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.
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.