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Monday De-Dramatization


Monday, May 06, 2013

Wow... thank you all so much for all of the love and encouragement you gave me on my last blog.

So far I'm doing alright, but I have to admit... last night there were some torturous times. They had the patient's pantry stocked full of all my favorite gluten-laden treats. I did indulge in a package of cheese peanut butter crackers. I don't know WHY those things are so delicious! I think I need to start packing a peanut butter and Ezekiel sandwich more so that I can get my peanut butter craving out of the way.

So aside from the extra indulgence, I didn't binge and I stayed reasonable. I had a hard time not stopping by the grocery store on the way home but I made it home and now I'm getting ready to go to bed and get a good day's rest.

Tonight I'm going to have

Bkfst: slice of Ezekiel bread with avocado
lunch: sushi (ONLY one roll)
Dinner: oatmeal with pumpkin and banana
Snack: fruit (watermelon or pineapple)

I know I need more greens but I probably won't make it to the grocery store til Wed.
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KLUTZY68 5/15/2013 8:24AM

    I don't suppose you want anyone telling you to eat more, but geez! You need more protein and calories. No wonder you're craving the junk! You work very had AND you work out a lot. Your body simply cannot keep doing all that on such a low amount of fuel and nutrition forever.

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CAMAEL100 5/9/2013 4:37PM

    Well done!

Isn't it funny that hospitals stock unhealthy treats (though I don't think cheese and peanut butter are that unhealthy) for patients when they would benefit from more healthy food. It is the same here, lots of unhealthy food served in hospitals even in to patients with heart problems!!

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ROCKMAN6797 5/7/2013 2:01AM

    You have got this!

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GODS_TEMPLE 5/7/2013 1:10AM

    Still praying for you! emoticon emoticon

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MYRTROSE 5/6/2013 2:29PM

    Great job making it home and getting your food ready for tomorrow.
Now go get some sleep!

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EILEEN828 5/6/2013 1:10PM

    There's always something in the pantry that's got little devil horns on it. emoticon Come up with something negative about that item that you can focus on when you think about it, instead of why you like it so much. Avoidance is a mental exercise, but out of sight, out of mind works wonders too. emoticon
Get your greens in, for you probably when you're not at work since they take a little more time to prep and eat if it's a big salad. emoticon You got this! emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/6/2013 12:48PM

    I love peanut butter on Ezekiel too. So much better than pb crackers. Good for you for planning your meals, not stopping at the store on the way home, and getting to bed. emoticon emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 5/6/2013 11:53AM

    Hopefully the watermelon will help with the sodium bloat. Those evil little cheese crackers are so full of salt, that is why they are so addictive.
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KIKKI-G 5/6/2013 10:31AM

    Wow, COLLEENMV i like how you use visualization to get around it. I always instantly regret binging.I am going to try this method next time.

Good for you FEB_SHOWERS16 for knowing your limits.We all fall off the wagon from time to time. But i know you've got this.

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COLLEENMV 5/6/2013 10:16AM

    When I am on shaky, binge-y ground, I sit for a minute and imagine going through the options. I visualize myself choosing to overeat and binge in detail. How everything about it feels: the initial high, the rush, and then how my body physically feels as the binge ends: full, uncomfortable, sick. I stay with this visualization right through to the guilt and shame and disappointment.

Then after that, I do the same exercise on how it would feel to NOT binge. I think about what I will do instead of eat. I try and feel that initial anxiety of not getting the treats and how that passes, all the way to how I good I feel several hours from now (comfortable, proud, strong, and doing the best thing for my body). It's kind of like how athletes visualize themselves winning the game, play by play.

This doesn't always work for me. Sometimes I am beyond being able to slow down this much. But when I can do this kind of detailed visualization (which takes like 5 min total), I can usually dodge the binge.

Hang in there!

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