Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The overeat.

First off, thankyou for the fantastic advice on my last post about my friend. I am taking the advice on board and am just going to listen to her when she needs me and not try and convince her to feel something else, because that wouldn't work. Thankyou lovelies! I'll keep you updated.

For a little less than a week I've been struggling with overeating. Now as much aas I worry about the calories, the main reason I worry about overeating is the effect it has on my emotions and my sleep. I get ratty, anxious, hyper, then get sugar lows etc etc. Then I'm so hyper I can't sleep. Then the next day I feel so sluggish. I feel it's the same as when I undereat, the same emtional crap. SO what do we do? I don't know whether to let it 'ride out' or put my mind in to restrict mode just to control my eating NOT to over restrict. I find my overeating problem harder to admit to than when I restrict.Js overeating linked in any way to PMS? I think this is because in a weird messed up way that girls are jealous if you can go without evening, but are disgusted if you eat too much. I think my parents would actually prefer it if I underate a little than if I overate.

What do you think about the stigma (correct word?) around overeating compared to undereating.

My mood has taken a total dip since the overeating period began. But even though I FEEL low, I'm trying to THINK positive.


The Woollen Typist said...

I'm really struggling with 'overeating' at the moment too.
It's more than I'm comfortable with and I don't seem to be able to turn into restrict mode any longer either.
Nerves, irritation and a complete negative mindset have taken over and insomnia.

But maybe this is what the body is just craving and needing at the moment.

Maybe try writing out doable food plans where you satisfy yourself enough at each meal to not overeat.
I'm trying to do that (albeit failing somewhat).

Keep trying and ever day is a new day. An new start.

Anonymous said...

I know EXACTLY what you are talking about with the stigma. Binging is so hard for me to admit, even to my therapist, and restricting is a lot easier to fess up to. I think it's because we equate undereating with deprivation and deprivation with self-control. And as a by-product, overeating is seen as being out of control. It's an awful stigma and I think it prevents people from getting the help and support they need.

I hope you feel better soon.

Wishing you well,

Haley said...

I know exactly what you are talking about with the overeating. If you've been following my blog at all you can see that I have been restricting and then my body makes up for it at night with eating ungodly amounts of pb, cookies, you name it..
Anyway, I wouldn't know how to compare overeating/undereating.. They're both bad. I'd rather be normal. But sometimes the reason I restrict is cuz I tell myself it's more acceptable to undereat than overeat. i agree that society thinks that, too. Sad.

You're on the right track with thinking positive! Just try to eat normally and the bingeing should balance itself out and stop happening. I haven't done it in a week now! :)