Intense emotions are my binge triggers usually. Extreme happiness, anger, sadness, etc. Sometimes I can resist them... others I end up saying eff it.
So yesterday my mom texts me a photo of a baby. My mom is the social butterfly of the small town she lives in. She knows everyone. Most everyone loves her. People stop by to visit. I figured someone I didn't know all that well stopped by to show off their child. Well I guess I was right in a way.
My sister (not the one who left me with her children... the other one) had her baby. We knew she was pregnant. We knew she was due in early Dec. However she failed to tell mom and dad, or myself that she went to the hospital on Tuesday in an emergency situation and gave birth to her son (cord around the neck, she was hemorrhaging).
Here is what she did do. She dropped her daughters off to mom and dad on Saturday afternoon so her two daughters could stay the night there. She didn't say a word to them about this baby having been born on the 13th. She just showed up Sunday afternoon with the little guy and said oh yeah.. here's your new grandson.
Her boyfriend has decided he doesn't like my parents (or me by proxy, because I love and respect my parents, and I am usually there for them), and he didn't think any of us deserved to know anything about her or her children. Unless of course we wanted to watch them so they could have a kid free evening. And my sister, being so smitten by his never employed, always playing video games sex appeal agreed with him.
Can I just divorce my family? When will the drama end. When my mom texted me this photo M, the kids and I were en route from Michigan (visiting M's family for Thanksgiving). When we stopped to use the restroom, I went into the gas station and bought a bag of Reeces Pieces. I poured a handful in my hand and popped most of them in my mouth. I picked up the bag for 2nd's..... and put it down. No use in making myself fat just because I'm ticked off at my sister. Where's the logic in that?!?!?
To top it all off... my parents don't drink. So I can't bring a bottle of wine to Thanksgiving dinner to crawl into and avoid the insanity that is my family. And M's family. In one room. All day.
So this week is going to be stressful. I know this in advance. I need to plan to avoid any binges.
My house is free of pretty much anything unhealthy (except for some Halloween candy, but I don't even like half of it. There will be plenty to over eat on at my mom's house. I'm going to have one sweet desert (in small portions), and any time I feel the need to binge... eat a vegetable or fruit. That is it. My genius game plan. And no... I don't like ranch dressing or any veggie dips. So it will be a naked fruit or veggie, and it will be tracked on my app b/c that is part of this week's challenge.
So there. Take that binge eating monster. I'm not going to let you keep making me fat. How do you like them apples?
Weekly Fitness Battleplan:
Tuesday: Cardio Dance
Thursday: Jog or Cardio Dance
Saturday: Jog or Cardio Dance, walking in the parade in the evening