Depression and the Emotional Eater

Pasta Lips

I am beyond excited to share some news I found out today.  The reason that the Express Weight Loss program and Lipto Plus injections may be making a significant difference in my physical and MENTAL health.

I was doing research about natural remedies for depression as I struggle with bouts of it and have friends and family that do as well.  I haven’t really had many bouts since starting the program and chalked a lot of that up to the fact that I am happy because I am losing so much weight and people are complimenting me on it!  I came a cross a very interesting article about natural depression treatment.

Natural Cure For Depression

What I immediately noted was the recommended usage of Inositol (Vitamin B8) and Choline (Vitamin B4) and how both are listed herbal supplements for, among many other things, preventing fatty build up in the liver but also battling depression and anxiety!!!  I haven’t had any bouts of depression because both of these natural supplements are found in the Lipto Plus injections!!!  The only weeks I have struggled with emotional eating on this plan are those where I have not been able to make it into the clinic for my injection!

I go in for my weigh in tomorrow and I am hoping that this week was successfully back on track and will take me to a 30 lb weight loss so far!  I was at 211 last week.  Shooting for 200 or less by the end of July!

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Holiday Weekends and Straying from My Path

I don’t know about you, but holidays have always posed a challenge for me when it comes to eating healthy.  Aren’t holidays for indulging in favorite food treats like BBQ, Ice Cream and Adult Beverages?  Makes a girl go crazy!  I haven’t been in to the clinic to weigh in yet this week, but according to my scale I am at 216.0 this morning which is 4 lbs less than my last weigh in.  That’s good news because I for sure did not stick to plan this past Memorial Day Weekend.

Which brings me to todays thought.  We all have set backs.  If you’ve ever been familiar with an addiction recovery program, they tell you to be prepared for relapses.  They happen.  What matters is how you handle getting back on track.  I used to say, “I’ll start back over next Sunday.” or “Maybe in June I’ll get it right.” but now it’s become “Tomorrow is a new day and every meal is a chance to eat healthy.”

Back On Track

I’m not gonna lie to you… I didn’t hit Zumba for a whole week.  But last night I jumped back in with both feet.  My normal 2 hour session of Zumba Toning followed by Zumba.  I was a hot sweaty mess and physically drained after, but it felt SO GOOD! I am back to eating on plan and tracking.  It felt nice to take a little break and indulge in things that would probably be 1200 calories in one meal alone…  Like the Eggs Beatrice I had at One-Eyed Betty’s with a mimosa on Sunday morning, or the Spicy Polynesian Cottage Inn Pizza we ordered on Monday (it’s one of my guilty pleasures), but in the back of my head a little voice kept saying “You’re not going to get below 200 lbs eating this food!”

Another thing that became obvious to me this weekend is that I am very fortunate to be single and living alone during this time, because when another person shares your space and time, it becomes ever more difficult to stay on path.  While I like eating the same thing for weeks, others may need variety and variety makes dieting hard for me.  I like structure.  You also have a ton of time to focus on JUST you…  That changes when you care for someone else.  So I learned that no matter what or who comes into my life, I have to make the time to keep me happy and healthy.

Make yourself Happy