Monday, 29 February 2016

I Need Help

I'm writing this less to inform you but more to make sure I do what I say. Because I have a rather bad habit of not sticking to what I say sometimes. But the thing is I really do need help. I'm eating far too much. I eat a lot of junk food and I don't work out anymore. I'm not sure I've been to the gym all month. Paul hasn't been able to go and I'm not good at going out unless someone makes me. Heck that was why I bought those weights.

But it gets worse than that. I find it very difficult to be full. Just eating more I could take. Not feeling like cooking I could take too. I can find low fat and low calorie options that don't ruin a diet rather than buying junk food. But the fact is that if I do get full, I'm hungry again a few hours later. I don't know if I'm developing, or have developed, an eating disorder. I don't know if my stomach acid is too potent or there's too much of it. I don't even know if that's a thing. All I know is that as it stands I need help. I lost eighty pounds last year and if this keeps up I'll put it all back on this year.

That's why I'm telling you that I plan to call the doctor and book an appointment. I'm going to ask him for help and see what, if anything, they can do. At the very least I'll probably be referred to another dietician.

All I know is that once I start eating I find it very hard to stop. I get hungry too quickly, and I find it very difficult to tell myself not to eat something.

So, yeah, I need help and I plan on getting it.

9 comments:

  1. Maybe a bit of an odd suggestion, but maybe try not keeping more food in the house than you permit yourself to eat for a half-day? If you have to go to the store rather than pull open a drawer, that raises the barrier to food. And yes, you do have to go shopping for practically every meal, but that also means you're out and about more, that can only be healthy.

    It's now been three hours since your post. Have you called the doctor yet? I'll try to check in with you later today if you haven't, so "just do it"™

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    1. Ha I'm going to do it now. I don't have enough food in the house most of the time. Well, food I can make quickly at least. I live across the road from a chip shop, with a little shop at each end. Not having enough food is one of the reasons I got in to this mess. It's so easy to just ask my dad for a takeaway or go to the store and buy cheap microwavable burgers and pizzas. Your plan would be a good one if it wasn't for all the unhealthy and quick things in walking distance. And that healthy preperared meals are so small. So they couldn't satisfy me.

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    2. When's the appointment?
      Tell your dad to deny any requests for low quality food, surely he knows of your situation. Same goes for the folks in that chips shop, next time you're there tell them "if I come here again, tell me to fuck off".
      Microwave or pre-prepped foods are the devil. The home-made equivalent is guaranteed to be at least twice as good for you.
      Have you tried to get into cooking? I don't get the impression you're under tight time constraints, so it may be a nice hobby to pick up if you can get yourself hyped up over it. Also allows you to make portions as big as you desire (and lots of good food is still better than a smaller amount of bad food).
      One last thing: "all the (...) things in walking distance". Then walk a little further? ;D
      I know it's all easy for me to say, but I'm just trying to think with you here. Tell me off when I'm getting too pushy or whatever, k?

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  2. The problem with food is that you HAVE to eat. The trick is that, when you DO eat, just knock it down. Dieting is a short term proposition. Absolutely a short term proposition which can yield results. But, sadly, those results can ALSO be short term. I believe you must adjust your diet for the long-term. The results may not come as quickly, but they will be...uh...long term, too. And, also, eliminate eating those things which you KNOW aren't good for you. Yes, I know, this comes directly from the "Department of Easier Said Than Done." That in mind, seeing your doctor and probably a dietitian IS the best way to go. Good luck, my friend!

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  3. The problem with food is that you HAVE to eat. The trick is that, when you DO eat, just knock it down. Dieting is a short term proposition. Absolutely a short term proposition which can yield results. But, sadly, those results can ALSO be short term. I believe you must adjust your diet for the long-term. The results may not come as quickly, but they will be...uh...long term, too. And, also, eliminate eating those things which you KNOW aren't good for you. Yes, I know, this comes directly from the "Department of Easier Said Than Done." That in mind, seeing your doctor and probably a dietitian IS the best way to go. Good luck, my friend!

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  4. It's best to see what your doc says, but it all depends on what you're eating, how many calories it contains, how many calories you need daily, etc. I get hungry every few hours. I eat every few hours. In fact, I HAVE to eat every 2-3 hours to maintain my body, and it's a huge chore. It's a weird change and odd to get used to at first, but when you eat healthy, it's better to eat every few hours anyway to rev up your metabolism. And yes, it's very different from eating a gigantic unhealthy meal and feeling adequately full for like 5-6 hours. You just won't ever get that feeling by eating something healthy in a reasonable portion size.

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  5. I'm glad to hear you make this resolution, Mark. It does sound like you are slipping back into old bad habits. When you lost 80 lbs last year, did you do it with a dietician's help? Or did you go to Weight Watchers? They accept men too at their meetings and give lots of good support. Plus you might meet other people with whom you could go to the gym in a "buddy system" to keep motivated. I'm rooting for you!

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  6. I'm pleased that you're going to see someone about this Mark. You're not a lazy person, everyone know that, it sounds like your weight problems is genuinely more a medical thing than everything else and I hope that it gets sorted. Things will work out for the best buddy, I'm glad you're doing everything you can, I think things will be okay in the end. Well done you.

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  7. So let me get this right you are ME yes this is all me I do these things which is why I am short and fat, ok not why I am short but fat yeah I do go for a walk most mornings like 5 out of 7 mornings but still I could and should do more

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