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Got a question... What is the best natural Nutrisystem diet remedy? Thanks in advance for any response. Second question.. I've had a bad month....

I had all kinds of stresses going on in my life over the past 4-6 weeks. A number religious and family ocasions, a new work environment that left me without a kitchen setup for a few weeks and lots of business lunches, renovation work at home that has taken out my home gym, and on some days my kitchen, a number of work deadlines that were extra tight/tressful given the time needed off for religious days, and planning for my brother's unveiling, and my wife, who had been dietting along side me, went off the diet and junk started showing up in the house again. None of those are reasons to fail, but it was a month of triggers for me, and I wasn't up to the challenge.

I know it's my fault, we have brains so we can ignore the triggers... but I fell appart. I started to slip off plan. I thought I had pulled myself back, but then I fell off the wagon to an even greater degree. Several times for the past two weeks I stopped for junk food (sometimes twice) on the way home and then purged to "fix the problem" so that I could still eat at home so my wife wouldn't know. And every time it felt good to have done it.

I'm embarressed to have started the slide back into my ED binge/purge habits after several years of sanity. I don't know how I've let this happen again, not when I know this diet was working. I got on the scale this morning and all I could think when I saw the number went up was that "clearly I don't purge as well as I used to" and that was the most upsetting part. I have to come back to sanity before I lose it.

Not really sure why I'm posting, it's not like anyone can do anything. I know the fault is mine, I know it's up to me to stick with it. I just have this horrible sadness inside me right now and I can't admit my failure to anyone I know and yet I feel I have to let it out or I won't be able to get rid of it and do the right thing again...so here I am, confessing to strangers..

I recommitted this morning, I will not fail again...

asked Apr 21 at 11:22

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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably know..

answered Apr 21 at 12:59

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Tuvya -.

It's not a failure if you are still here. So, don't beat yourself up. We'll do that for you..

Just get back on the plan and don't make us have to kick your ass!..

answered Apr 21 at 13:58

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I know the typical reaction is to pound the person and tell them to get back on board. However, binging and purging are beyond the normal "I eat too much crap" issues many of us have. You obviously have to alter your mindset as you refer to you and your wife as being on the "diet." We recognize that the the only way this can work for the long term is to make a true lifestyle change. But with what you're doing to your body, I would seriously suggest getting some professional help. You owe it to yourself to discover the root cause of why you engage in this kind of dangerous behavior. I do wish you well...

answered Apr 21 at 14:48

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Whoops - Sorry I didn't realize I was posting in the mens room...

answered Apr 21 at 14:54

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Tuyva, I agree with Michael - if you're purging - then you need to at the VERY least call one of the counselors, and should prabably get with a professional! Recognize that like AA and others - you can only get to where you're heading when you admit where you are. Telling us is a great start - but you need to be honest with your wife. You need her help - you should ask for it..

Also, recognize that you're DOWN 67+ POUNDS! That's a great achievement - the key now is to get back on track. Start your mindset makover again, plan and record all your food - and recognize that it takes 21 days to build new habits. Be disciplined for 3 weeks and you'll have habits that will make all the difference. Start sharing all of your NSVs (and make sure to notice)..

Give us a post of the changes you've noticed in losin 67 pounds - I KNOW THAT YOU'VE HAD PLENTY OF POSITIVE CHANGES - don't just recognize your recent failures. Sure you've lapsed - Since your here YOU HAVEN'T RE-LAPSED!.

You've done your own intervention - and that's the best kind. Post here EVERYDAY! We're with you and will be praying for you!.

YOU CAN DO THIS - YOU'VE ALREADY PROVEN IT!!!!..

answered Apr 21 at 15:20

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Agreeing with Michael and Tom....

You got bunch of good folks here and all of us are facing the need in some form to change a lot of old (and even lifetime habits)..

Look at your progress. Talk to some folks who can advise you from a professional perspective..

And, we'll all be here on your side and pulling for you to succeed..

JT..

answered Apr 21 at 16:53

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Right, but I'm sure it'll help just to do what you did. Venting it out like that does help you sort out everything that's happened and set yourself up for what's next..

Those triggers and struggles recently, especially all at once, are probably more than most of us deal with, so good to see you're cutting yourself a little slack on the last month or so. But all that counts now is today and where you intend to go tomorrow..

And I ditto FitTom: you've done this, you know how to do it, you know you want to do it, you know you're gonna do it..

Good luck. Just lower your head and drive forward..

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answered Apr 21 at 18:04

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Thanks guys. And you are right, while I have certainly been guilty of overeating, I do have a problem that sometimes goes beyond that. I have been treated for ED in the past, and that's why I have monthly doctors meetings while I'm on this diet (yup, next one is Monday, part of what woke me up this weekend). Part of why I'm so frustrated with myself is this thing followed me from the time I was about 13 until I was almost 30, ending in a hospital visit. While I've certainly eaten too much since then, this is the first time in 10 years where I've fallen back on the way I was. I think maybe I just had too much come down on me at once and I just failed to deal..

That's the thing with compulsive personalities, we fail big or succeed big, no half measures lol..

Well I survived today...I will survive tomorrow... And I'm going to go back to succeeding big with NS. My original plan was to get to 200 by next December, and that's still in sight. Heck, I even gave myself a couple more months than I needed just in case... so I really haven't lost anything, I will succeed..

answered Apr 21 at 18:14

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You can do it! You're so close to the 200s..

Stuff happens, and I understand it's difficult for people who wrap food up into their emotions. Food is fuel, not a crutch and it's never going to solve your problems. The suggestion to speak to a Nutrisystem counselor is good. Probably wouldn't hurt to discuss this with your doctor as well..

You rock though, because you came back!..

answered Apr 21 at 18:22

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