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    Old 03-13-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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    I feel so gross right now.. For dinner I went with my mom to this all you can eat chinese resturant(sp?) and had 2 plate fulls of food and an ice cream and apple pie dessert and I even ate BEFORE that! After dinner I felt so bloated - still do and just feel so disgusting... I guess this would be a good thing if I were trying to gain weight like I was back in november but Im not even trying to gain weight, just maintain. Even if Im at the lower end of the healthy weight for my height it still bothers me. Im having strong urges to weigh myself to see how much Ive gained I always did this after I ate a big meal like this - which Im NOT going to do it will make me so depressed, or just exersize like crazy or make myself sleep on the cold floor w/o pillows or blankets for the night (strange I know, but I use to do this for "punishment" if I went even one calorie over my limit back in the days when I was restricting) From all the calorie research I know I went WAY over from what I usually eat and dont even want to think how many calories Ive eaten. Especially this bloating feeling really gets on my nerves, its just so uncomfortable. Sorry I know this is sort of a weird and pointless post but I had to tell someone how I feel right now. Just wanted to know if anyone has gone through anything like this. Thank you for reading my pointless post.

     
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    Old 03-13-2006, 09:33 PM   #2
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    Re: Feeling so GROSS!!!

    sometimes restricting yourself from certain foods for a long time, when you finally get the food you want, you over eat. maybe you can just not restrict yourself completely from certain foods to try to keep this from happening.

     
    Old 03-13-2006, 09:34 PM   #3
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    Re: Feeling so GROSS!!!

    Yes, I go through that EVERY TIME I EAT!!! It's a horrible feeling, feeling full and bloated is torture! But the way I try to deal with it is I try to convince myself that the full feeling that I'm hating is a really, really good thing, and that I'm just going to make myself sit through it, whether I feel terrible or not, b/c if I give in and exercise, then I'm giving right back in to my ED. My problem is when I'm stressed over things going on in my life, I have a much harder time with this. But other than that, it has really worked well for me.

    Hope this helps a little. Just know that what you're going through is completely normal, and everyone says it does get better with time if you can just make yourself endure the bloating for a while.

     
    Old 03-14-2006, 06:29 AM   #4
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    Everything will be ok!! It's completely normal to overeat at times. Everyone does it. But most people don't sit afterwards and worry if they will gain weight or focus on how fat and bloated they feel. This was ONE meal. What I do to prevent overeating (but I still overeat at times, it's only normal) is I don't restrict myself of anything I want and I try not to feel guilty about anything I eat (still working on that one, but am getting better). I also check in with my body during meals. I stop and ask myself "am I getting full?", if not I keep eating and if I am getting full and I feel satisfied then I stop. I try not to focus on the calories or fat grams I'm eating but more on how the food tastes and if I really even like it that much. And you know what? I find myself more and more choosing healthier foods over not so healthy ones, not because they are lower cal or lower fat, but because of the way they make my body feel after eating them. Of course I still eat plenty of foods that aren't healthy (I LOVE chocolate and ice cream). This whole process is called intuitive eating. This is the way people were meant to eat. Intuitive eating is just respecting your body. Respecting it by giving what it wants to eat (healthy or not) and eating when you are hungry and until you are full. It sounds simple but it's a process that takes time. Especially if you've had an ED or are just accustomed to dieting. I would recommend getting a good book on intiutive eating and reading 2 or 3 times cover to cover. This is what has helped me the most during my recovery from my ED. I still have to work on it some more because the ED thoughts do still resurface every once in awhile, but I feel I'm doing pretty good. I know once I have mastered intuitive eating I will have a healthier relationship with food and my body than I have ever had. That is my goal. Anyway, try not to let that one meal set you back. Like I said everyone overeats at times, even intuitive eaters overeat, it's normal. Just try to put it in the back of your mind and move on. I wish you the best of luck and hope you give intuitive eating a try. Take care!

     
    Old 03-19-2006, 07:30 AM   #5
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    i go thfough this also every day of my life as well. inclding the next mornig and he rest of the next day. i hate it and i punish myself by not eating for a day or excercisizing for an obsurd amount of time. i completely undertsnad where youare coming form and i honestly dotn know if i can give you any helpful advice besides try nad not hink about it and understand that eating is a normal everyday thing to do whether we like it or not we have to do it and that is one of the hardest parts of my day is actaully consuming food and not feeling absolutley disgusting after.

     
    Old 03-19-2006, 04:23 PM   #6
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    i i hate it and i punish myself by not eating for a day or excercisizing for an obsurd amount of time.
    wow!! This sounds SO MUCH like me, I do that too! I also do other things to punish myself like making myself sleep on the cold, hard floor at night or going out on a cold or rainy day without a sweater. I know its stupid but I feel like I dont deserve these things when I overeat or whatever. It would also help motovate me on the days when I use to restrict. I get so depressed and like you said, it even carries on to the next day. It makes me wonder how do "normal" people deal with this?

