Saturday, January 10, 2009

Food Panic

I didn't exercise yesterday or today. My stomach is really bothering me. I think I went a little overboard on the fiber this past week and it has had some unexpected results. I have Crohn's disease and therefore need to be a little careful of what I eat fiber-wise. I should have eased into the fiber a bit slower. Oh well I guess I could chalk it up to lesson learned.

My parents took a big step today and bought themselves a dreadmill. My dad of course hurt his back getting the damn thing into the house. Hubby and I put it together for them, since we managed to put ours together last year without killing each other (and honestly my dad....not the handiest guy.....tries hard but NOT handy). So they are both starting on their own weight loss journeys. Kinda nice that we will all be on the same wave length as far as food goes.

I'm wondering if anyone else has this issue. I call it "food panic". You know the feeling you get when you have gone past mealtime just a bit too far. You stand at the cupboard door staring at the food in it and you just can't think what you could possibly eat. So you grab anything and everything and just stuff it in your face. Or you make an equally bad choice and go get some fast food.

I hate that feeling. I've had it a couple of times this week. Today I'm proud to say that I fought through it and had a salad instead of the chips, crackers, chocolate and everything else that was screaming my name. I have to plan better however, to avoid the feeling altogether. If I'm going to be out of the house (like today) I need to have a few snacks stashed in my purse, so that I can have a small something to tide me over, so the panic never hits.


  1. For me, I don't panic over not knowing WHAT to eat. If I get too hungry, I just panic over the actual eating part. It is rare, but there have been times when I have gone so far over that threshold of actual hunger that I could have put nearly anything in my mouth to get away from that feeling.

  2. Yup, I get that feeling. Where I want to eat uncontrollably. I hate it! I just have to white-knuckle my way through it.

    Sometimes I'm successful and make good choices, sometimes I don't. Seems to be my lot in life.

    If you find the solution, let me know. :)

  3. Hey, this is all new to me but I am very excited about BLBE2. I get in Food panic situations quite a bit and I don't like it one bit because I usually don't care what I eat I am so darn hungry. I know I shouldn't let myself get like that but it happens.


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