Sunday, August 23, 2009

Three binge-free nights in a row

I know I really shouldn't talk about this because I'm going to for sure jinx it, but last night was night number three without binging. For some bizarre reason that I can't quite grasp, I feel in control. I also have permission to have a fiber filled snack of my choice with a point value of up to five points. I know it sounds like a lot, but I think it's better than just eating with abandon.

My new rule is I have to measure whatever I'm eating for my nighttime snack and calculate the points, enter it online, then eat it. Then wait 20 minutes before I eat anything else.

Just knowing I have this option seems to give me some sort of freedom. I don't feel as restricted and forced to be hungry when I really want to eat. Of course, it's only been three nights, but lately, that's a record for me. Two of the nights I didn't even have a snack. It's so weird how this is working for me.

Last night instead of eating I went on a manic housecleaning frenzy until 1 a.m. I think that was brought on because I caught an episode of the Hoarders on A&E. Ewwwww! I could see that becoming me. Probably not the rotting food part because that just totally grossed me out, but the hoarding of junk that I think I might need some day. Scary! Now my office is so bare it looks like no one even lives there. I have a pile of junk to take to Goodwill today.

Jack (my husband) is in class today. It's a class on ASP.Net, computer junk (b-o-r-i-n-g). He's gone for most of the day so I'm on my own.

Not much on the agenda except the following:

1. pick blackberries (bike ride included)
2. gym
3. Goodwill trip with my junk
4. make a new recipe I found in Shape magazine for dinner - Asian Beef Skewers with Cilantro Gremolata. If it turns out good I'll post the recipe later.
5. make Dan's Good Chili - from Hungry Girl cookbook
6. a little work stuff (since I'm drowning at work without enough hours in the day) I want to test out using my new 24-inch monitor with my new laptop. Maybe the monitor and a clean office will make work more fun (yeah, right).
7. relax a little (I think I have that part already out of the way. I caught up on a lot of blogs today.).

I hope this is another binge-free day. Maybe I can even have another loss this week. That would be awesome. I think reaching goal is within my power.


spunkysuzi said...

I totally understand since i'm a binge eater myself!
I've only just begun to add snacks daily and yes i measure them and count them as part of my daily calorie count.
You are doing great :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I hope this is another binge-free day for you, too. Keep concentrating on one good day at a time. The weeks, months... hell, the years... they'll take care of themselves.

One more good day. You can do it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 3 days - keep it going! Post the Asian Beef Skewers with Cilantro Gremolata if turns out - sounds interesting!

Happy Sunday!

Lori said...

Congratulations! I think having that allowable snack is what helps you keep under control rather than trying to just not eat at all.
It is all one day (or even 1 meal) at a time!

Ida said...

WOO HOO 3 days(nights) in a row! I am proud of you! Pretty soon night binging will be a thing of the past. I may try your 'trick' myself. Keep on keepin' on!

Ron said...

Way to go, that is great.....I am thankful I am not a bing eater.... but as you know... im not much of an exerciser.... i do good for a week or so.. then quit....

Lia said...

Good to hear! Sometimes one change is all your mind needs to stop a bad habit and hopefully start a new one. And I love the fact that you went on a house cleaning frenzy instead haha! Those are the best! You feel so satisfied after a ton of unnecessary clutter is gone don't you?

Fatinah said...

here's to one more good day - you're doing great. You came up with a great plan.