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Binging streak

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I have binged 4 days in a row this week. I have done it out of either stress, anger or worry for things that involve myself or my partner. I do it at 9-10pm with a lot of carbs. I had just had a streak of more then 2 weeks of eating in my calorie limit through thick and thin, and I noticed that I had lost some weight and was feeling better. This is sometimes when things start to go down hill for me.

I would just like to remind myself of somethings:
It is OK to have success in my health and fitness journey. I deserve success and things can continue to go well.
Everyday is a new day.
A day's effort is not worthless after going over my calories I can still stop or make healthy choices instead of getting frustrated and thinking things are too far gone to care.
Eating and food do not help me cope with the situation, although it may feel good to distract myself and lose control in the moment.
I can distract myself with other things like reading, or better yet going to bed, because often I am tired and overwhelmed.
Nothing good comes from a binge.
I am a strong, beautiful, smart lady who doesn't need to punish herself with overeating- try self affirmations at times when I am feeling negative.
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MARY0825 3/17/2013 10:56AM

    You DO deserve success and you are worth it! I think it's important to forgive yourself when you don't live up to what you planned as well. It sounds like you are doing that by deciding all is not lost just because you had some bad days.

I read this analogy that is very fitting in relationship to not giving up. I think of those "mess ups" as a flat tire on my journey and it helps me keep my head in the game. I hope it is helpful to you too...

When you drive your vehicle from place to place, you have an awareness of your starting place as well as an awareness of where you are going. You accept that you cannot get there instantaneously; you accept that you’ll travel a distance, and in time, you’ll arrive at your destination. And while you may feel anxious to get there, and maybe even tire of the journey, you do not get so discouraged at the midway mark that you just turn around and go back to your starting place. You do not drive back and forth and back and forth from your starting point to the midway point and then finally collapse from the never-ending journey. You do not announce your inability to accomplish your journey. You accept the distance between your starting place and where you desire to be—and you continue to move in the direction of your destination. You understand what is required—and you do it.

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Comment edited on: 3/17/2013 10:57:34 AM

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