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Fat Tuesday

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So, yesterday was "Fat Tuesday." On Monday, I had a great day and went for a walk at lunch and a run in the afternoon. When I went to bed, I realized from my BodyMedia that My calorie burn was really high for the day and I didn't eat enough that day. I decided to go to bed knowing that tomorrow I could eat a little more, especially since it is the day before the start of Lent. I haven't had ANY sweets or treats since Jan 2 so I thought that this would be the perfect time to allow myself this.
This is what has happened in the past and again happened yesterday. I got a huge desire to binge. There was a battle going on in my head to just eat whatever I could get my hands on vs. control and using the food tracker. So what ended up happening was a little bit of both. Even though I did eat too much junk, I did track it so, all in all, I don't think I did too bad.
I think knowing that I was going to track everything I ate- even the junk- helped me to control the binge. I guess I would call it a controlled binge -if that makes sense.
Today is Ash Wednesday and as a Catholic, we like to use this day to deny ourselves desires of the flesh and turn our dependence on God. A way that we do that is through fasting and prayer. So, I think that this week will end up balancing out.
I'm so thankful to be able to vent to this community because I know so many of you have been through similar situations too. It feels good to get it out!
Happy Lent, everyone!
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    Thanks for your encouragement!
    1923 days ago
    You handle this like a pro. I really have to do the same thing, track everything even if it's junk food. You can be very proud of yourself!
    Happy Lent
    1924 days ago
    Happy Lent!
    1924 days ago
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