One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Note to Self…

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Nice job pausing and entering your “snack” into the food journal tonight. You were *this* close to completely pigging out on cookies when you decided the mindless munch was NOT worth it. Being tired and feeling blah is not an excuse to pacify yourself with food.

Oh! And for future reference, when the husband asks you to buy these…



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    March 5, 2013

    Oh my gosh! What are those?! I could not have them in my house…they would be just as dangerous as Oreos! Good job putting them away. That is serious willpower!


    March 6, 2013

    Is that even food? Or a food-like substance lol

    Fiona Jesse Giffords

    March 6, 2013

    Simply adjusting with these types of unhealthy foods can result in the health problems. You may replace them with any other healthy options which adjust with your food journal.


    March 6, 2013

    Those look/sound too tempting!! Yumo! But great job setting them down and logging. When you use MFP or track in general do you try to keep carbs at a certain percentage vs protein? Or do you not particularly watch either?


    March 7, 2013

    Hello, Roni, I’m new to reading your blog, and this is my first time commenting on it. By chance, I was tempted to pig out yesterday, too, to assuage difficult feelings (things are not going well with my boyfriend). I overate a little bit, and I thought, “Well, I’ve blown it, so might as well eat anything I want now.” But then I thought, “No, overeating more will just make me feel worse. I don’t really want to feel worse, and I know that I will if I eat more.” I still went to the grocery store to look for something to buy to eat, but my ambivalent thoughts were rolling around in my head. When I got to the grocery store, nothing I saw really appealed to me, probably because I had just eaten. Plus, by that time, my waistline had expanded enough that I could feel my pants chaffing at my waist. These three things together – my ambivalent thoughts, enough time passing so that I was feeling physically full, and feeling the difference in the feel of my clothes against my body – made me decide to leave the grocery store without more food, and I did not eat for the rest of the evening. I still felt scared to be with myself, without food to comfort me. As I left the store, my feelings said, “You’ll feel horrible without food. You cannot make it through the next hour without relief. You’ll wish you bought those cookies. You’re going to feel even more miserable without cake.” But my thoughts said, “You’ve been down this road before. Don’t trust your feelings. Don’t. Do the thing that feels scarey, and walk away. Eating makes me feel worse. Bear your fear. Bear your fear and go home.” I am an emotional person, and it is strange for me to put my feelings at arm’s length. But I’ve learned over time that, in instances like these, to trust my brain and not my heart. Once I was home (I live alone), I made a bath, soaked in warm water while reading a magazine. And I did NOT miss food! The next day, I STILL didn’t miss the food I didn’t have. I’m so proud of myself! I’m still having problems with my boyfriend. But alongside that, I am feeling good that I was able to bear my painful feelings on my own. I am feeling good that a problem in one area of my life doesn’t have to multiply into another area of my life. Of course, tomorrow is another day, and the issue of overeating isn’t solved forevermore. That is because this is lifelong, ongoing work, learning to take emotional care of oneself; emotional self-care is not and never will be “a done deal,” because life is always life. But it does get easier over time, and one does become more confident in oneself…if I keep doing the emotional work.


      March 7, 2013

      My favorite part of your comment. “Do the thing that feels scarey, and walk away. ” It is the scarier path, isn’t it! Good for you! I feel so happy as I think *this* this a big step!


      March 8, 2013

      Thanks, Roni! Your acknowledgement made my day. I’ll be reading more of your blog for sure. I hope you’re looking forward to a great weekend. Yours, Peggy


    March 7, 2013

    KC – I like to call them Frankenefoods