I have to confess that I pigged out a bit last night. This was not really a binge I feel. I came home after voting VERY hungry. My sister has been out to dinner with a friend and offered my half of a left over burrito (a nice generous chicken one).
Sadly I wolfed it down and felt no hunger check. Instead of giving my stomach a few minutes, I re-heated a slice of left over meatloaf, poured a glass of wine and opened up a back of Takis.
Now this was a small bag but I made to mistakes. I ate straight from the bag and I neglected to read the nutrition facts. I ate the meatloaf, sipped my wine, and munched my way through Most of the bag (again not too big) also refilling my wine glass once because it was a lovely salty snack. I realized I was starting to get full, and put the rest away. That is when I saw the label. The bag had 4 servings (only 15 of the the chip roll thingies was a serving) @ 140 calories per serving. By my calculations I had consumed almost 500 calories in one small snack. I wasn't even stuffed; I did not feel like I had actually pigged out. Not to mention the meatloaf and the unknown content of the half a chicken burrito. Really I have no shame about the meatloaf (I made it lean) or the burrito, but I should have:
1. Waited longer before more food.
2. Had veggies instead of salties
3. Limited myself to 1 glass of wine
4. Read the bloody package!
It is crazy how you can consume more calories in 10-15 minutes than you can conceivably burn in and hour's work out.
At least I did not let the shame get the total upperhand. I let my food settle for over and hour while puttering about the house. Then after a bit a did a light workout (burning about 250 of the consumed calories maybe more because I continued to move around the house attending to some small chores after). I was not up to a heavy workout because I was still sore from Monday's workout. (I really wish I had better shoes).
I felt good though that I made an effort to counteract some of the damage instead of giving up or giving in and huddling under the blankets hating myself, and reading a book, or even worse eating more (you know the old, well I have already done the damage thought)
Also heartburn got its revenge. These were guacamole flavored Takis and snack I had tried in Mexico and loved but had been unable to find since. My BF has managed to find me a bag at an international grocer. That nutrition label shock and the heartburn will both help me take this snack off of the craving list.