I once saw a quote that has really stuck with me: "it doesn't matter if you aren't honest on your tracker - your body will keep a perfect journal". It has really helped me remember that there's no such thing as a meal/snack/food that "doesn't count", and if my body is going to log it anyway then I'm better off doing the same. Even if it means seeing a huge number on my tracker, at least I'm being honest with myself and I won't later look at my tracker and think "I'm doing everything perfectly - I don't get why nothing works". It also helps keep me on track when I can see I just had an "expensive" day 3 days ago, and I really can't afford to do that again tonight.
It's ok to go over sometimes (and definitely not "bad"!), I just find it helpful to see it on paper to limit it from happening too much.
Do something everyday that your future self will thank you for.
Spark People is not your mommy. You are not going to get sent to your room if you eat too much. And eating too much on a single weekend does not mean you are Bad Bad Bad.
You took a weekend off. No big deal. What you do on one or two days is not important. What you do in the long term is. So in the course of a year, if you hit your calorie goals and workout goals 95% of the time you will be so much healthier than you would have been otherwise. So get out there. Work a little harder for a couple of days.
"There's treasure everywhere." Hobbes, in Calvin and Hobbes
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6/9/13 5:43 A
One over indulgent meal or even weekend's worth of over eating WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. Okay, you went a little over board. This happens to us all and it doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one.
If you were to eat right 5 out of 7 days this week, you're still doing better than the average American. What to do ? You ate the food. You log the food. You move one. This week, you try to be a bit more mindful when you eat.
Don't beat yourself up because you ate too much. that's not healthy. In order to have a healthy relationship with food, you have to understand that there will be days you eat too much. As long as that doesn't happen every single day, you'll be fine.
Be kind to yourself as you would to others.
6/9/13 1:09 A
Hang in there..I'm going through a little of that as well. I think we all have our ups and downs so don't feel guilty and just focus on having a good day tomorrow.
"Persevere and it will all work out.."
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110 6/8/13 9:19 P
I didn't check into spark coach or spark people on Friday or Saturday and went crazy with eating. I knew it was wrong when I was doing it but couldn't stop myself as kept thinking I wouldn't tell spark people.
I had cookies, pizza, garlic bread and high calorie fizzy drink on Friday, 3 packets of crisps, 2 burgers, 2 portions of chips, hot dog, lots of alcohol and chocolate on Saturday. Both days I missed my workout.
Bad Bad Bad.
I have just checked in I will make sure I do not miss a check in again!
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