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Monday, June 27, 2011

Binging...

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.  

12 comments:

Lap Band Gal said...

I get this way too sometimes...like no amount of food will fill me up....hang in there....HUGS

Leslie said...

Hang in there, we all have moments like that. But to be able to turn it around in 1 day? GOOD FOR YOU! That is so awesome.

Amy W. said...

Yeah...this will always be my cycle I think. But you can be successful even when you do go coo coo for a day or two...and that is nice to know!

Cat said...

So happy to hear from you, it's been a while! I completely understand the cravings that follow binging. I know you'll get back on your healthful path!

Ronnie said...

I was definitely in the same boat for about a month, so I understand. And over this weekend, I've really started picking up those old habits. Ugh! The good this is you acknowledged it quickly and are trying to move on. :)

Mary said...

If I eat crap I know that I'm going to have some aweful cravings for a few days afterwords. I've been in an eating funk lately and maybe if I counted my calories and saw how much I was eating, that just might scare me into eating healthy again! I think it's totally fine that you have a cheat day every once in a while and I really admire you that your able to get back on the wagon!

Maria said...

This too shall pass! I still get that bottomless pit of a stomach feeling right before my period, and it's so frustrating!

Bandita Senorita said...

I hate those days (sometimes many in a row) where my hunger seems insatiable. Good for you to be getting back on track so soon.

Neglected Foster Child said...

I love to binge. I'm a classic overeater, will do so until I'm physically ill - and yet sickly enough, I sort of like that gross feeling. It's my drug of choice. A very, very ugly one that heroin has NOTHING on.

Dizzy Girl said...

Amanda this post makes me so happy. I've talked to a few friends about this lately, and as I think about it now- I feel like this is something I should address on my blog soon too. I'm talking about learning to get a grip. In the last few months- my attitude towards food has completely changed. I just don't seem to care about it as much as I have in the past. The good news is- I'm not eating as much- so though I fluctuate- esp around my period, I'm really not gaining. My point is- I'm so glad to hear that someone else is working on their food issues too-

xoxox-

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MandaPanda said...

I was wondering where you disappeared to. I still have a hard time rebounding after a binge...definitely something I need to work on. Good for you for getting back on the horse before too much damage is done.

Jess said...

I binge all the time. Not so much in quantity of food but quality. I will go days eating awful completely unhealthy (yet delicious) food with no remorse because the happiness these foods bring me doesn't compare the a feeling I "might" get IF I ever get skinny. The way I see it is food makes me happy "now" and unfortunately I can't be "skinny" right now because it takes so much time I end up giving in. Sad shitty process of mine.