Weekly Weigh-In: Confessions of Binge Eating & Why I Tracked It

Alexis {Diva on a Diet}'s Official Weight Watchers Weigh In October 9, 2013Yay, I lost weight!!! Do I deserve it? Not so much. I know I said it was time to come back last week, but it wasn’t exactly time. It was close, but timing was definitely off.

I had a lunch BBQ at work and I went camping this past weekend. Even though we bring “healthier” foods like chicken dogs and baked chips, we end up eating other bad stuff, and there’s always a lot of alcoholic beverages. There was no getting up and running in the morning! (Ummm, not to mention I haven’t run still since the horrible 5K that I have yet to do a re-cap on… but that’s another story!)

So, I knew that I was not going to be tracking and didn’t end up having much time for working out, and it ended up being another “I’ll start next week” kind of deals. That was supposed to start Monday, but now I’m going for today… the start of my Weight Watchers week!

Now here’s the kicker. I basically ate like it was my last supper last night! And I’ll probably pay for that in the next few days! Yet it also cracks me up that I would actually eat these things when I am on plan! It was simply the amount that was over the top. Now it’s time to confess my sins…

Dinner was an entire bag of Trader Joe’s Gnocchi al Gorgonzola (which contains four servings!) and an entire bottle of Contadino Pinot Grigio Vivace. As if that wasn’t enough debauchery, I also snacked on Trader Joe’s Baked Crunchies and Trader Joe’s Baked Onion Rings… god knows how many! And for dessert, I had a French Vanilla Creme Power Crunch Protein Bar. But when that didn’t quite quell my sugar craving, I had two Fudgy Chocolate VitaCakes with Smucker’s Sugar Free Chocolate and Caramel Syrups, and Trader Joe’s House Whip. See, all products I actually have around the house because they are not so bad for you! It’s the binging that is happening all too frequently these days. :( Hopefully I am not the only one who has succumbed to the madness of binge eating after working so hard to lose weight!

So, I made myself put it in the Weight Watchers tracker this morning, even though my week was already over, and it came to an estimated 67 PointsPlus for dinner. Luckily I ate pretty light for breakfast and lunch, so the total was 77 for the day. To be quite honest, I have actually had worse days!

Why did I even bother tracking it? Putting things in the tracker even when it is bad and you don’t know exact amounts can help put things in perspective. I’m not proud of it by any means, but seeing that I have done worse, and I have done way better, let’s me forgive myself and also gives me motivation to do better this week. You just can’t stick your head in the sand, right?! I used to track pretty religiously when I was losing the weight. I used to tell others that was a key to my success. I need to get back to what works!

So binge forgiven. I am feeling really good about this week! There are no major social plans on the agenda, so I have no excuses! I do have time to work out and I will be able to eat right! Hell, I avoided a free cheese danish (and damn I love those things!) in the breakroom this morning, when yesterday I would have devoured it!

So how about you? Have you been a victim of a binge eating session? Have you been tracking? Have you forgiven yourself and kept trying? :)

Also keep your eyes out next week! My fabulous Weight Watchers twitter friend Dani (@IrishEyes1982) is hosting the first of what we hope to be many weekly Weight Watchers twitter chats! So hop online Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 8-9pm ET for #WWChat! I know I could use the support right now!

Weigh In Status: 16.5 lbs up from goal (you can see my entire weight loss log here)

 

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