I am truly a mom over the top! I have been a compulsive overeater for most of my life. The first time I remember specific over the top eating behaviors was when I was 13 years old. That was 24 years ago. I started on this journey to health, to abstinence, to sanity in May, 2010. I hope that by blogging I can help, not only myself, but help others to know that they aren't alone. My tools on this journey are Overeaters Anonymous and SparkPeople.

I understand now

Why I felt guilty about eating half of a cake donut the other day.  Because I had been avoiding eliminating those types of food from my diet.  I didn't want to make the choice to never have trigger foods again.  My son was talking about Reese's today and I realized that the thought of Reese's makes me imagine eating an entire bag of miniatures.   I am going to eliminate high fat, high sugar foods from my diet and our home.  I could see the gears turning in my husband's head as I said I didn't think we would ever have them around again.  I hate that it has to come to this but if I was an alcoholic I would know that having one drink could destroy all of the progress of sobriety so I am going to remember that a Reese's or a donut could destroy all of the healthful benefits I gain from abstinence.  

We spent the afternoon swimming so I burned lots of energy off that way.  We ate lunch out and I budgeted lots of calories for the special occasion and stopped eating before I was full.  All in all it was a good day.


hyphenatedlady said...

Wow! Looking back this was such an insightful post. I won't beat myself up with regrets but sometimes re-reading your own words is a good thing. If only I had done so before my ankle surgery and every day since.

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