What's your weakness?

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A "once you pop you can't stop" kind of food?

My mum bought a massive bag of peanuts last night and peanuts are probably my worst one.

My parents don't know I'm on orlistat as they're not the most understanding of my issues with food/weight. Had an eating disorder (a form of bulimia) which I am trying my best to overcome and they couldn't understand how sensitive I was about some stuff they'd say to me about food, my body and so on.

Went on a contraceptive last year and my weight went up a fair amount, so have been trying to lose weight without resorting to starving myself and taking dangerous pills. I still have many issues related to bulimia, the long lasting mental effect it has on you. However I really wanted to try not to go back down that road as it has too much control over my life still, and I didn't want to go back to it at it's worst.

Was getting nowhere doing all the right things which was very upsetting to me because it was the first time in my life I could actually do the right things. Exercising a great deal despite problems(vigorous exercise is difficult for me as I was born with a duffed knee basically). Eating as healthily as I have ever in my whole life too. I have a severe texture aversion problem and I'm very limited in what I can eat because of this. Recently learned I can have spinach and kale and carrots as long as they are in a smoothie. So I was getting a sudden injection of great healthy things and exercising and nothing had changed after months of hard work. It was very sad to me and at my wits end, I went to my doctor explaining the above. She was very understanding and gave me orlistat.  I felt relieved about that as I didn't think, due to my eating disorder problems, that I would be given it.

 

I've been doing my best to follow the rules although I keep getting a bit confused fat intake wise and have messed up a few times. I now understand what I am supposed to do. Weight has come off, not anything massive but given that I have messed up a couple of times I'm surprised any has. 3lbs down after a week of errors. Not to say I haven't had toilet trouble, although luckily I've not had any sudden surprise disasters.

Sorry for the life story, I have a habit of rambling.

I can resist mostly anything in front of me if I want to but dry roasted peanuts are the worst!! One handful turns into 10 handfuls. Pringles are bad too but luckily they're expensive and no one buys them really.

What's your weakness?

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    My weakness is crisps and things like salami, I can pass up anything sweet thankfully! 

    If weight is coming off then you're fine smile nuts are basically pure fat though so you'll have to persevere with that one.

    3lbs is really good for a week, just think, that's a rate of nearly a stone a month so it's very impressive smile

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      I know nuts are the worst weakness to have on these pills aren't they haha. 

      Also crisps and salami funnily enough are also my weakness but I can reject them more easily than I can peanuts. 

      Yeah I'm trying to tell myself that, it definitely is good and there may be more of a loss now I'm finally grasping what I'm meant to do fat wise.

      At first I thought it was no more than 5g per thing you were eating in a meal not 5g per 100g. I was muddled! 

      Sweet stuff isn't really my weak spot, it was when I was a little girl but now I can't have much chocolate or anything like that without feeling sick fast.

       

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      I find that it's good to plan my meals for the week so I don't have to worry about what to make, fry light is my saviour though haha 

      The slower it comes off, the longer it will stay off. Think of these pills as training you how to eat healthily for the rest of your life, so it won't happen over night!

      I probably would hide the scales though, maybe just weigh yourself weekly or fortnightly, it'll stop you being discouraged and might be better for you considering your past history. 

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      I find it difficult to do that properly. Generally because I always wake up and decide I don't want what I was going to have haha. I'm trying though to get into that habit. 

      I do have issues with the scales although I am better than I was before. I used to weigh myself about 6 times a day. Or basically anytime I was in the bathroom. Now I do it 2 times a day which is still bad I know but it's like a weird addiction. I'm trying not to weigh myself all the time but I always end up giving in. Can't really hide them from myself and given that I don't want my parents knowing anything, they can't either ;(

      Thank you for being so kind though.

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      Planning your meals helps you build up your mental recipie book if you get me, so after a couple weeks you could be a bit more spontaneous :p

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    Fruit Crunch Ryvitas.... I could happily much a how packet! eek

    I dont think anything thats worth having should be easy hun, it all takes time and perseverance to find out what works for you as an individual.

    Daisy x

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    Sugar is my weakness - I dont care in what form - cake, biscuits, chocolate, honey, maple syrup etc

    Ive had a few jaffa cakes but I havent had chocolate a good 2mths before starting the pills. Im hoping I can eat in moderation in the future

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      I'm not big on sugary stuff, don't get me wrong I enjoy it but I don't find it so difficult to turn it down

      but you've got a point jaffa cakes if they were right in front of me would probably make me a little desperate haha.

       

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    Hello there,

    Hhhhmmm my weakness is cheese. No wait, bread... no crisps definitely crisps. But then again biscuits but cheese biscuits with parma ham. yummy! Oh no this is making me feel indulgent. I think my weakness is just food... any food really. :-( I know that sounds awful, but I find I eat very healthy but just alot of it! At least its not alot of crap lol! 

    I struggle every moment of the day and hope it will get easier as the weight comes off. I've only lost a stone since June but then again, I did stop for nearly three weeks as I was away. So now back on it. 

    Good luck :-)

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      Yep! you are difinately a foody!

      I would try real hard not to think about all those foods you love, you are just torturing yourself eek

      Daisy x

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