I'm now on my second full day of being binge free. I am so happy to have at least snapped the endless cycle of bad food I've been in every day for the past several weeks. Just going one night without eating a ton of sugar feels like a victory right now.
I've been focusing on two things over the last couple of days.
1. Eat something...anything when I wake up. Breakfast is not optional.
In the past I've really struggled with eating breakfast. The thought of eating in the morning can actually make me feel physically sick. I didn't want to eat anything too heavy this week since I'm just trying to ease into the idea of eating breakfast. I've been grabbing a handful of almonds and calling it good. I still need to work on eating more in the morning, but this is a good start.
2. Planning what I'm going to eat the night before.
If I know what I'm going to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I am a LOT less likely to binge. Any time I have been successful with losing weight and eating healthy, I've planned my meals and stuck to the plan. When I usually go off the rails is when something happens to disrupt my plan. If I get crazy busy with work and don't plan my meals, there will inevitably be a night when I open the fridge for dinner one night and find only a bottle of ketchup and a dried-up lemon. That's when I binge.
It's obviously only been a couple of days, but I feel so much better already. Some guy at the grocery store today even yelled at me from his truck, "You sure have a spring in your step!" I have no idea what he meant by that, but I guess I'll take it as a compliment. LOL.
I'm not really focusing specifically on weight loss right now, but I did weigh myself this morning just to see how much damage I've done this past month. I was 282.2. Yikes! I'm not going to weigh myself again for a couple of weeks. I do not need the scale playing mind games with me right now.
I'm about to jump on the elliptical and then do some meal prep for tomorrow.