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  • #92410

    kimwhit12
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    ughhh, just fricken ate more chocolate… a chocolate bunny & although I know its not that much I already ate enough today & I’m annoyed. Not a binge no and I know that’s supposed to be the point of my posts but I hate feeling like I’m going to gain weight … and I feel the urge to exercise- I’ve been stuck at home all day and couldn’t get out because of family obligations & work. I know I’m just ranting but needed to vent…

    #92411

    charlie
    Participant

    Hi!

    You are right to feel confident – you are directing yourself towards better intuitive eating. You have avoided a lot of potential binge opportunities today. Don’t stress about the extra chocolate. It was not a binge. Accept it and forget about it. Focus on what is ahead – 2 weeks BF on Tuesday yay!!

    Charlie xx

    #92412

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    You are right! And yes I’m so excited!! Today I woke up for school at about 6:45am and usually I would decide to eat something at home everyday whether or not I was hungry but today I was in a rush and didn’t really feel the need to eat anything for breakfast anyways (at least not yet). I was planning on maybe grabbing a snack in the cafeteria during the morning if I got hungry but I didn’t and ended up waiting til lunch at 11:am to eat my lunch. I wasn’t even exactly hungry yet either but I was starting to be. I ate a pb&j sandwich on whole wheat, a small bag of baked tortilla chips, & about 1/2 cup fresh pineapple. I ate my fruit and part of my chips a bit too fast as I was talking to my friend about prom & other things but realized my fast paced eating and slowed myself down a bit as I ate my sandwich. I ate all of my food & know i hadn’t overeaten yet my stomach felt bloated. I went home and preoccupied myself easily by reading a magazine and going online on my computer. I felt my stomach grumbling at about 4pm and after waiting a few minutes I prepared myself a healthy snack. I ate a nature valley trail mix bar, & then a cup of plain greek yogurt with 2T of honey & a few frozen strawberries. My stomach has still felt bloated since lunch even when I was hungry & i’m not sure as to why… maybe because I didn’t eat breakfast and my body feels off? I don’t know. All I know is I am proud of my intuitive eating thus far today & was shocked by my new ease to distract myself from food & focus more on schoolwork to get rid of a lot of the stress that has previously helped trigger a binge. I look forward to kickboxing tonight to boost my energy and hopefully get my body feeling better & not feeling bloated. I plan on updating later tonight after I return from kickboxing and eat dinner when I am hungry! I am eager to make something healthy & even looking forward to exercising makes me crave healthy food now & fueling my body with needed energy. I don’t really have any junk food in the house either right now so today my sweets will be limited :D except for my honey/yogurt/granola bar because I realized these packaged trail mix bars have 13g of sugar, damn!

    #92413

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    So I had kickboxing 6-7:45pm (I worked myself pretty hard :D) & then came home decided what I wanted to make in the pantry & then took a nice hot shower before starting to cook my dinner. I first snacked on a bundle of grapes w/ 2T of cream cheese fruit dip and a bite of a raw carrot. The n I cooked some pasta (whole wheat) and a piece of chicken. I topped to cooked spaghetti (about 1 cup or a bit more) with 1/4c of spaghetti sauce and then placed my chicken breast on top with melted mozzarella (cheese stick) and wilted spinach with 1.5T veg oil garlic salt and crushed red pepper (DELICIOUS!!!). I paired my meal with a individual sized bag of Ghardetto’s pretzel mix (not sure what its actually called?) and sat down to eat with a few glasses of water. I felt that I ate pretty quickly and tried to slow myself down, but I have to admit that I was kinda full after eating only my grapes and half bag of ghardettos which wasn’t much at all and think my mind got thinking that I wanted to eat all of my food on my plate because I knew I hadn’t eaten enough & therefore I ate a bit quickly and w/o savoring every bite. I was pretty full by the time I was done with this food (maybe the cups of water helped with that) but I decided to go to the fridge and have one of my 3 remaining chocolate malted cupcakes & don’t regret it but wish I didn’t eat way past my fullness. I figure eating a bit past my fullness at dinner kinda made up for not having breakfast but in the future I will try not to continue the pattern of eating such a big meal after kickboxing because of how late it is & because I want to stick to more intuitive eating patterns. I kinda ignored my hunger cues after kickboxing because I have homework to do and know it wouldn’t be good to not eat TWO meals in one day even if I wasn’t hungry… My body has felt very off today even when I didn’t eat breakfast and had an empty stomach It wasn’t like I binged yesterday at all and my stomach this morning and almost all day felt bloated (kind of a lessened version of the post-binge feeling)… not sure why? Maybe if I make sure to eat a good breakfast tomorrow and drink a lot of water I can get my system back to normal. Day 13! One more day until 2 weeks! Hoping to stay positive and not make kickboxing nights a night to eat so much— I am proud though that all of it was healthy food except for the cupcake :D

    #92414

    charlie
    Participant

    Hi

    You are doing brilliantly. Bloating can be caused by things other than binging but we are so used to associating it with a binge! Whatever the reason – it wasn’t due to a binge YAY! 2 weeks here we come!!

