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I Messed Up, Now What Can I Learn From It

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I was eating well all week and my weight was headed in the right direction, then yesterday I blew it. I ate some chips, some ice cream, popcorn with butter, some candy, and a few cookies. I had small portions of everything (moderate amount of the popcorn), but come on!! I did not need that food. Those weren't healthy choices. I was on a streak.
I guess today starts the beginning of my new streak. I was up like 4 pounds this morning, and I am hoping some of it is salt induced water gain. I am just having a hard time dealing with stress right now. There are some changes in my compensation at work that really stressed me out this week (especially since my budget is already in a deficit). I know that sugar actually makes me feel worse, but in the moment it's what I wanted. I need to get it together. I can do this. I am so close to my goal. There is always going to be hard times in life, recession or not, and I just need to use the new tools that I have to deal with it. Next time, I will bypass the kitchen and go for a walk or call a friend instead. I still believe that the less sugar I eat, the less I want it. Today, no sugar, I already chose to leave it out of my coffee. Maybe I should throw in some extra fitness minutes today to balance the extra calories a little bit. Okay, ... what's done is done, move on.
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    We've all had those moments, don't beat yourself up. You can absolutely do this- like you said, you're so close! Just the fact that you're being honest about it and preparing for how to avoid it in the future is fantastic. Hang in there!

    2804 days ago
    emoticon It is tough times - but I'm really glad you won't let that slow you down. Things will get better - I just know it!
    2806 days ago
    Hang in there. This pattern you describe sounds sooooo familiar!
    Maybe if we think of each other struggling when the urge to eat too much comes on, it'll help us tell ourselves, "stop!" ?

    Just a thought...
    2806 days ago
  • LORTHOM2001
    no frets, you'll get back on track and work it all out.
    2806 days ago
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