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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

so today was a borderline bad day for me... went over my calories by 200 and missed my fitness goals by about 10 minutes or so. still... i was SO VERY CLOSE to going CRAZY and i caught myself. i made myself go to a tax return meeting and a study group... AWAy from the kitchen and i caught myself.

looking at my feedback report... i saw that low calories earlier in the week meant HIGH calories today... high fat, high carb and loooooow protein. i know we all know this.. its all thats said and written everywhere but it was just a huuuuuge eye opener to see it in black and white, tracked out on a graph (i mean i am a scientist after all :p haha)

anyways... im not going to feel bad about eating a little over today because my other days compensated for it. i feel like im taking control and looking forward to tomorrow and challenging myself to exert more control tomorrow. start off every meal with protein and then work in the carbs/fat later. wish me luck!

and of course... thank you sparkers... i wish i had enough time to post on everyones wall and send out goodies to all of you because you guys are incredible... encouraging me throughout my lows and my silliness/irrationality. it means a lot.. i can't say it enough :)
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    I love "because Im a scientist." haha! I graph everything I eat too, direct correlations, I'll have a really low carb day (and be so proud) and the next day it's like I'm on a sugar mission! I tell myself it all balances out....err. ;)

    Have a good weekend!
    2790 days ago
    Great job recognizing what was happening and why it was happening (low calories earlier in the week)! You're getting stronger every time you decide to keep on going!
    2799 days ago
    One thing you might want to focus on is why do you binge? Is it stress, boredom, etc.? I find when I'm stressed I eat more. To combat that, I acknowledge my stress and then try to do something other than eating. This may be go for a walk, drink some water, take a deep breath, eat a piece of gum, etc. Also, I don't deny myself certain foods. I still eat something sweet every day and I usually stay within my calorie guidelines (I ate chocolate chip cookies and was under 1300 calories for the day). I avoid salty snacks, because I can't stopy once I start. Figure out what you're triggers are and work to avoid them. emoticon
    2799 days ago
    Its okay to have a bad day. Don't let it get you down, just think about tomorrow and do your best!

    2800 days ago
  • DAWN788
    gaaaaa i just wrote you a whole long comment and deleted it by accident emoticon

    I think what happened today is totally ok. your body needed those foods and you gave it to them. I don't think it's a problem as long as it's the exception and not a habit. It's exactly what I did and said that day I ate all the peanut butter. And I'm pretty sure I lost weight that day.

    If we don't allow ourselves days like this, we're pretty much screwed. No one can eat perfect 24/7 365. Just get right back on track and it'll probably be more of a good thing than harmful.

    and I wish I had more time to chat too lol I WILL find a day to devote to spark soon. I have no idea when, but i will lol i miss being such an active sparker, but now i only have time for routine updates and quick check-ins. booo. but im glad we're both making an effort :-) ttys
    2800 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/18/2010 12:11:59 AM
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