justD wrote:Well, I did well at the beginning of the year and lost about 8kgs pretty quickly until about 2-3 weeks ago. Mostly stopped cycling and kinda fallen back into bad habits with my eating. No, I don't particularly want any "it's easy" and "grow a pair" comments because of my lack of self discipline!
It's not easy and it's not because you lack self discipline. I am interested in your bingeing though. What causes you to binge? When do you do it? and what do you eat? Is the bingeing because you are hungry, bored, tired? Do you feel that you crave something?
From my lightest to my heaviest I probably put on close to 40kg. All I did was eat a little bit more every day and after years and years I was fat. I am back to 91kg by making small changes and sticking to them. I did struggle at times though. When I was eating a lot of sugary foods, I would get really hungry and then get sugar cravings several times a day. When I got those sugar cravings I didn't really care what I ate, I just kept eating until the cravings went away. I have found since I stopped eating sugary foods (cereal, biscuits, cakes, muffins, desserts, milkshakes etc) that my hunger levels have stabilised and I don't crave sugar anymore... ever! That makes it a lot easier to stick to eating what I am supposed to. A tip from someone who has done it... don't buy it if you don't want to eat it. I have pretty strong willpower but get to the point where I always eat what I buy. If bread is one of your temptation foods, don't buy it.
justD wrote:Went to bed with one of the worst headaches I've ever had on Saturday night and thought I'd just check my blood pressure for safety's sake. While riding quite a lot and losing weight earlier in the year my BP has been really good so this was just a safety check and I didn't really expect that the headache was caused by high BP.
I wonder if the headache was caused by dehydration? I know that I get headaches when I am dehydrated. I haven't checked my blood pressure when I am dehydrated but the headaches can be really bad. Actually, I drink very little during the day, mostly nothing at all. I have high blood pressure to so I wonder if I drink water if it will go down. Might test that out next week.
There are lots of reasons why you might be gaining weight easily that are not related to or only kind of related to what you eat. Have you had much investigated to see if there is a cause?