We went to some friends' house for dinner, but I brought the turkey, dressing, gravy, salad and sweet potatoes. She made rolls, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and apple pie. What a feast! I had one plate of dinner. One. Not even heaping, not overly full, just one plate. Then for dessert, I had two pieces of pie with whipped topping. But I only ate half of each piece. When dinner was over I left the table satisfied.
In the past, I would eat so much I felt like throwing up. I would hate myself and wonder why I couldn't control my behavior. I would swear off eating the next week, and swear I would exercise eveyday for the rest of my life. But today was totally different. I ate until I was satisfied and then stopped. There was even food left on my plate. I ate what I wanted of dessert, and then left the rest!
I feel powerful tonight. I feel like I controlled myself today. I feel good about how much I ate. I still like myself this evening and I won't go to bed depressed and unhappy.