Sunday, July 15, 2012
Ms V jogged my memory about a binge before sparking. I was in grad school and was trying a vegatarian lifestyle because I saw it as a superior way to feed my body. I was tired all the time and after 1.5 years, I gave up by ceremoniously frying a pound of bacon.
Well you know what comes next. Piece by piece I ate the whole pound. I remember thinking, "that has to be, like, 10,000 calories! " (2400 cals and 180 fat g)
If my body were to tell tales, it would say," oh, honey that isn't even the best story. You have never been great with portions! "
The one thing I can say about spark is that our journey together marks the beginning of my learning about how to eat right. I see that my concept of vegetarian diet was ill fated. I didnt have a clue about sources of amino acids nor how to be creative with beans and legumes.
So four years after starting spark, I can say, there have been no binges of the scale of the past. Many days, I have skipped measuring, have eaten double portions, but the wackiness is gone. I have woken the sleeping guardian in my brain, and she steps in when needed. "Really? That was a tablespoon?"
I looked back on the four years I have been here, and found that when I am not active, I gained about 15 pounds a year. Looks like I may need spark as my partner for life.