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Dictionary definition of sabotage: treacherous action to defeat or hinder a cause or an endeavor; deliberate subversion. This is a group for all self-sabotagers to look for support during a crisis... or just share ideas.

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lent is already sabotaged, and it's only day five

Started by Crystal Stoneman. Last reply by Trish Feb 25, 2010. 1 Reply

so i gave up sweets for lent and yesterday i ate vanilla frozen yogurt, bread pudding and drank two white russians with chocolate liquer added in... yummy! but not what i wanted... how do i resist?…Continue

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Comment by Arlene on February 23, 2010 at 3:06am
Congratulations. I had a pretty great day myself. Ate just 26 Points — 2 more than the 24 I'm allowed.

It was a nice change from the weeks of eating all the crap I wanted and not bothering to keep track.
Comment by Erin P. on February 26, 2010 at 2:53pm
Christine, I would love to try your system, but I can't imagine how I could do it with the long list of cravings I have ALL THE TIME. I think I just need to live like the unabomber did (without any of the violence of course). A cabin in the woods, alone, no TV-radio-magazines-internet to show me images of things I want. Just a typewriter and some non-foodie books.
As I am writing this I see and add for Electrolux to the right with about 10 cakes. This on a weight loss blog site. You can't escape the food image bombardment anywhere!
I just blogged about some horrible self-sabotage this week. I could have been living like the unabomber and it still would have happened. I enjoyed "Lifetime Status" with WW for approximately 2 hours before I crashed and burned in a fiery inferno from hell. I will keep checking in here to see if we can find answers together...though I think ultimately this is a problem that needs internal fixing though serious introspection.
Comment by Erin P. on February 28, 2010 at 5:13pm
This might be a random thought...but...Christine made me think of it when she said "whole foods". For the last 2 days, in an effort to try and fill myself up with whole foods, I have had a bowl of real oatmeal (with plenty of cinnamon and splenda) as a snack. I got the kind that is slow cooking. I have to say, this is worth 2 points on WW and really does the trick for me. It takes time to eat that, and it is hot and filling. So far, nothing bad today on the SS (self-sabotage) front. Feeling a bit more in control. I know I'm only a potato chip away from disaster every moment, but I'm working on a "no trigger foods in the mouth" policy. (Can't keep them out of my hands at church my son wanted a donut and I let him have it, but I had to hold half of it for him...oh that just about killed me....could feel my mouth watering...but I know that means it is a mental hunger and not a real hunger pang.)
Comment by Crystal Stoneman on February 28, 2010 at 6:21pm
i know what you mean about the donut erin! i went grocery shopping and i usually limit the kids to small amounts of junk food for the house, but i do let them splurge a little... when we got home, one popped open the pack of oreo's... mmmmmmmmmmm... i could sense my mouth watering too! isn't it amazing the reactions our bodies have learned over years of eating? i mean, i'm sure i wasn't born to salivate over oreo's! i wish it were an easy feat to reverse that reaction!
Comment by Jessica on March 1, 2010 at 12:06pm
Aldi's had steel cut oats and I got a can. Frankly, the packets of instant oatmeal don't do it. Even as a kid, they didn't cut it! ( and seem to give me heartburn...)
Trish: I was contemplating that very thought yesterday. I was wondering how it feels to never give a second thought to what goes in your mouth. I wonder if "we" are wired differently.
Comment by Erin P. on March 1, 2010 at 1:28pm
To answer your question Trish, I thought about food mostly after I consumed it. And that wasn't every day. Most days I just sought out exactly what I wanted to eat and didn't think very much at all. It amazes me how much I think about it now and how much I hope to have this become less consuming of my mind. It has gotten better. I'm almost 11 months into WW (this time around) and I find things are easier day-to-day. I have horrible days, but on average, it isn't as bad as it was in the first 6-8 months where I was just learning everything again.

Christine, I hope the funk gets better. And I like your idea of trigger emotions. Mine is certainly boredom. When my 2 year old naps...I become dangerous. I have been trying to make sure I plan my time for that time of day when I am absolutely tied to the house and alone with my food obsessions. Doesn't always work but getting better. Many healthy dinners have come out of this time.

No self-sabotage today. I decided SS takes a hike for March. (Okay, I HOPE it does. We all know how easy it is to falter. BUT, I'm trying so hard.)
Comment by Erin P. on March 1, 2010 at 5:05pm
I follow this blog and really like what she has to say. I found this post very helpful when thinking about how to recover from a self-sabotage "episode". She's been on WW for three years and has pulled through a lot of self-sabotage it seems. She had a line in this post or another one that basically said, it doesn't matter how many times you fall, just that you keep getting back up.
Comment by Crystal Stoneman on March 1, 2010 at 9:03pm
i don't remember the last time i was able to eat without really thinking about what i was putting into my mouth.. i wish it were easy to forget... especially now that i'm committed to lose weight i analyze every little bite... i also super analyze when i'm hungry and when i'm not... i can't just eat when i feel like it, i make sure i wait until 'it's time' because i don't want to overeat later! and christine - it's funny how you compare how you eat to how you were taught... isn't it funny how certain habits that should just be based on survival needs end up being based on how we were brought up? it can be sooo stressful!! stupid self sabotage abilities!
Comment by Erin P. on March 10, 2010 at 1:08pm
I have two books waiting for me at the library Christine. If you are able, share what what thoughts you think we could benefit from hearing, and once I get going with mine I will try to do the same. I think one of them is one of your recommendations in a roundabout way....the Intuitive Eating one.
Comment by Erin P. on April 15, 2010 at 1:21pm
Bookmarked that link already. She's got some interesting things to say! Thanks for sharing!


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