Katie, don't you just love that on sparkpeople, there are SO MANY people just like us - who mess up - often time and time again, but keep plugging along. And there is always some one blogging about exactly what I am feeling on any given day - whether it be a victorious "I did it" day, or a "I really messed up" day. Seek out and read through other blogs. Put today behind you. Take a 10 minute walk and just breathe! Every small move you make is a move in the right direction. I've lost my weight, and regained it, so am just restarting again. But, like so many who have gone on here before me, I know eventually I will do it again. And so can you! Keep on going, Katie (and blogging!) You can do this!
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It wasn't one or two not so great days that allowed any of us to gain the weight, but when we allow the guilt of those not so great choices to infiltrate our thinking, then we will get stuck in the diet-mentality. Remember you do not have to live and embrace a perfect life to live a healthy lifestyle. Guilt and perfection are not a part of a healthy lifestyle.
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Take a deep breathe ! One less than perfect day or week of eating WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. As I tell all new members,"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.
Don't beat yourself up because you had some fries last night or you're not eating right this morning. Even though you've already eaten 1500 calories, DON'T worry about that. Tonight, you eat a healthy dinner with plenty of veggies. Try to drink your water even if it's only 2-4 glasses. Every little bit really does make a difference.
You are not a bad person or an unhealthy one because you ate a little too much. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. The day is not lost. Like I said, eat a healthy dinner and if that takes you above 2000 calories for the day, so be it. You ate the food. You log the food. You move on.
Tomorrow, you do your best to be a little more mindful of your portions. You've got to stop beating yourself up every time you over eat. It's just not healthy. It takes time to change habits. That's why SP encourages its members to slowly make changes. Take baby steps literally and figuratively.
You're going to be fine, but you really do have to learn to be kind to yourself as you would to others.
Don't know what's going on with me today. But had a complete bingey meltdown. I wanted to try to eat better today, b/c last night i kind of had a few beers and some fries. But now, I haven't really eaten lunch or had dinner yet, but with my breakfast and snacks (which included cheese and candy) I am already at my daily max of 1,500 calories! Last night I'm sure I was over by around 500 calories. What do I do? Why is this so hard? I feel like I just can't get my weight down to where I want it to be....and I'm so frustrated. I'm on the verge of a breakdown.