I slipped last night!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Last night was a tough day for a close friend of mine, his partner broke up with him and left the house and took the dogs. Needless to say, he was devestated. A group of 5 of us spent the day and evening with him, just to remind him how many people love him. We ordered pizza for dinner and I didn't even think about my South Beach for one second and dove into 2 slices of pizza. The same pizza place that we go to all the time, my FAVE! It didn't taste the same, and I felt so bloated afterwards. It just tasted like normal pizza, and I didn't have this memory association with it any longer. Then I felt the guilt. But I was glad to have slipped, it gave me hope that more of those types of "favorites" will start to taste different so that way I don't crave them all the time. I'm hoping that if I remember last night when I get a craving, I will realize it is only my brain running circles and I should calm down and get over it. I will have to make those 2 slices up in a workout today, but I learned a whole lot in the process! Plus, my friend was so grateful that we all took the time out to be with him! It was a win-win!
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    Hey its ok we all slip sometime, as long as you get back on the horse as they say you will be ok. 2 slices of za won't kill you. glad that you saw the bright side of things. heres wishing you much success on your journey. emoticon
    4105 days ago
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    Way to go! Sounds like you did two great things, 1 you did something totally awesome for a good friend and 2 you learned some things about yourself in the process.

    Besides, two pieces of pizza really aren't that bad for you at all!

    Congrats :)
    4106 days ago
  • KIMMIE124
    I don't think that you messed up that bad. I used to eat 1/2 of a pizza all by myself, so I think you'll be fine. Pizza also has calcium and veggies along with the other stuff. It would have been much worse if you had eaten a few donuts will little or no nutrition in them. To be a part of a group that helps someone else in need is a wonderful thing, the pizza can come off later. Don't worry, you're going to be just fine.
    4106 days ago
    Hey, don't beat yourself up over it. At least you learned that the pizza is not the heavenly treat you thought it was, which means your tastes have changed. Also, most pizza toppings are low carb friendly, so it was really only the crust that was the problem.
    4106 days ago
    Isn't it neat when you suddenly hit that "why did I eat that/drink that? Now my body feels miserable" milestone.
    Like the others said though, I wouldn't worry aboout it too much. From time to time eating something like pizza isn't going to hurt you. Moderation is the key.
    Like you said though, just remember in the future how you felt so bloated after you ate.
    It will help you in the future, most definitely!
    4106 days ago
    I agree with Danceforever. 2 slices of pizza is not a problem. 2 slices of pizza with garlic bread, Caesar salad and regular coke--PROBLEM! I think the tough part is being able to relate to your friends without unhealthy food being part of the relationship. I know when I spend time with my friends, overeating always seems to be on the agenda and even though I eat less now then I used to, it is still tough.
    4106 days ago
    *clap* *Clap* clap*

    You did a great job if not a PERFECT job! Yes you ate 2 slices but that hardly counts as a slip. You enjoyed it, tasted, it and was in company of good friends. Don't worry about "burning off those calories" too much because your body will bounce back on it's own. Stomachs are incredible at being able to expand and then contract extremely quickly.
    And remember: there are no "slips" when living a healthy lifestyle. There are only good decisions and decisions that just didn't fit the situation appropriatly. For example: eating with a friend that lost his partner = appropriate. Going home and eating the rest of the pizza on your own = not appropriate. How could eating a whole pizza ever be approprate? Well perhaps after running a merathon or something. If you burned a lot of calories you can eat a whole pizza. It's just not realistic for most people. :)

    Your decision fit the situation. :) Good job!
    4106 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2010 3:25:47 PM
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