Posted by gardenergirl on January 11, 2004, at 21:58:52
In reply to Re: I'm doing better, posted by Dinah on January 11, 2004, at 17:54:44
I definitely understand eating out of stress, even if it does not really make you feel better. I agree with a previous post about exercise. That always makes me feel better than dieting, which I can never seem to do. Do you have a favorite mode of exercise? One that you notice feeling good about right away?
What about favorite or effective diet plans? I was thinking about trying weight watchers, but of course I could argue that I don't have the time. :) I did the best when my husband was first diagnosed with diabetes and was managing on diet and exercise alone. We both lost weight, me because I needed it, him because he was not eating enough. When he finally went on insulin (he turned out to be a late onset type I), we both gained the weight back. Lucky me :), but good for him as he looked terrible being so thin.
Forgive me for forgetting who said this, but having binge foods available definitely makes it easier to overeat. I know this is bad for me. I wonder if I could get up the nerve to toss all of the sweets in the house? I do have healthy choices, fruits and veggies, baked versus fried chips, etc. available. But I always go with the sweets and pass up the fresh stuff until I end up throwing out the fresh stuff when it goes bad. What a waste!
Anyway, I have, as usual turned my attempt to be supportive to you, Dinah, into being about me. Sorry. Getting a little needy here and turning to food to help. So your post resonated with me.
Take care of yourself, Dinah. You deserve to feel GREAT! We all do.