This Trial Is Making Me Fat.

Severus Snape

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I mean it. I don't know...the stress is just at peak level. It's making me deviate (not incredibly, but say by 500 calories or so) from my usual 1,200 daily calorie intake. Is anyone else experiencing this? I know some people under eat when they are under great stress...I wish I was one of them, but I'm not. I'm the exact opposite, actually. =|

So...I'm really nervous over this. Even though my indulgences are not ridiculous (I think the most I've ever indulged during this time period totaled in 2,000 or so calories for that day), I'm really worried over whether or not they will "add up," despite the fact that it is still under 2,000 calories, and I do walk for about 30 mins daily. So...do any of you have any recommendations as to what to do?
 

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First time in my life that I lose weight under stress. Strange. But we all react. The first week was alright but I noticed that it is starting to take a toll.

I'm gonna try and get the trial on my iPhone and at least move for more oxygen. It's mental torture since some of us want to help others and translate the testimony.

I would probably try and find an additional time window to move, I know I will start that in the morning. Or I'm gonna lose it, I sit at my computer translating it with tears streaming down my face.
 

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So...do any of you have any recommendations as to what to do?
So you are an "emotional eater". I have the opposite problem, I have to force myself to eat when I'm sad or under big stress.
But I've always heard that some breathing exercises can help reduce the stress and the anxiety that makes you eat, you can look for "breathing techniques".
I found these articles http://stress.about.com/od/unhealthybehaviors/a/eating.htm
http://stress.about.com/od/tensiontamers/f/calm_down.htm
http://stress.about.com/od/dietandsuppliments/a/emotional.htm
 

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^Well, I can go either way, actually, but more often than not I do tend to eat when stressed. I remember I had to force myself to eat during the first few days of this trial, but now it's the opposite. Although I'm very obviously not quite losing it, it still bothers me that I've started to eat more. Although, apparently, I have lost some weight, since the ring which once fit on my ring finger is now loose and fits better on my index, or even the other finger.

If that's the case, the last thing I want is to start some compulsive overeating campaign. Breathing techniques could work, or I could just not buy food. Then I'd be pretty much forced to eat only at the designated meal times in school. It's usually not an issue to eat in accordance to my calorie limit at the school caf (surprisingly enough), but I had a stack of pringles at my dorm (I adore pringles). So, I think that is really where I overeat--in my room, now that I think about it.

Although, today I was horrible and had some awful (well, it was delicious) 400 calorie soup for lunch and dinner. :eek: But, I also did have a salad for lunch, and I had half a cup of white rice, like maybe half a cup of corn, and (here is the bad part) some waffle fries for dinner. :cry:

But, I did say no to dessert! Can't be too bad! Although...now I'm eating a bag of chips. :( They're not too awful, though, like 210 calories for the whole bag. So, definitely more than 1,200, but I think also safe to say less than 2,000. I did walk for a bit today, though.
 

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I definitely know the feeling. I'm seriously the size of a house. My mother has been on me about my weight. And I told her many times what brought the weight on for me. But she doesn't want to listen to me. She is a MJ hater so what do you expect from a hater. So because of her refusal to get help for me food was one of the things I had turn to for comfort. And it is mostly junkfood that I had turn to. And almost half the time I will unknowingly will be eating something. Because of what Dr. Death did to my poor beloved Michael.:sad: He had really screwed up my mind enough to where I can no longer think straight. When I think back to that first horrible month without him. I had lost over 40 maybe close to 50 pounds. Because I had stopped eating almost completely. Eating was like the very last thing in the world I had wanted to do. Staying in my MJ shrine bedroom in bed sleeping. Was really all that I had wanted to do. But because of this trial I have been finding myself I haven't been eating much during the day. Mainly because this trial is making me feel too sick and too upset and sad to really want to eat something.
 

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So you are an "emotional eater". I have the opposite problem, I have to force myself to eat when I'm sad or under big stress.
Same for me and that's greatly affect my daily routines, I do a lot of exercise and no food (+ no sleep) = no energy!
I feel like I'm living in a parallel universe. My life has taken a completely different turn, literally I don't have time for anything, a work, little sleep and this. Eating is the last thing on my mind and I only ate when I feel real hunger.
 

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I'm an endurance runner, and while I may be biased I suggest running - even if running is not usually your thing, it is a sure fire way to raise the heart rate and burn calories. The wonderful thing about running is that is also helps to even out one's emotional equilibrium so when I am feeling sad/depressed/hopeless about Michael being physically gone running helps to channel the emotion somewhere into something. Only the other night I found myself feeling very overwhelmed so I just went out for an hour and ran all of the emotion out of my system. Exercise is very useful that way in terms of having a physical effect and also being good for emotional well-being. It is one of the things that has been my saving grace since June 2009.

(This is on the basis you don't have an injury or something that prevents you from running, of course. If so, apologies in advance.)
 

