The cabbage was yummy and it filled my belly, so I am not upset about having to eat cabbage last night. I was just a crab last night. Something that I do realize is that the food I'm eating is good quality food and not junk, so sometimes I am going to have a few more calories than other days. The fats that are in my diet are the good fats. I eat lots of fruits and veggies. I feel good about myself and my overall well being is good too. I am having successful days and I need to feel good about that and not focus on the number.
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19,568 1/24/13 1:42 P
I give all new members once piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.
I know you didn't want to go over your calories, but the fact is there will be days you eat more than others. That doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one. And that doesn't mean you have to eat boiled cabbage for dinner either. That's something a "dieter" would do. What would a person engaging in a healthy lifestyle do ? Eat a decent meal even if it meant they went over the caloric intake for the day.
Going forward, try to eat a more balanced meal instead of eating one that was merely low in calorie. You could have a decent meal for 300-400 calories. The goal isn't to be perfect. The goal is to eat right most of the time, not all of the time. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.
I had some cooked cabbage in the fridge that didn't put me over my calories. So at least I'm not going to bed hungry.
I know that my bad day will pass, nothing happened today that isn't fixable. However, with myself eating right, my emotions are in check and I wasn't a teary mess all day. For that I am proud.
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9,523 1/23/13 9:19 P
Get out a pen and some paper, and write it out.
If you have a journal, use that. You can use your blog here, or whatever. Start writing about what's bugging you about this day. Pontificate on why it happened, or what was unfair about it, or the people who drive you crazy. When you're done venting, start writing out ideas for how to make tomorrow better! End it on a positive note.
If that doesn't help, go for a walk. Do an exercise video.
Failing all that? Go to bed. ;) That's what I do when the munchies take over to the point I can't help it. Hard to eat when you're asleep!
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