"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Sickly Confession

It's confession and learning time here. I'm confessing and hopefully you're joining me in learning from my mistakes. :)

Short Story: I ate so much sweets on Friday I was literally sick to my stomach by bedtime.

Long Story:
Friday I kind of went through the day with a "I don't care" attitude in regards to food. We had a potluck at lunch and I ate a nice big plate of greek salad that I took (spring greens, roma tomatoes, calamata olives, feta cheese and italian dressing) with a few small bites of some pasta dishes.

But then there was the most decadent chocolate gooey cake with caramel, whipped topping for frosting and chopped nuts and peanut butter cups sprinkled on top.

Let me say that the first bites were heavenly and I greatly enjoyed them.

Had I stopped there I would've been fine, but I didn't. That was the beginning of an afternoon of bites of sweets here and there. They were just bites, but nonetheless, they were too many bites. Included were bites of chocolate cheesecake, an orange cupcake with a homemade butter frosting and brownies.

My dinner and then a snack when I stopped by a friends were both fried, fatty foods. Then I came home to finish off my evening with more brownie until I finally reached that point right before bed with a cup of milk and small brownie that I stopped and realized I wanted to be sick. I wrapped up the remainder of the brownie and got rid of it. I suddenly couldn't stand the sight of the brownies any more.

My stomach was upset and for the first time in a very long time I had eaten so much junk it made me sick. I actually can't remember the last time this happened.

I am not necessarily proud of this. It was a yucky feeling.

I'd like to say I didn't touch the brownies at all yesterday after that awful night, but I did.

I still ate more than necessary throughout the afternoon and evening, but I added fruit and healthier foods into my day along with water. So, I was a bit full of the brownies again last night, but not sickly full.

As of this morning I think I've had enough, and I've for sure had enough of eating myself sick on sweets. That was a feeling on Friday night that I don't want to experience again ever if I can help it.


  1. Counter confession.

    I eat like that two or three days a month. I don't like it when I overdo (like yesterday), but it gives me new focus for the week. And I don't feel it interferes that much with weight loss or maintenance. Sure, the scale's bad the next day, but if you go forward eating a clean, reasonably spare diet from there on, you do continue to lose over time. Especially if you're exercising. The trick is not to chain those days together.

  2. I can relate to this post....I have not had to face this in a while but if I have to again I hope I can have as positive of an attitude as you do!!!

    Thanks for sharing this Leah!

  3. I just read through your last posts! I wonder if the urge to eat was a combo of hormones and frustration over the small gain?

    I know how frustrating that can be to overeat and almost feel out of control with your choices.

    Stay strong!

  4. I had a hard time sleeping last night,
    Both my husband AND i did this yesterday..
    i was sick all night..
    I am sorry it happened to you also..

  5. great recovery! you're back on track now. i know that feeling of regret when suddenly you feel sick and you know it'll be hours before you feel better. hope you're 100% today!

  6. I hate that feeling!! I hope you have a great week!