psylina's Journal, 17 January 2013

My use of this site and the 5:2 diet started off as something fun and positive but it doesnt feel like that anymore... I feel miserable, bigger than ever and like nothing that I am doing is making any difference...

I am desperate to weigh myself but also petrified of doing it as if the numbers havent changed (or worse, gone up) I will feel even worse. And I cannot get to the gym scales in the morning until next week.

Just dont know what to do...

Diet Calendar Entries for 17 January 2013:
403 kcal Fat: 4.58g | Prot: 41.06g | Carb: 50.75g.   Breakfast: Promax. Lunch: Granny Smith Apples. Dinner: Turkey Breast Pieces, brown rice, Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce (Includes Crisphead Types). Snacks/Other: Gingerbread Man. more...
1478 kcal Activities & Exercise: Stretching (yoga) - 1 hour, Bicycling (slow) - 11/mph - 40 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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17 Jan 13 by member: riocaz
Start measuring yourself instead every couple of weeks. It means more then pounds lost on the scale does. Muscle is denser than fat 
17 Jan 13 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
Hang in there! You are probably doing better than you think! I agree with freak, measuring yourself can show changes in all your hard work! I am doing the 5:2 also and I think it is really helping get me back on track. I think you'll be surprised when you do get to weigh! 
17 Jan 13 by member: BeckyBaby65
We all have body image problems. But you are already at a very low weight. You might think of yourself as big while others see you as skinny. There's a book called "Becks Diet Solution" that helps you work on the psychological aspects of weight loss. You might just need to focus on fat loss and firming up. You are also not eating much which can be detrimental to your weight loss in the long run. You will lose muscle which slows your metabolism even more. Make sure your getting enough protein in your diet. It's about finding a balance of healthy eating and exercise which will keep you healthy and looking and feeling good.  
17 Jan 13 by member: Suzi161
Ok. So i weighed in just before my yoga session; a loss of .6 of a kilo, so just over a lb. Nearly freaked out. Then, took a deep breath. This was getting out of control. I had barely eaten yesterday 9not a fast day) in an effort to lose weight - my partner had not been impressed that I hadn't eaten all the food he had left for me. I was feeling miserable and not excited as I had been at the start of this whole process. My problem is, I keep doing this. I want to lose a bit of weight so i try a diet, then before long all the old ED habits, thoughts and behaviours come back and I decide I don't want to have an ED anymore, so I eat everything, put all the weight back on again, rinse and repeat. This is supposed to be an attempt to do something sustainable, that I can carry on, stepping down to maybe 1 fast day a week to just check in and make sure I maintain. It was not supposed to go like this!! So.... ...fess up to other half, fess up to you guys. Finish today's fast day as normal and then EAT tomorrow! At the end of the day, I have lost some weight. Not loads, but I don't want to lose loads as that gets out of control. I will redo my goals for a lb every 2 weeks rather than a kilo; it doesn't matter that that means it will take me twice as long to get there, I want something sustainable not unobtainable. And I do NOT want to go back to having an ED. Will dig out a tape measure and try that, thats what I care about anyway, the measurements! But I won't put any targets on that - will just observe and record. Thanks for the heads up - I know I can do this and keep on track Psy 
17 Jan 13 by member: psylina
I'm glad you made progress toward your goal! I think you are right in taking it slow and steady. You are only a few pounds from where you want to be. Better to control the journey than try to rush it and then get frustrated. I told you that you would be okay. One fast day a week should be good. YES, EAT tomorrow! If you don't get that protein in you are going to lose muscle. Muscle is good for your health. It says "young", "active", "beautiful". And MUSCLE burns fat, you know, that stuff that makes us not feel good about ourselves! Proud of you for facing this head-on! NO ED! 
17 Jan 13 by member: BeckyBaby65

     
 

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