Last night, I binged. My MFP friends were all so supportive! It made me wonder why am so hard on myself, when I could be treating myself like I would treat others. I was inspired to create this list. Feel free to add to it in your comment. :-)
Things that I would say to my best friend if they told me that they had binged last night:
"It's okay! It happens to the best of us."
"Don't get hung up on the binge! Move on immediately."
"'Fat' isn't a feeling."
"What you eat doesn't make you 'good' or 'bad'".
"You tracked it! YAY!!! Think about all the times that you binged in the past and DIDN'T track. You have come so far."
"It wasn't even that bad. Remember all those times that you sat at home watching TV eating an entire (probably family-sized) bag of Ruffles with a whole jar of dip? Plus some Little Debbies? And that was just to tide you over until your Digiorno pizza was done cooking? Oh yeah, and you hadn't exercised at all that day? Think about how far you've come since THEN."
"One binge is NOT going to ruin your diet. You will NOT gain a pound from an extra 1000 calories one day. You're going to be just fine."
"Aren't you PMS-ing? Give yourself a break. It could have been much worse, and you know it."
"Drink some water. Eat something nutritious when you feel hungry again. Exercise a bit more tomorrow. You'll be just fine."
"Go blog about it. You will feel better."