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GKOSTOVA04 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/3/12 10:01 P

What is done is done -- no way back. Remember how you feel now and keep that in mind next time you see yourself going towards a similar situation. In the mean time, do your exercise, track your calories, keep calm... Basically, move on -- this is really not the end of the world. You may have to start over, but you haven't done anything that cannot be reversed... you will just need some more time to get to your goal...
It happens to me as well every once in a while.

NELLAH6004 Posts: 50
10/3/12 8:53 P

You are not a failure. I am well-acquainted with that feeling you get after your done eating - but remember, what matters is that you pick yourself up, brush yourself off and keep going. This is a journey and you may get stalled along the way but you can do this!

BETHS60 Posts: 560
10/3/12 8:37 P

You are not a failure. One bad afternoon does not make you a bad person.

Stress-eating is your body trying to cope with an emergency. With mom in the hospital, you are under more stress than you would normally be.

Give yourself a break. Get a drink of water, or make yourself some tea. Go for a little walk. You are doing the right things. You are going to improve.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (189,836)
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10/3/12 11:56 A


Stop it !! You are NOT a bad person (or fat or ugly) because you ate a little too much. If you want to become a healthier person, you've got to stop thinking like a dieter. Someone on e DIET worries that they over ate. What would a healthy person in the same situation do ? That same person would think this way,"I ate the food. I'll log the food. I'll move on".

Don't dwell on the fact that you ate too much. that's going to happen. You're not perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy. So, you ate a little too much. that doesn't mean you've ruined your efforts at long term good health. What to do first ? log the food. Be honest with yourself. What to do next ? Today, you do your best to eat more mindfully. You do your best to eat more servings of fresh fruit and veggies. You do your best to watch your portions. you do your nest to drink plenty of water.

You don't beat yourself up ! The beatings must stop because they are NOT healthy. We all have days we eat more than others. As long as it doesn't happen every single day, you'll be fine.

As the coaches all say,"trust the process". Moderation, not deprivation.

BYRNZYSPOSSY SparkPoints: (5,951)
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10/2/12 11:44 P

and i will add: don't beat yourself up ... I did this 2 days ago with long john silvers.. Man it tasted so good!!! salty fishy crunchy.. .and I Felt... STOPPP after 1/2 the meal was gone! I got home and realized.. had I ate the entire thing.. I would have consumed 1600-1800 calories in one $6.50 meal! sampler my butt! Hate to see a real plate full!!

anyway, I felt horrible, had tummy ache for a day! beat myself up and then realized... WHY??? I am human! God made me to desire food, but He also stopped me before I consumed the entire meal, costing me everything that day! We make mistakes, we must forgive ourselves!

If we don't, then we truly become the failure we only think we are. I just shook my head and sighed, drank a ton of water to flush the salt, and at dinner ate a nice salad with yummy healthy fruit and veggies in it, and called it a day .....

My weight gain was a pound. And the next day? I exercised a little more (about half hour more) and... it went back down that lb.

hugs hugs hugs hugs.. from one friend to another...

JOYLJL Posts: 411
10/2/12 10:00 P

You nailed it... Stress caused you to want comfort food. Nothing better than a bowl of carbs to make you feel better, but while your mom is in the hospital, try to do some simple movement before you add carbs ie... spaghetti. It will hit the same brain chemicals you hit when you are eating the carbs causing you to want less food. Push ups, walking around house, sit ups, riding a bike. It's hard when you feel stressed and parents in a hospital is a definite stressor. Its so good you realized what got you eating. Remember you will be more help to your mom if you are physically strong.

MACCHAN190 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/2/12 9:54 P

I went way, way, WAY over my calorie intake for today. I don't even know why, since I've been feeling awful all day. I guess I've been really stressed, and then my dad brought home Captain D's chicken strips and I just pigged out on 4 of them. D: Before that I had already ate some spaghetti with chili. I didn't measure it, I just took a big scoop and put it in a bowl. I was so tired and stressed after visiting my mom in the hospital and doing so much today, I just went crazy. I don't know how to control it. :( :( I feel like a fat, ugly failure.

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