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GRAPHICS2 Posts: 3,730
2/23/13 10:55 P

Dont beat on yourself, start again tomorrow try to stay legit. Some days we just cant do the things we should do " we are human"

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (122,825)
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2/22/13 2:29 P

Don't fret. Tomorrow is another day. Don't eat less, just take this as a lesson learned and be more careful next time.

CLARK971 SparkPoints: (24,222)
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2/22/13 1:32 P

LOVEMOUSE82: don't worry about it. think of it as a positive-you tracked it and now have information about the sandwich for next time. knowledge is power i had a similar moment with my favorite jimmy johns #12 sub. 800+ calories and 38 grams of fat. worse than a big mac, i think. and it wasn't like i wasn't hungry for my next meal after eating it.

CMADELINE1 SparkPoints: (33,306)
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2/21/13 10:36 A

Just get up and dust yourself off. Commit to doing better moving forward. We've all been there-- it's life. Good luck!

LILLIPUTIANNA Posts: 1,038
2/20/13 10:14 P

What BUNNYKICKS said! Avocado and cream cheese did it to you! Don't worry about it. There were lots worse things you could have splurged on!

Tomorrow, get back to the grind, and check restaurant websites for nutrition info before ordering take-out if possible!

BETHS60 Posts: 547
2/20/13 5:14 P

I hate finding out that I've gone over. I always want to "fix" it, but of course you can't, really. I usually add some calorie burning exercise, just to make myself feel better.

This time next year, that sandwich won't mean a thing. You will be strong and healthy because of what you do every day. A slip every now and then won't make any measurable difference.

BEANBYDESIGN SparkPoints: (31,282)
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2/20/13 2:23 P

As others have said, this happens to all of us at one point or another, and it's okay. You did the best you could with the information you had at the time, and now that you have more complete information, you won't make the same mistake twice! As for what to do, while I wouldn't recommend going crazy or under-eating tomorrow, it might make you feel better to try to stick to the lower end of your calorie range for the next few days. That's something that I'll try to do after a high calorie day that usually makes me feel better about it.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,329
2/20/13 1:00 P

Oh by the way, I meant to mention that many of the fat grams in a "California Club" would have come from the avocado - which, although it is calorie-dense, is a nutritious food. And i bet there would also have been cream cheese on it (again, calorie dense but nutritious). The only thing "wrong" with that sandwich is "portion size" - but that is what is "wrong" with almost every restaurant item you can buy. Next time, eat half and pack the rest up for dinner or lunch the next day. Half a sandwich = 425, which is reasonable (as long as you enjoy it and it keeps you satiated).

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (142,745)
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2/20/13 12:29 P

LOVEMOUSE82,

Don't worry !! You are not a bad person or an unhealthy one because you went over your fat grams or your calories for one day !!! These things happen to everyone. No one is perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

One less than perfect day or week of eating WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. If you were to eat right five out of seven days this week, you'd still be doing better than the average American.

No worries ! You're going to be fine !



MISSRUTH Posts: 3,724
2/20/13 7:17 A

I daresay most of us have had an "OH NO!!" moment like that, most often involving restaurant food. sigh. It really IS true, that they serve us too much. And so many times, it doesn't even look like *that* much.

Personally, I'd just chalk it up to a learning experience and go on. One day of being over on your fat grams is no big deal.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,329
2/19/13 9:26 P

Are you also over your daily calorie range?

If not - no big deal! Just make a conscious effort to stay at the very low end of your fat grams for the next day or two and it all evens out.

If you are over on your daily calories, do not panic, it happens! Take it as a learning experience - restaurant foods can be deceiving, and it is almost beyond comprehension how they can cram that many fat grams into a single sandwich, but they do! Salads (which sometimes have more fat/calories than burgers) and muffins (which almost always have more fat/calories than donuts) are a couple other items that continually cause me to go emoticon

Just carry on as normal tomorrow. You can eat at the lower end of your range, but there's no need to go under it (tbh it's better not to).

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (137,610)
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2/19/13 8:46 P

No - just forget about today and start afresh tomorrow. We all do this at some time or other. It is no big deal unless we do this often.

Just chalk it up to a learning curve - you now know the calorie content of that food :-) I've done this myself, and I am sure that even the Coaches have - it hasn't interfered with our getting to where we needed to be :-)

Kris

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2/19/13 8:27 P

Help! I was 40 grams of fat over my limit today!!!! The people at work bought lunch for the second time this week and I had no idea what I ordered was so calorie packed and fatty till I looked it up.....I am 400 callories over today and what's super shocking to me is the fat grams.

What's the best thing to do...should I eat less tomorrow???


AAAH I am just still so surprised at the food- I had the California club from Jason's deli. It looked so healthy but was like 950 calories and so much fat. It really didn't even seem that bad when I was eating it. Good grief. It was a freaking sandwich. I could've had dominoes pepperoni pizza for less!

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