    Charlie xx

    #92415

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! 2 weeks :DDDDD Today I ate breakfast at 7:15am — 11 mini Eggo pancakes (1 serving) with 1.5T maple syrup , a few strawberries & 1/2c of 2% milk. I wasn’t hungry quite yet but wanted to fill up on something to see if it would decrease my bloating. At lunch at 11am I was becoming a bit hungry, a bit earlier my stomach had growled a bit but I wasn’t extremely hungry. I still went and got food to eat in the cafeteria– I ate a sandwich on whole wheat bread with 1/2T mayo, 2T italian dressing, 8 bread&butter pickles, 2 slices of tomato, 3 thin slices of provolone, 3 thin slices genoa salami, 2 slices turkey breast, lettuce & black olives. I had a vitamin water to drink along with this and felt felt by the time I had two bites left but just finished off the sandwich. After school I had a doctors appt which went well & then my mom got my brother Wendy’s around 4:20pm and I had about 1/3 of his frosty and it tasted really good :D I was getting hungry but the frosty got rid of my hungry for a while. After this my mom got me a sandwich/salad from Panera but I wasn’t hungry because of the frosty so I waited to eat it until half way through my brothers baseball practice. I ate my salad first (a You Pick Two sized Salmon Mediterranean Salad) and a half of a Roast Turkey Artichoke sandwich. I wasn’t really hungry yet but I was ready to eat before I had to go back home. I ate the salad first which wasn’t very filling & ate it kinda quickly but slowed myself down a bit despite taking large bites/not chewing enough. Then I ate my small apple slowly. I then ate my sandwich slowly as well savoring the flavors and focusing on it- not letting my bro’s practice distract me from eating slow. I felt satisfied after I ate and comfortably full. Now here I am at home, planning on continuing my healthy habits for the night and onto tomorrow. My next goal- 1 month!!!! Prom is June 1st for me and I plan to get in tip top shape so I can fit perfectly into my dress, at this moment is a bit tight. I WILL NOT DIET but I plan on trying to make my stomach flatter so that my dress can fit a bit better up top. . and will do so by continuing my healthy eating/exercise and only indulge in dessert in moderation when I feel that I may be apt to binge (though I still will not restrict anything, just try to choose healthier options when I eat).

    #92416

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    Just wanted to add that I recently ate a 1/3 of a milk chocolate bunny and 1 tootsie roll- I did this because I felt my thoughts were focusing too much on the idea of wanting to lose 5 pounds which I need to not focus on too deeply. & also to let myself know that Im not trying to deprive myself of sweets :)

    #92417

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    Today has went great so far. at 7:45am I ate a plain donut and small hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts , as well as two small tootsie rolls for breakfast. Wanted to eat something small for breakfast that didn’t make me feel deprived, and then I got hungry around 10:30ish but ate lunch 11am. I ate a healthy lunch that I packed for myself last night- consisting of: a mozzarella cheese stick, a small plain salad w/ romaine, carrots, & raspberry vinaigrette, 3 small sourdough pretzels, a kasha honey almond flax bar, a small bag of apple slices, and a sugar free raspberry jello. Then when I got home from school I was pretty hungry for a snack as my stomach had been growling during 8th and 9th period, so I ate about 1 cup of pineapple slices and 1 serving of Wheat Thins toasted chips. Now I am awaiting the time to go to my kickboxing class at 6pm and will update after that, HOPEFULLY I CAN DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF FOOD I USUALLY EAT AFTER CLASS! I plan to have a healthy substantial dinner and allow myself a small sweet to compliment/finish my meal.

    #92418

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    Before kickboxing at 4pm I was getting to feel hunger coming on mildly so I ate another Kashi chewy bar- Dark Cherry & chocolate. Came back from kickboxing at about 7:45pm and then took a shower. I ate dinner with my family but also snacked a bit before :P. I didn’t have full on hunger yet but was ready to eat and do my hw. I had a breaded chicken tender and about 1.5 servings of Wheat Thins Chips w/ 1T of honey mustard before I sat down to dinner. Then w/ my family I ate 1/3c of broccoli, 2 hot dogs (w/ 1 piece of whole wheat bread) & 1T of mustard & ketchup, 1.5 kabob skewers (chicken/pork), & 1 cup of brown rice with 1/2T of butter & salt. After this I felt pretty full, a bit past comfortable but I didn’t make a big hassle about it because almost all of it was healthy food & not desserts like I have done in the past. I ate kinda quickly and wasn’t patient to wait to sit down w/ family before I snacked… & did chew & really enjoy the flavors of the food & chewed enough but kinda got caught up in the idea of just having worked out and that has always made me eat a bit past hunger because I feel that I need to eat a bit more than usual to restore my body w/ what I worked off- I know this isn’t necessarily true though because I should still only eat til comfortably full and listen to my body more closely, but oh well it’s over with & I followed hunger cues almost all day earlier so I’m happy with my eating! Day 15 – Success!!

