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Ok, So I Indulged a Little on the 4th - SO WHAT!

Monday, July 05, 2010

I worked very hard all week to stay on my program. I exercised every day, managed my eating goals really well. Then on Sunday, I went to a BBQ and partied with hubby and friends. I drank a little too much and ate a little too much. I didn't exercise (hubby and I slept in) and didn't log in anything I ate.

I refuse to beat myself up for my brief indulgence. I don't understand why so many people do this when they do the same. Holidays and celebrations are a part of living life. If we don't make allowances for them then we're missing a much more important lesson here than whether or not we stayed on our diet.

Anyway, this is just my humble opinion and now my little rant is over and I'm getting down off my soapbox. Have a good week everyone.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2TIGRE 7/7/2010 1:10PM

    Teriana - I'm glad you liked my post. I wrote it after reading a few posts of people bashing themselves for indulging too much over the holiday weekend. I just don't get that! We don't deserve that. Anyway, that's my humble opinion. :)

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TERIANA 7/7/2010 12:55PM

    Ha ha--I loved this blog. And I loved the "happy ending" that you went back to eating well and exercising on Tuesday. Thanks for reminding us about moderation in all things.

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2TIGRE 7/6/2010 3:43PM

    Frenchtosd - AMEN!!! As long as I am continuing to lose weight every week, then a little indulgence is not going to ruin my whole program.

Tomorrow is my weigh in day and even if I don't have a weight loss, I'm going to be ok with that. I knew when I started this that there would be weeks I wouldn't lose. I am prepared for that.

Anyway, the point is (and I actually do have one), I really hate to see people beat themselves up for a brief indulgence. It's so anti-productive and self-defeating. This is a time when we need to be a little kinder to ourselves and highlight the positives and not let the negatives define ourselves. Once again, JMHO

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FRENCHTOSD 7/6/2010 2:46AM

    As long as you are moving in the right direction, it's all good. I think if you average your calories for the week you will probably come out OK. Just keep tracking. Whenever I stop that, I go haywire!

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2TIGRE 7/6/2010 12:39AM

    Jamer123 & Xena1956 - AMEN!!! This is my point, if we indulge, so be it. Tomorrow is another chance to start over and another opportunity to do it right.

Thx for stopping by ladies; I really appreciate it.

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XENA1956 7/6/2010 12:33AM

    I never worry about the holidays or special days. I try to watch what I eat but if I go over my calorie count or don't exercise I just don't worry about it. As Scarlet would say "I won't think about it today, I think about it tomorrow because tomorrow is another day". Hope you had fun! That is what is great about this site. You only have to answer to yourself and if you want to indulge once in a while so what! emoticon

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JAMER123 7/5/2010 11:44PM

    Good for you!! We all need a day off on occasion and holidays seem to be a great time to do just that. Tomorrow is another day and you can pick up just where you left off. Have fun!!

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