Monday, March 05, 2007

Back from the land of Binge

Yes, that Binge, with a capital B.

I can't believe I did this, but I fell headfirst into a lot of garbage carbs! I'm not going to go into details....partly out of embarassment of what I ate. Let's just say Easter is around the corner, and the stores are well stocked!

Anyway I'm back. I decided I had to start this out with a fast, so I'm fasting today and part of tomorrow. I'll start eating again tomorrow at lunch.

I know lots of people will fron on this method, but for me it works. I'll fast for 24-30 hours, then start eating again, keeping to "intervention" level carbs for a week or so, then moving to "transition", where I'll stay until I get to maintenence.

Fasting breaks the cycle for me, especially when I go on a bad binge like I did this time. It's been a tough day. Telling myself that I'm fasting....then wanting to have something. But, I stuck with coffee, tea and water and I'm good now. I probably won't even be hungry tomorrow, but lunch will taste soooooo good! I'm thinking Caesar Salad at my favorite place near work, Baba Ghanoush (Cary, NC).

I've also set a new goal. I'm trying to get up to Massachusetts again this summer. One of my "adopted" daughters (my DD's friend) is getting married and I want to see it happen!!! I also want to have ankles that I want to show off. I want to get a sexy summer dress to wear. I want to look GOOD!!!

So here's my goal. Today is March 5, 2007 and by August 6, 2007 I want to loose 50 pounds. That sounds like a lot, but it's not too bad. That's 5 months to loose 50 pounds. That's 10 pounds per month. If I stick with my plan and do my exercising, I should be fine.

Not sure just yet what I'm going to be doing for exercise, the first few days after a binge I'm usually not good for much. Right now, stick with walking the dogs, and I'll figure out what else by the end of the week. I have to get my weight bench out of my son's room so I can get back into my strength training.

I'd really like to set a size goal, rather than weight, but I have NO idea what size I'll be when I get to goal. I know I'll at least be a size 14, but no idea if any lower. I'm 5'8" and good size build, so I know I'll never be a size 2. And if I ever DO get down to a size 2 there is something SERIOUSLY wrong with the sizes they sell today! LOL

I'll post my weight ticker and exercise goals later this week. I wanted to commit to this and now I have to get to sleep!!!


Fat Victoria said...

Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog. :)

I'm 5'7" and currently a 10. When I get down to where I want to be I will fit an 8.

Sparky's Girl said...

Good for you getting back on track! I've done the very same thing many times. Sometimes you just fall on your face. The failure happens when you don't get back up! I'm looking forward to "watching" you shrink! :0)

Cindy said...

Wow! maybe there's hope! LOL I have never fit into an 8, even when I was thin!!! My wedding dress(sizes usually run larger) was a size 10 and I was thrilled about that same time I was wearing a 12 in "regular" stores.

I'll be happy at whatever size I can get into....I am just tired of carrying this extra weight!

Cindy said...

Sparky's Girl...thanks for the support! I have raised my kids telling them this...failure is only when you stop trying!!!

And I'm not willing to stop!!!

I am also facing surgery, likely within a year or so....and I really want to be in good shape when the time comes. It's abdominal, so all the more reason to loose this extra weight!!

Suzique said...

Oh, man...Been there, done that! The important thing is not to beat yourself up about it and just move on. Sounds like you've done that. We're all pulling for you to make your goal!

Cindy said...

nope, no beating Suzique....I learned a long time ago that is useless, and if anything, is MORE likely to lead to continued bingeing!!!

Thanks for your support!

Mr and Mrs Fat said...

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Cindy said...

I've been reading your blog for a few days....keep up the good work!

And thanks for the kind words, and for reading mine!

BG said...

Oh yeah, those candies are so appealing, aren't they? Today I bypassed them, though and opted for a super dark chocolate bar. It helped.

Keep up the good work. :)

Cindy said...

BG I have ChocoPerfection on hand for when I need it.

I avoid stores whenever possible, simply because I hate shopping. Makes it easier to avoid the nasties!