Yeah, for me I had succeeded in a few PRs (personal records) and could the punishment my body was taking. It was at the end of an 8 week cycle and I usually take a complete break for one week I decided to try "deloading".
The funny thing for me is that I still felt like I got a good workout and though form and tempo are ALWAYS good for anyone to be aware of I paid real close attention to those things this week. My body does not feel worn out like it has the past several weeks so I totally think my body is recovering well.
This weekend is the end of Deload Week 1, next week I'll be doing 10-15% less of my load for week 8 of my last cycle.
It is not okay for an alcoholic to get drunk once in a while.
So do not tell a food addict it is okay to eat like sh*t once in a while