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IVYLASS SparkPoints: (218,839)
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8/25/12 9:03 A

Suck it up and be accountable to yourself. We have all stumbled at one point. What matters is, what are you going to do NOW?

I read a post when I first started Sparkpeople that really stuck with me, and I'm going to share it. You've been out of town on a business trip, the plane is delayed, you get back in the house at 2am and collapse in bed.

Oh no! You didn't brush your teeth! I guess that means you never ever brush your teeth again, right? (snicker) Of course not. It just means the next day, you brush your teeth.

One stumble does not a failure make. And I don't think it's a bad thing to teach your daughter how to make healthy choices when picking restaurants and steer her away from Golden Corral.

SKINICOOK Posts: 149
8/22/12 10:35 A

If you have a bad day it's best to just put it behind you and try to start fresh the next day. In the long run a bad day now and then won't make any difference to your weight loss goals. You can't plan everything in life so any healthy eating plan should have some wiggle room for days like this. Try not to beat yourself up over it.

DTYUNGU Posts: 185
8/22/12 10:29 A

Always track ms Brooke! tracking may have allowed you to see that you didnt do as badly as you think! :) wish i could be as hardcore as you seem to be!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (196,000)
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8/20/12 1:27 P


Don't worry ! you did NOT derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss because you had a little too much to eat over the weekend. These things happen. As long as they don't happen every single day, no worries !

Spark People isn't about deprivation. It's all about moderation and portion control. Okay, you weren't to mindful of your portions. but that doesn't mean you screwed up ! It just means you do your best to be more mindful for the rest of the week. You don't beat yourself up because you ate a little too much. that's something a DIETER would do ! A healthy person would merely put the weekend behind then and continue with healthier eating habits for the rest of the week.

I can't imagine living a life where I wasn't allowed to eat something because I was worried I'd gain weight. That's not healthy. Do you know what I ate two weeks ago when a friend came to visit ? I had a clam roll. You should have seen the plate. it was piled high with fried clams, tartar sauce and mayo laden cole slaw. Did I beat myself because I ate a plate of around 1,000+ calories ? NOPE. I'm lucky if a get a clam roll once, maybe twice a year.

As long as I don't eat that clam roll plate every single day, who says I can't have one once in a while ? indulge, but try not to over indulge too much. all things in moderation, but don't beat yourself up if you occasionally go overboard.

You're human, not a machine !

8/20/12 1:20 P

No worries!!! The most important thing is that you get back tracking ASAP. I've had many weekends like this on my 60+ pound weightloss journey this year, and nothing was ruined!! Take a moment to remember why you're doing this and refocus on your goals. Keep moving and keep tracking those calories and this will just be a minor bump in the road.

BROOKEKLEIN1 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/20/12 1:06 P

Ok, so here's the deal. I have been doing pretty good with keeping track of my food and fitness on here. I was so excited and proud of myself. Then, this weekend happend! My oldest daughter is starting Kindergarten in 2 weeks (yes, MI schools don't start until after Labor Day) and so we made a special Mommy and Ava day of school clothes shopping and eating out (Uh-oh). Since it was her special day I let her pick where we ate....her choice, Golden Corral because of the chocolate fountain. Now, I didn't eat a ton, but I didn't weigh and measure either so I don't know how many calories I took in and that scares the bajeebees out of me! I didn't end up puting my food in for Saturday because of this. Then we went to my parents house on Sunday for a visit and they got (bleah) KFC for dinner. I again didn't eat at ton but didn't weigh and measure (and I am sure the fried chicken is oh so good for me anyway) so I didn't do my food tracker for that either. This all wouldn't me quite as bad if I hadn't gotten into the mind set of "well, I have already muffed up my eating and calories for this weekend, I might as well have these 3 Chips Ahoy cookies" UGH! Why do I do this to myself?!

Sorry about my rant, but I am feeling pretty crummy about myself at this point.

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