You EE people are such great support! I am back on track..and my day of craziness was just one off day, that is a huge improvement. Next time I have a few more tools ...I think I will look at this thread before my next weigh in. Thanks.
I mention this to everyone but there is a video on you tube, just type in Joes Osteen and just say no to your feeling...Listen to every word he says even if you are not religious you will see just how helpful this is...I sure hope you will look it up and that you use it, it really will help...
When you realize that weight does NOT go down or up on a regular and always predictable pattern. Consistent and regular healthy choices will result in the losses you are looking for.
Having said that, YOU are the one who can create a PLAN to make it less likely that you will fall into the trap of binging the NEXT time the scale doesn't do your bidding. If you have a plan and IF YOU LOOK at what you did, when you did it, with whom, where, and what you were feeling or thinking at the time, you can prevent a similar disappointment the NEXT time. Heck, realistically, you MIGHT have another - but different - problem that you need to address the NEXT time you are not perfect, but you reduce the chances of the SAME problem recurring.
Realistically, we will never be perfect and our weight will not always drop when it SHOULD or when we THINK it should. So the solution is to trouble shoot and problem solve when we experience a problem. What might have distracted you? What did you eat? Would you have eaten it if it wasn't easily available? Would you have stopped after ONE portion IF it were in a single serve pack? Would you have stopped if instead of dwelling on what if, you had moved forward and acknowledged that you DID GOOD but the scale is slow to catch up sometimes? Would it have helped to talk/post/blog/or write about your feelings instead of ignoring them and them eating to feel better?
I do not know you, but I sure know about the feelings and emotions and difficulties we face when we try to sweep the whole thing under the rug instead of DEALING with it and PLANNING for ways to outsmart it the NEXT time - and there is ALWAYS a next time.
You may not get a PERFECT plan the first time you try to create one, but you WILL learn some things about yourself and at least have a starting place for creating and implementing a BETTER plan for the future.
Pre-planning where you think you will have trouble is a good place to start, but rarely do we get ALL the places covered the first time around. Stick with it and move on. You are NOT a terrible person, you are NOT a failure, you will NOT necessarily gain a lot of weight because you had a binge - you are HUMAN and a total success if you were doing so well up to THAT point - celebrate the things you did RIGHT and expand on them. YOU WILL SEE PROGRESS if you keep on making better choices along the way.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
You asked, "how do I talk myself out of the eating spree next time around?" I wish I had a good answer for you. The truth is, I probably would have done the same thing myself. When you've put in so much effort and then don't see the results, it has to be so discouraging. The thing is, our bodies are so complicated with fluctuations in water weight & hormonal stuff (and in my case, chronic constipation - sorry, too much info!) that on any given day, you might be pound or two up, but then a week later, everything is back to normal.
Also, I've seen enough "Biggest Loser" episodes in the past to know that some weeks, the contestants would knock themselves out with extreme exercise and sticking to their plan only to see the scale not move. But usually, the week after that, they'd see double results. I guess you just have to try to stick with the plan but don't measure your success just by the scale, as some of the others have mentioned.
I went to your SparkPage and read your introduction and I can tell that in spite of ups and downs, Spark has been a good experience for you. I think just not giving up is a form of success in itself. I wish you a better day today - let yesterday go and don't beat yourself up about it - we've all been there.
Edited by: MILLER-S at: 11/12/2012 (11:06)
"Growth is becoming comfortable with discomfort." - John Dowd, Jr.
"Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life." - Golda Meir
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My name is Miller :)
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hey do not allow the scales to make you upset . you are improving your insides and getting better everyday . so the scales does not show a loss but your body and engery does . you will feel better and be better then all of a sudden a drop in weight will come .
Planing ahead helps.. But remeber its just a nummber. now to plan how you can lose.. first is to mix up your exercise.. its not all about food its about exercise too.. and doing weights as well.. so dont give up.. dont look back.. just know what your going to do now!!!
loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!! Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it! I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important! classylady~Geri
I was so discouraged yesterday...after weeks of working on changing habits and losing weight...and then last week really tracking everything I ate and staying within the limits each day, burning 750 calories more in exercise than I had planned for the week., and really doing well. I was totally convinced I had lost 2-3 pounds, only to step on the scale and see the same weight as the previous weight. Although I have tried to find other ways of tracking my successes...I really do want and need to lose weight. Anyhow, after stepping on the scale, I sat down and thought of a couple of things I could check into to better understand why no weight loss - thyroid check, medication check. ..but then I completely lost it and went on an eating spree. I know that will just lead to weight gain...and I will not continue it today,but how do I talk myself out of the eating spree next time around. I feel like I have a hangover now..and I don't drink. I had already taken a walk..but fought going to the gym or doing anything on my plan, because my plan wasn't working, and I was mad at the universe. Looking for ideas.
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