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Ahh!!! Why do I have the best of intentions and start well but soon sabotage myself!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I'm a bit annoyed now! Sorry I know I'm ranting but can;t help myself. Need to rant somewhere and I feel I can be the most honest here.

Over the last few days I've realised I've neglected my fitness and have been eating a bit unhealthy so have made good resolutions - I want to not eat over 1,500 - 1,600 cals a day and be more fit. I've done relatively well. I have jogged twice in the last two days and done Push 1 and 2 of Chalean's Extreme. Today I set out what I will eat, all very healthily planned and executed. Until I went out! I had to help with a charity gig in South London this evening so went to that. All day was stressful and not helped by meeting a friend who is also volunteering on behalf - not only was she being a bit difficult, not being where she said she would be and then very hard to find! My first lapse was when despite knowing I've eaten a bit bowl of porridge and nuts / dried fruit 2 hours before that I was hungry and bought a 500+ falafel whole wheat sandwich from Pret. Lots of calories but I thought I needed to extra food before this charity thing so don't get too drunk on the few free beers I would have or get too weak ( I faint when I don't eat often). Stupid thing was that I was doing the raffle and was placed right near the desserts I had to sell. First I wanted to try a macaroon since never tried one but always wanted. Then I had a second. Then a third and tried a small chocolate cupcake. Why would I eat mindlessly on food I don't need but which I wanted because they look sweet and nice. I don't normally eat sweet things so why I have been eating too much of them lately! I think when I drink alcohol my resolve disappears and suddenly I will have the extra sweet thing / dessert / chips on way back home sometimes, etc. I'm terrible! AND I ended up having 3 beers and 1 bottle of cider even though I only planned 2 drinks. What can I do apart from say not again! Next time I will say no but probably will forget again! Not drink alcohol? Or limit even though I know my resolve goes as soon as I have 1 drink.

I've just looked it up and 3 tiny Marks and Spencer macaroons equal 180 calories!! 90 in the cupcake, 500 calories in the sandwich and over 350 calories in the drinks. Overall according to SP, I spent 1,149 calories in this ridiculous, not needed, entirely wasteful and hated binge! So annoying! That's why I am typing this rant at 1am in the morning. Tomorrow I will be good. Tomorrow I will do cardio, I will do the Push 3 video, and eat well within my limit!!!

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  • CAMAEL100
    I don't think any major damage was done! And the most important thing is not to let is get you down. A bad day does not put back on lost weight, but making it into a bad week, then month does.

    So you have the right attitude, rant on here and then have a plan for tomorrow. I too find that drink has me eating things I normally wouldn't. I am not sure how I stop that, just to say that I just being more aware definitely leads to less calories being consumed. Just think - would you have consumed even more if you were not thinking about it?

    2473 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Check out the Pleasure Trap on youtube by Douglas Lisle. He explained the how and why we are programmed at the genetic level to eat and enjoy foods with the highest calories and to conserve energy (not exercise).
    2473 days ago
  • no profile photo ELIZRN
    If you faint when you don't eat, it probably would be a good idea to make certain that you eat the foods that stabilize your blood sugar....this may be why you have break-through hunger. I'm not addressing what happened above, but what you really need to do in order to burn fat & stay out of reactive hypoglycemia...which you probably have a bit of.
    2474 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    Just go back on the healthy bandwagon!

    Forgive yourself & Don't look back!
    2475 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    They may not have been the healthiest of calories but it doesn't look as if you did too much damage! How many cals in your breakfast?
    If you eat 'Clean' for a couple of days, drink lots of water to flush any salt and sugar out of your system, you'll probably be able to do damage-control anyway.
    Maybe in future you can alternate one beer with one bottle of water, etc.

    Today is a new day!
    2475 days ago
  • JLR080500
    Remember not to be so hard on yourself. We are going to make mistakes in this journey to a healthier lifestyle. At least you realized it was a mistake. Now forgive yourself, remember to be more careful about your choices in the future, and remember tomorrow is a new day with a clean slate.

    Good luck!!!

    2475 days ago
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