Saturday, May 22, 2010

Self Sabotage

It’s over. This is a sure thing. I am way too exhausted to write about my poor behaviour at this moment, but the consequences which will be evident on the scale in the morning will certainly warrant an explanation then…

- 6 glasses of water
- 4 bites French toast made with brown bread, eggs, milk, and cinnamon and topped with syrup and icing sugar
- 1 banana
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt with 1 cup fruit, seed, and nut granola
- 1 large golden delicious apple with cinnamon
- 3 1/2 cups spinach salad with cubed cheese, croutons, dried cranberries, mushrooms, yellow pepper, garden chives, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing
- 1 glass orange mango smoothie
- 3 cups Caesar salad with Parmesan cheese, croutons, and lemon juice
- 20 basil and olive oil crackers with Camembert cheese
- 4 large 7-grain crackers with jalapeño Havarti cheese
- 2 glass fruit cognac
- 3 pieces cinnamon coffee cake
- 2 pieces lemon meringue pie
- 1 glass Amaretto and cherry nectar mixed drink
- 1 orange meltie chocolate bar
- 1/2 glass 1% milk
- 1 mug hot chocolate
- 1 toasted raisin English muffin with margarine
- 1/4 cup flavoured jelly beans

- 20 minute walk


  1. Don't beat yourself up for making a mistake. We all are only human and we need to learn from our mistake. You mess up and pick yourself up. Now think about all the work you have done and start again. I know you can do this! Look at how far you have come!!!

  2. I just wrote about the same thing last night. I usually do it when I have something very specific I am trying to hit. Like a competition weigh in today.

  3. Take a deep breath; look at the pictues on your blog and choose if you want to go back to an earlier one?
    If not then drink lots of water before you decide to eat. I am good at advising and this is what I need to do too but you have come a lot further than me. Please slow down and think about it xx

  4. Today is now.. just start the day anew.... we all have these days. The important thing is to not let it get to you & go on & on for days....

    Back to it as they say...

  5. One thing I've found helpful--although it's hard to stop a carb-y binge once you've started!--is to try to eat more protein and lower sugar carbs in general. The body is primed to crave more carbs when you eat high-glycemic index carbs, especially starches. (Starches are 100% glucose; fruit, sugar, and milk products are less than 50 percent glucose.)

    So I'll have an egg-white or whole egg omelette with reduced-fat feta cheese and spinach, plus a big side of fruit--berries/mango/whatever, and be much less hungry at lunch than if I'd eaten bread or cereal.

    (I also find that I'm starving the day after a lot of exercise, so I know I'll eat more that day.)

    So don't assume you're sabotaging yourself--you may just be in the grip of what (delicious) high-glycemic foods do--make you incredibly hungry!

    Good luck!

  6. (((266)))

    *cyber hugs*

    Why do you think this *binge* happened? What was different, or what did you tell yourself to rationalize it?

    Figure it out then let it go.

    *more cyber hugs*

  7. Thanks, everyone. You always offer such great advice. Explanation coming shortly with my very scary weigh-in results...