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The binge that didn't happen: Overcoming the possibilities of emotional eating

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today was emotional. Plain and simple. I won't get into details, but it was one of those days when one could definitely throw it all out the window and binge. The details of what don't matter. We all have those days that are overwhelming and insurmountable. I did not binge. I conquered it despite the odds. I win!

I did tend towards eating comfort foods. I did not get in all the fruits and veggies that I wanted. That's ok. I ate at a fast food place - but made a fairly wise choice in my eating nonetheless. That's ok too. It lets me know that I can work around it. Choice is the answer.

Breakfast - gluten free raisin bread toast with a little butter, cup of coffee with sugar and half and half. (nervous stomach - did not want to eat much)

Lunch - Wendy's baked potato with bacon and cheese and a small chocolate frosty.

snack - cup of hot dark chocolate with milk

dinner - rice cake with nutella

evening snack (planned) - cream cheese fruit dip (100 calories) and an apple.

I am just about 50 calories over my planned calories. Not bad. I am taking my vitamins to catch up on some missed nutrients.

To me, I will call this success. It is not perfect, I understand that completely, but I had my "comfort" foods, without letting it control me. I did not let it become a binge. I am so very proud of me for finally being able to start saying no in that way. Tomorrow I will pick right back up and eat my fruits and veggies and not seek the comfort of something in the comfort line.

Although circumstances did not satisfy my heart, I am satisfied with how I am dealing with it.
I win.

One step at a time, one day at a time, one bite at a time.
Getting healthy is my job.
This is a huge step today.
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  • DOLLY1259
    I love this! It is about all those little victories that give you confidence and inspire others. I love that you have acknowledged that even though it wasn't perfect it was okay and tomorrow is a new day! I am just now getting that myself. I need to keep repeating lifestyle lifestyle lifestyle! emoticon
    1884 days ago
    How encouraging to know that I am not alone in running to food when I get stressed. Going out is the worst. We (my partner and I) went out to Burger King and got what we used to get back in the day. That night and the next day we were so sluggish and swollen from the salt. So, great that you avoided the easy way, to fall back on what was normal before we knew better.
    1885 days ago
  • DAISY443
    The great thing about this is that you realized that your meals were not the best choices but you did not overdo! Great job! Hope your days get better~
    1885 days ago
    I'm so glad you won the battle and stayed iso close to your calorie range! emoticon I spent all day trying to lighten up which included a stop at Burger King while I was out grocery shopping. Food is my old comfort thing too. So a little now gets the same effect. It's a crutch, but I didn't over do it either. Have a wonderful day : )
    1885 days ago
    I think you did awesome! I know that my binges are a lot more calories than what you ate and you're right that it is our choices that make it a bad or good day. I am so proud of you making the choice to give yourself the break to eat what you want BUT still staying on track by having the correct amounts of things. WOO HOO! Keep up the amazing work!
    1885 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Sounds like you are doing the best you can and that is a good thing! Sparks suggested a chili topping on a baked potato as a good nutritional choice at Wendy's, better than bacon & cheese anyway. We used to go to it a long time ago, but now we rarely go anywhere. My go to comfort food is pasta, good thing I don't cave into that too often :P
    Keep up the great work! You are doing fine!!
    1886 days ago
    Hey, Emotional Eater here too and I call today a complete success. Congratulations!
    1886 days ago
    You did it .. I agree with 63KeepOnGoing .. today you were a BINGE STOMPER!


    Hope tomorrow is brighter overall
    1886 days ago
  • MINEA999
    Good for you. I suffer from emotional eating too. I have picked up a few books from the library on it and one that I really like is called '50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food'. It's a simple read, straight forward and gives lots of ideas for learning to manage emotional binge eating. You might want to check it out, could help.

    1886 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    emoticon After a stressful day you should be proud of yourself for not giving in to old behavior. One day at a time, one bite at a time, one little victory at a time will grow into a big one.
    Here is to better days ahead.
    1886 days ago
    Way to go "Binge STOMPER! It was like being in a wrestling match and you made a knock out of a victory.

    Made you conqueror tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.
    Philippians 4:13 I CAn do all things through Christ which strengthenths me.
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