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Just need to get a grip

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cantstopeating01 Fri 16-Nov-18 15:02:08

I know it’s all emotional. Especially this time of year . Have lost my best friend whom I loved dearly and after years of contact every single day it’s gone . I hate cancer . I thought a few months on I would do better and some days I do and I had a great week last week . Lost 2lbs . Now this week I’m eating anything. I’m afraid if I continue I’m going to end up sick myself . My stomach is in the way , hate how I look. I know the key really is to get out enjoy my life but I’m so lonely for my friend . I don’t have many friends , husband works away and kids just about grown up . Need to find some hobbies maybe . Something to fill the void which I don’t put in my mouth .
Hoping by writing I might cop on

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Hettieinvestigates Fri 16-Nov-18 20:32:35

I feel your pain cantstopeating. I’m an emotional eater too and after a very close bereavement my eating has spiralled out of control. I enjoy healthy food and feel awful after eating junk, but I seem to choose the fat, sugary option every time!

cantstopeating01 Fri 16-Nov-18 20:51:20

It’s so so hard . Sorry for your loss . Well went to Starbucks with family while shopping earlier . I had a fruit bowl . Was pleased . Threw out the box of haribos but I am going to finish the last couple of chewy ginger biscuits with tea now then I pray I can wake up tomorrow and just feel I can get on top of it . Just feel such a void. Look fine on the outside but inside I’m lost . Going to work on myself though

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tootstastic Fri 16-Nov-18 21:19:14

I'm sorry for your loss.

Regarding the weight...I've been in similar circumstances to you so many times and have self-sabotaged every time I've come close to really shifting all my weight.

I started on the Low Carb Bootcamp thread on here a month ago and it has been a revelation. I'm one of the biggest on there, but steadily losing the weight with the support of some really knowledgeable and lonely people. The reason I seem to have taken to it I think, is that I'm a sugar addict and this way of eating has totally taken the cravings and the desire to binge away.

Consider coming to join us....
You can go back to Week1 and read all the great advice. I have a lot to lose and intend to keep going when the bootcamp finishes.

tootstastic Fri 16-Nov-18 21:20:17

*lovely people NOT lonely people!!

cantstopeating01 Fri 16-Nov-18 21:27:30

I guessed that lol . Thank you for your lovely words . Yeah I need to do something. So tired of feeling like this andclike hettie says I too like good healthy food but it’s like my mind can’t accept it now . I’m pretty sure if I ate healthier I would feel happier . Just feel like crying all the time . It’s so not like me although I have always had weight problems but they certainly have escalated now . Will have a read of the thread thank you 😊

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tootstastic Fri 16-Nov-18 21:36:05

Yes do, and have a look on spreadsheet of fabulousness. You'll see a range of weights, some just have a few pounds to lose and others, like me, who've over 100lbs to lose.

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