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Had an over the top eating day

Saturday, February 02, 2013

It was one of those days -- I was doing great and then suddenly, WHAM! I was at work and starving. I had an apple and it didn't help. I ordered a sandwich and that took the edge off. I knew it was going to blow my calories sky high but I didn't care. I worked out more than double what I had set as a goal for the week and knew that one bad day wasn't going to blow my progress.

Had I stopped there I would have been fine. However, I got home from work and was hungry as always. I had my usual 2 cups of veggies and should have quit there. But there was frozen greek yogurt in the freezer calling my name. Did I stop at one? Oh no!!

I am putting this day in the "lesson learned" column. I talked it over with my supportive person and he agreed with me -- that I don't so much fall off the wagon as jump off it intentionally every few weeks. Long term, I guess that's how we all actually live. There are holidays, celebrations or events that call for a little indulgence.

I'm not going to kick myself or feel badly. I'm going to wake up in the morning and start again -- and I will be starting over again and again for a very long time.
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  • FRAN0426
    I had one of those days yesterday too, Not intentional. just made a poor choice last night when out to eat ---however, as many exercise burned calories I have done this week, don't think it will be a problem. Most of us get those days.
    1720 days ago
    You mentioned that you had "worked out more than double what I had set as a goal for the week" but didn't mention if you had reset your SP goals to match it. When I increase my exercise, I had to increase my calories too. Could that be it? Your body could've been telling you that it was going into starvation mode if you didn't eat more.
    I hope you don't beat yourself up. What would you tell your best friend if they had one bad day? Let it go. Each meal is a new chance to feel good about yourself.
    1721 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    We all have those days. I just note it and then move on. Kind of like the idea of an 'intentional day of eating more', instead of falling off the wagon day. Gives me something to look forward to.
    I see this journey as a long road where we occasionally need to go off of for a rest stop. And then, get back on the very next day (or meal).
    Good luck!
    1721 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2013 3:37:06 AM
    I think if you could use fats and protiens for craving prevention it would be a lot easier. Glenn
    1721 days ago
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