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The Truth will set you free (Or make you sick to your stomach, whatever)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

So I have given myself 3 little goals to start out with. I wanted it to be something little, not too much time or trouble, but just something to get me started back onto the right path. I came up with:

1. I can eat whatever I want, but I have to track everything I put in my mouth.

2. I can drink as much soda as I want, but I have to drink at least 2 bottles of water a day (5 glasses)

3. I have to exercise 20-30 minutes on my treadmill, Mon - Fri. (As I already do this, this is not expecting a lot)

So, food wise I started out fairly good at first. I started this year with the focus less on losing weight, and more on trying to come to terms with why I compulsively overeat, when I tend to do it, and the emotions behind it.

So, yesterday, started out the same as any other day. But at some point, (I was frustrated with work stuff), I started munching on stuff from the breakroom (Chocolate Candy , Doritos & a hot pocket). I pretty much ate all afternoon. Then at night, I made up a whole batch of Spinanch and cheese Tortelloni, with marinara, Italian Sausage, and Provolone Cheese, and then proceeded to eat the whole thing (it 3 different sittings, but still) as well, as the leftover stuffing from the night before.

This morning, I was determined to put in all in the tracker, and though I expected it to be alot, I was pretty disgusted by the results:

4909 Calories
213g of Fat
(Not to mention my sodium intake was 12,600!!!!!!!!!)

So take my intake 4909 minus my BMR 2500 minus the calories burned during exercise 300 and you get 2109 extra calories. That's .6 of a pound that I gained right there.
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  • LALA91973
    It comes down to I would rather eat than deal with the emotions. The less I binged the more I started to feel my emotions. Sometimes I would cry for no reason at all. It's tough but I know you're tougher...I know late post...just reading your blogs for this year.
    4620 days ago
  • PAMELA1961E
    Michelle trust me, we have ALL been there! More times then we can count! Remember that every day is a new day and a chance for a new beginning. It is never too late. Do not give up hope! I dont think there is one person on Spark who cannot say they have felt what you feel and have done what you did yesterday many many times! But you have to remember one thing! You did not fail yesterday, you just found another way NOT to get the results you want!
    4635 days ago
    it sounds like you are eating to fill time or a void. You should create a day that you only eat when you feel hungry. But in order to do this correctly you need to boost your water. You should aim to double your current intake. Try it, I'd love to hear how you do. Best of luck. And good for you being so honest with yourself, that really is half the battle.
    4635 days ago
    Just tracking your food is a real eye-opener. I was especially amazed when I had my nutrition tracker track my sodium and calcium. way too much of one and not nearly enough of another. Knowledge is power.
    4635 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2238643
    Wow, you are brave to figure that out. I am sure at some point, I was past that. But when you put it that way. HOLY. Thanks for the reminder! I like your background too! Very cheery! Makes me even more anxious for spring!
    4635 days ago
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