Friday, January 18, 2013
So not one day after posting my whole "Cheat Day" blog, I had a terrible food day. I actually started off really well. I ate my Nutrigrain bar for breakfast (I am only awake for about an hour in the morning before going back to bed, so I can't tolerate anything too heavy). I had another bar on the way to work. So far, so good. Drank some juice and had a cup of applesauce for snack. Still good.
Then all hell broke loose. We had a bad situation at work and my nerves were completely shot. I wound up eating my feelings in a way I haven't done in a long, long time. I ate three pieces of pizza and three sugar cookies in about 20 minutes time. I knew as I was eating them, I was making a terrible choice but I couldn't seem to stop myself.
Fortunately, I stopped myself before eating anymore. I stayed under my calories for the day (barely) but they were horrible calories. When 2 food items make up the bulk of your daily calories, you are probably not doing something right.
The saving grace in all of this? I learned I am still vulnerable to stress and stress eating. I learned I need to find a better way to challenge my frustration. I learned that eating that pizza and cookies didn't make those negative feelings go away, it just added to them.
Today is a new day.