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MBHRD27
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2/6/12 8:12 A

right, I would just start over tomorrow and remember how I felt after a binge, it's not a good feeling so think about that before you get tempted to do it again



MERRY_XMAS
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2/6/12 7:46 A

I feel very nervous too, during exams period so I let myself eat something that I really want like a croissant.
I don't love fruits and veggies and before going to have an exam it's difficult for me even to eat a proper meal (cos of stress) so I choose something that I know it's not healthy but I prefer it instead of going without eating a thing. But I do it with moderation and I adjust my nutrition so I won't overdo it. The days that I don't have exams I stick to my plan. My goal during exams period is not to gain, I find losing very difficult so I treat it like maintenance period.

And I'm Greek too, so I guess you have exams at university this period, I'm in the middle of my exams too so I know the feeling!
(Kali epitixia!!! =Good luck in Greek) emoticon



ARXODITA
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2/5/12 3:07 P

ARCHIMEDES,
first of all thank you for the support!
The thing is i'm Greek so i can't be eating healthier than the average American and right now i'm in the middle of an exams' period so i'm stressed and no hobbies fit in.
Anyway, thank you again!

Edited by: ARXODITA at: 2/5/2012 (16:48)


ARCHIMEDESII
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2/5/12 2:51 P

ARXODITA,

As Coach Nancy said,"you can't undo the past". But, you can influence and change the future. Don't beat on yourself because you had a bad day. We all have them. It happens. What to do is not beat yourself up over it. One less than perfect day of eating will not make or break your efforts at a healthy lifestyle.

The fact is, if you eat right five out of seven days this week, you're still doing better than the average American. Give yourself credit for the positive things you do for yourself and don't beat on yourself if you think something is wrong. It's probably not as bad as you think !

So, no more beatings. the beatings aren't productive. If you want to feel a bit better about the day, eat a couple extra servings of spinach at dinner. And try to be more mindful of what you eat for the rest of the week. One thing you should consider is finding ways to reduce your stress that don't involve food. Do you have a hobby ? If not, think about taking up a hobby. learn to sew, knit, paint, draw, play a musical instrument. Whatever it is that interests you, do it. You'll find having a hobby is a much better stress relief valve than some donuts.





ARXODITA
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2/5/12 2:46 P

Thank you coach Nancy! You're right what is done is done.
I'll try not to beat up myself and since it's night, well, make a fresh start and better choices for tomorrow.



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2/5/12 2:05 P

Hi ARXODITA,

What is done is done! You can't out exercise the choice you made, however, this does not mean your whole day is blown. Remember every meal/snack allows us the opportunity to make a healthy choice. You don't have to allow this one oopsie moment to turn into a whole day, week or month of poor choices.

I like to use this time to journal as to why I did what I did when I did it, so that if I find myself in the same situation again, I will have a plan as to what to avoid from repeating this mistake again.

Hang in there!

Coach Nancy



ARXODITA
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2/5/12 1:18 P

I just had a huge amount of donuts and am about to panic!
My day was the worst in a few months and had a breakdown due to excess stess and disappointment plus TOM is here and actually i'm an emotional rag. As a result i overate, not just a little, like 2000 cals above my range. So now what? Can i do something to make the whole situation less tragic? Maybe get off my butt and start pumping? Any suggestions? Or maybe leave it to the past and move forward?

ps it's 8:30 in the afternoon



 
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