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A lot of time in the house..... Help. Stuck. Addicted to eating

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Greenmum2019 Thu 12-Dec-19 21:24:47

I don't have a great history with eating or body image and self esteem. But has got a lot better with loving myself and embracing my curves!

I now spend a lot, most, of the time at home. Mother of 3, one with social needs. I'm exhausted all the time and have now got stuck in the rut of eating sugary foods to keep going and 'treats' to enjoy down time in front of the TV while my son naps.

I then feel bad and fast or skip meals and my mood is all over the place.

It's making me unhappy, and need to make a change. My life is hard and Stressfull and I try to look after myself as best I can. But the 'diet/food plan' feels like something I can take on. I tube feed my son and all energy goes around planning and sorting his food and sustaining his wieght gain/loss. I wonder if this isn't helping me...

Sorry a ramble there... Just need someone to talk to I guess.

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Greenmum2019 Thu 12-Dec-19 21:25:40

*special not social.

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Douberry Thu 12-Dec-19 21:45:11

I don't have any wise words but offering a hand hold as your situation sounds tough and to say that I'm sort of in the same boat. First time mum with a 19 month old and working part time. I'm trying hard to break the cycle of eating very unhealthy snacks and "treating" myself at any given opportunity and yes, usually when the toddler goes down for a nap. I've struggled with my weight all my life and have an unhealthy relationship with food. I stress eat and over indulge as a reward. I am definitely finding that it's linked to being at home for me. When I'm at work, I'm very virtuous (mostly).

Part of me thinks that maybe don't be too hard on yourself as recognising that you want to change your habits is, as ever, half of the solution. Maybe set some simple goals on what unhealthy treats to replace? I recently decided that every time I go to the supermarket (most days when I'm not working) I will pick up one healthy snack (fruit or veg) to eat that day that I really fancy instead of crisps or chocolate!

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