Overcoming restriction one breakfast at a time.
|July 7, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Disordered Eating|
HAPPY THURSDAY friends!! Hope you’ve all had an amazing day!! I’m going to talk a little bit about my disordered eating past today for the first time…aaah!
I have to tell you right now about my REALLY exciting run!!
Eeee no pain!! So tomorrow I might be able to tackle the ROAD if it’s still feeling good, and then a track tempo hopefully on Saturday aaah!! I also did a New Rules weights workout later in the day, and even though I’m only on the second week, I’m seeing strength gains already!
THAT bowl of deliciousness my friends, is banana oatbran pudding topped with a half chocolate and vanilla Alpro soya puddings and a crumbled PB choc chip cookie from yesterday. Not even kidding, this seriously was the best breakfast ever. You can’t beat dessert for breakfast
I am a girl with a huge sweet tooth. I’m sure that’s totally new information for you
There was a time- a sad sad time- where I didn’t eat what I wanted to. Shall we do an oatmeal comparison? Not sure I really want to repost this, but here goes:
That was what my breakfasts used to look like. Mmmm, looks good right? 1/4 cup oats cooked in water topped with 2 tbsp of raisins. Aaah those were fun times.
Back then, breakfast wasn’t something I looked forward to. I knew exactly what I would have. I didn’t really enjoy it, and it certainly wasn’t exactly what I wanted to have. I wouldn’t have EVER had a breakfast like this one from last week:
1/2 cup oats? Milk not water? Chocolate in breakfast? BANANA too?! Ok, panic time!!
And this really would’ve sent me over the edge:
Chocolate banana PB pizzert. I think I would’ve passed out.
That restriction didn’t end well. I was unhappy, and ignoring my cravings and refusing myself what I really wanted only lead to bingeing. Which then led to more restriction. And so the cycle continued.
To break it, I had to listen to myself. I had to ignore the voice screaming at me to put down the calorific banana and instead eat that yellow goodness that I wanted so badly.
Banana on my cereal!! And the day that I first had banana oatmeal.:
(Oooh snow outside there!)
And gradually, over time, I wasn’t afraid to eat what I wanted. Listening to your cravings and eating what you want is so darn FREEING.
And so frigging delicious too.
And now I have no problem at all.
I wake up and think about exactly what I want. It is the most important decision of the day after all
And whether I decide I’m craving a yoghurt mess with a giant PB spoon…
…or pancakes drizzled with syrup and chocolate chips…
…and I have whatever I want, and it keeps me healthy and makes me HAPPY
Oh, and bananas and me? We’re best friends now.
What’s your Best Breakfast Ever? Definitely today’s banana oatbran pudding topped soya puddings and a crumbled PB choc chip cookie!!
Have you ever had these sort of experiences? Or do you have them now?
Are you a banana person? I LOVE bananas now and have them every day!! Can’t believe they were ever a fear food!!
Have an AMAZING day friends, and stay tuned for an awesome giveaway tomorrow!!