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A Lesson Learned???

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I have been doing so good since I have been on the BLC. I get so much encouragement from reading all the post on my team thread ...I am even in the top 10 of all the people that are on the whole challenge, which gives me more & more incentive to keep going....BUT! I am trying to figure out WHY I got up this morning with a yearning for ice cream. There was about 2 cups left in the freezer this morning & now it is gone! emoticon OK, I logged it on my nutrition page....NOT GOOD NUMBERS!!! Now I am trying to figure out why today, of all days, did I give in to my temptations??? I am not going to be critical of myself, I just want to figure out WHY. I am trying to recap why I might have done it...Was I feeling deprived? Was it because i was so tired from my job? Am I pushing myself too much?
I was going to go to the gym last night after work, but when i got home, I was just too tired. Work was really rough from unboxing a 1700 piece truck. (there is only four employees.) I went to bed shortly after getting home. I slept til 8:45 this morning (my day off) When I got up, I was still tired. I ate shortly after I got up. Had an orange, some almonds, a yogurt. While thinking about what else I could have, I remembered there was ICE CREAM in the freezer! This Icecream has been in the freezer for 6 weeks at least. It has not bothered me one bit up until then. Then I thought I HAD to have it! I savored every bite of it. I started thinking about the consequences the last two or three bites of it, but I kept eating. Now, I have not done any amount of anything. I am feeling depressed. I have not gone over my calories for the day, but I am going to have a hard time trying to get all my nutrients in & not go over in my alloted fats. ****SIGH***** Lesson Learned???? I hope so! All is not lost for one day of misbehaveing. I will go to the gym & work to try to even this out...My weigh in is tommorrow...I don't want to be dissapointed...
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  • DEE797
    Don't beat yourself up, we have all been where you were today at one time or another. You are doing so well, don't let this affect you. emoticon
    2736 days ago
    do i know that feeling but you have nothing to feel bad about stayed with in your count,you did your exercise,you are still loosing are only human,remember what we are on is not a diet it is a lifestyle change and in this lifestyle change it is not about deprivation it is about moderation.nothing is forbidden,so in essance you have done nothing wrong providing it is a one off,is in moderation and not a thing you do did the weigh in go after all?by the way.
    2736 days ago
    I have done the same thing. The book that helped me is "The Four Day Win " by Martha Beck. She explains how our brains work to sabotage our dieting! It is amazing. Two parts of our brains fight for control--your wild child won when you ate the ice cream! Really a good book! you can read part of it on
    2760 days ago
    Get your fanny up RIGHT NOW and do a WATP or go to the gym. Just shoot for 10 minutes...and during those 10 minutes, think about how you indulged yourself with the ice cream because YOU DESERVE IT! You've been working so hard and doing so well...a couple cups of ice cream is NOT going to ruin everything you've done.

    This is real life, darlin'. We're going to wake up jones'in for something, and we have to be able to indulge ourselves once in awhile, else we'll feel so deprived and bitter that we'll go on a 6-month binge (been there, done that more than a few times, have too many of the t-shirts).

    Quit beating yourself up. And next time, go get some fresh ice cream to indulge in! You deserve the BEST!

    Oh, and have protein for breakfast. That will definitely help.


    2760 days ago
  • KAT130
    Have you checked your calcium? Are you getting enough? Maybe it was just time to give yourself a little reward. If you think of it as a reward, for good behavior, it might help you with the guilt. Just spend a little extra time at the gym, one bowl of ice cream won't derail all the progress you have made.

    2760 days ago
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