    #92419

    tobebingefree
    Participant

    everyone keeps talking about kashi bars, what are they?! i don’t think we get them here. well done on 2 weeks + 1 day kimwhit :) you’re doing great xxx

    #92420

    charlie
    Participant

    FABULOUS NEWS!!!

    You are doing so well. Perhaps you can begin to reduce the importance that food has in your life? You seem to over-analyse everything and it must occupy a lot of your time? You are doing great – eating what you want, when you feel hungry and stopping when full. Take the power away from food – spend the time on other aspects of your life?

    Hugs Charlie xx

    #92421

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    Yes, I agree CHarlie but food actually hasn’t been stressing me or having as much power lately– though it may seem so in my posts. I am beginning to be more normal with food and focus on work and other things easily without obsessing about it… I do frequently think about food but it is not as much negative and more so about the possibilities of what I could cook/make/eat. I guess I am mainly analyzing it so much when it comes to recording my food- because in the moment I don’t really make a big deal about food at all anymore, & just do it when it comes to reviewing my day & am a bit hard on myself. I guess that is a bit of a distraction though to think about food all of the time but it has gotten a lot better lately & I am more relaxed, but I will try to let go of some of those thoughts and focus on other things more… its kinda hard to though because I don’t have very many hobbies outside of school… and I can never find time to read or other things because of school work. Though once school ends in mid june I plan on trying to experiment w/ new hobbies as well as more outdoor activities I find entertaining— & might begin to do so more on weekends as well.

    Todays breakfast— woke up @ 7:00am wasn’t hungry- drank 1/2c of milk & 1T of malt powder (YUM!) and then grabbed a Kashi Honey Almond Flax bar to take to school for when I got hungry (Kashi is a brand of healthy, minimally processed items such as cereals/granola & granola bar, etc… they have low sugar content and I think all products include their special mix of 7 Whole Grains & include often different sources of protein such as almonds, flax & etc– they are very good and a lot better than the traditional sugar laden granola bars sold in stores)

    I ate the Kashi bar at 9:00Am when I wasn’t getting really hungry.

    @ Lunch @ 11am — no exactly hungry yet— turkey/cheese wrap w/ lettuce, black olives, sweet pickles, tomatoes, italian dressing, & a little mayo. Also bought a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich (nestle) because it looked really good :D felt a bit past full but not too uncomfortable.

    afterschool had an hour of history review, then went to pick up my car from the shop & then went to the YMCA to workout a bit ( only an hour though because I also had to run the mile in school today)– did a little cardio but was already tired, then did arms & abs.

    I ate dinner at 6:10pm— 2 small pieces garlic sourdough bread w/ butter, then a egg/cheese sandwich on two more pieces of garlic sourdough bread w/ a little fat-free ranch & mustard, 1 medium banana w/ 1T peanut butter, yoplait strawberry yogurt light, and 2 medium chocolate chip cookies– felt past full, but not uncomfortable.

    Feel good about today, was very relaxed on food & have been starting to feel less distracted by it as I said earlier. I also haven’t really had extreme cravings for sweets.. though I did indulge today & did so gladly :D yummy.

    Thank you all for the continued support– DAY 16!!

    #92422

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    Day 17= success! not going to most my meals anymore unless I feel it is necessary to track the amounts but I have been eating what I want! Today I have been way to analytical of my eating and the calories but I didn’t let that make me binge & actually have no urge to overeat really ever anymore. I only have a problem with eating when Im not necessarily hungry yet on some days but I KNOW I am not perfect, I am just stressing about prom and everything and the idea of gaining weight still… in time I will get over this & won’t let it effect me but until then I guess I just need to leap my focus/thoughts off of food constantly

    #92423

    kimwhit12
    Participant

    actually, just gonna leave my posts to contain a brief summary of my thoughts/feelings & what Ive eaten.

    9am woke up— ate a reduced fat blueberry muffin w/ 1/3c milk about 20 min later

    10:15–went to gym w/ my dad 35 min cardio, 25 minutes arms/abs/legs

    1:15pm– 3 pieces garlic sourdough bread, 2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 1/2c plain greek yogurt w/ 2/3cup frozen peaches & 1T honey, + 4 keebler shortbread cookies. Ate a bit too much because I was pretty full… but was okay

    3pm-5:30pm had to go to my brothers confirmation

    5:45– split a piece of marble cake w/ whipped cream frosting w/ my mom at the reception after his confirmation

    7:30– ate at ground round for dinner– ate 2 nachos, then cajun chicken breast w/ 1cup mashed red potatoes, & 1cup steamed broccoli.

    drank at least 10 cups of water today also.

    Day 18= Successful!! 3 weeks on Tuesday

    #92424

    charlie
    Participant

    Hi!

    You are doing AMAZING girlie! I wasn’t criticising the length of your posts but by letting go of the analysing you are letting go of the ED :D That said, the great thing about this forum is that you can write about things in as much detail as you want. If it helps you – then keep doing it. I will keep reading :wink: Can you believe you are coming up 3 weeks BF?!!! Sooooooo proud of you.

    Hugs C xx

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