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I used to be very heavy and I finally got it together and lost 70 pounds and got to the top of my healthy weight range. This past year has been rough with my DD, (really rough at times). It turns out that I still over-eat when I'm stressed and unhappy. I've gained 20 pounds in the last year.<br><br>
I was living in a bit of denial about it, but none of my summer clothes fit so I had to go shopping for new ones today. I saw myself in my underwear in a 3 way, full length mirror over and over.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"><br><br>
Let's just say it was a bit of a wake up call.<br><br>
I don't want sound like I'm blaming my over-eating on my DD, but I sometimes feel so completely overwelmed and scared, yet showing any of those feelings would just make things worse for her, so I eat.<br><br>
I really don't know how to both take care of her and not over-eat.
 

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I overeat. I eat when I'm upset, bored, depressed, etc. It's easier to stay home than to fight with the kids to get out of the house, then fight with them the whole time we're out of the house, then fight again to get back in the house. So, then we're in the house and I'm bored and I eat. Or we have a hard day and I come home and eat. I eat a lot of chocolate. I have a gym membership that never gets any use because I can't get the kids to get their acts together enough to get out of the house, and that's on the days when I think they might actually behave well enough in the gym childcare that it's even worth the trip.<br><br>
I haven't bought a swimsuit for this year. I can't look at myself in a mirror right now. And my 3 year old may not potty train in time for us to use the pool anyway. So, more time inside, bored. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Me too--when bored, depressed, stressed, etc. I've been through so much stress/depression in the last 5 yrs-my mother's sudden death and then Aidan's diagnosis, his surgeries, etc. Just in the last 6 mths have I been able to get a hold on it and have lost 27 lbs, however this past 4-5 weeks has been rough and I am eating just to eat. It's hard!
 

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Yes, I'm an emotional eater <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Thankfully, I'm naturally thin (ish!) and very athletic, so I like to workout. But adjusting to baby #3 has been hard, he's a rough sleeper and my other two already don't sleep!! So I haven't been as active as I'd like to be.<br><br>
My weight is doing okay, my BMI is exactly 24.9 which is the upper limit of "healthy weight" supposedly. But I feel out of shape and definitely could stand to lose a few pounds. Ugh.<br><br>
Since I'm not getting the workouts in that I want, I really need to be watching my diet better, but it's not happening. I know I need to do one or the other...either get regular about working out, or get serious about eating better. Ideally I'd do both! Yeah...that's not happening right now.
 

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I eat too, I know I should care that I have gained weight but I don't right now. Many nights I don't sleep well or enough and the next day I eat to have energy. I know that if I exercised I would have more energy but it seems like a lot of effort. I do make DS go exercise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> but not me.<br><br>
I have signed us up for an Intro to Kayaking class, I am hoping that will give us a new thing to do that will get us outdoors and active. And I am going to make appointments for me and DS to go horseback riding. I think if I schedule things we are more likely to do them.
 

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Interesting.....I was just thinking about this today!<br>
I have always been pretty much normal weight and never thought all that much about it. We first realized something was really "wrong" with our son in August of 2008.<br>
Since that time I have put on about 10-15 pounds. My weight before was stable for about 15 years. I feel like I have been in kind of a low-grade depression ever since then - haven't been exercising and often eat when I feel stressed or sad. Now a lot of my clothes are tight and I can't stand the thought of going out in a bathing suit. I also get migraines and they have really increased over the last year or so to the point where I am going through my prescription faster than I am allowed to fill it - it is not a narcotic or anything but I am taking too many....<br>
I went jogging today for the first time in 1.5 years and I almost died, seriously. But I feel like I made a first step.
 
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