I’d think I had PMS. I haven’t had PMS since the last time I bitched on this blog back in March about my periods, or mostly lack thereof.
I had a pretty crummy day today. I thought that it started out pretty good. I had an odd dream this am that left me feeling somewhat hopeful about a particular situation. But as the day wore on and the more I thought about it, the more I accepted that it was just a dream and was more a reflection of my own wishes and not really a predictor of my desired outcome. That brought me down a bit, but I can live with that.
Then I was very busy at work and at one point became a little overwhelmed.
I was rained on during both the commute into work and home.
I had to take my work laptop back to the office today. My back was killing me from carrying it around.
I left my debit card at home and could not pay for my coffee this am. That was embarrassing. Fortunately, I took my lunch to work and my fare card for the metro was fully charged, so I was good.
I came home and I was totally deflated and just wanted to cry.
Normally, this kind of day would have been enough to trigger a binge attack for me, and it did. Fortunately, I did not succumb. I almost did. I gathered up change out of my change jar and I went down to the market in my building. Now, the market in my building is a dangerous place for a food addict, and my apartment is immediately above the store. They have chips, eggs and bacon, more chips, sodas, beer, wine, frozen foods, frozen pizzas, cookies, crackers, candy bars…all the junk food you could want. And I used to shop there a lot.
I stood there with my fistful of quarters looking around the store, and I couldn’t do it. I could not buy the horrible junk food I was craving. I really wanted chips or pretzels, but I couldn’t make myself buy them.
Instead, I bought a box of saltines and some spaghetti sauce. I then made 5 saltines mini pizzas for dinner, and yes, that is a bariatric-approved meal. It was actually recommended to me in the diet plan provided by the surgeon’s office. The tomato sauce counts as a vegetable and the cheese as protein. The saltines are really just filler food. I also had a side of string cheese to make sure I had enough protein.
I’m still feeling kind of blah today, but at least I know I’m not totally helpless against the binge monster. I fought it off today. That makes me feel hopeful that I will be able to fight it off again in the future.