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That old familiar feeling...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

So yesterday start out as a good day. I got out the door early, did some Christmas shopping. Got home around noon and I was starving (though I did eat breakfast). Wanted something quick, opted for a can of soup (380 cal for the can). Not great, full of salt and it didn't taste all that good but it was within my calorie range. Still hungry after eating the soup, my sweet tooth kicked in. I found a block of semi sweet chocolate slathered it with peanut butter and I was off to the races. My DH left the package of JoeJoes (Trader Joe's version of the Oreo) on the counter so I had a couple. Then my son made a huge package of Orange Chicken from Costco and the eating fest continued.

Then it hit me....that old familiar feeling of out of controlled eating. I had consumed more than 1000 calories in less than an hour and I felt bad. I felt the guilt of over eating, my stomach hurt because it hadn't had that quantity of junk food in a couple of months, and I felt the fear of slipping back to old habits.

So what did I do? I took a nap. When I got up I logged everything I ate and it wasn't as many calories as I thought and the day wasn't lost as long as I ate a very light dinner. I also opted for a bike ride which helped get my head in the right space. Someone on the feed posted their thoughts on choices and how we always have the opportunity to make better ones every moment of everyday, reminding me bad choices are in the past and I can always make better ones and I did.
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