That’s right, I said it, FAT! Oh boy do I feel fat right now. Three days of over indulgence in Atlantic City will do that to you. I wouldn’t say I ‘ate’ my way through vacation but I sure did increase my carb and fat intake with the fancy meals, decadent desserts and wine, oh the WINE! I did chose grilled veggie sandwiches over burgers and I split those desserts with the husband but man was I stuffed two nights in a row.
By day three I could feel myself getting fatter. My logical brains says “there’s no way you can gain 10 pounds in one day. I mean come one, you ARE wearing the same clothes.” However, the emotion side says, “Oh My GOD! I’ve gained 10 pounds. What did I do? Why oh Why did I eat that?!? What can I eat now, I’ve already ‘ruined’ the day.”
So as I sit here, I can’t lie, I feel fat. I know I’m not fat. I also know that these are the feelings that started my weight and body image problems in the first place. I need to accept what I ate. Recognize that I made some choices in the moment that were fun and tasted good but may have not been the healthiest and THAT’S OK. That’s LIFE. However, if I want to take back my confidence and feel good about myself then my diet has to return to it’s now normal state and NOW!
Yes, I’m talking myself through this right now. Yes, I still struggle with these feelings and I’m going to make the assumption that I’m not alone.
Sooo, I ask…
Do you ever just feel fat? In what situations? and how do you pull yourself out of the “feeling fat” funk?