OK I'm going to repeat some things, but they're important!
First, never ever allow yourself to take the scale seriously on that sort of time scale. You are looking for trends over time (did I have a weight this week that was lower than any of my weights from last week, sort of thing). Day to day that scale is going to lie to you all the time. I just lost four pounds in two days from a stomach bug. Is that fat loss? Heck no. I probably only missed about a single day's worth of calories, and my exercise was of course zilch. At most I've lost about a half pound of real weight. So when I gain 3-4 pounds over the next few days that is not going to be a sign I'm on the fast track to disaster, its just normal. You're normal too. There will be days you suddenly gain up to about 3 pounds and days you suddenly lose the same. Ignore them both and look at the trends. Most causes of sudden water weight gain pass in hours to a couple days, some might last a week or more (hormones), some longer than that (intense exercise).
So now you know what you're dealing with you don't have to punish yourself by betraying what you really want, right? Good.
Next thing, skipping dinner. I would ask you again to consider your real goals. Are they just to be skinny, or to get to a healthy weight in a healthy way and stay there? If the latter, then there should be no need or desire to punish yourself for your binge with a skipped meal. Binge calories or not your body still does need and deserve some healthy food for the day. By all means make it small if that is all your stomach can handle, but do eat something. You won't go over your calories much, you will likely remain at a net deficit today, you'll feel better tomorrow by having given your body something good for it, and most importantly you will be reinforcing the good ways of thinking for the long run and not the bad.
As with others I am a decided non fan of those types of snacks. I don't care how perfect the macro nutrient balance is said to be, IMO they're still just oreos in disguise and should be handled accordingly. I'd rather have a couple tablespoons of hummus and a handful of baby carrots for those calories. But it doesn't really matter. I eat plenty of things that others would find less than useful to them too. What matters most is how you handle it.
And it occurs to me I must be writing this on the day following but I hope it can still be of some use. I hate to see people punish themselves like this. Good luck.
Height 5'8 1/2"
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
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