Recovering from a binge

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In the past (not so long ago). A binge would last for hours/days/weeks. Now a binge is about the duration of a meal and after that I know why it happened and try to get back on the horse asap.

I have been struggling with weight loss/gain for the past year and it's time to really focus on my eating patterns. Most of the time I eat non-processed foods and I love it. I'm not the type that hates fruit, veg etc. I actually can't have enough of them.

The foods I od on are:
Nuts - even when I portion it out
Ice cream - home made and only at the weekend
Granola - Which I save for the weekend
Cakes and cookies - home made with clean ingredients but having a whole tray of cookies does not help.

I can't kick these foods out of the house. It's taken me 3 years to get the kids to prefer non-processed and home made ice cream, cookies and cak e. I'm not going back to the shop bought stuff.

The granola is so that hubby eats a decent breakfast instead of shop bought cereal.

I know that I need to deal with emotional eating asap as without that I will just keep gaining weight.

I am giving myself credit for:
1,500 + minutes of exercise this month!
Being honest with my family. As soon as I had the binge I reported it to hubby and when my kids came home I said I finished the ice-cream because it was still in the freezer. I did toy with the idea of throwing it away but didn't.

The rest of today is back to normal eating. Eventually I won't to be so over this emotional food business that I will be able to help others. Maybe I needed this break in my streak (69 days binge free) to remind me that I am able to get knocked down and get right up again.

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