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JSELLINGTON SparkPoints: (194,520)
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6/28/12 8:49 A

You go Girl!!! Stay Strong and positive!!! Keep up the good work!! emoticon emoticon

ALMOMMA SparkPoints: (13,907)
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6/28/12 8:43 A

Yay for you! Glad your body isn't craving the naughty food and telling you what it does like. Just remember to love yourself even when the silly boy orders dessert. ;0 ) Keep up the great work and soon forever will be just another day.

6/28/12 8:42 A

Cassi I applaud your attitude! You know that this is a lifestyle and sometimes we make errors in judgement on this journey. Today is a new day! HUGS

SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
6/28/12 8:41 A

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6/28/12 8:38 A

These are such great posts - great messages for us all! I agree, it was a great post to wake up to. I would suggest that you look at it as a learning day, rather than a bad day. You learned how you feel about hamburgers and how they make you feel; and, down the line you might get a craving, try them again and remember. I'm that way with fried chicken. Think about all the other good things that happened that day; I'm sure you'll find that the food choices were just a small part. Know that each day is a new beginning and feel good about all you have accomplished

SARAHFANN24 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/28/12 8:38 A

I ate too much on Tuesday (today is Thursday) and I spent the entirty of Wednesday feeling ill. Not from guilt, but my body was literally upset with the explosion in calories as compared to my new routine. I just listened to my body, drank a lot of water, and consumed all the veggies I craved. By dinner I felt like me again!

The point is, your body will adjust to a new (healthy) regime. Just listen to your body when you are full, otherwise your body will put you through the motions the next day!

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6/28/12 8:34 A

I read the book "The Gabriel Method" (great read). He went from over 400 lbs to 185lbs in just over 2 years and has kept it off for nearly a decade. His secret. Stop dieting, stop hating food. Start enjoying every bite. The secret is to start making better choices one bite at a time. Eventually your body will remember it enjoys REAL food better than over processed junk and it will thank you by getting healthy and slim. When you change your thinking, it becomes a lifestyle, not a chore, and you will enjoy it more.

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6/28/12 8:34 A

Today is a new day, it is ok to have a bad day. Just get up and dust your shoulders off, because I did the same thing. This morning I thought it is over, but reading how your day was made me realize that it happens all the time. WE just have to keep trying and never give up.

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6/28/12 8:24 A

Good for you!!! I'm really glad you shared this because it'll remind me that even if I think I'll enjoy a burger or a piece of pie, I'll most likely not enjoy it after I've eaten it!

O6DIANA07 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/28/12 8:23 A

Dieting sucks. Who likes to count calories, or think about good or bad food days. The only thing i want to start thinking about is making better choices one bite at a time. If I start choosing real food everyday, a little at a time, eventually I will be too full to eat junk. Thinking about "Bad" food only makes me feel bad, and I want to change my bad feelings to good feelings Today I stop counting calories, start making a few better choices each day, and down the road I will be happier, healthier, and thinner, naturally. Thanks to Jon Gabriel, I will strive to change the way I look at food and my life forever.

6/28/12 8:20 A

Good for you!!!! emoticon

6/28/12 8:18 A

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SIEB60 Posts: 3
6/28/12 8:15 A

Way to go!!! Thanks for sharing!!

It is a good feeling when you eat something bad, that you think should taste soo good, and it doesn't!! That feeling makes me realize I don't need that certain food and I will be able to turn it down next time. Sometimes I just have to get certain foods out of my head, then I can move on.

Remember: Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!!!

INGMARIE Posts: 11,662
6/28/12 8:15 A

emoticon you still did good,and now you know that burger is not really that good.
and you had a good time, that is important. emoticon

INSPIRE12 Posts: 1,414
6/28/12 8:13 A

Congratulations. Your definetly on the right track. Keep up the great work.

