Yesterday morning, I made a confession to all of you on Facebook. For those few sane people out there that are not on Facebook(I like fb but I think we can all probably agree there are both positives and negatives to it), here is what I posted:
(side note – I do post various messages/tips on Facebook that you may not see here on the blog so you are invited to “like” and follow me on Facebook too!)
Let me start by saying – oh did it feel great to be in the gym yesterday. I am one of those people that if my day starts well, I’m more likely to stay on track throughout the rest of the day. But, I DO have an excuse for missing the gym since Thursday!! My LEO left on a two week work trip on Saturday morning…boo hoo! A 5 day work trip I can handle but 2 weeks…2 weeks?!! Some of you are saying, “Well Kirsten, all the more reason to get your tush to the gym to get your mind off your LEO being gone” and I wouldn’t disagree with you one bit! But that didn’t happen, instead, I basically threw myself a pity party on Saturday and Sunday. I basically laid in my recliner and watched TV the entire weekend and left my house a total of three times: 1) to go to one of my volunteer commitments which I followed up with a Starbucks drink and three vanilla bean petite scones, 2) I went to a movie in which I consumed a small popcorn with butter, 3) Went to pick up a Papa Murphy’s pizza…but it was a thin crust…does that make it better?!
Many moons ago, I used to have bigger food binges than this. Many of those close to me actually may not know that I used to be a frequent binger (no purging though) and then feel horrible about myself for a week following. Do I feel guilty and horrible about myself because of the choices I made this weekend?? No, not really actually – it is what it is and I’m right back at it. And let’s be honest, I enjoyed consuming the popcorn and pizza on Saturday and Sunday even though my tummy wasn’t too happy with me afterward.
We all have our weaknesses, we all (or most of us) indulge once in a while…it’s not worth beating yourself up over though!(who wants to go out in public with a self-induced black eye anyway? that would be tough to explain to your friends!) Just get back on track! Those indulgences or binges will be less and less frequent and maybe one day, I’ll binge on broccoli or something…haha, yeah right!
How do you handle food temptations? Do you indulge/binge?