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Binge eating and re-starting Whole30

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Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a good day.  Made it a week.  At last!  Long day and just crawled home and ready to fall face forward.  Food today --- Omelet with tomatoes, spinach and avocado, big salad with chicken, sweet potato, brussels sprouts and avocado and then left over pork, squash and other vegetables with big dollop of homemade mayo and an apple.  Tomorrow I have to plan my Thanksgiving meal,  The objective will be to keep it as easy as possible!

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CONGRATS @hmg1993!!! So awesome! Keep it rolling! I made it through today, but it wasn't easy. The store was good. I wanted to buy fruit and other things that seemed compliant but satisfying, and then I told myself the only reason I want the fruit is because I am craving sugar. Not because it's what I truly want. So I didn't buy anything remotely sweet or that could be snacked on. BUT, I did come home and start to munch too much. Ate lots of coconut with cacao bar, leftover sweet potato with butter, salt, and cinnamon, and then pesto zoodles and way too many country style ribs for dinner. I have a headache and feel overloaded, but overeating here and there is way better than caving and eating the chocolate bar that I was eyeing in my fiances "section" of the pantry (I put his sweet and snacky stuff in a top shelf not so visible for me)... and then probably not stopping there. I'll take today as a win. Another day of working on mindfulness, getting in tune with my thoughts, behaviors, and triggers, and how I can learn to change my responses. And even the fact that I am slowly learning how to stop after I have had too much is good for me. Usually it would be "ugh I am so full, but I still want sweets, so might as well bc ive already failed and ate too much." Now I think way more differently and have conscious debates in my head and try to pick the smart answer as much as possible. I think the "good side" of my brain that wants to NOT binge is becoming a little more present each day. 

Anyways, food today: small piece of frittata, leftover rosemary sweet potatoes, sauteed veggies, half an avocado; leftover sheet pan chicken and veggies, a salad with some of the other leftovers of chicken thigh, veggies, and avocado, and then the stuff listed above. Lots of food, but it could be WAY worse. Ok, I'm going to bed now. Gotta be at work at 5:30 tomorrow. blahhhhh. 

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Another tough day. Not proud of myself for this one. Not beating myself up either, but I could have been more present and mindful. Didn't sleep at all last night, had to be at work so early, it was so freezing and I didn't pack good enough foods today. I had a small salad that looked very unappetizing and I didn't end up eating, a very small portion of leftover chicken and zoodles, and a small sweet potato. I had breakfast super early so I felt so hungry by like 9. And when I get too cold, I always get cravings for warm hearty food and it was intense this morning. I fought it all day, but I had my wallet with me and that was my downfall. I still only ate technically whole30 foods (not really though bc they were the packaged stuff like rx bars, dried fruit, plantain chips, etc.), but I shouldn't be having that stuff, oh and way too many nuts and fruit. Went to the store on the way home, bought more snacks and now i'm at home feeling so sick. I know being tired makes it hard, but I feel like I used that as my excuse today. I told myself it was ok bc I was cold and tired and needed something to make me feel good. Next time I guess I will know to watch out for these triggers, and I already knew it would be an issue soon bc it always was last year, but I'll try and prepare myself better from now on. And no more credit card at work. It was an accident today, and a very unfortunate one. 

Hope everyone else had a better day than I did! I am going to head to bed early and hopefully get a better nights rest and wake up feeling ready to keep pushing through this. 

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@Dragonslayer  Being cold and tired is like kryptonite.  But you're clearly using this as another piece of information and can adjust accordingly -- bring more food and layers.  And on the food, I know it's tough to do but maybe think about bringing things that really appeal and taste good rather than leftovers.  There's a new frittata recipe I've seen that looks relish where you use roasted red peppers (from a jar), arugula, dairy free pesto (Just put lots of basil and parsley plus a quarter cup of walnuts and a teaspoon salt in a blender.  Pour in olive oil until it has the consistency you like) and eight eggs.  Saute the arugula and peppers,  Put in a bowl, add the pesto to your liking and then mix in the eggs and bake for about 30-40 mins.  Something like that might be super easy to pack.  Hope you have a better day today.  Day nine for me and trucking along. 

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@hmg1993 I’m making that tonight. Sounds amazing. And I actually already have some pesto I made from the other night so it’s perfect. And yes I agree with the food. It was really because I ran out of my sheet pan leftovers (that were still super good heated up), and then also ran out of my frittata from earlier in the week. Salad just doesn’t cut it in the winter. I’m gonna have to start doing crock pots of stuff too. It’s just gotta be warm and satisfying in some way when I’m in that state. And @littleg that’s actually an amazing idea. I can definitely bring small containers of coconut cream and add it to the coffee we ALWAYS have brewing. And spices as well. I’ve never tried that cause I always just have black coffee in the morning and usually i don’t like to drink more during the day, or have tea, but yesterday I think that would have been perfect. Thanks for the ideas ladies! Stomach is totally “F”ed this morning (to be expected), but I got up super early because I wasn’t sleeping anyways and made a quick sautéed sausage peppers onions some hard boiled eggs and another container with leftover venison green chile. All foods that will be much more satisfying today I think! Hope you both have a great day and are still going strong! 

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