Wednesday, August 8, 2012


binge n.
1. a period of unrestrained, immoderate self-indulgence
2. a period of excessive or uncontrolled indulgence in food or drink

Last night, I binged on food at my moms house. I have many theories, however, I am not completely sure why I have no control over my eating habits while at my moms house. Last night, my mom invited my husband and I over for dinner. It sounded like a great idea because I had barely any groceries at our house. However, 3 bowls of spaghetti, 2 bowls of zucchini casserole, 1 slice of italian bread with butter and 2 cookie dough pop tarts later, it seemed as if it were a nightmare. I literally ate until I physically couldn't eat anymore. This happens so often when I go to my moms house! I don't know why.


1) I waited too long between meals - I was really hungry when I got out of work. I wasn't able to go straight to my moms house to eat after work because last night was the only time that I had available to get my nails done before my friend's wedding on Saturday. I didn't get to my mom's house until 7:00 p.m.

2) Mom's house is where it all began - even though it is not my moms fault  (I repeat, it is NOT my moms fault) that I became severely overweight while living with her, he house is where it all began. While living with my mom, sometime in my early teens, I began the vicious cycle of diet > fail > binge > diet.

3) Different food - my mom sometimes cooks and has different food in stock at her house; foods that I wouldn't/couldn't keep in my own house. Also, she makes different portions that I would. For instance, I know that spaghetti is tempting for me to binge on,so when I make it at home, I only make enough for my husband and I. My mom is cooking for a lot of people, so she always makes more than we usually will eat.

I can't really think of any other reason why I always have a strong urge to binge at my mom's house. Those are my theories, though. I have struggled with this urge for as long as I can remember, so even though my first theory sounds correct, it can't be the core reason.

What are your thoughts? Does anyone else have this problem when they visit their parents or some place in particilar?


  1. That is how I am with mt grandmas house. She's the one who taught me to cook and try new things. I love her cooking but I have no self control while there.

  2. When ever I go home or to a family function I also binge eat... its definitely hard when there is all the food that I don't buy at home because it is not "diet" friendly, as well as the huge amounts of food that they have. I am like you and only cook what I am going to eat, or enough for dinner and lunch the next day. The most important part is to not let this get you down. Tomorrow is a next day and you can start new!