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Depression and lonliness

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I have noticed that the lonelier I get or the more depressed I get, the more I eat. Emotional eating is such a struggle. I have to keep myself busy to avoid giving into temptation. It really bothers me when I want a certain something to eat but nothing I eat satisfies that craving. Sometimes I feel like I need to work more on my thinking than on the physical aspects of dieting.

When it really gets hard is when I think about this as a lifestyle change. It seems so structured. Something about it makes me feel like I can never eat anything that I like. On the other hand I know that once I start on those certain foods, I find it very hard to quit. I guess I need to pray more and focus on my mental and spiritual status then on the physical aspects.

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THEPICTURELADY 5/15/2014 11:39PM

  I struggle with depression myself. I was finding myself getting there again a few weeks back and I hate it. Although I am going to go to my counselor soon as my doctor wants I am finding that at the beginning of my 24 day challenge some of my stress started to lift. Im not perfect yet but hopefully will be soon.

If u need to talk. ..give me a holler!

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WESTERNSAGE 5/15/2014 9:34PM

    Craving all that's available of a particular food isn't limited to emotional eating. Sometimes we also have physical reasons for wanting a whole lot of food. I have a tough time with pasta and also salty snacks such as potato chips. I'm sure other people can add to the list. It doesn't make you a bad person. I'm with LIVINGLOVINLIFE: find something to distract you - a book, a walk outdoors, or a phone call to a friend. Also, don't keep those foods in the house so you can't even start eating them. Good luck!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 5/15/2014 7:08PM

    I too struggle with emotional eating. I am not depressed at this time but now I eat out of boredom I guess. Nothing better to do so I will eat. I'm not hungary and nothing satisfies me, so I keep eating looking to eat, to be satisfied at last. Only thing I know to do is get up go outside and walk. Then I come in and get something to drink.
I do not believe that you should deprive yourself from foods you enjoy. There aren't any bad foods, it is rather our lack of self control that is the problem. One of my foods that I have no control of is peanut butter of all things. If I have one tablespoon of peanut butter I know I will eat the whole jar. I have bought single serving containers doesn't help, I'll just eat the whole container of single servings. So I don't eat peanut butter very often but If I really get a craving I will go ahead and eat it. Then I will be finished with it.
If you are depressed or feeling bad about something try to talk to a friend or someone. Sometimes just talking about it helps. I know, I have dealt with depression and hopelessness in the past, Having a special friend that you can talk to helps. I am always willing to listen and I am not judgemental. Hugs and hang in there. Pat.

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Friends and choices

Sunday, May 04, 2014

I find that when I am with my friends there is a lot of temptation to eat foods that are not necessarily good for me. I am slowly learning how to say no to certain foods and my friends can eat whatever they want while I will find something healthy to eat. Sometimes I will suggest to my friends that maybe we should go somewhere where they serve healthier foods such as Subway. I think the changes in my food habits are starting to rub off on my friends. Yay for me.

  
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ONECALMMOM 5/4/2014 11:24PM

  Glad you're beginning to feel comfortable to request eateries that offer better options for you. emoticon

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Temptation

Friday, May 02, 2014

I had a really hard time today with several different occasions of coming in close contact with foods that just sounded so appealing. I was actually able to say no like three times today. But then tonight I tried to justify my right to get a Mc flurry because I have been doing so good the last few days. Unfortunately now I feel guilty I don't feel too well I'm getting ready to go to bed.
Blessings 😴

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 5/3/2014 8:16AM

    Been there done that. You are in good company.
We understand. This is a process, not a perfect
road that we travel.

One step, one bite at a time. Love yourself enough
to forgive yourself, don't beat yourself up. Just
rise to the challenge for the next time.

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NEWBIRTH2014 5/2/2014 11:21PM

    Try not to feel guilty on a slip up day just try to do some light exercise {trust me my temptation is medium shake w/small fries} we can do it!

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There is nothing like feeling like you failed.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Well I am no longer working. I really enjoyed my job but my supervisor changed the schedule during the time my mom had open heart surgery and I knew nothing about it. He said that they were phasing out the front counter position so he would have to let me go. I talked to one of the other managers and she said that he told her that I quit. Later I called to the corporate office to get verification of income and I talked to the lady there. She said that it was entered that I was fired for a no call no show. Well it is all good. Since I quit working there they have completely turned over their crew. Yesterday I found out that the other manager put in her two week notice. She said she couldn 't take working with the other manager anymore. The owner tried to beg her to stay and she told them that as long as the other manager is there, she is going. So, I don't feel so bad. It sounds like everyone there is getting a bad rap.

Oh well, God must have something better in store for me. My son moved to ND with my older son to work doing construction for him. I must say I am at more peace since he left. Hopefully he will grow into a responsible young man.

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STR458 8/10/2013 3:18PM

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DYNAMICDEB53 8/5/2013 1:47PM

    Agree sometimes things happen for reasons we don't understand. You sound as if you are good with this and I am sure will find something that is more agreeable for you. View this time as a breather and get yourself back on track and taking care of yourself.
I like you am dealing with sons who are in need of growing up and moving on. It is not easy but its time for them to make a life for themselves and we need to take a backseat and just be there as support (normal al that is) if they need us. I need to hear this now too. LOL.
Take care

Hugs and smiles
Deb

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DEEDAYE 8/3/2013 10:27PM

    God never closes a door without opening a window! emoticon

The plans He has for you are for you to prosper! Your peace of mind is just the beginning!

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/3/2013 4:25PM

    Sounds like God has bigger & better plans for you.
You are happier already!

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New Job, New Attitude

Monday, May 06, 2013

I started working as a waitress today. I haven't worked in about six years. They had me on the schedule for six hours and I made it. That included my walk to work. Thank God my mom stopped in right before I got off so she was able to give me a ride home.

I hope this will help me to shed the pounds, plus I am getting an opportunity to interact with others.

Wish me luck!

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/16/2013 2:51AM

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Good Luck !

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How far is the walk to work?


Have a Thrilling Thursday !

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! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !



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WARRIORGIRL121 5/15/2013 11:53PM

    God bless you in your job, and keep you in His hands. Hugs, Karen

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SPARTAN40 5/14/2013 10:19PM

    Awesome for your first day . Congrats on the new job.

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/6/2013 7:47PM

    WOW you did emoticon

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KATHYSCOLLIES 5/6/2013 7:45PM

    Being a server is not an easy job by any means. I wish you the very best with this new endeavor!!

Hang in there Debbie - you did a great job making it through a whole 6 hour shift on the first day!! I imagine you are beat tonight.

Hugs,
Kathy

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DYNAMICDEB53 5/6/2013 6:59PM

    That's not an easy job but you seem to enjoy it, I know I did. Gets you out and walking that's for sure. Hope this job is what you are looking for
Hugs and smiles
Deb

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MICHELLE2343 5/6/2013 5:50PM

    Good luck on the new job. emoticon

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