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ICANDOIT1220 SparkPoints: (25,348)
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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. :)

MEGSLIE517 SparkPoints: (787)
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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.

ICANDOIT1220 SparkPoints: (25,348)
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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!

SLIMTHICK2 SparkPoints: (84,077)
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6/21/12 4:15 P

Start tracking your food from your next meal and try to stay on course.

WATERDIAMONDS Posts: 14,777
6/21/12 9:40 A

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.

NINAOZZIE SparkPoints: (3,571)
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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 emoticon

SHEILAJ2008 Posts: 163
6/21/12 7:00 A

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. emoticon

Edited by: SHEILAJ2008 at: 6/21/2012 (07:01)
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
6/21/12 6:40 A

Your next mouthful or decision to exercise can be your new beginning.

Planning ahead can help avoid the problem in the first place, or at least minimize it.

Hope you can find a happy balance.

N16351D Posts: 2,349
6/21/12 5:16 A

I start over again, every day, as needed.

It is negative to beat yourself up. Get back in the saddle and press on. Read SP for inspiration.

MANDY31102 Posts: 73
6/20/12 10:19 P

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 emoticon

SOBOYLE3 Posts: 111
6/20/12 7:32 P

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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