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MCFHARPIST SparkPoints: (65,375)
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11/29/12 2:08 A

The great thing about this SparkLife is that if I do go off the wagon in a big way for a day or even three, I'm ready to "come home" and snuggle up to my warm, cozy healthy lifestyle. There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home.

Spark On!

VBCABELLO72 Posts: 105
11/28/12 2:50 P

I think many of us have those days. I agree with BSavage. It's not the end of the world, and I believe everything we get to experience (even overindulging) can teach us something. The most important thing to do is to remember that you are human, and as a human, you will make mistakes. However, it is not the mistake that you should focus on, but the lesson it has taught you. Good luck moving forward. ;)

11/28/12 1:40 P

I have been in that very same position on many occasions. What I find is that I make sure I have an excellent dinner and a snack. I attempt to drink most of my water after 4pm so I have the feeling of being full.

CMADELINE1 SparkPoints: (36,590)
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11/28/12 1:11 P

Late night eating is a challenge for me too. Somethings that work for me are:

1. Getting away from food/the kitchen
2. going to sleep
3. journaling about why I am eating.

Good luck!

MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
11/27/12 11:25 P

Hey I did that earlier this week Whoopsies. Yeahhhhh, it feels like crap for that evening but tomorrow is a new morning! It's a fresh start! Just pick yourself up and carry on like it's normal, because it is. You are normal. Doesn't feel great, but you're NOT alone. You can do this babe.

A-NEW-NURSE Posts: 69
11/25/12 2:49 P

I did the same thing last night. Don't let yourself get too hungry throughout the day and make yourself a cup of tea in the evening to ward off munchies. I am off to Teavanna now to buy some nice herbal tea to help ward off evening snack attacks!

HOTDISH2DIE4 SparkPoints: (28,765)
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11/25/12 12:55 P

Sure it does. Just try to have way more good days, than bad ones.

MOVIEGAL1 Posts: 12
11/19/12 10:57 A

Thanks so much for everyone who took the time to respond. Really appreciate the words of encouragement and helpful tips.

AUBREY_25_99 Posts: 93
11/18/12 12:36 A

Don't give up! Make your next meal healthy and you will feel a lot better. Don't forget breakfast, either. I know that if I skip my breakfast I am more inclined to eat like crazy later in the day.

GRAPHICS2 Posts: 13,944
11/17/12 8:52 P

I have those bad times too. Best thing is to go easy on your self and do right the next meal. emoticon

LOVEXAVIE SparkPoints: (42,867)
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11/16/12 10:26 P


One of the greatest gifts Spark gave me the ability to move on if I have a less-than-stellar day.
Like the others have said, you'll be just fine! Last night was but one night in thousands & thousands of nights. Over the long run, it's just a blip! We're all human and stuff happens.

Your very next meal or snack is an opportunity to eat healthy. Take it and run with it.

You got this!!

BSAVAGE21 SparkPoints: (2,611)
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11/16/12 5:18 P

Honey, that just happened to me today. You are not alone. Now is not the time to beat yourself up about it. Instead, accept that this may be a set back, but it's not the end of the world. Instead, come up with a plan of action for next time. For me, I'm going to buy some apples to have on hand so if I do have another "sweet-tooth" craving (and it will happen again), I can at least be healthy about it.

Great job with your gym work-out schedule and keep up the great work!

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (256,477)
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11/16/12 5:07 P

I actually often suggest to people that they allow one day per every two weeks to eat whatever they like (but without going toooo to overboard.) To allow for this you eat toward the lower end of your range the rest of the time. I do this and it has worked a treat. It helps to stop, or at least reduce, cravings.

Are you using the Nutrition Tracker and Fitness Tracker? If not, it will be to your benefit to start. It could even be that you haven't been eating enough to sustain the exercise that you have been doing and it caused your body to crave that overload.

It is possible that you have made too many changes all at once - if this is the case, I would be inclined to slow down changes - give your body and mind a chance to get accustomed to a couple changes first, before adding something else to the mix. This is a proven way to help reduce the chances of falling off the wagon.

Don't go beating yourself up for what has happened - that is the past. Look to the present and plan for the future :-)


ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (201,106)
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11/16/12 2:11 P


What you're experiencing really is perfectly normal. All of us, at one time or another, has experienced the hungry horrors. It happens. Don't beat yourself up over it.

One thing to consider is maybe you've been too strict with your eating and exercise habits these last four weeks. You don't have to deprive yourself to be healthy, that's not what Spark People is about. SP is all about moderation and portion control, not deprivation. Some times, when we deprive ourselves, it does set us up for these sorts of binges.

However, I can assure you that you did NOT derail any of your efforts at good health. But, I would have to take a closer look at your nutrition to see if maybe you are being too strict or maybe you didn't eat enough during the day. Some times eating too little during the day can cause us to over eat in the evening.

You ate the food. You log the food. You move on. it's okay.

MOVIEGAL1 Posts: 12
11/16/12 12:18 P

Last night, I just started eating junk food and wouldn't stop. I know it was stupid - even as I was doing it- but just kept at it anyway. I have no idea why and I will be weighing in with my coach on Saturday.... Just wondered if this happens to anyone else.......

I just started experiencing some success after going to the gym 6 days a week for past four weeks. I don't want to sabatoge myself into failure.....ahhhhhh....

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