Yesterday was Day 14 of my NO BINGE STREAK and I'm proud! My longest no-binge streak in 2012 has been 21 days. (Is it any wonder I haven't been able to lose any more weight?)
Yesterday was tough for some reason. Dinner was "leftovers" and that's sort of loosey-goosey so I ended up eating more calories than I normally would, and didn't feel I had any calories left over for a snack.
I toughed it out until we settled in to watch the election coverage. TC had a bag of popcorn AND a bit later, ice cream, and I WAS STRUGGLING! There are cherry fritters in the freezer, you know, AND I do love popcorn!!
But I did a couple of things:
I voiced my desire. Sometimes saying it out loud takes away its power, you know? I said, "I want a cherry fritter!" TC said, "No, you really don't." And of course I really didn't.
Then I started to think about what was really going on: I was excited and anxious about the election returns. I wanted to soothe those feelings. It couldn't be about the food because I'd eaten enough calories. I thought about the blogs I'd read yesterday about maintenance techniques. And people in maintenance do NOT get to eat everything they want, whenever they want, and they've learned to be OK with it.
I compromised. I had a sugar-free popsicle (30 calories) and a pudding cup (60 calories).
Even after that I was still snacky. I told TC I had to go to bed or I was going to eat more. He turned off the TV and said, "Let's go. We can find out the results in the morning."
I ended up the day at 1,572 calories, at the top of my range but still OK.
It counts. I did it. Maybe there is hope for me yet. Maybe my inner-toddler is finally learning that she cannot have whatever she wants whenever she wants it!