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1,482 5/3/13 10:57 P
Update: I'm finally home now, and I am happy to say that I did not eat dinner. I know that you all suggested that I eat, but I just wasn't hungry. I have a major problem of overeating, and today's experience was a turning point, I think. I ate the pizza at work NOT because I was tempted, but because my stomach was growling and I was hungry.
I'm happy I ate that pizza because I did so for the right reasons -- I was working late, and it was almost my normal dinner time. I was hungry. I ate two slices, and it stopped my hunger. Then, I got home, and didn't feel hungry. So I brushed my teeth and called it a night.
As I get closer and closer to my goal weight, my calorie range becomes more important. For two years, I have been trying to lose this last 25 pounds, and it comes down to nutrition. And as today's battle shows, listening to my body is key.
I agree-eat dinner when you get home. It's ok to go over every once in a while (as long as you don't make it a habit). I can pretty much guarantee, unless you have superman's willpower, that if you don't eat dinner, you will be pigging out later tonight/early morning, which will make it worse.
Edited by: VELVETMERLIN at: 5/3/2013 (20:36)
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22,214 5/3/13 7:53 P
No you DIDN'T blow it!! When you get home eat your dinner!!
I actually allowed one day per every two weeks to eat whatever I wanted, when I was in weight-loss mode. Sometimes the gap would be a bit larger, but sometimes it was a bit smaller, depending on what was happening. To accommodate this I generally eat at the lower end of the range.
Since I reached my goal over 2 years ago, I have practiced giving myself permission to eat whatever I want, one day in a week. Again the gaps vary. I lost a considerable amount of weight in the weight-loss mode, and I have been maintaining for over 2 years. See??? It CAN work, if you apply it wisely!!!
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 5/3/2013 (20:47)
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3,510 5/3/13 7:41 P
Even if you ate 2 slices, don't skip dinner. Eat a normal, healthy dinner. Starving yourself because you overate at lunch could lead to a binge.
You ate a teensy bit too much. It's not a big deal! You can still stay on track by eating healthily and mindfully for the rest of the day.
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1,482 5/3/13 7:12 P
I'm at work now later than I thought I'd be, and I'm starving. Of course, there's pizza in the kitchen. I decided to eat two slices now, but that means that I've already hit my calorie range for the day. That would mean no dinner when I reach home.
I would really appreciate some words of advice or encouragement. I'm going to get home stressed out and burnt out from a hard week, which is not a good thing. I've been doing SO WELL, and I don't want this to be the beginning of the end.
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