Thursday, January 30, 2014

Anxiety Binge

It's been a while since I've felt the urge to binge. Last night, however, I felt the urge and gave in to it.

Wednesday, January 29th

Breakfast: 1 package quaker brown sugar maple instant oatmeal, 1 banana
Lunch: Mindy's Turkey Chili
Snack: 1 peanut butter cookie, 2 pieces sponge candy, 2 oz. lays original chips
Dinner: 1/4 cup bertolli alfredo sauce, 1 oz. fettuccine, 3 oz. baby shrimp
Snack: 4 hershey kisses, 1/4 cup wegmans beach mix, 2 servings old wisconsin turkey snack bites, 5 homemade coconut shrimp (from mother-in-law)

Workout: 15 min. strength training

Calories in: 2,142 calories
Calories out: 50 (totally guessing)

I went a little crazy with the after-dinner snacking. One of the things that made me stop with my binge was the reminder that I would have to write everything out that I ate for the day, on my blog today. The damage could have been much worse, otherwise!

I felt myself getting anxious because I felt like I was getting sick. My husband currently has bronchitis and is taking antibiotics. I got really nervous when my throat began to feel irritated last night. I could feel my ears and nose draining down my throat. I am leaving for my cruise in 8 days, and I do not want to be sick for my vacation! The anxiety got the best of me, and I began to eat my feelings.

Since I wasn't feeling well, I decided to lay down at 7 p.m. and didn't wake up again until my husband came home from his night class. I went straight up to bed after that, and slept until my alarm went off. 11 hours of sleep, and I was still feeling tired. However, my throat did not hurt. Praise God, I am not sick! Only 8 more days of staying healthy around all the sick people at work (and around my sick husband). If I can make it to my cruise without getting sick, it will be a miracle!

Last night's dinner was a bowl of comfort food.

Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp.

Have you ever suffered from emotional eating/binge eating? What tactics help you stop?
My intense accountability has been helping, a lot!


  1. Sometimes I give in too, when I'm feeling overwhelmed. Personally, not have my "binge" foods in the house has been about the only thing to help me. Nothing to eat, can't overeat!

  2. Oh man, I have been known to give in to the binge when I'm feeling anxious!
    Try taking some vitamin C everyday or get some of that Airborne stuff. It'll help fight off anything AND it should help you feel less anxious if you know you're extra defended against colds!

  3. Do you use whole wheat pasta when you make pasta? Switching from "white" products to whole wheat (bread, pasta, rice) can give you a nutritional boost which also includes regulating blood sugars. This can reduce the feeling of needing to binge eat.