The wisdom has already been shared. Know that if you are making a LIFESTYLE change, you CAN have foods that you USED to consider FORBIDDEN on diets. You can fit them into your calorie range for the day OR you can track them as best as you can and recognize and not sweat that you went over. It is OKAY to be HUMAN. This sounds like a rare treat and it sounds like you DID the most important things which are to ENJOY the food and track it as well as you can. Human beings ARE NOT, WILL NEVER BE, and HAVE NEVER BEEN perfect - you ARE human. Accept it and move forward. In the GRAND scheme of things it will make little difference that you had ONE lovely meal with family and ate more than you might otherwise choose. Relax. Love yourself and recognize that you are worth the effort. Don't beat up on yourself. If you really think you NEED to do something, do something productive, look back and reflect on what you ate and think about ways you could do better and STILL ENJOY YOURSELF - maybe you could check the menu options in advance and then plan better what to eat. Enter the various things in your tracker BEFORE you go and then maybe you will choose platter A instead of B or whatever. That is looking forward instead of BACKWARD. The past is over and the future is YOUR choice.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
current weight: 238.0
Fitness Minutes: (28,771) Posts: 2,042 1/9/13 12:59 P
You logged your Mexican meal into the Nutrition Tracker as best as you could, right? Funny thing is, you're going to get the same message whether you're a little or a lot over your daily calorie limit.
Let the guilt go - seriously! - and FYI - you did learn from the experience because you're relating it to your EE Team Members! :D
One of the big reasons I am making a lifestyle change as opposed to dieting is because I don't want to have to deal with the forbidden when I'm all ready restricted by allergies on what I can eat.
SP does not have a gluten free meal plan and I'm okay with that because I'm just eating what I've been eating for the last year, only now I'm making sure I use portion control via my digital scale and measuring spoons - and also tracking all food and water.
Trust me, there's plenty of gluten free junk food out there, but it doesn't mean I have to buy it and bring it home. Eating healthy is far more satisfying! Yes, I have treats and plan for them in my Nutrition Tracker.
And if you didn't log the meal - log it - and you'll see the message I'm talking about.
I hope you have a better afternoon!
"One reason people resist change is that they focus on what they have to give up, rather than what they have to gain!" - Rick Godwin
"When you know the motivation behind your choices, you can make choices that support your authentic self — decisions that free you, rather than restrict you." - Danielle LaPorte
Pounds lost: 72.2
Fitness Minutes: (143,970) Posts: 9,904 1/9/13 12:23 P
hey put down that bat . you are beating yourself up over one meal . and that is what it was one meal . so for the next few days you just cut down a wee bit and make up for the one meal of eating to much . and try to remember a cheat day is and does help keep you on the program . you do not have to give up everything you want to eat forever . add those types of foods a few times a month . this is not a diet but a lifestyle change . diet fail and life changes work . nothing is cut out . you can have anything you want to eat just modify the amount . instead of a full serving try a half portion of that food you are craving . anything goes .
First off I would say don't beat yourself up. Forget it and get back on track. A while ago I read something on spark, and I'm paraphrashing, if you are driving and go through a red light that doesn't mean you no longer stop for red lights.
So you went through a red light. Now you will stop at one.
they say confessions are good for the soul, well heres mine. i had been under a lot of mental and or emotional stress about my cancer and well i was on the right track as far as my excersize and such. however, last night i was able to somehow be sneaky and talk my mother and father into going out to eat mexican for dinner last night. I havent been out in a while. Much less to eat mexican. when we did get there we ate a lot of the chips and salsa that they bring you. we all had a blast and enjoyed the food. However, I felt kind of guilty when i got home because i knew what i had done. what i want to know is why did i do this to myself, how do i cope with the guilt and how can i learn from my experience so i can stay strong and not let my wants come before my needs again ... i mean it was so frustrating too because when id go to the store id skip the chip and soda isle ... and not get no sweets ... and now all was ruined in one night ... someone please give me words of wisdom
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