I’m a binge eater! I think it is high time to fess up to this and own it. I am not trying to mock people with eating disorders, or to down play the severity of their disorders, but I am one who occasionally suffers from the horror of binge eating.
Take last night for instance. I ate chicken and dumplings (homemade mind you) for dinner. With a small salad. With a homemade chocolate/butterscotch chip cookie. BUT……
I couldn’t stop there! Now we did eat dinner at 5:00 due to the hubster’s new work schedule, which would require another small meal/snack in between dinner and bedtime. This I know. However, I didn’t mean to continue to shove food in my mouth all night long.
I watched the Oscar’s last night, as I am sure many of you did, which means I was up late. Between dinner and bed I ate two more cookies, a scoop of frozen yogurt, popcorn, apple & nut butter, and a few crackers with part of a laughing cow cheese wedge. That is ridiculous!!
So let me back up a bit and say that I have been known to binge from time to time around the evening hours. Usually when I do this it is because I didn’t eat much that day (out and about not stopping to eat) and feel starved, or it is because I am craving something that I can’t get my hands on so I try to compensate. Neither one of those were the case last night. I think it was mainly from so much eating out and alcohol from the week/end.
You see we went to a Kid Rock concert Thursday night….what a blast….which means that we are dinner out, drank lots o beer, at brunch out Friday on the way home, had leftovers Friday night from Thursday, ordered fried chicken Saturday night due to a craving, had few more beers over the weekend, and finally ended it all with a super filling meal of homemade chicken and dumplings. My body hates me right now!!
It was a super fun filled weekend, but I really feel horrible now. My tummy was so yucky last night from all the junk I put in it 😦
But this made me realize that when I “fall of the wagon” I really fall. It isn’t usually a meal or two, it is an entire weekend. I know better than this. I know that one meal doesn’t have to derail your diet. I am thankful that I do not binge very often, and I pray for those that do have such an ugly disorder to cope with. I couldn’t even begin to understand how it would feel to live with this type of eating everyday of your life, so if you are a person that suffers from this please do not be offended by my post. I am not trying to make light of the situation, but for me I know that I can get this back under control. For that I am grateful!
So here is to getting back to a regular eating routine this week. Full of healthier foods, snacks, and plenty of water!! 🙂
Menu for the week:
- Monday – BBQ boneless ribs w/ spinach & apple salad
- Tuesday – Backstrap w/ potatoes & gravy for the hubby – grilled meat & sweet potatoes for me 🙂
- Wednesday – Chicken chili verde w/ cilantro lime rice
- Thursday – Spaghetti w/ clam sauce & greek salad
- Friday – leftovers
- Saturday – bday party
- Sunday – Spaghetti w/ meatballs or lasagna?? w/ garlic bread & cucumber/tomato salad