Tuesday, March 29, 2016


I binged like a fuckstick over the weekend.

I now have a chromium supplement to help with carb cravings.
We'll see.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Shopping Spree

It seems like I'm either spending my money on food or spending my money on things.

But I'd rather spend it on things than on food, I guess.
Day at home (Good Friday = Day Off) means lots of time on the computer. This is my last purchase, I swear.
I need a hobby that doesn't cost money.
Running doesn't cost money, but running hurts my shins. Maybe when I lose 60lbs.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


I'm pretty much in the swing of things right now.
I still have the urge to binge (particularly today, because it was a terrible, awful, no good, very bad, day at work), but I'm not acting on it.
Probably because this whole program is so damn expensive, and insurance probably won't cover it.
(I'm too scared to call them to see if they will. Because the doctor's office doesn't take insurance, so they would need to reimburse me, which is a lot more difficult than going through the office. At least for me it is.)

Anyhoo, yeah, Sammy, it's a metric fuck-ton of protein, and I'm actually surprised I'm not hating it. I like how my body feels when it is properly nourished, but my mind will always crave the foods that make me feel shit.
As for the actual brand, I'm not entirely positive, but I believe it's only available through a doctor. It's called Optifast, and my doctor's office has their own protein bars that they sell as well. Those taste way better, but they don't have the same amount of nutrients (mainly potassium), so I can't supplement those for the Optifast.
I'm doing high protein shakes, which have 26g of protein each, and all of my protein bars are between 14-15g of protein per bar. My nutritionist gave me some recommendations for other high-protein things, there's apparently a whole bunch available at supermarkets and such, you just have to check the labels. Beef jerky is really high in protein, too, I'm gonna get that for my night time snacks next week, I think.

I also chug water on the reg. I'm supposed to have about 64oz each day, but I've been getting in upwards of 120oz. Which is probably way too much, but whatever.

I love you all, and I appreciate all of you who still take the time to read my blog. I know I haven't been very active as of the past few years, and it seems like our numbers are dwindling a lot. I hope that's a good thing. I hope those people have managed to move on from food controlling their lives, and are now happy and healthy in the sunshine. That's what I like to believe.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Day 5

Day 5 of my no-carb, high protein life.
@Sammy, I know you were worried about the no-carb leading to bingeing... Surprisingly it hasn't yet. I have cheated a little bit each day (because I'm an asshole), having like a berry or two, or a pretzel,  a couple jellybeans, but nothing binge-worthy, and most of the day I'm actually pretty full (get's a little hairy around dinner time, but that's because I hate waiting for food to cook hahah).

(All of the following information may be incorrect. I am not a dietician or nutritionist, this is just how I learned it)
The way my nutritionist explained it to me, is that per gram, carbs and protein have about the same amount of calories. The difference is in the way your body digests them. Carbs get digested really fast, spike your blood sugar, and give you a really quick energy boost. Protein, on the other hand, is a little more difficult for your body to digest, and is more of a steady energy burn throughout the day.
So I eat high protein (at least 125g a day), and it's working pretty well, to be honest. I mean, it is only Day 5, so I dunno.

The eating every 4 hours is pretty easy, especially during the day. I have two different flavor shakes and two different flavor protein bars. They don't taste FANTASTIC, but they're manageable. I also have different flavorings I can put in the shakes. My favorite is peppermint extract in my chocolate shake, it tastes exactly like Girl Scout Thin Mints.

So anyway, that's my life.

Stopped my birth control because it was wrecking my face with horrendous acne. Seven days later, no active breakouts. Fuck you, Nuvaring.

Monday, March 21, 2016


So I started my program with this weight loss doctor.

It's high-protein, no carb.
I do meal substitutions for breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack (protein shakes and bars) and then for dinner, I have lean protein, veggies, and one serving of a healthy fat, like olive oil or some shit.
They have me at 1200 calories, to which the Restricting Me says, "No, that's way too much." Bingeing Me doesn't really care, because Bingeing Me avoids calorie counts like the plague.

But they ran tests and apparently my BMR is at 2500. Which is (according to them) really, really good. When the nurse saw that she said, "Wow, that's really great. This should be really easy for you!" I don't know how accurate that test is.

But I mean, yeah, fixing binge eating disorder. Super easy...

The PA I talked to said that if I was really struggling with the bingeing, they had a couple of different medications I could try. I'm down for that, but at the same time, I'm not. Because this is fucking embarrassing.

It's embarrassing to not have control over my own body and brain, to have to go to a doctor and say, "I need help. I can't control my eating."
Why is that so embarrassing? Why is that more embarrassing than admitting to a doctor that I used to cut myself? Or that I used to starve myself? Those confessions come right out. These new doctors are now the first doctors to learn about my disordered eating past, and that's a little scary.

Anyway, I've stayed up too late, so now I'm hungry again. So it's time to go to bed before I actually eat the whole kitchen.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

No more baby steps.

On Wednesday of next week, I have two hours of health-testing. Blood work, weigh-in, measurements, the works.

I am starting a medical weight loss program.
I am nervous.
I am excited.
I am nervous.