There is a fat man inside me...

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  1. jeff black

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    ...and I don't know how to stop him.

    I've seen the way he looks when something sizzles on the grill, dripping in sauce. I've sensed his eagerness and hunger for those French Fried potatoes and meatless, greasy patties at any fast food chain. I've tasted the abundance of his saliva in my mouth when he samples the air, full of fragrant sweetness due to cakes and cookies...

    He's strong. Very Strong. Stronger than me at times...

    I'm trying so hard to live this new life, one of health and stability, fighting everyday to resist.

    I'm scared I'm losing. Even now, I can feel him inside me, pondering what he shall get his chubby hands on, debating just how much he can stuff in his face before the thinner one takes control again, and mentally scolds him.

    My biggest fear? That they are merging into one person. The guilt is strong. Stronger than the Fat man.... but doesn't come until after he's gone.

    How the hell do you motivate yourself to stay? It's hard.
     
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    Aversion therapy, my man. I recommend cutting, preferably with dull blades. Burns inflicted with cigarettes work well also...with the added benefit that the smell of burning hair and flesh often spoils the olfactory experience of whatever the fat man happens to be enjoying at the time.

    If you're too pussy for such a regimen, you might try substitution therapy...sex is always an easy swap. Just be careful...if your partner gets tired or you get bored with yourself, you might find yourself curled up on the couch with a carton of Chunky Monkey watching Beaches whilst wallowing in a blubbery puddle of your own emotional waste.
     
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    Jeffy,
    You know that the title of this thread is wrong on so many levels. LOL
     
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    Prep is right, when I read the title of this thread I thought you had a hot date last night!
    In terms of motivation, Post something inspirational on the fridge. I eat anything I want at three meals a day. But I also go to the gym three days a week and play tennis once a week and take a dance class once a week. Snacks...celry and popcorn!
     
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    Well, you could make healthier and tastier alternatives or you can eat one meal a week that that "the fat guy within" would like. That way you aren't squelching the fat man's voice.

    Example: If you crave a vanilla milkshake with butterscotch syrup, you could have a vanilla soy milkshake with vanilla soy ice cream and a shot of Torani sugar-free caramel syrup blended in as an alternative. Or you could have that other milkshake and share it three ways with friends. So, you don't have the full shake.
     
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    You should focus on the oncoming results, on why you're doing it.

    I do believe, however, that you need to work on your guilt. You should not feel guilty. If you feel tempted, go ahead and enjoy it, while keeping in mind the extra work it will represent in the future.

    It seems as though you're now living a life of privations and you're not living this 'new life'.
     
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    Hey, Jeff, I was a fat kid. Before going through puberty, I was the fattest kid in my class. I grew out of a lot of it, and discovered some sports I liked doing, but I've always wrestled with how much I eat.

    I believe that you see there is a fat guy inside you. But maybe you're wrong. You worked hard to get where you are; your past is not your destiny.

    Would it help to picture yourself, instead, as a healthy, fit, attractive guy who wrestles successfully with his demons? Sometimes, the right self-image helps.

    I generally keep stuff around that helps fill me up and distracts me from other foods. For me, it's chilled water, bananas, and cashews. You might find some healthy stuff you could do a little "binging" on that would help relieve the cravings.

    I've also had friends who successfully faced down their food demons through Overeaters Anonymous, although I can't speak personally about that 12step program, not having done it.

    This is a tough time of year, too. I'm still working on weaning myself off the bad habits I fell back into between Thanksgiving and Christmas!
     
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    There is a fat man inside me...
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    ...and I don't know how to stop him.

    Cheers fr yr mention of yr Health affliction Jeff
    Like smoking (trying to give up) its a devil of a thing to achieve riddance of succesfully
    (geuss i can say i have been fortunate enuf not to have had either)
    not to say i dont feel heaps for those that are affected
    Can only offer you encouragement to BEAT the Bastard of a thing matey
    enz
     
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    jeff...everything in moderation guy...a bite taste same as a meal... strong and steady wins the race, in so many cases...i am betting you can kick this fat guy right out the door....
     
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    You've got no motivation and can't fool yourself all that well. Join the fat boy club.... we have lasagna and ice cream.

    Join a gym, that is usually motivation to get your money's worth. Aren't there some hot teachers that you wanna fuck at your job? Put one up on a pedestal as your target or trophy, get those blinders on and RUN forward until you win.

    We are both at that age where our "inner studs" are checking out. We will have to do this with mental strength alone. I will be pulling for you man!!! :biggrin1:
     
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    I hope he used a condom. :wink::biggrin1:
     
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    I ate the fat man with melted cheese on top of him. Personally, I don't have that kind of control problem. I worked long and hard to beat my binge eating. I usually eat something healthy to fight the cravings, and I will go divert my attention while I wait for it to pass.
     
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    Stick a picture of Boy George on your fridge.

    Thatll stop u doing so many bad things...
     
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    I'd just like to thank you guys. The comments were appreciated. I was feeling a bit flustered today after noticing a few extra LBS on my frame.

    Anyways, I'm going to keep these things in mind and try to exercise more self control.
     
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    Richard Simmons was right:

    Eat Less, Move More......simple
     
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    LPSG at work for all of us....by all of us..
     
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    Try to feed him this and the fat man will run screaming from the house Jeff. :eek:

    If I move my butt and do cardio in the morning, it helps to keep the fat man at bay during the day.

    Before you dig in to those nice salty french fries and poutine, do a mental estimate of how many miles (K's if you're in the G.W.N.), you are going to have to run to to burn that shit up. Think of the pain. Works for me...
     
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    Eat more smaller meals a day. That way you'll always be burning something off. Read Body for Lfe. Watch the Biggest Loser for inspiration. Post a picture on the bathroom mirror of someone you want to look like physically and put one on the fridge too. JOIN A GYM is a must. Check out the Body for Life website. It's quite inspirational. Good luck. Keep small ziplocs w/healthy treats in yr bag or backpack. Nuts, raisins and nibble on them.
     
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    What I should have said, is that I have joined a gym and I go fairly regularily.

    It's more a matter of controlling intake.
     
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    Ah good for you! Read the book tho and visit the website. Very inspirational and common sense stuff.
     
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