"And now my weight went up by two pounds." No it did not. I hope you read the other people's comments on this and take them to heart. It is nearly impossible to truly "gain" 2 pounds with one meal.
Today's a new day. What healthy choices are you going to make today? And don't get any kind of notions that you need to "punish" yourself for eating too much by not eating today or exercising like a fiend. That is not healthy or sustainable behavior.
Food is calories. It is not good or bad. They are choices. Some are better for your health. You are not good or bad because you ate certain foods. You did "not totally, utterly fail." This is what a person with a balanced approach to food would say: "I enjoyed a birthday meal at a restaurant, but maybe overdid it. Let's not let that happen again today."
I think most of the "battle" with food begins in our heads. It starts with the dialogue we have with ourselves when it comes to food and eating. Food is not the enemy. And you are not a good or bad person based on what you eat or what you weigh. Start changing the dialog in your head and you will feel better about yourself, see more progress and create lasting change. One meal did not create the problem; one meal is not going to ruin everything.
And you are never planning to go out and eat again? Is that realistic? Would that add to the quality of your life? There are plenty of ways to make good choices at restaurants. Perhaps you are not ready to do that yet. It is hard to watch others eat whatever while you are making different choices. And even if you do enjoy a few indulgences, so what? How often does your brother have a birthday?
Please stop beating yourself up. Be the friend that you need to yourself today.
Edited by: SIMPLELIFE2 at: 12/10/2012 (12:13)