Fitness Minutes: (22,310)
179 6/22/12 9:03 A
Me too! I sat down at the kitchen table for breakfast and I wanted to show myself that I am in charge, not the Biscoff Spread. LOL. So, I had a 1/2 piece of toast with an egg and some ham and the other 1/2 with 1 tsp. of the spread. And, I kind of jotted down a quick plan for today's calories because we are going to a country club with some friends and I want to be sure and bring along my healthy food.
We can all do it. :)
Fitness Minutes: (251)
9 6/22/12 6:37 A
Started the day out right with a healthy breakfast where I actually sat at the table.. NOT in front of the tv. I figured since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it is a good place to start after an awful binge day.
Fitness Minutes: (22,310)
179 6/21/12 10:07 P
I can also relate to beating myself up when I over eat. Today at the store I was planning to try a healthier version of peanut butter. I ended up buying some Biscoff Spread, which is really delicious. When I read the nutrition info. I thought it sounded pretty reasonable. It's much lower in fat, but the serving size is only 1 Tbsp. rather than 2 Tbsp. (like most peanut butter). Anyway, I was feeling kind of in a blah mood (it's been almost 100 degrees in MA, my kids just got out of school yesterday, I'm feeling hormonal) and I sat down with a spoon and the Biscoff spread. I totally messed up my entire day of eating healthy! I was so down about it & just kept staring at the total number of calories and fat grams I ate, all because of ONE little "binge." I decided to come onto the message boards and see if I could pull myself up out of my negativity and all of your posts helped me. So, tomorrow is a new day. I realize that if I want to have some Biscoff spread, I better stick with 1 Tbsp. and just savor the delicious taste instead of eating it like it were spinach!
Fitness Minutes: (50,635)
7,158 6/21/12 4:15 P
Start tracking your food from your next meal and try to stay on course.
I journal about this particular incident and read past journal entries to find the pattern that started this round.
Then I go exercise and eat right for the new day before me.
Fitness Minutes: (3,361)
83 6/21/12 8:55 A
I have struggled with the same issue. Beating myself up about it set off a downward spiral of feeling like a failure and giving up completely, so I decided to change how I look at it. Now, I shrug and accept that cheat days happen sometimes, even when I didn't plan them (oops hehe), but that is perfectly fine and tomorrow is a new day! Then I just go about my business, making sure I get back to working out and tracking my nutrition
whenever I have a binge I have to tell myself that I'm human and make mistakes. I then get a new mindset of, "Ican do this, yesterday's gone, today is here, it's new day, make the best of it. And I move forward.
I used to do the same thing!! Now when i go on a binge i say to myself i fell off one day and had a blast doing it but i tell myself its fine to do that as long as i get back on track the next day. i feel like you need to relax and give in to temptation once in a while but tell your self its not hurting you and its fine as long as you get back on track the next day!! I hope i helped
My problem is, I do great for awhile, and then get derailed at a party or some other social gathering. I eat way too much that one day, but then can't seem to get my eating back on track the next day. I usually then have 2-3 weeks of eating very poorly and exercising much less before I can manage to get myself back together. It then takes me 2-4 weeks to re-lose the weight I gained during my binge weeks. Ugh! Any ideas how to avoid this trap?
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