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One Binge, But I'm Okay

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. emoticon
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    So long as it's just a small slap ;)
    1900 days ago
    I do that, too, especially when I am "out" somewhere. Last night, I was at a friend's house with some other couples. With two desserts just sitting there, I just kind of chalked it up to "Oh well, there will be other days!"
    1902 days ago
    You keep working at it and that's the important thing. You WILL get there!

    Do you read INDYGIRL's blogs? Beth has achieved amazing results. Her blogs are excellent and in fact, she has posted one today about handling binges. I don't know if this link will work but you can look her up under ~INDYGIRL and it's her January 5th blog: BINGES- My Coping Strategies.

    1903 days ago
    Hey, at least you're still within calorie range! When I have a binge I tend to be over range. Good for you for still tracking.
    1903 days ago
    Way to be accountable. Don't be too on yourself, take this as a learning which it sounds like you are doing.
    1903 days ago
    That's okay! Everybody has a bad day once in a while. You admitted to it, and that's a big thing.

    If you get hungry later, eat some celery, carrots, or green beans. These are yummy and very low-calorie snacks!

    And remember: Tomorrow is a new day.

    1903 days ago
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