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IMLOCOLINDA Posts: 20,067
12/29/13 4:04 A

I agree with all the others, you did fine by having one piece. You know you were hungry so lesson learned and move on!! Just track it and make adjustments to you are not over your calories for the day. You're doing great!!

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12/24/13 7:21 P

Pizza can be part of your diet. You are not going to avoid it the rest of your life, so you need to learn how to eat it responsibly. It sounds like you did! You ate one piece! WooHoo!!!!

BRITOMART Posts: 8,247
12/21/13 10:08 P

You can fit pizza into a healthy eating pattern. Pizza isn't evil (5 pieces, maybe, are a bit wicked...) and you can work it in without too much difficulty.

To me, your heading, "Pizza=sadness," said something different, and I was expecting a post about how when you are sad you (over)eat pizza. What you posted is SO much better than that!

Edited by: BRITOMART at: 12/21/2013 (22:09)
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12/19/13 8:48 P

That's excellent. I have pizza rarely but regularly (it's my go-to when out in a mall-food-court sort of situation, which happens maybe once a month), and I have one slice. I love it, and it hasn't derailed a single thing even a bit. The problem here, if there even was one, wasn't the pizza. That's a perfectly valid diet and lifestyle choice in the appropriate amount. The problem was in the lack of planning or mental resources that let you get so hungry that you felt pizza was your only/best option. (Nobody makes the best decisions when they're hungry.) So forget about the pizza and concentrate on that so that that doesn't happen often enough to make a difference to your weight loss efforts or to upset you. If you do that and you're honest with yourself, it'll be fine.

Best of luck! Moderation in difficult situations is an important skill and it sounds like you're doing well.

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12/19/13 3:13 P

Hey, that right there is BIG progress! emoticon

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12/19/13 3:08 P

Thanks, I just needed to hear actual people say these things. I know deprivation is bad. I know cutting out everything I love to eat is's just the moderation that's important. I only had one slice instead of my usual 5 :)

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
12/19/13 2:42 P

LOL..I still eat pizza on occasion. Maybe a slice every 2-3 weeks. I build it in to my calorie bank for the day.

I could not imagine going the rest of my life without ever having pizza again.

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12/19/13 2:13 P


I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

I suspect that like many people (including me at one time), you think that pizza = bad, unhealthy. That is a misconception. I can't imagine a life where I wasn't allowed to eat something because I was worried I'd gain weight. That's not healthy. A piece of pizza, fries, candy, soda, brownie, etc... CAN be a part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you are mindful of the portion.

If you ate one piece of pizza, that's a reasonable portion. No need to feel guilty. Now, if you ate the entire pizza, then sure, you might want to feel guilty. But guilt for one piece ? No need for guilt. A person should not feel guilty for wanting to enjoy a piece of pizza every once in a while.

Moderation, not deprivation.

The goal of good health isn't about trying to be perfect. Stop trying to be perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy. I agree, it will take time, but you need to stop thinking about food in black/white terms. As long as you are mindful of your portions, you'll be okay.

I consider myself a pretty healthy person now, I still eat pizza and chocolate and onions... I just try to watch the portions.

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
12/19/13 12:44 P

You might need to change your mindset a bit.

Is it that you ate the pizza, and see it as "evil", or that you went over your calorie range for the day?

If you went over your calories for 3 day in a row, then need to nip it in the bud. One day? Meh. Sh*t happens. Are you perfect? If not, don't sweat it.

You've realized that the mistake was not eating...then grabbing whatever because you were so hungry. Now that you know how to avoid it in the future, you take that knowledge and move on. Today is a new day.

You won't be able to change habits overnight and there will be slips along the way. It's normal and natural, and nothing to beat yourself up over.

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12/19/13 12:24 P

Why am I feeling guilty even the next day? I have been doing really well. Last night I did a video on youtube for cardio...I didn't eat afterwards (that was a mistake) I was hungry and had a slice of pizza. Today I'm back on track...can someone tell me I'm not going in a downward spiral or even why I feel this way?

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