I hear you. I have been 5 pounds from goal for well over a year. Try to think in terms of what you would have to do at the gym to burn off those cookies, beer or whatever you are over indulging in. I hate cardio with a passion, so this has helped me think oh I would have to jog on the treadmill for 1 hour 20 min or whatever to burn that food item off.
You will get there, just keep pushing.
2/27/13 3:27 P
You can do it!! And if you know you are going to splurge make sure to hit the gym. A splurge every now and then is okay! Good luck!
2/25/13 3:52 P
Better 200 calories than 2000!
Don't worry! You've almost reached your goal! Two-hundred calories isn't going to postpone your goal that much at all.
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2/23/13 1:45 P
May I just suggest: when you have days like you had (note I said when, not if), simply know you are practicing for normal life! Normal life can indeed contain cookies & dough & beer & pizza, etc. etc. As long as it also contains your good-for-you nutritious foods, you are not doomed if you have a couple treats now & then! And 200 cal is nothing in the grand scheme of things, day in & day out. Deep breath; relax; you'll be just fine.
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2/23/13 7:17 A
Weight loss and good health aren't about will power or self control. Losing weight is all about making healthier choices NOT perfect ones. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy. I can't imagine living a life where I wasn't allowed to eat something because I was worried I'd gain weight. that's not healthy. cookies, brownies, candy, chips, fries, etc... CAN all be a part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you are mindful of your portion.
A person shouldn't be miserable trying to decide what is and isn't okay to eat. As long as you watch your portions, you can have your cake and eat it too.
moderation, not deprivation. If you go over a couple hundred calories here or there, NO PROBLEM.
2/23/13 12:41 A
200 cals are fine, especially if you worked out today. You can do it.
i feel for you but don't beat yourself up over that. For me from years and years of living in a binge/purge cycle I found my self control in the early goings is totally messed up with drinking even one beer. My whole recovery had to remove the alcohol - I had better self control when I removed the relaxer :)
I did soooo good today. Until tonight. I had 2 beers, and I was planning on relaxing and making cookies. Well, I know I should just not make cookies bc I can't stay away from the dough. I already know this. But everything I ate put me over my daily calories by about 200, I just cannot find the self control to stay on track! I want someone to tell me that the 200 cals are fine, ESP if I worked out today. But I need to do better. I'm 4lbs away from my goal! I am so frustrated!!
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