Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Be your own best friend!

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.  :-)

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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."


Anonymous said...

Taking one day and eating more can actually help your weight loss efforts! Awesome that you tracked it and are writing about it. We have to experience things, acknowledge them, and let them go. Onward and upward!

Jill said...

Hug yourself.. that is from me!
Today is a new day!

Mariebop said...

I usually tell myself "I can't stress over something I can't undo. I just need to learn from it and move on."

Lori Lynn said...

I like your last suggestion. I hope it worked!

Katie said...

Leah, I love this post! I think it's so important to treat yourself like you'd treat your best friend--with love and respect.

And you're absolutely right. Binges happen to the best of us, and one bad day of eating will not make you gain weight.

You are doing so well! I'm proud of you =)

Rae Jeannine said...

Great post and today is a new day!!! Thanks for sharing this with us :).

Florrie said...

I needed this today! I've had more bingey days than non-bingey ones recently, and am starting to get my act together again! Done a healthy food shop, made my meal plan, ON IT. :D

amiehutton@live.ca said...

Great Post :) Truly inspirational and very true.

Anonymous said...

Lovely post! "FAT" is not a feeling has totally struck a chord with me!

Katie said...

Leah, I miss you!