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My Own Personal Challenge.... A Bust!!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Well, I did not make my personal challenge of logging everything I eat, good or BAD for 30 days. I won't make excuses because that would make the thought of not doing it worse. I take full responsibility that I did not do it.

Although I did not log it all on paper I know I did well about 85% of the time. I did slip a couple of days and made bad choices. I am still working on overcoming those bad choices. I have made huge progress over the past 5 years. I used to eat fast food on a daily basis, sometimes twice a day. Now, I make those bad choices a couple times a month.

I have almost completely overcome my binge eating. I used to do that 2-3 times a week. I would just eat everything in sight. Even when I felt full I would continue to eat. I have had only one episode in the past 6 months. I am still fighting with what I call Hormonal eating during PMS. I just feel hungry all the time for about 3 days of the month. I am trying to overcome that by eating smaller meals through out the day and drinking more water. But I just never seem to have that full feeling during PMS. I think I will have to bring this up with a Dr once I find one here next month when my health insurance kicks in. I have just recently realized this is a separate issue from binge eating.

I have been staying busy lately to help control bad eating habits. My sleeping is a lot better since I moved and I burn more calories. I do have some medical problems that are making things worse such as edema with no meds for 2 months. But again that will change once my insurance kicks in.

I am going to try to blog more to keep myself more accountable with this journey we call LIFE.
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  • BIGT_56
    Dutch, you do enough exercise, that a day or two of wrong eating won't make much of a difference. I think after a while of logging and seeing the calorie count of different foods, you just know instinctively if you are eating wrong or eating more than you should.

    I tried logging my food also and after a few days I just forget. I think the reason I usually quit is because it is so time consuming...or at least for me it is.
    It is weird because I don't have any trouble logging my exercise.

    2647 days ago
    Congratulations on kicking the binge eating and for continuing on your journey. Goals are important, but more important is resetting them and knowing that it is the cumulative effect rather than ticking boxes that makes you successful. Keep it up! emoticon
    2647 days ago
  • JENNY888
    Even though you did not meet your goals it sounds like your plan was a success. It takes time to develop these habits. That is what you are doing now. I am working on a streak of just logging one meal into the tracker every day. I think it is more likely to be successful right now, will develop the habit of tracking, and will lead to a subsequent goal that is more comprehensive.

    You are being successful one small step at a time. That is how it is done. emoticon
    2648 days ago
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