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Strategic Overeating?


Sunday, December 25, 2011

I slept late... coffee in bed and not up until noon. My husband left to meet his brother and his brother's girlfriend for dinner in a town about 50 miles south of us (and about 65 miles away from his brother and SO). There is a chain restaurant there called the Black Bear Dinner that bro likes because it gives huge portions of "comfort food" menu items.

I didn't go. Brother has had nothing to do with me (or my husband either, for that matter) for 19+ years. He's recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and my husband is anxious and upset about losing his little brother. I support him healing his distance with his brother and would be glad ot have his brother and girlfriend to our house or to go there or to meet in the middle... but doing all that traveling to a place with food that is a challenge for an insulin-dependent diabetic..... well, I passed.

Then alone in the house with windy cold gray weather outside, I found myself starting to eat leftovers from yesterday's dinner and then bowls of yogurt and fruit and a few cookies and.... basically I ate an entire day's food over the course of an hour and a half. I feel sluggish and stuffed and stuffed and done. I cannot eat another bite and can confidently state that I am done for the day.

Ran the Daily Nutritional tracker and found I'd met my goals for everything except calories and fat. I fell short of those.

Thanks, SparkPeople for instilling enough of a track record of good habits in my that when I do go on an emotional binge I'm still within a reasonable range.

I'm sure it can't be good to eat all your calories at once... but I'm also sure it's better than what I've done in the past.

Progress can look funny sometimes, eh?
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AIMLESS07 12/25/2011 11:01PM

    I have over indulged over Christmas this year, but I am not worrying about it. The weight will come right back off.

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