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Very Unhappy, Am going insane....

Well I started at 150, worked out and restricted like crazy for about a month and lost 8 pounds.
Now over the past few days I can't stop eating. I haven't weighed myself yet, but I can tell I've gained most of the weight back.
I know I should be able to get over this and start again, but I'm depressed, terribly depressed over it. I feel anxious like I'm going to cry all the time. I've been sleeping in my clothes without even changing into pjs. I spend 20 minutes at the mirror forcing myself to at least bursh my hair a LITTLE before work. I feel like I want to take a pair of scissors and stab myself repetitvley for being such a failure. I hate myself and am very edgy. How do you pull out of moods like this and get back on the horse?

Tue. May 6, 3:23pm

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Im sure most people on here have been in a similare position sweetie. I know I have. And what I honestly did? I got myself my favorite takeaway as a final blowout, so to speak. Then the next morning I did a decent workout. After I had worked out I didnt really want the crap as I didnt want to spoil it. Ialso realised I was bingeing as I was depriving myself and so every Friday dinner me and my hubby and little boy go out to eat and I have whatever meal I want regardless of calories. Im 132lbs and still lose pound a week doing this.

Chin up hunni. It wont last forever and you will not have put 8lbs back on. Do not weigh yourself until you have been back on track for a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008, 3:28 PM

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ugh. been there, done that.
First a couple questions...
1. Are you PMS-ing?
2. Are you pregnant?
If you answer yes to one of those, it could just be your hormones. PMS-ing? Ride it out. Regroup and get back on track as fast as possible. Pregnant? Stop dieting; start eating healthy!
If you're just in an emotional slump (it's ridiculous how often this happens to me!), then you need to FORCE yourself out of it! Tell yourself you don't want to feel this way. Remind yourself what a really great job you did your first month! Tell yourself you can do it again - - and you know you can because you already have!!
Don't stab yourself with scissors. Trust me - that will do nothing for your appearance. Rent a funny movie, watch America's Funniest Home Videos, read something funny in Reader's Digest, watch some comedians. Find something that will make you laugh. You deserve to laugh and feel better - and it really DOES help!
And if it's too overwhelming to get fully back on the wagon, pick ONE thing - exercise, drink water, only healthy snacks - something! And who knows - maybe you just burnt yourself out last time. Allow yourself to go at a slower pace this time. And it's okay to start over! Go you!!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008, 3:38 PM

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OP here

Hi again, I've been watching this thread like a fiend, he he.

You guys are right, this is caused in part by depriving myself.
I think it is also cause by a little renewed depression at my job where I feel "locked in" for the time being and has a real BULLYING / DOG EAT DOG atmosphere, as if I'm back in some horrid middle school nightmare.

I like the idea of eating one final thing and then FORCING the workout. Also, I can not weigh myself for at least 2 weeks, because a weigh in any time soon will probably totally crush me.

ps, not pregnant that goodness, and never understand my hormones anymore since going on Seasonal, but I am having a bad break out so something must be up.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008, 3:42 PM

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I am going through a version of this - just with different time frames. I am just riding it out and trying to avoid an ALL OUT binge today (which happened last night).
That and praying it is hormores that will pass.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008, 3:56 PM

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We can all be very hard on ourselves :(

no advice really ... just sending you a cyber hug !!!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008, 3:57 PM

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OP - you sound better already! See what a little support can do for your morale?? : )

Tuesday, May 06, 2008, 4:28 PM

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This morning, I felt very edgy and wondered if I was experiencing low blood sugar from dieting. When I realized that I was considering what to throw across the room, I decided to try writing my thoughts on a piece of paper. I thought I was going to write about a particular situation, but as my thoughts spilled onto the paper, I realized I was really upset about something else, and that my upset was very reasonable and understandable. Seeing the problem on paper helped me work out a better solution.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008, 5:27 PM

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Yes, writing things out really does help too.
Your work environment sounds really crappy. Having to spend 8 hours a day in that environment can really suck the life and energy out of you. No advice, just wish I could help:-)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008, 7:12 PM

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I throw stuff...

but crunching some carrots (as angrily as you wish) can help ease some frustration. Seriously!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008, 10:14 AM

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I am going through the exact same thing but I have a really hard time avoiding the scale. I know I need to though. I know one thing that helps, knowing I;m not alone...YAY

Wednesday, May 07, 2008, 7:30 PM

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