I really appreciate that for some people on these boards losing weight is incredibly difficult. To do that requires incredible self-control and perseverance and I admire all of you who are fighting that fight. Really.
I’m just having a little whinge, so forgive me.
My problem is that when I am stressed, I have no appetite. I normally eat 2 meals a day, but if I’m under stress I could suddenly realise at 10pm that I haven’t eaten all day, and feel full after a couple of oatcakes. I realise this is not healthy, but when I’m like this just looking at food makes me feel full up.
I’m getting married in 6 weeks, needless to say, much stress. So much so that last week the dressmaker had to take almost an inch off the dress. THIS CANNOT CONTINUE.
What makes it worse is that irishfella is trying to lose a few pounds before the big day, so I’m making lots of healthy salads and stuff…but by the time I’ve finished making dinner, I no longer have any appetite for the food, and it’s hardly fair to him for me to eat crappy fat-laden food just to get calories.
I used to have serious issues with food: big bingey-purgey stuff. For that reason I don’t own a set of weighing scales and I have trained myself not to eat unless I’m hungry, and then to stop when I’m full. To me, trying to eat now, when I’m not hungry, is too much like bingeing on stuff when I was already full…so forcing myself to eat is not a solution.
I have 6 weeks to ensure that I neither lose nor gain a pound. This will be hard.