I’m having a tough time with binge control right now. Thus my attitude is horrible right now, and those around me are getting receiving the full effect of it.
This morning I met with Dr. Dan, and we’ve worked up a new workout schedule to prevent the binge eating. He recommends that I work out first thing in the morning, then eat a healthy breakfast. Doing these two things in this order will set a positive tone for the day.
Right now, if I wake up tired and grumpy, I binge. As a result, it is very difficult to do what I am supposed to the remainder of the day. Binge eating is a vicious cycle in which I use food to feel good. Thus, it take more and more food to feel good. What happens is I feel good for 10 mins, feel guilty the remainder of the day, and gain weight. A lot of weight.
In addition to the morning workout and breakfast, I am going to fast for 24 hours every 3-4 weeks. This is to teach my mind what hunger feels like. I’ve done this once, and it wasn’t terrible.
My day today is all about surviving it. I woke up this morning, felt like crap, and binged. Also, my weight is up like 15 lbs from my recent binges. I did workout after meeting with Dan. I didn’t want to start my shift at work with the guilt of a morning binge. So, I walked approximatly 2.5 miles, then stretched.
Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I’ll be either walking or cycling, then eating a healthy breakfast.
Cheers to a good Thursday for you (well, us).