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Nightmare binging

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hubby brought home half a dozen cupcakes from the fancy cupcake shop in town. I didn't know why he did it, but I was upset because he's not allowed to eat them anymore. I looked them over, and they smelled so good that I couldn't resist a taste. These are the kind of cupcakes that are piled high with buttercream frosting. Before I knew it, I had eaten all the frosting off the top of one. Then a kind of eating frenzy overtook me, and I ate the frosting off of every single cupcake! I felt horrible and guilty and was throwing the cake parts away so I wouldn't eat them, too--

And then I woke up. I was completely disoriented and confused. Then relieved to realize that I had only dreamed that binge! Whew!

But it was so realistic that all day yesterday I kept thinking, "I am way over my calorie count!"
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    Dream big! But wow, imagine the trots you wouldve had after all of that buttercream frosting... eeekks!!!
    Whew - thank goodness it was just a dream! (-:
    1729 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2013 8:23:01 PM
  • BOBF15
    Cool! I just read an article on night time snacking. One of my biggest problems is the 9 PM snack. I have wrestled with this demon for years.

    Some say, that evening eating goes to fat, but the best information I have is it makes less difference when as what.

    So, I found some foods that can be eaten just before bed. I think my ticket to success is going to be some kind of shake.

    Key ingrediets / foods

    White meat - turkey or chicken
    Nut butters, or just plain nuts
    Healthy oils (take a long time to digest)
    Yogure or cottage cheese, even whole milk ( which has casein)
    Eggs (hard boiled) my favorite is to drop one in my smoothie. I have done it for over 50 years and not one problem with salmonella.

    The worst foods are carbs and simple proteins as these break down and spike insulin over night. Which will put weight on.

    I am excited about finding a smarter snack and not going to be hungry or deprived.
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    1729 days ago
    Glad it was only a dream. Sometimes you just need the "sweet treat" to move on. When I get the hunger for chocolate cake, with peanut butter frosting, I make a 9x13, ice it and then we have a nice piece. YUMMY! Then I am done with it. I cut the rest in pieces, freeze them, wrap them and place into a freezer bag. Then when the "gotta have cake" hits, I take out a piece and thaw it and enjoy.

    Yes, it isn't "good" for you, but when you don't eat what you crave, you end up eating MORE calories trying NOT to eat the crave item, and then end up eating the crave item anyway. So TREAT yourself, but only once in a while....maybe once a week, and DON'T make it a reward!
    1731 days ago
    Ha Ha. I'm glad it was just a nightmare. But appreciate it because that was your warning to be careful of your sugar intake. Hopes it works out for you. I had a good laugh.
    1732 days ago
    I have had food dreams that is for sure.. but I have also been faced with that in real life and I tell you it is a hard feeling to have at that moment of something taking over you and compelling you to dive in. oh sister I have been there done that and gained the weight for it.. it is scary.. that is for sure and I know I am not free of that ever happening to me again but if it does. I sure hope I can and would be able to handle it ..

    Dreams are funny.. maybe it was a strengthen exercise for if it ever would happen

    1732 days ago
    So glad it was just a dream. But the sad part is that if those cupcakes had in reality entered my house, I would not have stopped until they were all gone, (and not just frosting, cake parts too). With the aid of Spark, I feel more in control, but still not able to have the stuff around.
    1732 days ago
    LOL...I wish my binges were nightmares I could wake up from!
    1732 days ago
    Too funny! Glad it was only a nightmare... emoticon
    1733 days ago
    Thankfully it was a dream! That would have really upset me if I experienced it. emoticon
    1733 days ago
    OMG Whew!

    1733 days ago
    At least you weren't sick to your stomach all day from the bad dream!
    1733 days ago
    1733 days ago
    Yikes, good thing that was a nightmare! But it sounds like something that I would do - in the past. With the help of Spark accountability, I pray that I don't do that anymore!
    1733 days ago
  • KITTEN413
    That sounds like a true nightmare
    1733 days ago
    That is horrible and funny at the same time. I am glad that it was a dream so that you don't have to feel guilty.
    1733 days ago
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