Saturday, July 18, 2009
Today is the seventh day that I've been able to plan my meals and snacks and actually stick with it...no emotional eating, no binges!! It's funny how my view of what constitutes a binge has changed in the past year or so. In the past, a binge would be eating massive amounts of calories in a short period of time (or there were those all day binges, don't want to forget them...well, really I'd like to forget them...). Now, when I think about binging, it's eating emotionally, mindlessly, regardless of the calories consumed. Fortunately for me, my binges of late haven't involved a ton of calories, but I knew I had to get a grip on the behavior or risk gaining the weight that I worked so hard to lose...and I sure didn't want that to happen.
So I started journaling about my emotions, about my childhood, about all of the things that I'd just as soon not think about. I got back to planning my meals and snacks, accurately recording all that I ate. Continued the exercise...thank goodness that's not been a problem. The combination of those things has helped me get back on track. And I think I've learned a valuable lesson...this truly is a journey and, as such, there will be days when the going will be easy and days when the terrain will be next to impossible to traverse. Next to impossible, but not impossible...as long as I don't give up I can keep moving forward on this road to increased health and fitness...and I'm not about to give up!