I remember toward the end all I wanted was oatmeal. Just old fashioned oats. I couldn’t have them on this diet and I was sobbing. It was in that moment I realized I couldn’t live this way but I was terrified I’d gain a ton of weight if I stopped so I decided to give myself a break while on vacation and promised I’d start again when I got home.
Vacation was great. I ate what I wanted but I was super active and all the food was really fresh. I felt phenomenal despite the fact that I was eating things I wasn’t allowed to eat like rice and beans.
When I got home I binged for 5 days straight in an attempt to “get the cravings out of the way.” I gained 8.6 pounds that week and the day after weigh in I returned to the diet I was following.
I reached goal and lost e…