HEALTHYLU1 SparkPoints: (45,992)
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6/28/12 8:11 A

I think it's easy to lose sight that the goal is not to become perfect - saints are not known to be good company, even for themselves. I am striving to have the good outweigh the bad, both literally and figuratively. A "slip" or more accurately, a choice, is an opportunity to examine what the options were at the time, and what to do when faced with similar in the future. Build up our good choice muscles! emoticon

6/28/12 8:11 A

Way to remain positive! That's the way to do it. :)

SANDRALEET Posts: 7,805
6/28/12 8:08 A

Each day is a new begining

MISSMARY3 SparkPoints: (239,961)
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6/28/12 8:03 A

Good for you! We do tend to slip up from time to time. But, we are human. I'm glad you found out that one day doesn't derail your whole life style change. Keep up the good work! emoticon

GALVINROBERT SparkPoints: (152,380)
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6/28/12 8:03 A

I know! Just ate a gyros sandwich last night, and might slip to take my partner out tonight. He's getting a facial, and there's a hamburger place that fun near the spa. I am going to plan on a grilled chicken sandwich instead of a hamburger that they are famous for. Good luck. No fries, salad or veggies. And watch the beer calories!

JPEARL127 SparkPoints: (17,654)
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6/28/12 8:00 A

Great lesson--you may just be "into" the fit lifestyle! With your attitude, I know that you will not let one "naughty" day ruin what you are working toward. I think it is interesting that you found the fast-food burger gross! I find the smell of french fries gross now! emoticon

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6/28/12 7:58 A

Sounds to me like it was a good day, not a bad one, don't let food make you feel gross! We all have days when we eat things we aren't exactly proud of but then it's best to just acknowledge it to ourselves and move on making better choices :)

CAMAEL100 SparkPoints: (27,996)
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6/28/12 7:57 A

ITSMEBUSYGUY - I love that "it's NOT what you do once in a while that matters, IT IS what you do most of the time that counts!"

That is exactly true - going to be my new motto!!!

CPOPKIE Posts: 720
6/28/12 7:56 A

Yes, I know what you mean. Eating the "naughty" stuff makes you feel sick and sluggish. Just get back on track today. It is not a crash diet but a lifestyle to better health.

SNOWYOWL56 Posts: 574
6/28/12 7:50 A

Now that was a fun article to wake up to! Your story represents the "real" life situations everyone faces everyday. Thanks for helping to put all this into perspective. Kudos Kid!

PRAIRIECROCUS SparkPoints: (487,386)
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6/28/12 7:50 A

Good for you !
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GINGERVISTA Posts: 6,236
6/28/12 7:47 A

I almost NEVER eat more than I should any more & feel SOOOOOO much better for it! But the few times I do, thanks to SP, I just pick up where I left off & don't let that one thing or that one meal send me into a feeding frenzy. And that is SUCH a different pattern for me since SP. emoticon
And good for you! You are definitely changing; you did a emoticon job!

6/28/12 7:47 A

Thanks for writing this. I think often we FORGET that this is a new way of life, and we need to hear our inner voice! BUT, today you were our voice, thanks!


6/28/12 7:44 A

I have had the same experience of feeling almost sick after eating unhealthy indulgences. Congrats on choosing to continue on your journey for a healthier lifestyle, it is definitely a worthwhile trek. emoticon

DALE73 Posts: 33
6/28/12 7:38 A

We all have "bad days". Just brush it aside and keep going forward. Our ride to a healthy us is a roller coaster, sometimes the ride gets scary but at the end we are happy that we went on it. emoticon emoticon

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6/28/12 7:38 A

Way to go....and guess what? The longer you eat healthy, the less enjoyable some of these other foods are!!!

Doing good - keep on the journey!

MLH148 SparkPoints: (88,569)
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6/28/12 7:34 A

You can't be 100% - be proud you can see the right way-and you had a good date (he is a good ate, right?)

