Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Clearning up the Lies.

Ok friends, in my last post I acknowledged my current overeating due to having quit smoking (69 hours) after 10 years.

I also said it had stopped, which was true (for about 4 hours).

I simply can't seem to get it together. Even last night as I was shoveling Pecan Pie (500 calories) into my mouth, I didn't really want it, I just needed to fill the void.

How do you get to a place where you JUST STOP? I've been there before, I know how good it feels to just choose to throw something away. Waste it in the trash rather than waste it in your body. I just don't remember how I got there.

I'm really really hopeful that Boxing tonight will shove me back into motivation mode. I always feel very powerful after that class.

In the meantime, motivational tricks are more than welcome, and/or please follow me around all day and knock things out of my hand.


jen said...

I had that going on last night -- I had no motivation to track and wanted to just eat cashews and pasta with butter and cheese... I finally got up, took a shower, and got to a meeting (no weigh-in) and that helped me refocus a bit.

I applaud you for trying to quit smoking and know it has to be really hard.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Sorry, I sprained my pie-slapping wrist or I'd be there knocking that sh*t off your plate like nobody's business. What's pecan pie doing around here anyway? Keep that crap far away, and throw out all the other snacky stuff that you can't say no to.

It's time to get strong, because strength is what will get you through these tough times.

Continuous Changes said...

Everytime I was trying to "fill the void" while quitting smoking, I went for a walk or chewed gum or worked on a project or cleaned. You really do have to keep yourself distracted because it's HARD to quit and not gain tons of weight! Keep it up, you'll get there!

Tiffany said...

Distraction and lots of gum. Seriously, lots of gum. And the other recommendation to get rid of the crap in the house is spot on. If it isn't there you can't eat it. Stick with it.

Meet Virginia said...

Earnestly believe that you CAN accomplish your goals. Take one day at a time and don't doubt that your health is worth every bit of effort you have.
Take some time to reflect on all that you have achieved thus far. Don't discount how strong you have become. Don't beat yourself up about the pie, it is over.
ROCK that class tonight.

Slimming Sammy said...

If you have bad days don't go beating yourself up over it, equally if you have a bad morning dont throw the rest of the day down the tubes saying you'll start again 2moro, start right there and then. Dont go shopping on days where you're feeling like you want to eat crap.
Quitting smoking I think has to be one of the hardest things to do. Good luck, and believe you can do it and how good you'll feel once its done.

Angie P said...

you can do it - stay strong! I know how you feel, I am 2 yrs smoke free after almost 16yrs smoking...it's hard, gum will help but just stay strong!

totegirl said...

Quitting smoking sucks. But being smoke free rocks! That being said, it's not easy, and food is just another way to shove down the grief from your loss. Just feel the loss. Replacing one bad habit with another isn't the answer!

What I swear helped me was popping a chewable multivitamin everytime I wanted a smoke. These vitamins are designed to be taken 3 times a day, 2 at a time. Instead, I just popped one everytime I wanted a smoke, up to 6 times a day. After a while, I didn't even need that.

And don't beat yourself up too bad. You are AWESOME!!!! You can do this, and you'll look adorable whilst doing it! Yeah, I checked out your cute sweaters on your other site!

Sonya said...

Good God, you are doing SO great.

Keep in mind that your body is also going through chemical withdrawal, and will start to crave other things - so having hunger pangs isn't abnormal.

Really, try and rid your house of any crappy foods and stock up on snacky foods that are good for you. That way, when temptation strikes, you won't devour the first thing within reach.

Stay strong, you can do this!