Binge Eating... the ugly, the bad, and the good!!!!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
I need to control my food intake!!!! I am great for a few days, and then I blow it. I got through Superbowl Sunday parties perfectly, and stuck to my food plan, but I lost it on Monday night most likely because I didn't get a lunch break due to a contentious meeting at work. When I got home I was starving, and all bets were off!
I overate on Monday night, but I really did myself in last night. On Tuesday night, I ate a chicken cutlet parm hero and pizza for dinner. This was premeditated as I ordered the food from a local pizza place! I can't even say how many slices of pizza I ate!! I scarffed it down mindlessly, and to make matters much worse, I added lots of salt! If that isn't horrible enough, I also ate almost an entire container of cake frosting. I shoveled it in my mouth until I was ill! It was an ugly sight!
Needless to say when I got on the scale this morning I showed a 6 pound weight gain! It is so bad that I undo all of my hard work in two days with crazy eating episodes! I can't explain why I had this terrible food binge. I have been extremely stressed at work and have had some stress at home, but overall, I was improving in the way I have been managing stress.
The good news is that I have improved in regards to exercise. I have done cardio ( at least 10 minutes) every day for the last 9 consecutive days including yesterday after the binge. After the bing eating, I got in 20 minutes of cardio on the elliptical. This is a positive change because in the past, if I blew it with food, I'd skip the exercise with the attitude being why bother, the damage is done for the day! Therefore, this is one step in the right direction.