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Falling Down and Getting Up - Tales from 100# Down

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's bound to happen. Even 3 years and 3 months into the journey. I stumbled. I went over my range by 375 calories today and it wasn't even on something TASTY. I ate a whole sleeve of saltine crackers.

I let that old emotional eating monster rear it's ugly head! There are times in life when a series of small frustrations and trials together combine and take me back to that old familiar place where I funnel all my frustration, disappointment and burdens into emotional eating. While 375 calories is not a "lot" in the scheme of things I regret most that I knew I was eating to comfort and didn't stop until that last cracker came out of the sleeve. Actually the sodium was probably worse than the calorie hit!

So what did I learn? I learned that I have to be EVER diligent from falling into old habits. I also learned the value of not having junk food in the house. Had there been cookies, ice cream, chips, or candy my calorie damage would have been FAR worse. Lastly, I learned I don't have to linger in a mistake. Rather than going to bed on my "failure" I decided instead to blog about it, get some extra cardio and push water.

Never go to bed on your failure. You can always do something positive to end the day (pack a healthy lunch for the next day, make a healthy grocery list, get some exercise, read an educational article or blog, and even journal or blog about your obstacles and your plan for the NEXT time they block your path.

Tomorrow IS another day, Scarlett. My stumble of today will be Gone With the Wind.

Pressing On!

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LORIVIOLA 4/1/2014 9:45PM

    emoticon so much for sharing this emoticon blog.

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1CHICK 11/20/2013 8:03PM

    Good HEALTHY attitude !! Luv it!

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BETHLOVESBIKING 11/9/2013 4:45PM

    Awesome! I love your bed-time conversation---Scarlett and Gond with the Wind. emoticon

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MCJULIEO 11/8/2013 10:01PM

    Love the bedtime advice!

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/5/2013 8:45AM

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NANHBH 11/4/2013 2:46PM

    I love this advice - "Never go to bed on your failure. You can always do something positive to end the day..."

I'm going to implement this practice!
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ANNETTEMARIE63 11/4/2013 9:04AM

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KATHRYNDUANE 11/3/2013 12:44PM

    Just Keep Swimming! emoticon

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GETHEALTH2012 11/2/2013 8:31PM

    emoticon for the reminder !

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AMARILYNH 11/2/2013 3:49PM

    emoticon You are such an AMAZING inspiration!! Your attitude after a 'slip' is such a great lesson to all of us - LOVE the 'don't go to bed on a failure'!! Definitely adding that one to my arsenal!!

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JERICHO1991 11/2/2013 6:44AM

    Never go to bed on your failure. Thanks for the reminder.

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KRZYKAT3 11/1/2013 8:33PM

    WTG! nice blog PInk, sometimes a step back is worth a hundred forward!!

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CLUMBOY 11/1/2013 4:19PM

    excellent advice. thanks so much.

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WILDFLOWERMA 11/1/2013 3:38PM

    Thank you for sharing the lessons learned on your road to success.

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GEORGE815 11/1/2013 7:30AM

    Make it Gone With the Wind. Frankly Charlotte. I don't give a damn!

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JESSWAHOO 11/1/2013 6:29AM

    Great blog! Love it!

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ROSINVN 10/31/2013 10:45AM

    well said and another lesson learned and another step forward. You are amazing and such an inspiration. Life is not perfect and we are not perfect so the outcome is not about the stumble but picking yourself up and moving forward. Way to go !

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JOANNHUNT 10/31/2013 9:45AM

    AWESOME RECOVERY.

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DEEGIRL50 10/31/2013 1:20AM

    Another strategy to add to our repertories.... never go to bed on your mistake. There's always something you can do to end on a positive note. Excellent!!

Glad you were able to bounce right back!! emoticon

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CHUBBY_MOM 10/30/2013 11:58PM

    Great insight! emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 10/30/2013 10:35PM

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You posted a great blog and it's one to give us thought.

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/30/2013 8:57PM

  good article and your experience is helping others. We have to be vilgient and have planned treats.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/30/2013 7:04PM

    I went from 248 pounds to 125.6 and have maintained for 42 weeks. I was over my calories range yesterday too. I enjoyed a Friendly's sundae. I ate every last bit of it and don't feel the least bit guilty, bad, or ashamed. I have lost over 120 pounds and if I want a treat I am more than entitled to it. Will it become a habit, NO This week was rough and a binged a couple times. Oh well, I will live.

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DIANNEMT 10/30/2013 3:57PM

    You stumbled--you said oops--and you go on!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/30/2013 2:30PM

    Great blog! I, too, have struggled with saltines. I think that they come the closest to "white carbs" I can get in my house and any kinds of emotional eating leads me to white carbs...You have done a fantastic job overall and this, too, is a part of your learning curve.
I am always impressed by your attitude. It's great that you do not go to bed in a negative mood. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 10/30/2013 1:59PM

  Great advice......... emoticon

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NONNAOF2 10/30/2013 1:30PM

  Just remember.... it could of been worse! You have a great attitude, just continue on with your journey ahead!! :-)

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HAPPYMENOW58 10/30/2013 1:01PM

    Great! I like the idea....Never go to bed on a failure! I will remember that.....!

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LCRUMLEY81 10/30/2013 1:01PM

  great post

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JACKIE542 10/30/2013 12:48PM

    Love this, I have been doing well for quite some time now, but a shoulder problem is causing me to have some eating problems and really bothering me.
I will follow your advice and do something positive before I go to bed!! emoticon

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SHANNONY84 10/30/2013 11:44AM

    Taking accountability is very important. Great blog. Thank you for sharing!

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_JODI404 10/30/2013 10:59AM

    Awesome attitude! Love your insights!!

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DKAY0923 10/30/2013 9:13AM

  GOOD BLOG

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JSEATTLE 10/30/2013 8:57AM

  Wow, how great that you can face your mis-step and move on. I have eaten many a rack of saltine crackers in my time so I know how you feel.

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GOOSIEMOON 10/30/2013 8:32AM

    Not lingering on a mistake and being accountable are the two things that stand out for me here. You are doing so well and it's clear that this is a lifestyle for you, not a temporary activity. Win!



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MAMMAC66 10/30/2013 8:16AM

    emoticon The important thing is that you learned something from your mistake. Now just put that lesson to work and you will be better for having goofed up. To me that is a victory in itself. emoticon

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SHERYLP461 10/30/2013 8:13AM

    Be proud of yourself for all that you have done and the will to keep on

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