Welcome to the team! so glad your here.. we all been thruy things like that.. and things will happen.. so now you go on and think how you will deal with it next timne.. YOU can do this!!!!
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Don't beat yourself up about your dietary misstep. Learn from it and move on. Whenever I am in that situation, I try to first ask myself what it is that I am actually feeding. Very seldom does it actually turn out to be hunger. Usually, my lapse is caused by something sparking a flashback to an emotional situation I thought I had long ago addressed. Once I figure out what I'm actually feeding, I'm usually well on the way to controlling the eating impulse. At that point, I will actually throw in the garbage whatever might be left of what I was eating. I've discovered that the bigger mess I make of the disposal, e.g. dousing the food in salt or pepper, or anything else to make it look yucky, the better I feel. It's a way to take back control over that particular trigger.
Give yourself credit for recognizing your mistake and move on from there. If eating snacks at work is a problem area, try making available healthy snacks that will fit into your food program. Talk to some of your co-workers and find out if they would also like to help healthy up the place. It's my experience that most people today really do want to eat healthier, but usually someone else has to help them get started. This could be your golden opportunity to "spread the Spark".
I agree that no one (esp emotional eaters) can be 100% much as we would like to. You regressed, but move on from there. No one who got to goal weight got there with 100%. All walked a zigzag line as long as the slip-ups are less than the times we are eating and exercising well. Give yourself a pat for the rest of the time you did fine.
I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.
Here is the bottom line - STOP beating yourself up over a single less than perfect decision.
If you are looking for perfection you will always be disappointed in yourself. You made a choice and now looking back on it, why don't you figure out what you will do so that you don't make that same decision the next time you are faced with it - you KNOW you will be in that/or a similar situation again. What might help you make a better choice or at least one you would be happier with?? Make a PLAN that you think will work for you and be prepared to tweak your plan when new situations occur. For instance, it might be a good idea to have your PLANNED snack in your desk drawer and be ready to say, "NO THANKS, I have a snack here." In fact, you say you would have rather had a piece of chocolate - you can have that chocolate and if you can eat a single piece, have that available so next time you can choose THAT.
I can't tell you what your plan might need to be, it has to be something that will help YOU and YOU are the best judge of that, but I can tell you that making a plan - even one that doesn't work - is better than not having a plan.
You are upset about doing pretty well but not being perfect - striving for perfection in a plan destined to fail because NONE of us are perfect and never will be. We are all human and YOU need to be gentler and nicer to YOU. You deserve credit for what you DID right and not abuse because you were not perfect.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
Welcome to the team. Don't worry about what has been done, just put it behind you and start over again. Good for you for admitting what you did. Begin by tracking your food choices each day. Good luck in your healthy lifestyle choices. We're here for you.
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Hi everyone, I'm new to this team. I fall off the bandwagon a lot because I'm an emotional eater :/ I wish I could introduce myself and right off the bat talk about how my will power totally conquered my emotional eating habits today but alas I can not! I'm at work and a bit bored. To think I was feeling so light and airy...I ate really well today UNTIL....I decided it wouldn't hurt to take a handful of popcorn my co-worked had made. Ugh so mad at myself right now! Then unexplicably I decided it was okay to pop a whole new bag and eat half of it AND this is the kicker- I didn't even want it!!! I was eating the popcorn just thinking to myself ugh, why am I eating this? I mean I still did okay in the overall scheme of things but for the calories I spent I would have preferred to eat some chocolate (I'm a chocoholic, nice combo right?)
I don't know why I always do this to myself but unfortunately for me this scenario is just way too familiar for my liking which is why I'm being so hard on myself. Anyway I just felt I needed to post this to get it off my chest and to just keep myself accountable. Thanks all for listening!
Edited by: STARLIITE1 at: 11/3/2012 (00:16)
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