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The day after the cheat

Monday, January 21, 2013

I got off track last night, and had a cheat. I had wing dings from the pizzeria for lunch, which are 0 carb, then I had supper of 12 ozs of ground beef, and 4 ozs of shredded cheese. After I cooked it up, I realized it was not much food. I don't know if it was the volume or what. My brother was hungry 90 minutes later. So he ordered a pizza, and pop. I was doing fine till I smelt the pepperoni, and sausage. I guess I could have scraped the toppings off, but instead I ate 2 slices of pizza, and drank a 20 oz. Pepsi. I then decided it was wise to take my medications, so I drank another 4 ozs out of a second Pepsi to take my heart pills.. genius idea, huh?

I then watched the Pistons game, and my brother puttered around, while I surfed the TV. He went to bed at midnight, but I couldn't sleep. I cooked up some chicken, and ate that at 2 a.m., while watching Safe House with Denzel Washington, and Ryan Reynolds. Great movie by the way. Love HBO. I still didn't feel right though, and played around on the internet, before finally reading some, before falling asleep at 5 a.m. I just didn't feel right. No shortness of breath, or chest pain whatsoever, but just felt wrong. I woke up at 10 a.m., by alarm, but was so exhausted, I shut it off, and just woke up on my own at 1:25 p.m. I am still exhausted. I have had nights where I didn't sleep at all where I feel better the next day.

I weighed in at 218.6, which is water weight, but frustrating. Then I cooked up 6 eggs, with 3 T butter, and a can of NS mushrooms. Extra fat helps me get back into ketosis faster. I go to grab some water , and it is all in the freezer!! I see the last 16 ozs of the Pepsi I started, and my brother has 2 more, but I won't drink his pop. He'll have that over the next week while at school. So I have frozen water, and pop sitting in front of me. Of course, I had to pour that down the drain quickly. I spent 5 minutes waiting for the water to thaw as I ran water over it. I ate my eggs, and am taking my morning pills at 2 p.m. I am having 6 full chicken thighs for dinner at 9 p.m. while watching TV. Just two meals today.

I am not sure if the cheat happened because I was eating more cheese, higher sodium, switched up my meal plans, dinner was too small, it had been a while, or my brother gave me the perfect opportunity? It happened. I weigh more than I did last Monday. I should set a new low weight by Wednesday, but it is annoying that I can't just stay on track all the time.

Nothing else works though. I guess tomorrow, it is back to chicken, tomatoes, and onion, which always seems to work. I can't go off low carb, without spiking my blood sugars, and having shortness of breath, and chest pain. So I regroup, and move on. Hopefully, I have enough energy to get done with my 90 minute walk.

If this is another bump in the road, SP is my struts, keeping me from feeling the bumps as hard. I can come in here, and over the past 2 years, have learned to limit my cheats to 1 meal, and keep moving down the road. I would say it was encouragement from my Sparkfriends, but it is also that I don't want to embarrass myself, and show up in 3 weeks saying I gained 25 I would also miss everybody too much. Better to just confess, discuss, and get back on track immediately.

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CLPURNELL 1/22/2013 11:31AM

    Russell I honestly think it's a mental block. The closer you get to 215 you tend to have more cheats. I have done the same thing at 260. When you get it back down and you will get back down. hammer through that 215. Show yourself you can do this just keep doing what you are doing and don't worry about the number. Go play basketball or walk 120 minutes that day. to take your mind off the number. I am gonna try and do the same thing next time I see 260 on the scale. It's been almost a year and I have yet to break through that number but I know I will do so this year. No if ands or buts!


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CALLMECARRIE 1/22/2013 10:34AM

    " is annoying that I can't just stay on track all the time."

Boy do I know that feeling. I do so well for several days, start to see progress, then throw it all away in a moment's temptation. The mental toll from these cheats is almost worse than the physical toll. It's especially hard when you're living with someone who eats tempting things in front of you. It oughtta be illegal.... but it isn't, lol.

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ALISHAB3 1/21/2013 8:32PM

    Everybody has bumps in the road. We will always be here to help give encouragement. Or a swift kick in the pants (when required.) I do believe that a good part of when we go off plan is because we didn't eat enough on plan, then we become weak. Also, I personally have a problem with fresh baked bread, its like a drug, so I just have to walk away like somebody offered me a hit of a drug, you know just walk away.
I also feel best when in ketosis. Ketones are my friends.

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-POOKIE- 1/21/2013 2:40PM


I think a combination of those things added to a really difficult place to be.

Could you try having some broccoli to bulk meals out? Its high fibre, so the net carbs comes in low and surprisingly a fair bit of protein. Or is it one of the green vegetables you have to watch your amounts of?

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