That guilt feeling.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I got into a huge fight with my boyfriend, who I live with. Well, more like a really ridiculous argument. Anyways, I left for work and was feeling very down. I've been eating so perfect lately it's unreal.
But I let my emotions get the best of me, and I was offered a very small portion of cake at work and I immediately said okay without thinking.
Now if you take a look at the big picture, this cake ruined nothing. It was so small, it couldn't have been HORRIBLE. But at the same time it wasn't smart either.
I ate it, it cheered me up. But right after I had a horrible feeling or guilt and regretfulness. I felt like I ruined everything I've done and I couldn't even resist something so small.

How can you get rid of those feelings? I know it didn't do anything to ruin my goals, and I'm still continuing on. But it's horrible to feel that down about a decision for hours and hours. I wish I knew how to get myself out of that mind set. Ughhh, I learned my lesson.

Even the smallest sweets will make me feel terrible, because of how dedicated I've been. So, I just need to remember those feelings next time I'm tempted. A few minutes of goodness is not better than hours of guilt.
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  • STHAX10
    When you feel angry or frustrated, go for a walk. Even a 10 minute walk will do most times. I grab my Ipod, turn on some "motivational" music (usually heavy metal) and off I go. The almost headbanging effect helps with my frustrations.
    That cake, it released dopamine in your brain. It makes us feel good, even if we consciously are hating ourselves. This is one of the ways that our body reacts to sugar, it makes us feel good. I have to avoid sugars, as I really like the effect that it has on me. Its an addiction for me.

    You will do fine, just find your outlet for the frustrations. emoticon
    2381 days ago
    I've learned everything in moderation - if we deny ourselves there may come a time when we can't control ourselves. It's taking me longer - but I do believe everything in moderation (small), therefore I am not denied and there are no good and bad foods. I'm living a healthy lifestyle for life and I can't deny myself. You've been doing great, keep up the good work and don't get down on yourself!!

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    2383 days ago
    Don't beat yourself up to much. Allow yourself those moments to have a tiny little sweet and tell yourself it's OK. You stayed on track! Good job, and next time maybe a quick walk around the office while everyone is consuming the cake may take the temptation away!
    2383 days ago
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