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I definitely know the feeling. I'm seriously the size of a house. My mother has been on me about my weight. And I told her many times what brought the weight on for me. But she doesn't want to listen to me. She is a MJ hater so what do you expect from a hater. So because of her refusal to get help for me food was one of the things I had turn to for comfort. And it is mostly junkfood that I had turn to. And almost half the time I will unknowingly will be eating something. Because of what Dr. Death did to my poor beloved Michael.:sad: He had really screwed up my mind enough to where I can no longer think straight. When I think back to that first horrible month without him. I had lost over 40 maybe close to 50 pounds. Because I had stopped eating almost completely. Eating was like the very last thing in the world I had wanted to do. Staying in my MJ shrine bedroom in bed sleeping. Was really all that I had wanted to do. But because of this trial I have been finding myself I haven't been eating much during the day. Mainly because this trial is making me feel too sick and too upset and sad to really want to eat something.

If you ever want to talk, I am here for you :hugs: I am so worrying! I am barely eating all day, It's desroying me :(
 

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:better: To all of you...
Ah Severus, Don't worry about Calories, Hun... I've lost 6kg and I never worried about calories... I just cut on my sugar intake... I eat 3 meals a day... DO a lot of exercise and drink juice and soda all day... but hey, ONE bag of crisps won't kill you or make you fat dear... I admit, I just ate some Prince cookies too:busted:... EAT whatever makes you HAPPY during this 'ordeal'... its NOT gonna last forever... Once he's behind bars everyone will move on...
I mean we had Dutroux here and since he's behind bars NO ONE cries about him anymore so... All this 'mayhem' will pass just hang in there folks :tease:
 

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Thanks for all your kind words, everyone.

Well, I think I'll be okay. I remember losing some weight after 6.25.2009 too. I used to walk all the time, listening to nothing but Michael, and I ate almost nothing. Unfortunately, I regained all that weight when I went to college, lol! But, I've lost it again, I'm a size 7 (American)...but that's still quite huge, so I'm intending to lose more. But the trial is so stressful--in days when it's just testimony, I think I tend to overeat. When they show actual evidence, like the tape and the picture, I am severely disturbed and totally lose my appetite. =|

@Daryll: I think you're right--it won't hurt too much. I'll try not to deviate too much from my set amount, though.

@roomdownstairs: I know running is great--this guy I know runs everyday at like 5 am, hehe. He's cool like that. Unfortunately, I have asthma and a joint condition, so aggressive exercise like running is not exactly an option. I do, however, walk a lot.
 

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I think I may be gaining too. It's not like I'm watching the trial like a movie or something, but I always eat when stressed and I buy food while watching it, so I can calm myself down and listen to all these slow and boring conversations (most of the time).
 

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I've put on 5lbs so far during the trial but I'm finally getting a bike again after 3 months without one since my Paris bike ride "incident"! I'm a keen cyclist so getting back out on a bike will do me the world of good.
 

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Well these nights of watching this trial is making me overeat. This is oficiall. I just ate 2 boxes of coockies, while Flanagan was creating 1 normal sentence. I should go to boot camp soon. :p
 

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I believe I will have scars on my forehead from beating my head onto my keyboard listening to Flanagan's verbal attempts of 'conscious sedation' (i.e. incite to self-mutilation).
Flanagan is able to talk me into a sensation of continuing fatigue, exhaustion- and aggression when listening to his mutilation of the English language.

JUST.GET.TO.THE.POINT!!!!!
 

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Maybe he's doing it on purpose, lol. I mean, I don't see what he could possibly say to make Murray look good, so why not just resort to harassing the people who are testifying? :p

I've put on 5lbs so far during the trial but I'm finally getting a bike again after 3 months without one since my Paris bike ride "incident"! I'm a keen cyclist so getting back out on a bike will do me the world of good.

How did you manage to do that?! :bugeyed

It's only been a little over a week since trial started...are you sure it's not water weight? Anyway, if it is true weight gain, I'm sure a few weeks of cycling will remedy that.
 
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Haha I was just skimming this section and laughed when I came across the topic title. I can't say I'm eating more because of the trial. I started eating more way before the trial because I'm over 45 and my hormones are out of wack, lol. But anyway, I'm sorry for your stress. Let's hope Murray is found guilty and we can all breathe a sigh of relief and return to eating sensibly (and I will see a hormone specialist heh).
 

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^I deviate from overeating and under eating. =/ Some days I'll eat all this junk, others I'll barely eat 400 calories. -sigh-

And, Pace, I believe you've just discovered #FLANAZAPAM.
 

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Part of it was liquid weight but true weight gain was 3-4lbs :mello: Not having the trial during midweek evenings means I can go out on bike rides again which will help with the weight loss. I need to start my 27 mile rides again :coffee:
 

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indeed, it does... How on earth do you eat cookies at midnight??? :doh:
ARGH, the POSITIVE note is I'm learning how to ride a bike again so I can cycle it all off again ;)
 

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Awwww my poor MJ fan family :( Guys, if anyone wants to talk or just vent out, feel free to PM me. Anyone. x
 
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