I had a Christmas Party last night, and I was STARVING!!!! I finish eating lunch around 1pm, and it was already 6pm. I didn’t want to arrive at the party over-hungry, so I went home and had some protein… turkey I think. THEN I headed for the party. Since I go to this party every year, I know what is the “good stuff” to eat. I chose some of those, and then had 2nds on a few items. Soon I was full. Not satisfied, but FULL. Then, I tried to focus on the social aspect of the party. Not my cup of tea, but I gave it the old college-try.
I soon went home, and wanted to eat. It’s possible I had a tiny bit of physical hunger. I ate peanut M&Ms. I had half a bag that I had portioned out yesterday. Afterwards, I thought, “Wow, I feel better after eating only half a bag!” However, there was another bag around the corner shouting my name. I had another half bag & really felt done. But, the screaming continued!!!
I decided to try a new technique that I decided I would practice. I need to go inside myself and inquire as to how much calm do I have in my body right now, and how much anxiety. Well, there was a lot of anxiety! I also realized I was fatigued and tired!!! Bad combination for potential binge eating!
So, I decided to BREATHE instead of eat.
This is very big for me. I never decide to breathe. Someone suggested I try that this week, and I did for the heck of it. And this time… it worked! Soon after, I headed for bed.
It was a good experience, & I intend to keep it in my pocket of good experiences, so I can draw upon it in future situations.
Breathing: 1 Bingeing:0