Why did I screw up this weekend?

Monday, April 04, 2011

I've been here at SP for 3 months and have been doing pretty well. However, 2 days last week I totally overate, because I was just starving at work around 4pm. This may be because I recently upped my exercise and lowered my calories.

I was back on track on Thursday and then on Friday I did so-so. On Saturday, I did good until about 7pm when it was dinner time. DH wanted to order Chinese takeout and I thought I would just eat some tuna, since I like tuna and it is low fat and high protein.

But then I decided to have a glass of wine, since I hadn't had any for a few weeks, and one glass turned into 3. Then, the Chinese take out looked tasty so I ate a bunch (although I tried to focus on the green beans). And then I was playing Nerf basketball with my son and spotted a bag of Cheezits and just had to have a few. A few turned into a few handfuls (and I got very good at basketball one handed because I was so busy stuffing my face with the other hand!). The whole time, I kept thinking, "I really should NOT be eating these" but I couldn't stop myself. They were tasty!

Then on Sunday we were out all day and I did manage to squeeze in a 15 minute exercise session while DH was getting ready, but just couldn't do any more. I was so busy! I did keep to my calories yesterday.

So, what has my problem been? Well, my sister's wedding is in 5-6 months and I would like to lose as much weight as possible before then. I need to order my dress later this month and based on my measurements 10 days ago, I need a size 22. I would love to get a smaller size, but am only going to order a smaller size if I can comfortably fit into it. Which will only happen if I lose some more weight.

So I have reduced my calories and upped my exercise and I wonder if maybe it's too much all at once. So I'm going to up my calories to the "lose 1 pound a week" range (where I was for the first 10 weeks, currently I am at the "lose 2 pounds a week" calorie range) and see if that works. Fewer calories will not result in more weight loss if I'm constantly cheating.

Wish me luck!
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    It happens, we have all been there. I've been doing great on my exercise and since I can't seem to do a 1200 calorie diet I decided I would just up my exercise which works great this allows me to eat approx. 1700-1850 calories but if I slow down for more than three days I struggle to get back on track. luckily I don't normally take three days off. Hang in there, you can do this!!!! just be consistent in your exercise : ))
    3520 days ago
    I agree with WHGRN60 we all fall down sometimes, but we pick our selves back up. And that is what you are doing. Dont be so hard on you, it takes time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3521 days ago
    all the best!

    ps...consider keeping fruit or a healthy snack bar around for when u get hungry around 4pm...it'll curb ur appetite and carry u over till dinner. better than overeating. emoticon
    3522 days ago
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    I have same problem I think burning more calories is doing it as well.
    Where do you get a formula to lose 2 lbs a wk?
    3522 days ago
  • WHGRN60
    A size is just a number on a tag, just as weight is just a number on the scale. The dress will be whatever size it is--the important thing is that it fits and looks nice on you.

    If you only lose one pound a week, think of how far you will get before the wedding. A lot farther than if you try to deprive yourself more and end up going way off track. So you fell off the wagon. Climb back on, take the reins, and continue your journey!


    3522 days ago
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    Just start from this day on & never, ever give up. You can do it!
    3523 days ago
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