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GAL2202 SparkPoints: (127,655)
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4/5/13 8:40 P

Just hang in there. Go back into the sparkpeople page. Talk to one of the coaches. They will really help you. They have helped me.

4/5/13 6:08 P

My little brother's birthday was last weekend. This led to me eating lots of things I shouldn't have! But everything's back to normal now. I haven't gained any weight.

My birthday is in a few weeks, and I will be staying at a beautiful resort...and I know I won't gain any weight then either! I'd have to eat thousands and thousands of calories to gain fat. So, I'm not going to stress about it!

You had your fun. Now it's time to get back to the grind! You can do this!


ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (195,741)
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4/5/13 1:43 P


Happy Birthday !!


One overindulgent meal or less than perfect day of eating WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. There are going to be days you eat more than others. It happens. As long as it doesn't happen every single day, you'll be fine. Try to eat moderately, but if you do overindulge, don't beat yourself up. For the rest of the week, you do your best to eat more mindfully. no guilt necessary.

Remember, you don't have to be perfect to be healthy. A slice or two of cake, some wine, French fries, etc. CAN all be a part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you are mindful of the portion.

Have fun, but not too much fun. ;)

Enjoy !

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4/4/13 5:41 P

Thank you so much LADYSTARWIND for the encouraging words - I really needed that. I was feeling so incredibly down, but still wanted to enjoy my birthday; so thank you for putting things in perspective.

And thank you for the birthday wishes! It's been a good one and I am thankful for a lot of things! :)


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4/4/13 5:22 P

Hey don't get down on yourself--we all have time periods like this! Consider it part of that 80/20 philosophy :)

Since you've chosen a healthy lifestyle for a while now, my guess is that once you have a quiet time to yourself, you'll sit with a nice cup of your favorite tea, and reflect: "yep--that was a great Birthday with family and friends--and now I'm declaring it over for this year and I'm ready to refocus on my goals!"

At least your Birthday was around Easter, so you didn't have two or three consecutive weeks of celebrating a bit too much!

And by the way--Happy Belated Birthday!! May you have many, many more healthy years!!

Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 4/4/2013 (17:24)
COURTNEYB9 SparkPoints: (6,865)
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4/4/13 5:00 P

I was able to get through PMS last month with real success; didn't eat sugary foods (didn't even crave them although I have a huge sweet tooth); I was super proud of myself, but my birthday came around this week and everyday since that initial birthday drink and birthday cake, I have had no control. Sugar weasled its way back into my diet. My birthday was on Monday and the celebrations don't stop until after saturday (family and friends celebrating with me, wanting to take me out, eat more b-day cake!). I don't know if i have a question - think i just needed to rant and get this off my chest (or my thighs :/). Anyone else have this problem? How do you get back on track???! :/

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