Last week was an awful week for me. I had several days of binges and each of those days I told myself I could continue binging for the rest of the day because “I might as well finish it”. It made me realize that I don’t have to wait for a new day for a fresh start. I can make a fresh start at anytime throughout the day. Why should I continue to indulge in a toxic behavior if I know it’s not good just to finish out the day? I need to just stop and decide to have a fresh start in that moment immediately following a binge. If I continue the behavior I will continue to think it is ok and any negative effects will be worsened the next day because I let the binging get out of hand.
I’m not sure where my “might as well finish it” mindset came in. I’m trying to get rid of it and instead of finishing that bag of chips or candy allowing myself to stop and save that food for later or throw it out. I think sometimes I finish because I don’t want to waste the food and I know if I finish it I can’t eat it the next time a binge comes along. Instead, I need to either work on my will power or work on my fear of wasting food. I am planning on working on both.
In conclusion, anytime of the day can work as a fresh start after binges. You don’t have to finish off your day with bad decisions. You will make better decisions the next day if you just stop and make a fresh start immediately after a binge. You will also feel a lot better about yourself!