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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Yesterday was Day 14 of my NO BINGE STREAK and I'm proud! My longest no-binge streak in 2012 has been 21 days. (Is it any wonder I haven't been able to lose any more weight?)

Yesterday was tough for some reason. Dinner was "leftovers" and that's sort of loosey-goosey so I ended up eating more calories than I normally would, and didn't feel I had any calories left over for a snack.

I toughed it out until we settled in to watch the election coverage. TC had a bag of popcorn AND a bit later, ice cream, and I WAS STRUGGLING! There are cherry fritters in the freezer, you know, AND I do love popcorn!!

But I did a couple of things:

I voiced my desire. Sometimes saying it out loud takes away its power, you know? I said, "I want a cherry fritter!" TC said, "No, you really don't." And of course I really didn't.

Then I started to think about what was really going on: I was excited and anxious about the election returns. I wanted to soothe those feelings. It couldn't be about the food because I'd eaten enough calories. I thought about the blogs I'd read yesterday about maintenance techniques. And people in maintenance do NOT get to eat everything they want, whenever they want, and they've learned to be OK with it.

I compromised. I had a sugar-free popsicle (30 calories) and a pudding cup (60 calories).

Even after that I was still snacky. I told TC I had to go to bed or I was going to eat more. He turned off the TV and said, "Let's go. We can find out the results in the morning."

I ended up the day at 1,572 calories, at the top of my range but still OK.

It counts. I did it. Maybe there is hope for me yet. Maybe my inner-toddler is finally learning that she cannot have whatever she wants whenever she wants it! emoticon
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    I generally seem to falter after 2-3 weeks of doing well. Congratulations and keep up the streak-that's awesome!
    2023 days ago
    I like the idea of a "No-Binge STREAK" -- rereading "The Spark" recently, the concept of a "streak" stood out to me more prominently this time. In a "streak", with a limited length of time (that can always be extended later), I feel like I can accomplish ANYTHING. Thanks for the inspiration!

    --Larry (yes, I'm back again -- hopefully for a long "streak"!) emoticon
    2023 days ago
  • NANCY-
    How sweet of TC to help you out.
    Ah yes the inner toddler, wants whatever she wants when she wants it. Going to bed works for me too.
    My staying up would not change the elections results, but would contribute to increased caloric intake. Sleep was the best option for our health.

    2023 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    High emotions create impulses and it gets really hard -- you did a good job in a difficult spot!

    2024 days ago
    I have often gone to bed to avoid eating-
    although I will never go to bed hungry!
    2024 days ago
  • BUTTERFLY-1976
    Good for you. I'm going to have to try the saying "I want...." out loud & see if it takes my craving away. I think it might!! Thanks for the idea.
    2024 days ago
    Good for you! I couldn't stop snacking yesterday either, I ended up going to bed pretty early too!

    Keep up the awesome work!
    2024 days ago
    There is hope for you...and all of us! Congrats on two weeks without binging and for dealing so well with a stressful evening!
    2024 days ago
    2024 days ago
    Way to go! That is some serious progress, lady!
    2024 days ago
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