You know what's great about today? It's a new day!
I was thinking about overeating yesterday (and, I'll admit it, the day before), and considering not only what I could have done differently, but why it happened. Most importantly, I think I needed to use my resources and connections. I should have called S, a friend who has lost 25 pounds in 6 months! She would have given me a chance to voice my feelings toward food and life, and then talk me out of eating that last soft pretzel. I also need to be more intentional about food (and life in general). If I had noticed I was feeling lonely, and that's why I was eating, I would have been able to stop that thought process IN PROCESS, rather than recognizing it during reflection later. I feel proud that I figured out what caused overeating yesterday, even if it was after the food was consumed. Recognizing my triggers helps me stop them. And I haven't had a really fat day in a while.
A Fat Day for me isn't feeling fat, but acting fat. I sacrificed my body for my emotions yesterday. I ate until I felt ill (and spent a bitof money doing it) because I felt lonely. Acting fat is emotional eating mixed with bad food choices, and unhealthy decisions.
Ironically, I didn't need to feel lonely. I had a support system in place for this exact situation, I just forgot about it and didn't use it. By being intentional about what I do and think, I hopefully will be able to similar situations. I am lucky to know who I know, have what I have, and live this great life.