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GNG5013 Posts: 1
12/8/12 8:46 P

See, this is why all menus should provide nutritional facts on the back. I really, really think that this would help all of us. First off, it would help us get over the fear of eating out and ruining our diets. Also, it would help us turn our backs on the amazing "Bloomin' Onion" picture staring at us from the appetizers page.

Restaurants are getting away with making unhealthy items look "good for us".

WHO'S WITH ME ON THIS ONE?

FITGIRL2K14 Posts: 76
12/6/12 7:15 A

You can do this girlie!!! Don't let one tiny setback push you back..it was only one meal, so you've gotta keep things in perspective. We're all in this together, keep your head up! :)

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (138,277)
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12/3/12 6:22 P

SP is DEFINITELY the right place to be - you have all the support and tools right here, and loads of friends as well :-)

Kris



MARYGOLD5 Posts: 1,024
12/3/12 6:14 P

We all have situations which cause us to overeat or choose foods which are not on our healthy list. This is not the end of your journey. We just get back on track as soon as possible and make allowances for special occasions and plan ahead. Look back at the successes and go on from there. emoticon

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (123,578)
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12/3/12 2:06 P

Breathe. You haven't undone all your hard work with one meal. Learning how to eat in social situations is a skill we must all learn. Look back at what you did so you can make healthy choices going forward.

Keep going...you're doing just fine.

TIENDAKARMA SparkPoints: (3,170)
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12/3/12 10:11 A

Thank you all for your wonderful thoughts. If I was doubtful about being in the right place, I am not any more.
From the bottom of my heart : THANK YOU!!!
I wish you all love, peace and health.
Maritza

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HAPPYDEM SparkPoints: (4,408)
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12/3/12 9:18 A

We all fall off the wagon! You didn't blow it long term! Feeling regretful is a victory in itself. Just make healthy choices today and all is well!

RHONDA-MULKEY SparkPoints: (3,115)
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12/2/12 6:57 P

It's OK! That's what tomorrow is for! You can do it!
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SWEETNEEY SparkPoints: (100,734)
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12/2/12 9:01 A

i should have found this site last night. I was doing really well until my late night work took me until 11 p.m. and I felt hungry. I ate the remaining ribs that I had portioned for today's dinner.

JACA1991 SparkPoints: (2,680)
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12/1/12 10:52 P

You are not the only one this has happened to. You can't regret it, you just have to slowly get back and avoid a few unneccessary calories. For example, rather than eating larger portions of food, eat smaller portions food.I'm not talking about meals exactly, but I'm talking more about snacks and to eat healthier snacks. Like you said, last month you were doing so well and you will do well this month. It only happened one night and you deserved it! I mean this in a good way...we all go through this! So, don't dwell on it! Just tell yourself that you'll put it behind you and that you'll move on.
I wish all the best! :)

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (138,277)
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12/1/12 4:29 P

Just take a deep breath and relax. We have all done this at some stage or other, but so long as we don't make a habit of it, we can still reach our goal!

How about turning that negative into a positive - next time you go out for dinner, remember how you felt this time, and then just make wiser choices. Perhaps water between alcoholic beverages, or just a plan soda with a twist of lemon in it. If they put big portions on your plate, ask for a doggie bag and have another meal at home the next day out of it.

Kris

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
12/1/12 3:28 P

NO YOU DIDN'T!!! It was ONE day! Guess what? I totally had a horrible eating DAY, but it is NOT going to keep me from reaching my goals. You cannot, CANNOT, let one day be your downfall. Who knows? Maybe the one really bad calorie day will help confuse your body, and make it burn more efficiently for a while. :)

LW8843 SparkPoints: (41,635)
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12/1/12 2:23 P

Hugs! Yes you made a mistake but today is a new day and you need to move forawrd and not focus on the mess up but on how you can change it next time. Maybe make a list and put it in your purse or on your phone of different places you might eat and look up food nutrition online so you know what you can order and how much those options are. Be prepared next time and if you know you are going out and it's not a place you had listed look it up on your phone or try too look for things that you know are high calories and avoid those. Most drinks are a lot of empty calories. So maybe next time have one more several. Good luck and again just choose to move forward.

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12/1/12 1:56 P

TIENDAKARMA,

Take a deep breathe. one less than healthy meal or even day or two of overeating WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. If you eat right 5 out of 7 days this week, you're still doing better than the average American.

Don't beat yourself up because you ate more than expected. These things happen. You ate the food. You log the food. You move on. Don't hit the gym to try to compensate unless you plan on being in the gym for at least 4-6 hours. That's how long a person would have to workout to "burn" 2,000 calories.

As long as you don't eat like that every single day, once in a while really won't harm your efforts at long term good health or weight loss. Today, you do your best to eat more mindfully. You can't and shouldn't beat yourself up every time you over eat. If you do, you'll be miserable for life.

Did you enjoy your meal ? Did you enjoy the jazz concert ? If so, that's what matters. Today, you'll do better to watch what you eat. And you do want to eat normally. Don't starve yourself or kill yourself in the gym. let the past stay in the past. In future, you'll learn more efficient ways to eat out.

Healthy people can and do eat at Chilis. For future, what you could do the next time you eat out is split an entree with the hubby. Most meals at Chilis could easily feed 2-3 people. If the hubby doesn't want to share, then don't feel you have to clean your plate. eat half there and take half home to enjoy later.

Don't worry. You didn't blow it. You're a perfectly normal human being who ate a little more than they wanted for ONE day.




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12/1/12 1:48 P

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LACIEKAY SparkPoints: (7,052)
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12/1/12 1:41 P

don't worry too much! make it a point to go out to eat with a PLAN.. i search all over the internet the menu of the restaurant we're going to.. and make a list of everything i THINK i might want.. and add up the calories so i'm prepared.
don't fall of the wagon.. you can't gain any weight from one day.. unless you eat 3500 above your BMR... it takes 3500 calories to gain a pound! if the rest of your week was and is okay... you should be fine!
and besides, athletes often go from low calorie days to high calorie days (once or twice a week) to keep their metabolism up to par.. if you stay low calorie your body will adjust.
keep up the good work and pick yourself back up! a diamond is just a rock that stood up against pressure :)

TIENDAKARMA SparkPoints: (3,170)
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12/1/12 1:25 P

It was supposed to be fun. Going out with my husband for a jazz concert and eating out. Then the only restaurant was...Chili's. Had a couple of Margaritas( my favorite drink) and fajita quesadillas. No dessert, no appetizer. Only to find out this morning I had more than 2,000 calories in one meal. I was sick all night. I imagine it's because I have been eating pretty good for the last month. Today I'm feeling LOTS of regret. Help me get back on my feet again!!! I don't want to go back!

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