Normally, eating too much wouldn’t be great news for a guy who is trying to lose weight.
Yesterday however, it was a blessing in disguise.
In the past, (read: Every day), I would eat way too much food. I’d eat until my stomach literally hurt and I felt bloated all day. I would often comment to my friends that I felt awful after lunch.
Every once in a while, I would NOT overeat. My stomach would not hurt. It felt awesome, and I would always remark that I loved the feeling and I would attempt to not overeat the next time. It didn’t work of course, or I wouldn’t be the fat guy I am today.
So that brings us to yesterday. I ate too much. I’m not perfect, and I know there are going to be ups and downs along the way and I’m okay with that. The amazing thing is that when I overate yesterday, it was way less than half of what I would have eaten on a normal day. It was what I could have eaten before on a ‘good day’ and my stomach would have felt just fine.
That says to me that my body is used to eating less, and is now expecting that I will eat less. I’ve heard the term ‘stomach shrinking’ but I have no idea if something like that is physically possible. Perhaps it’s mental. I imagine that if I ate as much as I used to eat I would probably explode at that point.
I think, though I slipped, that this definitely is a good thing. If I’m uncomfortable while overeating, and overeating means eating much less than it used to, things are still moving in a positive direction.
Have you ever had a setback that you could turn into a positive?