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    Old 03-19-2006, 05:23 PM   #7
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    Re: Feeling so GROSS!!!

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    I feel so gross right now.. For dinner I went with my mom to this all you can eat chinese resturant(sp?) and had 2 plate fulls of food and an ice cream and apple pie dessert and I even ate BEFORE that! After dinner I felt so bloated - still do and just feel so disgusting... I guess this would be a good thing if I were trying to gain weight like I was back in november but Im not even trying to gain weight, just maintain. Even if Im at the lower end of the healthy weight for my height it still bothers me. Im having strong urges to weigh myself to see how much Ive gained I always did this after I ate a big meal like this - which Im NOT going to do it will make me so depressed, or just exersize like crazy or make myself sleep on the cold floor w/o pillows or blankets for the night (strange I know, but I use to do this for "punishment" if I went even one calorie over my limit back in the days when I was restricting) From all the calorie research I know I went WAY over from what I usually eat and dont even want to think how many calories Ive eaten. Especially this bloating feeling really gets on my nerves, its just so uncomfortable. Sorry I know this is sort of a weird and pointless post but I had to tell someone how I feel right now. Just wanted to know if anyone has gone through anything like this. Thank you for reading my pointless post.

    Just remember that one pound has approximately 3500 calories in it; therefore, you would need to eat 3500 calories in order to gain one pound.
    Considering that you burn over 1000 calories per day simply by being alive, even on a day when you do no physical activity whatsoever, you would've had to consume at least 4500 calories (probably closer to 5000 calories, if you've done anything physical at all today) during your chinese food binge in order to gain just one pound.
    One pound is not much at all; it would not be noticable to anyone but you, and you could very easily lose it in a few days, just by adding an extra half hour of exercise to your daily routine. One pound is nothing, and I doubt you even gained that much. It would be very difficult to consume that many calories in one sitting.
    Just keep that in mind, and don't panic. One pound is nothing, and that's the most you could've possibly gained. You haven't blown it, you haven't done anything terrible; everybody overeats once in awhile (especially at chinese buffets!) and it really isn't any big deal. You are still in control of yourself.
    I know it's uncomfortable when your stomach is too full, but you'll feel better soon; just drink lots of water, it will help you digest the food faster.
    Maybe tomorrow, you won't be very hungry at all because you ate so much tonight, and in a couple of days at most you'll have burned off all the excess calories you consumed at that meal, and it'll all be history.
    Keep it in perspective, is what I'm advising.
    Overeating at one meal, or gaining one excess pound, is irrelevant in the big picture.
    It feels like a big deal right now because you overate and now your stomach hurts.
    But it's not a big deal.
    Your body will forgive you, you'll burn off the calories before you know it, and everything will be just fine.
    Since you are recovering from an ED, you are probably deficient in not only calories but also nutrients, vitamins and minerals. You may be lacking calcium and iron. You may be anemic.
    All these things will cause you to overeat, in an effort to get the things you need to be healthy.
    It's not that you're a disgusting pig who is lacking in willpower, it's that your body is trying to get what it needs to be healthy again.
    Be sure to take vitamins and iron supplements, and eat a balanced and nutritious diet, and you may be less tempted to overeat in the future.
    But even if you do, it's no big deal and does not mean you are a bad person.
    We all overeat once in a while; even thin, healthy people do it sometimes, and it really is okay.
    You're only human.

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    Old 05-19-2006, 07:41 PM   #8
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    Re: Feeling so GROSS!!!

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    I feel so gross right now.. For dinner I went with my mom to this all you can eat chinese resturant(sp?) and had 2 plate fulls of food and an ice cream and apple pie dessert and I even ate BEFORE that! After dinner I felt so bloated - still do and just feel so disgusting... I guess this would be a good thing if I were trying to gain weight like I was back in november but Im not even trying to gain weight, just maintain. Even if Im at the lower end of the healthy weight for my height it still bothers me. Im having strong urges to weigh myself to see how much Ive gained I always did this after I ate a big meal like this - which Im NOT going to do it will make me so depressed, or just exersize like crazy or make myself sleep on the cold floor w/o pillows or blankets for the night (strange I know, but I use to do this for "punishment" if I went even one calorie over my limit back in the days when I was restricting) From all the calorie research I know I went WAY over from what I usually eat and dont even want to think how many calories Ive eaten. Especially this bloating feeling really gets on my nerves, its just so uncomfortable. Sorry I know this is sort of a weird and pointless post but I had to tell someone how I feel right now. Just wanted to know if anyone has gone through anything like this. Thank you for reading my pointless post.
    STOP punishing yourself! Sleeping on a cold floor? For eating some tasty foods? Thats not good hun. You are aLLowed to indulge once in a while. Life is for living. Whats the point in eating foods that are good for you that taste horrible if you are miserable. Food tastes good and you should live by this quote, because It's helped me >> It's not the years of your life that count its the life in your years Basically saying that its better to enjoy the foods you love in moderation and be happy than be miserable and not eat them unless you have to binge then punish urself,
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