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SHAYLAGETFIT SparkPoints: (0)
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11/3/12 8:37 P

OMGosh! Halloween is horrible for me! I love chocolate! and peanut butter. I usually eat all the reese's! LOL

MICHELLE73101 Posts: 317
11/2/12 5:50 P

I'm all candied out! I definitely indulged my sweet tooth.. just a few fun-sized bars here and there.

11/2/12 3:46 P

I ate two little packages of peanut M&M's and a little Three Musketeers candy bar at lunch. And also a piece of pizza and a big salad with non-diet salad dressing. Giving me, I estimate, over 800 calories for lunch.

I'm not real pleased with myself today either. Remember that it takes 3,500 calories to make up a pound, so you would have to eath 3500 more calories than you burn in a day to gain a pound. That's a lot. Hopefully I won't come near that.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/2/12 2:26 P

Well you got Thanksgiving and Christmas ahead of you . Don't fret over one day or even one meal. Work it into your plan and you will stay on track. As long as you are in control with your next meal or the next morning everything will be fine.

VICTORIAD1138 SparkPoints: (4,077)
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11/1/12 9:02 A

Thank you sooooo much everyone!!! I feel much much better :)

I feel yucky after yesterday so I really did learn a lesson on why over indulging is nooo bueno haha

thank you :)

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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11/1/12 8:11 A

Just remember that your calorie range is your "losing weight range". You still have a couple hundred calories to go before you're above your maintenance calorie needs. So it may not be as bad as you think. Even if you did go over your maintenance, one day isn't going to sabatoge your weight loss goals.

My advice is to treat it like a learning experience. Next time you know Halloween (or a similar occasion is coming) *plan in advance*. I can't emphasis how important and effective this is. Sometimes, I cut about 30-80 cals off of each of my meals and bank an extra 100-300 cals if I know it's going to be a big indulgence, like a Thanksgiving dinner. Then I plan out exactly how much of the indulgence I will have and stick with it. I savour what I'm eating or drinking slowly. That way I have time to work out the craving for it.
For example: I planned out the day before that I was going to indulge in 2 fun sized Halloween chocolates after a nice filling dinner. I chose two that were 50-60 cals a piece. One was M&M's (not that they're my fav chocolate) because you can suck on them slowly and take your time eating them. It took me about 30 mins to finish both my chocolates.

It definitely takes practice to learn to moderate yourself and learn to stop yourself. So don't feel bad, there *will* be slip ups while you're learning. You just have to pick yourself up and ask yourself what you can do next time to prevent going overboard.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/1/2012 (08:43)
11/1/12 7:28 A

Here is the thing. You have to be realistic. There will be days you will go over your calorie count. I did yesterday! I DID I DID MEMEMEME!!!!

The thing is I usually give myself a free pass on holidays/special occations to go over. I will be strick the rest of the week and probably exercise extra to make up for it through.

The thing is, this is life. I'm not going to not participate in events just because I am watching what I'm eatting. I'll choose to eat more of the healthier looking items, less desserts and work with what I have but I know in the end I am going to go over. This week I may not lose any weight, but I won't regret participating in a social event I enjoy.

This is my second journey on spark people. So trust me I know as long as you balance your life out it's okay. It's when I didn't balance that I lost track. Going over occationally isn't a bad thing, just as long as you don't make a regular habit of it.

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,216
11/1/12 7:04 A

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. ~Author Unknown

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
11/1/12 6:48 A

OK - remember that feeling the next time you want to over-indulge.

Now - move on.
Today is the time to start anew and make better decisions, learning from the past, but trying not to repeat it

LIZZY63 Posts: 16,450
11/1/12 5:41 A

Tomorrow is a new day...forget today and start with a new mind set in the morning.

NEED2MOVE2 Posts: 1,279
11/1/12 5:34 A

I have had days like this too. Just do not give up! We are only failures when we stop trying! emoticon

MMEEAAGGX3 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/1/12 3:35 A

What is your calorie limit? Don't stress, this is a learning experience. I hope you're not one of those people trying to limit yourself to like 1200 calories per day. You should try eating like 1500-1700 so that you can save calories for events like this. :)

VICTORIAD1138 SparkPoints: (4,077)
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11/1/12 1:18 A

I am about to start to cry (I know pathetic) and panic about the crap I ate today. I feel like crap now and feel like I will never lose weight!! This is terrible....I went way over my calorie count and I am just freaking out at this point....

I need help of how to stay motivated and get out of this craptastic slump

thank youuuu

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