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Birthday binge

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yesterday was my birthday. Normally not a big deal to me, but I've been super stressed lately, anxious and feeling unappreciated. I've been doing very well controlling my emotional eating, but yesterday I made up for it.

The bad news I binged, and I got sick with a stomach ache last night and my head was feeling weird. I didn't get a sugar high, but my body crashed like I had. I was lethargic but couldn't sleep, grouchy and had a super dry mouth.

The good news is that I haven't had a sugar binge in almost six months and definitely not one like yesterday's, and last night while I was in bed I realized that I used to feel like that ALL THE TIME! I don't like feeling like that anymore. The fact that I was able to say "Hey, you ate like crap today and look how it is making you feel", is kind of a big step for me.

Before I wouldn't have associated the nasty way my body was feeling with the food I had eaten, but last night I was able to. I don't know how to explain the way I felt at that moment, but it was sort of like when you're working on a puzzle and you have all these pieces that look the same but none of them quite fit right and then you find the piece that matches and you get excited and then feel a sense of accomplishment because that piece put you one step closer to finally seeing the whole picture.

I still have many other puzzle pieces to "find" and put in their proper place, but I'm okay with that.

Today I'm back on track, drinking my water and eating healthy foods so I can help my body feel and work the way it's supposed to.
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    Good that you got right back on track today. Yesterday is gone and today is started. Proud you didn't let it get you down so much that you couldn't get back on track.
    1761 days ago
    emoticon Happy Birthday Catrina!

    I hope you were able to enjoy your special day.

    It has taken me awhile to realize that the crap I used to eat isn't working for me now. I'm glad that you were able to associate the cause of your distress and you are ready to get back on track.

    Remember, you have your spark friends here to support you
    1761 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2013 4:42:54 AM
    An 'AHA moment'! Super realizaion
    1762 days ago
    Glad you're back on track. Definitely don't let one bad day derail you. Keep up the great work!
    1762 days ago
  • DO4FIT
    isn't it funny how when you are so "used" to eating crap foods that you think how your body feels is natural and that that is just life, but then you start eating better and suddenly you go off the rails for a bit and you notice how the food affects your body.

    I used to get sick all the time, mildly but still sick and now that I am eating better over all I am hardly ever sick and when I am I am stay home from work sick.

    you can do it! It is a life long journey not a short term I have to keep reminding myself of that as well. emoticon emoticon
    1763 days ago
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