IRISHANGIE1 Posts: 606
6/28/12 7:33 A

Isn't it great when your mind tells you No, and you know you shouldn't, but you do it anyway!!..., but what a glorious feeling when your body tells you absolutely NOT!!! Seems Spark People changes everything about a person not just their appearance, but their mind, body and soul!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! emoticon emoticon

6/28/12 7:31 A

Bravo! Just by recognizing your body's reaction helps you to challenge your choices the next time you are in this situation. Very difficult to break these habits tied so much into our daily rituals. emoticon

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6/28/12 7:29 A

i'm sure you can burn it off some how. emoticon

WATOGA17 Posts: 14,676
6/28/12 7:29 A

emoticon It is so great when your body begins to react negatively to those "bad" foods and you realize how wonderful you feel when you eat healthfully! Congratulations! ALL OF YOU (Body and Mind) is changing and improving!

Edited by: WATOGA17 at: 6/28/2012 (07:29)
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6/28/12 7:27 A

Good for you for not letting one meal (or two) get you down. Life happens; tomorrow is another day. Keep going and look forward to the next day and the next day....

ITSMEBUSYGUY SparkPoints: (43,069)
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6/28/12 7:18 A

GOOD for you!
remember, it's NOT what you do once in a while that matters, IT IS what you do most of the time that counts!
BTW, I have the exact same experiences.... I had steak this week (very rarely eat beef); it tasted great, but it really was not as great as I anticipated.
Also, I have a lady friend who I love to spend time with; so inviting her out to eat is the best way to do that and truly enjoy her company; except, she's very thin and eats very little; I do not!
Life is complicated, but wonderful!

NPRIFF Posts: 6
6/28/12 7:18 A

Good for you! When you fall off the horse, you just climb back on—and ride!

6/28/12 7:15 A

You are right! It can be forever! Sounds like you are on the right track. One "naughty" meal won't break you! Just keep on keeping on! :)

CAMAEL100 SparkPoints: (27,996)
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6/28/12 6:57 A

Well done! It really is a forever thing and if you hadn't allowed yourself out yesterday, then you would probably feel even worse today! So it is great to be able to go out and still be able to get back on track today and even to learn that those foods that we build up in our heads as desirable, really are not! It is also a learning process and we can't learn how to handle these situations unless we are willing to go there! Well done.

KDITTY Posts: 69
6/28/12 6:49 A

Our bodies always tell us what they need. Kudos to you for recognizing that and listening! Keep up the great work! emoticon

NAYNAY69 SparkPoints: (46,205)
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6/28/12 6:46 A

It's one thing to get up the next day and "make" yourself get back on track but it's an awesome feeling for it to just come "naturally" back to you!


LIN1111 SparkPoints: (12,809)
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6/28/12 6:41 A

Thanks for sharing...this is good to know...woo hoo it will be a new lifestyle....way to go...

CLWALDRO Posts: 4,583
6/28/12 5:52 A

1 day will not ruin your journey if you chose to get back on the path the next day. In the future if you have a date with the person you like I hope you feel comfortable letting them know you are not interested in dessert but would enjoy their company while they had one.
Best wishes as your journey to better health continues emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

KRISUA SparkPoints: (283,825)
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6/28/12 5:51 A


JENNYBAKER247 Posts: 2,624
6/28/12 5:31 A

emoticon It certainly is an everyday thing.

LIZAPO Posts: 876
6/28/12 5:27 A

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DREAVG Posts: 3,215
5/29/12 10:43 A


Way to go. These small changes are the "rewards" for sticking to your program.


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5/29/12 10:39 A

Yesterday I had a bad food day. I had a naughty lunch in hopes of having a nice dinner - but then I got asked out on a date with a guy I just can't say no to. I really love spending time with him and I hardly ever get to. So I went over my calories yesterday, badly. Especially because he ordered dessert - I could have done without it - I didn't even enjoy it that much - but I wanted that extra time with him dang it.

I was so worried about this morning. I was afraid that I would be done - craving every fast food in sight. I'm not!! In fact, the burger I had for my naughty lunch yesterday made me feel gross. I didn't get sick, but my body was NOT happy about it. I am so happy that this can be forever - even after a bad day!

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