Saturday, January 05, 2013
I just had a binge spasm (and it's not even 9:00!) We had pizza for dinner, and then I quickly munched down a bowl of caramel corn and a handful of potato chips. The bizarre thing is that, even as I reached for the chips, I told myself, "This is a binge. You need to stop." I ignored myself completely. Then I thought, "You know, you do have to turn on the computer and admit to all those calories." So here I am.
I just entered the binge online, and I'm not too bad. I am within calorie range as long as I sign off eating for the rest of the night. It's 7:30, so I ought to be able to handle that.
The big question is, What started the binge? Part of it was eating at Olive Garden today. I was smart enough to track and plan my lunch -- but then I also got dessert. Because I got dessert, I automatically decided that the day was shot. Ergo, I had the extra piece of pizza and the subsequent binge. What do I need to do instead? Track BEFORE eating. If I had put in the dessert, I would have seen that I had a 500 calorie allowance for dinner, plenty for a slice of pizza, a salad, and some sweet pineapple for later.
Since I did not plan ahead, here is my slap on the wrist and my consequence: no more snacking tonight.