I'm happy to report that I haven't binged in nine days.
This past weekend was completely solid. I ate sesame chicken and cream cheese wontons, but I was totally in the driver's seat. Instead of inhaling as much of the fried goodness as I could possibly store in my gut, I only had a small portion of each. It's nice to finally be reunited with my friend moderation.
My "no binging" success can be attributed to the addition of a new element in my diet. Basically, I eat seven small meals a day. One of those seven meals can be used on "junk food". Now, If I decide not to use that meal on some ice cream or whatever my heart desires, I can take those calories and add them to my "junk calories" for the following day.
Say I have 400 junk calories (one meal) to spend on junk food. If I don't use them, then the next day I would have 800 junk calories. My daily calorie allowance of 2800 would stay the same, of course.
By utilizing this new feature in my diet, I am still eating healthy 85% of the time or six days out of the week. I found out that I really need a structured diet for success---that's just the way I am. If I don't have a concrete plan with numbers, I might as well just throw in the towel. I'm giving myself a set number of calories to spend on junk food, and so far it's working.
So yeah, I'm back to counting calories again lol. I just can't live without it I guess, but I don't mind really. After all, it's kind of second nature now. I'm just really hoping for continued success with this new approach. If it ever stops working for me though, I will be sure to read that crucial letter to myself.
Lastly, my CT scan is tomorrow. It's gonna be such a hassle...Bah. Whatever. I'm not gonna sweat it.