Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    RAYLINSTEPHENS   237,691
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints

2 Day Bender - but it's ok!

Friday, August 26, 2011

I went on a bender for 2 days - yesterday I just threw all caution to the wind - it was either that or take a "spark break" and I have never taken a spark break yet. My biggest fear is if I take a spark break - I might never return so it just isn't an option.

I am back up to 124 but it is ok as I know it is only temporary. I just needed a "free day" I think. Usually I try for damage control but yesterday I just didn't care - that is the closest I can explain it - and I knew today I would be back to normal and I feel I am.

I must go now and try to calculate the damages on my tracker as I know it was over 3000 calories.

It's ok, I am not mad at me so there is no forgiveness necessary!

Wow! That's an "AHA" moment all by itself!

To me it really is a lifestyle change - not a total changeover - what kind of life would it be if I couldn't overextend sometimes? Life without sweets is just not sweet enough for this old gal!

I've come a long way - now instead of thinking I screwed the entire day - I tell myself, you went over today - enjoy the rest of the day and tomorrow we will pay for it (getting on the scale) and get back on track = staying within my range!

Hey! Works for me!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAJ0621 8/28/2011 8:30PM

    I love your attitude! Of course we will have benders...we are human! The key you know (and I am learning) is to get back on the healthy wagon without any regrets and move forward!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KELLEEH 8/28/2011 1:22PM

    I love your attitude! You are really leading the way for us and showing us just how a lifetime commitment and maintenance works! I'm really happy for you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CIZETHEDAY124 8/28/2011 6:43AM

    We all need to do this sometimes! It's not all or nothing! The good thing is that you know exactly what to do to get back on track! Excllent!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DBCLARINET 8/27/2011 11:46PM

    Ahhh, I've done that a couple times and often beat myself up for it. I'm trying to break myself of that -- beating myself up. I had a bender myself today, and the damage wasn't quite as bad as I expected, so I call that a win. Your attitude just helps reinforce for me the idea that it's not totally unhealthy and it makes life a little... sweeter!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    LOVING IT Linda, now THAT is takin care of YOU in a BALANCED way my DAWG Friend !! GOOD GOOD GOOD !!! Keep UP the smart idea's and blogging to us what to do CORRECTLY !! WOOHOOOO ! This will quickly come back off,,,and isn't it FUN to do this now and then? its really NOT a big deal,, rememember SP is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE ! This just PROVES IT !

Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERMELLEN 8/27/2011 10:48PM

    Very practical. Keep in mind: one "real" pound is 3500 calories. So: no real damage done.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALASKASKY 8/27/2011 5:35PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Taking it one day at a time is the answer for me... and I think for most of us. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEENY_BIKINI 8/27/2011 3:56PM

    Your attitude is refreshing. You go girl!!


Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUESKY_321 8/27/2011 12:34PM

    I believe that is a very healthy attitude. When you can trust yourself enough to give in and *enjoy* (even in excess!) a walk on the wild side because you know you will return to the path, you have truly changed your relationship with food!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HEALTHY1JESS 8/27/2011 6:09AM

    Your thought process is really inspiring for me! Thank you for sharing your observations and your growth in handling a challenge! I will come back and read this blog again someday when I really, REALLY need to read these words again!


Report Inappropriate Comment
RORYLYONS 8/27/2011 3:38AM

    It's ok to have an oops & get back on track..lately I did have a ahem moment but remind myself as you did to take control... emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ERTSMOM 8/27/2011 12:23AM

    Way to go, Linda. You have a great view of your journey and are very positive even in harder days. Im proud of you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSIEPH1 8/26/2011 10:55PM

    Hi Linda! Good for you ! We all need to do this occasinally ...
Then we can get back on track again ...
Thank you so much my dear friend for all your lovely comments and support on my feeds and Spark page..
It really helps to know we are not alone!
Love and Hugs Susie
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DINGALLSTOO 8/26/2011 9:18PM

    Good for you, just a pause, it will be fine in the end. YOU are my hero.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 8/26/2011 8:59PM

    I admire your sensible approach so much. Good for you! You'll be right back where you want to be in no time!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FORMYDARLINGS 8/26/2011 8:03PM

    Your comments to yourself are wonderful, Linda. It is about balance. If it is always nonononono and never okay today I don't think balance is reached. Good for you for saying today I have a foodie day and tomorrow I return to my normal, LOOK AT THAT WORD, NORMAL activities. You done great girlfriend.

