Excuses, Excuses – Follow Up

Ok, so in my last post, Excuses, Excuses, I said I was going to make better eating decisions even though it was test week and my period was about to start.  How did I do you ask?  Not so good.  Horrible.  It’s not just enough to say, “Ok, I ate terribly, whatever, I’ll do better next time.”  Yes, it’s true that you have to exercise self-control at all times and make healthy decisions regardless of circumstance.  But if you never address the underlying issue, you will never overcome overeating/binging etc.  People rarely overeat or under-eat just for funsies.  There is always something else going on, and that something else needs to be dealt with!

So what is it for me?  Well, as I said, I was about to start my period.  For the longest I have feared that I have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).  Besides the depressed mood and labile affect, there is also a component of “Marked change in appetite, overeating, or specific food cravings” according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).  So that is what I need to deal with.  I already saw my doctor and will be starting OCPs.  I’m also going to do thought replacement and when I have these urges and cravings (it gets bad sometimes ya’ll!) I will distract myself with another activity and keep bad food out of my apartment and replace them with fruits and vegetables.  I will also make better efforts to pack my lunch so I don’t have to grab fast food while I’m away from home.

It’s so important to not make this about food, but about overall mental, physical, and spiritual health.  Slowly but surely, we’ll get there 🙂

❤ Rhea

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Excuses, excuses!

So I’ve noticed I often have this conversation with myself: “I’m post call, I can eat whatever I want.  I’ve been awake for 35 straight hours!”  or “It’s exam week, I can eat whatever I want”  or “I’m on my period, I can eat whatever I want!”.  And you know what ends up happening?!?!?  I end up making terrible decisions regarding what I put in my body and half the time every time I end up feeling sick!  I never noticed how bad it was until today.  I was on call and at the hospital for about 27 hours, and the whole time I ate crappy!  Then I left, and kept eating crappy!  Now that I’m logging everything on myfitnesspal, I can see just how crappy it was.  Lemme tell you, it’s so bad!!!!  

NO MORE EXCUSES!!!!

I’m committing today to eat healthier and make better decisions no matter what!!!  Just because I’m post-call or on my period or have a test coming up doesn’t mean I get to abuse my body!  Seeing as I have a test coming up next week, we’ll see just how committed I am to this!  I’ll post after my test and let you know how this new commitment went!! 😀

❤ Rhea