So self critical...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

All morning I have been down on myself because I overate yesterday. About 2400 calories…

I had been eating well all day, until about 6 PM. I was hungry so I ate dinner. (a not very tasting vegetable beef soup). I wasn't satisfied, so I ate more... Hmm, still not feeling satisfied, so I grabbed a handful of chocolate covered almonds. (Now at this point, I would still have been within my calorie range) But I was still roaming around. I then ate 2 chocolate covered cherries, and then found a bag of dark chocolate M&Ms. Please..... the big bag that was only about 2/3 gone.

So you can see why I was disgusted with myself. Why didn't I stop with the chocolate covered almonds? Why did I have to keep going? Then I had a shower thought. I did a lot of really good things yesterday. I got my 6 fruits and veggies, I drank 20 glassed of water, I walked 2.3 miles at 5 AM, then in the afternoon went to the gym for strength training and some cardio on the elliptical. It was a good day. I did some overeating from 6 to 6:45. Why is it that all I remembered this morning when I woke up was that 45 minutes of overeating? I need to cut myself some slack... And figure out a plan to nip it in the bud if it happens again.
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  • JOLIE_
    Great post - that happens to me as well but I am glad you could see that you did achieve great things! I try to now look at things on a weekly basis so if I kill one day than I try to even it out over the week.
    4039 days ago
    you did a lot of good things for yourself. I am so glad that you could see that!
    :) Jeanne
    I have eating days like that sometimes too. We are human.

    4039 days ago
    Know that your not alone, I've been having the very same thing.
    But together we can get over this hurdle.

    I think your doing great!
    I also thought I'd might add get rid of the sweet stuff...that's BIG thing I've learned on here at SP getting the junk food out.
    I only have the sweet stuff just about 20 % of my week.

    4050 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2010 9:44:22 PM
    It sounds like you're on the right track for nipping it in the bud. Me? I did a little of the same thing last night and what did I do first thing this morning...? Weighed myself and had a 1 lb gain (I know, it's not real weight gain) I also need to find a solution to stopping the overeating before it happens and I think mine was triggered by being too hungry before dinner and then not having my evening "ritual" skinny cow for dessert!

    It really sounds like all in all you had a great day yesterday, and, really, it's what happens today that matters now.

    Thanks for posting this blog and making me think about what I can do to prevent these blips in the journey. You are an inspiration to me.

    Blessings, Sarah
    4050 days ago
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