Kudos, Gini

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAREN77 8/26/2011 5:15PM

    We are only human. Once in a while you have to indulge or you'll feel totally deprived. You have the right attitude--just acknowledge that it happened and move on. No punishment necessary, because you've proven you can stick with the program. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBSZOO74 8/26/2011 4:12PM

    emoticon I think it's okay to have a "cheat" day once in a while. I don't think I could ever give up my favorite things, like ice cream and chocolate, forever. You earned it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOALIEGRANDMA3 8/26/2011 4:02PM

    Kren....a fellow sparker....once said to me after I did this....WOW You really are human.

I know you will get back on track. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLZZY 8/26/2011 3:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon That's the attitude to have! HUGS!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARTY19 8/26/2011 3:26PM

    You are emoticon I want to be like you if I ever get to goal.

Love you

Report Inappropriate Comment
ESILBO 8/26/2011 2:08PM



Report Inappropriate Comment
ASTORRES1 8/26/2011 1:38PM

    Linda....I totally agree!!! I have been there...done that also!! Sometimes a BREAK is what is needed to keep up on the right TRACK!!!!


Report Inappropriate Comment
LOPEYP 8/26/2011 1:24PM

    If it makes sense for you then it's okay. You only have to answer to yourself!

Comment edited on: 8/26/2011 1:24:50 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRANIMAL 8/26/2011 12:55PM

    Seems perfectly sensible to me! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
T2SEE140 8/26/2011 12:33PM

  Good for you! I have to remind myself to not be too hard on myself because this is a life style change and you make it the way you want it to be.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIKI0531 8/26/2011 11:54AM

    Good for you !! I have really learned to be more forgiving with myself. I make an honest effort not to go too overboard - just because I know how guilty I feel afterwards. lol

Maybe when I hit 124 !! wow, what a success story ... I will be more inclined to live the "sweet life" more often.

Have a great weekend ! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/26/2011 11:41AM

    Wonderful attitude! Yeah to lifestyle change emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LITTLETEALOVER 8/26/2011 11:36AM

  You are living proof that one bad day is not the end of the world. Thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HELLODANAE 8/26/2011 11:21AM

    I think that if you did not do that then I would be worried. Life is not a straight line (whatever that means) life is valleys and mountains. Grateful that you are part of the Spark!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENNIFER_67 8/26/2011 11:15AM

    Hey, its just a couple of days. The important thing is you recognize it for what it is, and you're getting back on track. Glad you aren't beating yourself up over it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
OLDERDANDRT 8/26/2011 11:07AM

    emoticon I like your back in the saddle attitude! Nothing here is lost! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALKING_WONDER 8/26/2011 10:19AM

    You're so into your cardio that I'm sure that you will have no problem whatsoever getting back on track!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    At 12:01 it became a new day. No worries!

emoticon emoticon emoticon Trish

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIZABETT 8/26/2011 9:38AM

    Let me guess. You will be back down to goal by this time next week! I know you and I know you will do it! I totally understand your break and it was good that you did didn't fall off the track, you jumped off on purpose.
Now you are back on. emoticon Proud of you!

emoticon Liz

Report Inappropriate Comment
JERSEYGIRL24 8/26/2011 9:34AM

    You are to be commended for two things. First of all, you have gone a very long time without seriously falling off the wagon. Secondly, you are ready to hop right back on!! We are all human. You will be fine.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DESTINYE 8/26/2011 9:16AM

    Today is another day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/26/2011 9:02AM

    You are very smart to hop right back on the wagon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANDMACOO 8/26/2011 8:42AM

    I have learned to forgive myself those "oh dear" moments, because if not, they become so overwhelming that I keep up the poor choices. I have also learned that it's okay to get off track once in a while, as long as I know that I also must get back on program within a day or so.

You are doing awesome, especially knowing that you don't want to take a spark break.


Report Inappropriate Comment
DOTTIEJANE1 8/26/2011 8:35AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DORENC 8/26/2011 8:15AM

    Way to go, Time to get back on track. You can do this.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ERLYWA 8/26/2011 8:11AM

    Everybody needs a naughty day every once in awhile! :) As long as we don't let it turn into a naughty week, month, year...etc.

Great attitude! ;)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MACMOM57 8/26/2011 8:04AM

    Good attitude we all have days like that. What nice is the next day is a new one to do how ever you feel. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEW-CAZ 8/26/2011 8:01AM

    Linda sometimes a girl has to do what a girl HAS to do emoticon

You knew it was that or something more drastic so you obviously know yourself very well.
Break over, back to the well worn straight and narrow emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCYBOAT 8/26/2011 7:56AM

    A break is not always a bad thing. As long as you recognize it as a break and get back on track - you'll do just fine!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDAMARIEZ1 8/26/2011 7:56AM

    that was yesterday! begin again!!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HARMSEEE 8/26/2011 7:54AM

    U go girl--start a new spark!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.