Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday: SDos Wk 2

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansWell, I'll admit it: I did even WORSE sticking to the plan this past week.

For the first half, anyway. I'm still having a real problem with evening snacking. Actually, evening GORGING is probably a more accurate word for what transpired on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.

By Thursday morning, I felt so disgusting that it wasn't a problem at all to do without food 'til suppertime. (I switched my week around a bit so that my kids wouldn't see me starving myself fasting) Not only that, but I was incredibly disgusted with myself when I stepped on the scale for the "fun" of it, and discovered that in just 48 hours, I'd packed on 2.8 lbs!!! I was heavier than my starting weight 2 weeks ago!! Ugh.

Needless to say, I desperately needed to be very self-disciplined for the rest of the week. I managed to pull off a loss from last week, but once again, it could have been SO much more impressive if I'd been sticking with the program the entire time!

Technically, I lost a total of 4 lbs this week, but because almost all of that weight got packed on AFTER last week's weigh-in, it only amounts to a loss of 1.2 this week. And I know, I know, you're going to say, "Hey, a loss is a loss ~ you did great!" but I know I failed at controlling myself until I got desperate.

Don't get me wrong ~ I'm thankful for the loss, but moderation is never going to be a habit if it only happens out of desperation!

In my Bible reading this last week, I came across a sentence in Ecclesiastes that kinda pricked my conscience a little: "The man who fears God will avoid all extremes." (Ecc. 7:18b, NIV) So in other words, bingeing, and then starving to counter the effects of the bingeing, is evidence that I am not completely under God's control.

Definitely something to chew on this week...

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Stillmary said...

I definitely feel your angst I've got that 'gorging' thing going on too. Like a desperation to eat. I don't get it but, like you, I will conquer it. You're right. The key to all things is moderation!!!

Carrie said...

I have the night time hunger too, but I try to keep in mind that I only need to do this one day at a time. Also that going to bed a little hungry lets you wake up and little hungry and ensures that you eat breakfast which is so important. Besides that I am trying to set a good example for my husband and son so not eating at night has an added benefit. You can do it.

Anonymous said...

A loss is still a loss. And it's great you pumped the brakes, took control, and headed towards a positive direction!!

It may help if you think about why you are gorging? Any thoughts? Sometimes our bad eating habits are just ways we deal with other challenging emotions.

Brooke said...

just don't give up on yourself or God! you can totally do this