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12/18/12 11:41 A

Thank you everyone for the great responses. So glad to know that others have been there. That's why I love Sparkpeople!

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12/18/12 10:24 A

Rebecca, you've made fantastic progress !!

Don't beat yourself up because you ate a little too much. one over indulgent meal or day or even weekend of eating WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle !! These things happen to every single one of us. You're perfectly normal.

We don't want to eat like this every single day, who says you can't over indulge every once in a while ? The fact is, you don't have to be perfect to be healthy. All things in moderation and if you're not too moderate at every single meal, that doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one.

Don't beat yourself up because you didn't do anything wrong. What to do ? You ate the food. You log the food. You move on. Like I said, as long as this doesn't happen every day, there is absolutely no reason you can't over indulge. There are 365 days in the year. If you eat right for 350 of those days, that's pretty amazing.

You're not blowing anything. You're doing just fine. Remember, don't look at weight loss or good health with an "all or nothing" mentality. If the only healthy thing you were to do for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. You really don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

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12/17/12 10:16 P

Hi Rebecca - want to know the "glass half full" on your post? You know where you went wrong because it sounds like your tracked it! At the very least you have a mental tally of the numbers. Prior to this journey, would you even have thought about it?

I honestly believe that knowledge is power and that this is really 100% mind over matter. We all have those weekends and when you look back over your daily/monthly trends, you should see those peaks and valleys.

What has been working for me is make exercise the first thing I do in the morning. Do I hate that alarm going off 45 mins earlier - of course, but guess what? There are zero excuses as to why it doesn't get done after work - late meetings, friends or family calling, ect. The "move more" part of the equation has already been filled. And for me, when I exercise, it keeps my mind focused for the rest of the day. I didn't get up early to blow it later! :)

Best of luck - you can get back your plan and you will hit goal!

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12/17/12 9:30 P

your post really resonated with me

been there, done that, got the postcard, don't want to go back, but it very well might now and again!

honestly, all i can say is try to not sweat the small stuff... 0.6 lbs - really - you have done so great.

tomorrow is a new day.... try to not repeat your patterns.

i have found that allowing myself a treat a day helps me not deprive myself.... one ferrero rocher a day or lindt chocolate is my guilty pleasure - it is holiday season after all!

good luck in your journey AND CONGRATULATIONS - you have done great, and you are recognizing when you aren't doing so great and getting advice.

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12/17/12 7:57 P

Hi Rebecca,

Congrats on your weight loss to date, that is fantastic.

Have you allowed yourself to enjoy some of the foods you enjoyed this weekend during your weight loss journey? Could it be that you have deprived yourself from some of these foods that when you finally allowed yourself to have them, you could not stop?

What is done is done, but remember you do not have to have perfect life to embrace healthy living. Remember too, that it took you more than a few months to gain the weight, it's going to take you more than a few months to incorporate healthy lifelong habits into your life.

Coach Nancy

12/17/12 7:05 P

I've lost 33 pounds on Sparkpeople (yay!) I know that's something to really be proud of, and I am... only 17 more pounds to goal.

So why do I feel like I'm sabotaging myself? What did I do right after my weigh-day on Thursday? I went on an 800+ calorie binge at Captain D's! Then I went home later that night and ate a bunch of raw oatmeal craisin cookie dough. The weekend wasn't much better, either. 2 soft tacos, 1 regular taco, and 1 caramel apple empanada at Taco Bell on Saturday night, then a bunch of cookies last night. Zero exercising.

I just now ate a mini moon pie crunch. I don't even like moon pies, but this one was like the best moon pie ever.

I feel like I need an intervention.

It's not my TOM or anything either... had that last week, which is why I don't understand these random cravings all of a sudden!

HOW CAN I STOP THIS MADNESS?!?!?! I've already gained back 0.6 pounds since Thursday!

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