Monday, 17 March 2014

A Few Cashews Too Far... and then some

I've been throwing myself a pity party. My biggest issue is using food to cope with feelings. There is damage but it's been better this time around. In the past I would have crappy food all day, eaten take-out every night, burgers, pizza and Chinese food, I would snacked on bags and bags of snacks. Yesterday, as I finished the last cashew out of the bag, I said to myself: That's it, pity party's over! 

For full disclosure, here's the crap I ate over the course of this past week:

  • 4 cups plain chips
  • 12 onion rings
  • 3 high quality chocolate bars
  • 1 low quality chocolate bar
  • 3 cups ice cream
  • assorted sweet snacks at a St. Pat's party we couldn't get out of on Saturday (5 cookies, 3 small slices of different kinds of cake)
  • 4 popsicles
  • 3 griddled bacon and cheese sandwiches
  • 3 cups cashews (roasted and salted)
Yes indeed, I kept track. I'm not sweeping this under the rug. Why should I?

I know that this snacking is doing me absolutely no good, physically and mentally.  It's over. 

Today was a good day. Ate on plan, exercised, worked up a sweat, felt good. Now to repeat, again, again and again! 


  1. That's an awful list. Good you came clean, but holy hell. I'm not going to say its okay. Or that you will do better next time. Because I don't know. Will you? Only you can decide. tough love here. You need to get a couple of good books on emotional eating. This makes me sad. :(

    1. Thanks for your concern Gwen. I've been seeing a counsellor to help me to get through this latest emotional blow.

  2. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move forward. No need to look back. Summer is coming Nikki! :)

    1. I agree wholeheartedly :)
      Here's hoping summer comes quickly!!! It's supposed to snow, then more freezing rain :(