Regrettable Eating Moment

Submitted by Chrissie Field on Sat, 04/29/2006 - 11:36pm.

So - how do you come back after eating 1/2 a pint of Haggen Das Chocolate Chocolate Chip? Yes - in a moment of "why me" weakness I pulled the ice cream out of the freezer and ate half the pint. I won't bore you with the "why" - we all know why - long week, hormonal craving, feeling like I deserved it and that it would make me feel better - if only for a minute - the list goes on. But - what do you do just moments afterwards? What do you do when you have that sense of regret - with that feeling that you've lost control? Well, first I layed down on the couch to wallow in the disappointment. I dozed for an hour and promised myself that I wouldn't eat anything but vegetables for the rest of the day, and that it would never happen again. But then - it dawned on me that I could do better than that - I could get up and go for a long walk. Now, I know I can't burn off the 600 calories - but I could burn off 300 of them - and that's a whole lot better than nothing. So I walked - and not only was it good for my body - but it was good for my head. I took back some control. And rather than feel like a blew the whole day - I know I did something good for myself in the end.