By 2:00 PM yesterday, I'd eaten over 2,000 calories. I had two bowls of Luck Charms, cheese and crackers, coffee and chocolate covered peanuts. Why was I eating like that? I'm not really sure. Maybe it was because my girls and I had been traveling for the weekend so the rules were "relaxed". Maybe it was just the stress of the last few weeks. Whatever it was, I quit eating after I tallied my calories and saw how much I'd eaten. I went for a bike ride. I drank a bunch of water. I think I'm over it.
In the past, I've had binges that lasted for days and days, weeks even. I've had periods of time where I didn't give my diet a thought for months, even years. I just ate whatever I felt like eating. I wasn't exactly binging, but I also wasn't eating due to hunger. This isn't the first time I've lost control since I had lap-band surgery, but luckily the events are few and far between. I also have been able to get back to my regular healthy behaviors pretty quickly. It is always a struggle for a couple of days post-binge because I have tons of cravings, but I will persevere. I'll get through it. I don't want to go back.