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Confession: I cannot eat just one of anything.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Confession: I cannot eat just one of anything.

After a great day of following my diet and exercise plan, I was still hungry after dinner so I opened up my rice cakes. I sat down with the sleeve intending to eat 1 or 2, but quickly found myself down to the last 2 (of 7), and instead of putting them away, I said “well heck, might as well finish them.” Granted it’s not like I ate an entire sleeve of Ritz crackers or Oreos (been there, done that), but it was my inability to make the right choice that really bothered me.

What stopped me? Well for one thing, those white cheddar rice cakes are unbelievably good! For another, I was still hungry and I knew they would keep me satisfied, BUT and this is a big BUTT (pun intended), I had already eaten 1700 cals. The “snack” brought my day’s total to 2015, which is NOT gonna get me closer to my goals- and yes, for the record, I know that 1700 won’t either, but I am on a self-generated, gradual step down program that restricts sugar/booze/processed foods (and I am training for a ½ marathon) so I am trying to take it one step at a time.

Regardless, I really need to look inward to figure out what triggered that delicious, but unsatisfying binge- Luckily, I managed to stop with the 7th rice cake, and did not turn to the goldfish or smart start cereal that were calling my name (two weeks ago- I might have).

Well today is a new day- full of new challenges, but also new victories!
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  • STARFISH619
    I totally feel you on this one!
    I am a binge eater, even if it's just one item, I can hardly eat one of that one item if I have access to more. And regardless of what that item is (yup, I've done it with rice cakes too), I have a hard time stopping.
    I wish I had the capability of control and moderation too.
    I think your goals are a great example of moderation. You're making changes within reason and are following a path that is possible.
    This was just a little hiccup in the road and it won't happen all the time. I know you can do this!
    3657 days ago
  • CMONEY23
    haha thanks! i am soooo an all or nothing person and it can lead me to great things-- or terrible ones! glad to hear i'm not alone!
    3657 days ago
  • KIMBYUT
    I want to hold your hand and skip through a field of daisies together. Lol I'm the same way! I was blessed (cursed really) with an all or nothing mentality so it makes that moderation thing everyone speaks so highly of rather difficult! Just have one they say. Ya, I've got the 'one' part down, it's the stopping that trips me up every time!!
    3657 days ago
  • KIMBYUT
    I want to hold your hand and skip through a field of daisies together. Lol I'm the same way! I was blessed (cursed really) with an all or nothing mentality so it makes that moderation thing everyone speaks so highly of rather difficult! Just have one they say. Ya, I've got the 'one' part down, it's the stopping that trips me up every time!!
    3657 days ago
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