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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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LILMISSRED79 7/13/2010 1:00PM

    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!

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EVETROY 7/12/2010 12:13AM

    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!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 7/11/2010 5:54PM

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Hang in there. This pattern you describe sounds sooooo familiar!
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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...

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LORTHOM2001 7/11/2010 12:20PM

    no frets, you'll get back on track and work it all out.

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