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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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PBNURSE11 2/27/2010 12:32PM

    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!

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SWEETLEXIE520 2/18/2010 4:53PM

    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!

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MARCHEM 2/18/2010 12:57PM

    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

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    Its okay to have a bad day. Don't let it get you down, just think about tomorrow and do your best!

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DAWN788 2/18/2010 12:11AM

    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

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

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