Thursday, January 12, 2012

stress didn't get me...mindless eating did

Conquered last night.....baked and everything.  BUT, what I baked...well I dont know, my mind wasn't there and I just wasn't happy with it.  So this morning I made a batch of zucchini muffins.  I had one.  It was in my budget for the day....and I don't know what happened but I estimate that six went down the hatch!!!   Yes, I ate 6 cookies before I realized what I was doing.  ARRGGHHH   I know exactly what was going through my head.  The taste sent me into that feeling of rapture...that HIGH.  And I wanted to keep that high going.  So I kept eating.  Yup, I've been doing good facing the stress eating, but the high got me anyway.  I've looked at my food budget for the day.  Not sure how I can recover from 6 (estimate because I certainly wasn't counting) cookies.  I had already packed mostly fruits and veggies for lunch which left me about 400-500 calories for dinner.  It's hard to pare down my lunch any further as I was already pared down becuase we had a nice breakfast.  ARRRGGHHHH  

I'm not going to stress it.  Because that just perpetuates the vicious cycle.  I'm going to eat wisely the rest of the day and move on.  I did it, nothing I can do to take it moving onward.


Empty Nester said...

That mindless eating will get us every time! It happened to me yesterday! Don't dwell on it, just move on!

traveler hudd said...

Good for you saying you're moving on and eating healthy for the rest of the day. So many times I threw away a day because I slipped up once. Now I just put the binge behind me and move on. Hopefully I'm stronger the next time the temptation presents itself!!

Sheri Apprille said...

The key is moving forward. There's nothing you can do about it, so there is no point beating yourself up over it. You made the choice. You enjoyed it and you move on. That is the key to all of this. Letting go of the idea that we "blew it" if things don't go according to plan. What I've learned in my journey is that you HAVE to live. So make your choices, enjoy them and keep moving forward with no regrets!
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Jennifer Williams said...

The mindless eating is the worst! I think you were right not to stress about it and just move on with being healthy the rest of the day.