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TUXEDO_SAM SparkPoints: (1,136)
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2/12/12 6:25 P

Thanks everyone for your help thru this slip-up. I freak because at times in the past I have a slip-up, and think "it's ok" then 2 slips, then 3, and so on, then give up entirely.... and gain the weight back without realizing it, in less than half the time it takes me to loose it. and I really don't want to go down that road again, I've been trying to loose my post-partum weight for over 10 yrs. I was very happy to step on the scale at the doctors office and see that I had lost 26 lbs, and I don't want to let that go...

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2/12/12 5:06 P

if a child learning to walk falls over is it a bad thing that it should be punished for or do we pick them up and they walk again .
we have all fallen and will do again i call them a day off and as long as they do not turn into vacations there is no real harm done and if you feel guilty then i too must be guilty for charging through the door of mc donalds for a much missed burger and fry s on saturday night you are by no means alone so please please do not get depressed about it stand tall and carry on and no more emoticon but more emoticon

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2/12/12 3:04 P

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Hi, Sam !

A person should never associate food with guilt. That's unhealthy. Okay, so you ate a little more than you wanted, that doesn't mean you did something wrong. There will be days when you eat more than others. It happens to us all. What to do ? You ate the food. You log the food. You move on with your life.

What you don't do is skip meals later or spend hours in the gym to compensate. What that implies is that you did something wrong and deserve to be punished. NO ONE deserves to be punished because they ate a little too much. The beatings must stop ! The beatings aren't productive.

What to do ? You eat a little better for the rest of the week. You don't starve yourself by skipping meals. that just sets you up for a binge later. Don't hit the gym and do an extra couple of hours of exercise either. Because you have to ask yourself if you really want to spend 2-4 extra hours in the gym every time you over eat ? I sure wouldn't ! Do your normal routine. If you want to feel a bit better about the week, then do your best to eat a few more servings of veggies.

Don't dwell on the past. You can't change the past, but you can influence the future. A healthy lifestyle really can and does include things like pizza, beer, donuts, etc... Spark People has never been about deprivation. It's all about moderation and portion control. And well, moderation takes time to learn.

Patience, it's a virtue.



STARDUST2K4 Posts: 1,346
2/12/12 2:52 P

Everyone slips up. I was doing great monday-thursday, then on Friday, I drank a 660 calorie four-locko, and ate probably a total of about 4000 calories. The thing is, yesterday, I got right back on it starting with a 6.54 mile jog, and I managed to stay within my calories yesterday. I know it's hard, and it took me a LONG time before I was able to just get back on it, but now I can, and it makes the slip ups a little less devastating.

You can do it!

MAGS56 Posts: 284
2/12/12 1:34 P

Jump right back on. Don't stay off for one minute. Forgot about yesterday's mistake think of today's deeds you are doing now.

CUDDLETIGER54 SparkPoints: (1,933)
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2/12/12 12:50 P

Hey Sam,

Don't give up. just because you may have slipped yesterday does not mean you have to continue today. No one is perfect and striving for perfection will only make you feel worse if you fail. I have fought for more than half my life with my weight, making the same New Year's resolution every single year and failing. This year, I resolved not to lose weight, but to change my thinking about how I treat food. Sofarit has gone well, and I have found that if you eat clean and plan for times when you know you may be hosting an event or have a special occasion, if you track it and you are not over, don't worry about it, just make sure 1 days does not turn into 2, 2 does not turn into 4, etc.

Besides, look at everything you have accomplished up to now, and how much weight you have lost since you first started!! You have done an amazing job!! Don't let one day get you down!! Remember, it is a journey!

MBHRD27 SparkPoints: (3,050)
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2/12/12 12:18 P

It's ok, we are all entitled to slip up from time to time. You can bounce back tomorrow and make healthier choices.

TUXEDO_SAM SparkPoints: (1,136)
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2/12/12 11:13 A

I completely fell off the wagon yesterday, man I ate 2 days worth of calories, emoticon now the guilty feelings take over. I control my appetite by constantly logging in the foods I eat, but had a house full of people and didn't even realize it until this am, and now I feel like I'm just making up excuses... I don't know how this will set me back... emoticon People came over to have me help them with their pc problems, concentrating on things like these make me eat mindlessly... emoticon I'm so angry at myself, I can't let depression get the best of me emoticon

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