, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    GeorgeE saidI have been doing really well for the last three weeks, but yesterday and today, I have a really bad need for junk, and I have been mentally trying to talk myself into not working out. I do have an issue with depression, and am on meds. I am feeling depressed lately. There really is no reason. It just happens every once in a while. It is really hard to not dive into the junk food when I feel like this. I can't wait until the end of the day so I can go right to the gym.
    It doesn't help that I am bored to death at work this week. That makes me want to eat too. That is how I resolve everything. I am trying to re-program myself so that I don't go down that path. Growing up that is how my mom got us to stop crying or to cheer up, chocolate cakes, candy and ice cream. It is a hard habit to break after all of these years.


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    Four neurotransmitters control your brain. Three of these transmitters are the product of only 1 amino acid each; the fourth requires 2 amino acids to be synthesized.

    This book tells you how to control your cravings by taking the appropriate amino acid(s) to alter your brain's neurotransmitter balance.

    It was from this book that I decided to use GABA and 5-HTP when my antidepressants were not working well enough. Boy, did they make a difference. Within 30 minutes, I felt human again. My mood was totally changed. And that is what this book tells you to do to control your cravings...hence the word "cure" in the title. You no longer need to diet. Your dieting is cured. Your brain will no longer be craving foods, alcohol or whatever.
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    Jun 25, 2008 1:28 AM GMT
    Wow, Thank you guys for your support. You will be proud, I didn't cheat and I had a really good workout. Thanks for the extra push. I really need it sometimes. I have never tried to do this with a support group. Maybe that’s why I have failed in the past. You are all awesome and I am really glad I found you. Once again, Thanks you for your support and most of all your understanding