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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Just now, I did some tracking of some things that were very embarassing. 5 pieces of pizza for lunch. Ouch. That was a serious overdo. It was so good though!

However, after tracking it all, I was stricken by something.

What I consider "overeating" now is actually maintenance!

2196 calories for the day. That's far from the 3-4,000 I was eating before, when I hit 211 pounds.

My lifestyle has indeed changed. I have the odd binge, the round of too much pizza or too many snacks, but I'm not hurting myself anymore. It's okay, to have bad days. I'm going to do better tomorrow, and not make those same poor decisions. I'm not going to flagellate myself for making a mistake. It was a very tasty mistake, that I don't regret at all. ;)

And while it was a pretty hefty sodium overdose, so I'll likely be bloaty for a few days, I'm not going to pack on the pounds over 2196 calories.
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    Wow, I went through kind of the same thing this weekend. I cringed at what I ate because I "pigged out". Turns out it was only 1600 calories and well within range, lol. But in my head I'm still like this emoticon
    1892 days ago
    What a great shift in perspective! Thank you for this!

    1893 days ago
  • MOXIE26
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    1893 days ago
  • BILL60
    Way to go!!
    1893 days ago
    Sometimes all we can do is to do better than what we would've before. If better means 5 pieces rather than 6, it's worth it. Perhaps at some point your do better will be making homemade pizza so it is healthier and even more delicious. Then 5 pieces won't be as many calories, will be healthier calories, and will fill you up wonderfully.

    In the meantime, you've learned something important today: you can indulge now and again without completely derailing and going back to old habits and without needing to berate yourself.
    1893 days ago
    wow - wonderful to realise that you have so fundamentally changed your habits
    1893 days ago
  • AGK3112
    Nice. It is ok to have bad days. And it is more ok as long as we get back on track.
    1893 days ago
    That's a Wonderful way to look at it!
    1893 days ago
    That's awesome! I just finished tracking a deliciously over indulgent dinner myself. I think that awareness is the key! We are all human, we will all slip up now and then. The important thing is to acknowledge it and continue moving forward.
    1894 days ago
    Great for you!! I need to get back on track and then I will be maintaining! Five was a bit many but--you'll be okay!
    1894 days ago
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