Week 1: I ate only until full (MAJOR accomplishment for me)
Week 2: Counted calories (any and all calories; even if I went over)
I know they both seem really “easy”, but let me explain.
I am a binge eater to the fullest extent of a binge eater.
- I binge when I’m happy.
- I binge when I’m sad.
- I binge out of boredom.
- I binge when I know I have a lot to do.
I just want everyone to know it has taken more than a mere week to overcome this. I don’t want to discourage anyone (EVER) from thinking it takes an ounce of willpower.
This has been an accumulation of all my suffering and past binge-ing experiences (there are numerous blog entries imported from my old site; if you have the time/patience, take a gander).
This changed the way I felt, changed the way I thought and even changed the way I view myself.
The first week, I counted all calories I ingested. It made me stop and think about what I was about to eat. I went over a few times, but not by that much.
At the end of Week 2, I attended my TOPS meeting. I lost 9.75 pounds.
Again, this is due to me not eating the way I was during the “holidays”. This coming challenge this week is exercising 3 times a week at 20 minutes. Any sort of exercise.