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Does anyone just give in for the day

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Does anyone just decide it is okay to just skip watching what you eat?

Today i feel like i just want to let go and not worry about my calories or carbs. Not give up by any chance. I just don't want to have to worry about counting and measuring. I just want to relax for today. However, I feel as if i did that it would be much easier for me to start doing that as often as i want. It isn't as if i just want to give up,i really don't. I just don't want to do it for today. I am tired. I am not hungry but want to eat....I had some good protein at lunch so i don't feel hungry at all but i keep thinking of the snack food i have. It is making me just want to give in today and start fresh tomorrow. I know i shouldn't, but would it be so bad? Is this an emotional problem? I feel tired but don't want to sleep now or i will be up all night so the next best thing is to snack. Maybe i haven't gotten enough water in for the day, i don't know. I just know i want to snack on some string cheese. lol

I think i will get some more water and drink 32 oz and see if it goes away. One wrecked day can ruin my whole plan and i can't take a chance of that happening.
I feel so much more deprived counting calories than i was just counting carbs. If only it was as easy as counting carbs...Some foods you could eat continuous. lol

Anywhoo, thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I know they can be boring sometimes. It just helps to write them to talk myself out of cheating. Sorta like talking myself through a binge. Most times by the time i get to the end of the blog i have talked myself into doing something else to relieve my need to binge.
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KMCASSADA0515 11/18/2013 2:22PM

    I totally understand what you mean by taking a day off. I feel that way every single day and I feel your pain. Maybe if you want to have a day like that, just make sure that your fridge is stocked with healthy food and healthy snacks… Get rid of all the stack food that you shouldn't have, or if it is somebody else's ask them to hide it from you. I really like that you turn to spark people to talk yourself out of your binges… That is a sign that you truly want to get healthy and I definitely encourage you to keep doing that… If your blogs are boring, people don't have to read them. But you need to do for yourself, and only worry about doing it for yourself. Way to go!
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BRADMILL2922 11/18/2013 4:56AM

    Always remember that this thing is NOT easy, but IT IS worth it! As hard as it may be to take a day or a week or whatever off, just remember that is a day or a week that you missed working towards where you want to be!

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MRSKATEDUVALL 11/17/2013 5:59PM

    I totally understand. There are some days when the totality of the steps to health is overwhelming. But you did great. You blogged, you have a plan. You are a model.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 11/17/2013 3:15PM

    I feel the same way when I'm tired. It seems easier not to track and I often snack to stay awake when I don't want to nap or go to bed. If you can take one day off tracking and not let it turn into two days or more then I say go for it. Just don't go too far overboard.

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RPCLEM2000 11/17/2013 10:54AM

    This new healthy lifestyle you have embarked on is not about depriving you of the foods you love. It's about learning how to eat healthy. I've lost 100 pounds and I always had a cheat day once a week. I gave myself that day to relax and enjoy some of the foods I just don't allow myself the rest of the week. I don't go hog wild on my cheat days. All things in moderation. But for the 2+ years I've been doing this I never binged or gave up. I believe that to be as big of an accomplishment as losing the weight. I have learned how to eat healthy without feeling deprived in the slightest. I can do this for the rest of my life.

Take your day off. Enjoy your life but
1. Plan it
2. Keep it within reason
3. Go back to your regular eating the next day.

For instance: I plan on taking Thanksgiving off. I will have my stuffing and gravy, whatever side dishes look tasty and definitely plenty of dessert. I probably will eat very little for any other meals to keep calories within reason but if I go over that's OK. I will go back regular eating the next day.

I hope this helps. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/17/2013 9:42AM

  You are working with YOU and making appropriate plans. Good for you.



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JAMARIGOLD 11/17/2013 8:35AM

    "I feel as if i did that it would be much easier for me to start doing that as often as i want." I think giving in to the temptation of not being vigilant IS a slippery slope. I do that way too often when I am making up excuses why I deserve a break and my scale this morning let me know where THAT can get me. You've got a great attitude in that you know you don't want to give up. Feed that! And drinking water to see if the pangs go away is a great solution. Yep, you've got this! Keep up the good work!
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TRIKERBON 11/17/2013 7:17AM

    Like the others I think you answered your own question!

What helps me sometimes when I know it is not hunger and it's emotional eating I get out of the house and go for a walk. It takes my mind off of eating and usually by the time I get back the urges have subsided!

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SMITTY4RL 11/17/2013 7:14AM

    You did awesome! And no worries about the blog--I think that's what they're here for--if you blogged away the temptation what better use is there? AS for skipping watching what I eat, I have done that but it didn't end up the greatest--i.e. I over ate a lot. So watching what I eat is good for now. Will I do it forever? Realistically no, but I hope to be a better judge of choices then. Hope you have a good day!

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IOEINC 11/17/2013 6:21AM

    I have to agree with SeekingRiders10. You answered your own questions. Find a healthy substitute within your calorie/carb allowance that you will enjoy! I have always loved fruit so that is always my go to snack paired with protein. A small apple with a Babybel white cheddar cheese is my idea of a great snack!! I had to find an alternative to peanut butter because I could eat the whole jar!! emoticon

Great idea to fill up on water!!

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SEEKNG_RIDERS10 11/17/2013 1:39AM

  "Does anyone just decide it is okay to just skip watching what you eat?"

"One wrecked day can ruin my whole plan and i can't take a chance of that happening."

I think u answerered your own question. emoticon

for some people it might be ok...for others like me, it's a disaster waiting to happen. frankly I don't have off limit foods because it makes me want it more, but those foods that tend to be on the unhealthy side, I either find a healthy substitute or learn to make a healthy version of it and moderation always helps. keep up the good work emoticon !!

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