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1/27/09 10:53 A

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We all make mistakes but we always have tomorrow to get on track. Last weekend i celebrated my 21st so we all know how that goes. I started out with mixers like Powerade Zero(which is o so good), but then we had jello shooters and numerous snack foods. I cant even imagine how many calories i had that night. But the next couple of days i spent a little extra time working out.
I try not to look back on it too much.

"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still."


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1/25/09 11:49 P

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seriously though... you can't let those situations set you back. Go out, have fun, have a drink or two, and enjoy it. Focus on the positives and try to improve the negatives.
Last night, a negative would be that I drank two beers. So what? It's expected. It's hard to avoid in a college setting. BUT I improved the situation by only consuming 2 the entire night. I enjoyed them instead of over-indulging. Try to improve by limiting yourself; its better for weight loss and for your health in general.
But today, a positive of mine is that I did work out heavily at the rec today, and I increased my water intake noticeably.
Try to be as healthy as you can. If you miss every now and then, it is okay, just don't let that become a habit or an excuse not to keep on going.

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1/25/09 2:25 P

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Believe me I know how you are feeling. Last night a bunch of friends came over, and my plan was to only have a couple light beers. Well, of course after those couple beers my inhibitions were gone and I gave into a mixed drink or two. Then my friends ordered pizza and I joined in with that, too. I'm trying not to dwell on it. Today is a new day. This whole thing is a work in progress and it is going to take time to get over my old habits. Tonight when I go to the gym I'm just going to have to put in a little extra effort.

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." --Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/25/09 1:15 P

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I definitely understand... my boyfriend loves to take me out and spend money on me... which always seems to lead to alcohol and food. I'm getting really good about eating slowly, even while drinking, so that if we get a pizza to split or something, it'll be a small pizza, and he'll have time to eat more than half :)

~Christy~


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BMOORE10's Photo BMOORE10 Posts: 15
1/25/09 12:15 A

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I did about the same thing on thursday or friday night. I had a total of about 2500 calories I think. We can't let those mess ups hold us back from keeping up our routines. It's bound to happen. I mean we're only human. So, I'm glad you're not letting it hold you back. It's a new day, and it's going to be awesome to treat it like one! feel free to friend me and let me know if you need any help..ttyl

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ELYSE05's Photo ELYSE05 Posts: 37
1/24/09 6:52 P

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don't feel so bad. Last night my boyfriend and I went to a really great band playing at a local bar (I guess a detour from their big arena tour?) and we definitely took advantage of the cheap drinks and good music. Oh no! I just remembered I had krystal burgers for dinner last night too! eek!

I haven't even logged much of anything from yesterday. at least I started the day with healthy oatmeal. I had a feeling it would only get worse!

Oh, well. It happens...especially on those pesky Friday nights :)

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SFREE88's Photo SFREE88 Posts: 41
1/24/09 4:56 P

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I was so bad this Friday. My boyfriend and I were going to the opera, and then out to eat. Well, I was good all day because I knew I was going to eat. However, when we got to the opera, there were drinks and I had 2 glasses of wine.
After the opera, we went to an Italian restaurant, and I proceeded to have 2 more glasses of wine. Well after that my willpower was shot and I had lasagna and then chocolate ice cream. I'm so mad at myself. I don't want to have to quit drinking completely, seeing as I don't do it very often, but i go crazy when I start to get a little tipsy! lol
Oh well, I guess all I can do is be careful from now on, and work my butt off today to burn all of those calories.

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