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Friday, November 23, 2012

I've been doing really well for 4 weeks now. Eating really well, tracking and making healthier choices. Even when I went out for social events I was careful not to over indulge. I lost 7lbs in 4 weeks which is excellent for me. I tend to lose weight very slowly and then get discourage easily. Then I went out last night for a Thanksgiving dinner with friends. I did over indulge by eating too much and drinking too much. I told myself it's ok to do it once in a while and I would get right back on track today, and then today I ended up eating crap again. Why do I do this? I was doing so well and then I tend to give up. I need to get back on track again. I was feeling so great and when I stood on the scales this morning I had put back on the 1 and a half pounds I had lost for this week. Not good.
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MFTAYLOR2 11/24/2012 6:47AM

    Thanks to everyone for all the great advice and support. Back on track today and feeling good about it. I am doing this :)

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CATHYGETSFIT 11/24/2012 12:48AM

    It happens to all of us and it's especially easy to do during the holidays. You are not alone in this. It happens, give yourself a break and now get back on track. Don't give up, you've made too much progress to give up now!

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BARCLE 11/23/2012 5:36PM

    Keep doing the best you can. I agree with the great advice from others emoticon

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AMARILYNH 11/23/2012 4:02PM

    The key is to NEVER, NEVER NEVER give up!! Just keep getting back up when you 'fall' - it doesn't matter how many times you fall if you keep getting back up!!

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KMEYERRING1 11/23/2012 3:09PM

    I too blogged about this same issue a couple of days ago. I guess we all go through this cycle. BUT I think the key is not giving up !! It's good that we can recognize when we're slipping and then pull ourselves back onto the right track. This thought process works for me..."What do I say to my son when he makes a mistake on the football or baseball field? I tell him to get back out there and learn from his mistake. Make it better." Since I expect my son to learn from his mistakes, I have to have the same expectation for myself. Just some thoughts.

Keep at it...don't give up. You know you can do it !

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HDHAWK 11/23/2012 2:19PM

    That one meal probably didn't result in a 1 1/2 lb. gain. It will come off quickly if you get back on track. Probably lots of water weight gain. Good luck!

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MFTAYLOR2 11/23/2012 2:12PM

    Thanks EVERLEARNING. I'm trying to stay positive and get back on track :)

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MFTAYLOR2 11/23/2012 2:10PM

    Thanks FENWAYGIRL18. Well, the day is pretty much over and it wasn't an entire day of crap, more like an evening of crap. Had good breakfast and lunch but was craving greasy food all day and caved and had KFC for dinner with chocolate cake and then a beer. Soon heading to bed and then back at it again tomorrow. Thanks again :)

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EVERLEARNING 11/23/2012 2:07PM

    Please don't beat yourself up.
Consider this as further evidence that It Happens To The BEST Of Us!

You dropped 7 pounds in 4 weeks, that's terrific! You know how you did it, too. Get back to tracking, being as careful as you can. Remember that one bite tastes as good as eating the whole thing, and the results are SO much better.

Go look in the mirror, forgive yourself, and then drink a big glass of water!
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FENWAYGIRL18 11/23/2012 1:44PM

    Give yourself a break it was Thanksgiving and it lapsed into today... don't let it bother you chalk it up to life and start eating healthier today even though you ate some crap don't call it another day of crap eating for the day!
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND REMEMBER HOW GOOD LOSING THE 7LBS WERE, nothing tastes better then that!
Good luck!

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