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What do you do when you've blown it?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I've been feeling pretty proud of myself for getting back on the wagon, tracking my food, exercising regularly and then yesterday....Disaster!

At 2AM I was woken from sleep by one of the staff at the hotel I manage. Couldn't get back to sleep and long story short I ended up with 3 hours sleep. Yesterday was the longest day and my coffee cup was my best friend. When the work day...finnnnnnaaaaallllly ended. I came home pretty much dead on my feet fell into bed for a nap, but not before just randomly stuffing 9 pieces of chocolate into my mouth just cuz it was lying on the table. Then warming up tacos and scarfing those down...still okay though still in range...BUT...later my husband makes barbeque'd ribs. Well I don't know how ya'll feel about ribs but I love them and it was just to much temptation. Like a good lil sparker I later put my food intake into my tracker, constantly berating myself to be matter how awful it turned out. It was awful alright...700 calories more than my highest range.

There it was in black and white the ugly truth...I'd blown my diet. This would have seriously derailed me in my prespark days...but then I remembered I'm not on a diet this is a lifestyle and stuff happens in life. Its not the end just something you need to look at and take steps to counter. So forgive yourself and move on. Today I'm rested, I will be exercising at some point and have planned my meals to come out at the lower end of my calorie range. These days are gonna happen its a fact, the trick is to not let them happen often, don't get down on yourself and just keep moving on.

Got on the scale this morning down 3 pounds from the first of the I'm doin more right than wrong. So I'm celebrating which always powers you up and keeps you moving in a positive direction. I hate to see people who beat themselves up and think negative self talk will motivate them to the end of a positive goal.

Anyway was wondering how you guys react to a set back.
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    Great attitude!
    2691 days ago
    I had no idea that ribs are such a no-no until i looked them up last week when I ate them. Wow!

    This happened to me sunday...We ended up going to IHOP after church. Once sirlion tips with eggs meal is 1400 calories. And I ate it all...every bit. I just forgave myself later and promised to make better menu choices next time. We will slip, we're human. It's what we do the next day that matters.
    2692 days ago
    I had a similar experience with Chinese food on Sunday. The scale showed it on Monday, which could have led to giving up, but only made me more resolved to forget it and get back on track. Most of that is gone now, according to this morning's scale. Woohoo! It's never quite as bad as you think, I guess, and you can always recover. Moral of the story:whether it's a horse or life that throws you, get right back on!!

    2692 days ago
    just put it behind you and do good again tomorrow . I never beat myself up , you need to be your own best friend not your own chastiser. Deep breathe and off we go again .
    2692 days ago
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