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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I have to confess that I pigged out a bit last night. This was not really a binge I feel. I came home after voting VERY hungry. My sister has been out to dinner with a friend and offered my half of a left over burrito (a nice generous chicken one).
Sadly I wolfed it down and felt no hunger check. Instead of giving my stomach a few minutes, I re-heated a slice of left over meatloaf, poured a glass of wine and opened up a back of Takis.
Now this was a small bag but I made to mistakes. I ate straight from the bag and I neglected to read the nutrition facts. I ate the meatloaf, sipped my wine, and munched my way through Most of the bag (again not too big) also refilling my wine glass once because it was a lovely salty snack. I realized I was starting to get full, and put the rest away. That is when I saw the label. The bag had 4 servings (only 15 of the the chip roll thingies was a serving) @ 140 calories per serving. By my calculations I had consumed almost 500 calories in one small snack. I wasn't even stuffed; I did not feel like I had actually pigged out. Not to mention the meatloaf and the unknown content of the half a chicken burrito. Really I have no shame about the meatloaf (I made it lean) or the burrito, but I should have:
1. Waited longer before more food.
2. Had veggies instead of salties
3. Limited myself to 1 glass of wine
4. Read the bloody package!
It is crazy how you can consume more calories in 10-15 minutes than you can conceivably burn in and hour's work out.
At least I did not let the shame get the total upperhand. I let my food settle for over and hour while puttering about the house. Then after a bit a did a light workout (burning about 250 of the consumed calories maybe more because I continued to move around the house attending to some small chores after). I was not up to a heavy workout because I was still sore from Monday's workout. (I really wish I had better shoes).
I felt good though that I made an effort to counteract some of the damage instead of giving up or giving in and huddling under the blankets hating myself, and reading a book, or even worse eating more (you know the old, well I have already done the damage thought)
Also heartburn got its revenge. These were guacamole flavored Takis and snack I had tried in Mexico and loved but had been unable to find since. My BF has managed to find me a bag at an international grocer. That nutrition label shock and the heartburn will both help me take this snack off of the craving list.

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    Good job at seeing what happened and learning from it! Shame never helps - realizing we are human and make mistakes and moving on sounds like what you did - feel good about how you handled it.
    2050 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Actually, it sounds like you learned a lot and it wasn't falling off a cliff. It's so important to be able to remain calm and look at our behavior rationally.

    Almost all commercially made snack foods are very dense, made from tight particles of food, so, yes, it is easy to eat a lot in a little bit of time.

    I used to wolf down ice cream but rarely have it now because it just doesn't give the satisfaction in the small amount that's reasonable. You'll figure out over time if the little snack packages are worth it.

    You'll do better next time. Vow to give yourself at least a year to learn.
    2052 days ago
    I'm so sorry!! Just drink lots of water today and try to go to bed an a semi-empty stomach and you should feel much lighter and better by morning! And don't beat yourself up because at least you didn't binge! You just indulged! It happens! Hang in there! emoticon
    2053 days ago
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