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Cheat days and progress

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A friend of mine is doing WW and every Thursday she has a cheat day where she eats what she wants regardless of the points. I decided to give this "cheat day" thing a try on Friday to see how I felt and if I would be able to maintain it.

I HATED IT.

I had a normal breakfast and then for lunch, I had a grilled chicken sandwich and a small fries from Wendy's For dinner I had ordered from Pizza Hut and gotten 10 buffalo wings and 1 P'zone (pepperoni and cheese). I also had 3 drinks of bourbon and coke.

I hated it. I just fell asleep and I didn't get any enjoyment out of eating those extra calories but on a good note, I didn't hate myself for eating those calories either. I held myself accountable for everything I ate and just moved on. Normally, I would of freaked out and been upset but one thing I can say for sure is that cheat days are not for me.

I didn't feel the same exact joy that she does when she cheats. In fact, I was ready to get back on track. and just stick with it. I did drink 24 oz of water with each alcoholic beverage which is new for me and I also cut myself off. I knew my limits this time and didn't push them. WOW

But this "Cheat Day" gave me perspective on my OLD eating habits and why I struggled to lose weight before. I never held myself accountable in the past and just kept working out and getting upset for not seeing results and comforted myself with food and alcohol. Surprisingly I did buy a bottle of Bourbon but instead of sitting at home drinking it, I went for a walk, visited a friend, and talked with my boyfriend.

I am changing for the better, slowly and taking it one day at a time :-)
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NANASUEDEE 10/27/2013 5:43PM

    I find that Cheat Days don't work the same way for everyone. I, like you, don't do well with them - I either get tired as you did or I blow up like a balloon almost instantly. It just doesn't work for me. I'm proud of you for ignoring the bourbon & doing healthier things.

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NEWJEANSDAY 10/27/2013 8:54AM

    Thanks for checking out my blog.

I was wondering about having a cheat day but your blog makes sense.

We're getting there!

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GOLFGMA 10/26/2013 8:45AM

    It is surprising how after eating healthy the old food just makes you feel bloated and awful. Did that recently at a pot luck dinner and was miserable afterward. I am with you, NO MORE JUNK! emoticon

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