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Why do I keep ruining my hard work?

Monday, November 05, 2012

Hi people!

After my "One Good Day" blog, I did a pretty good job, working out and eating pretty well. Then the week-end arrived...

We planned an halloween party at my appartement and we bought candies and chips. Many people who were supposed to come did not, so we were left with a lot of candies and chips. Those are basically all I ate this week-end. Except for 2 real meals (chichen strips wrap with french fries saturday for lunch and a big plate of my dad's spaghetti for dinner sunday + desserts).

The results are so bad: I was down almost a pound saturday morning (196.8), and back up 3 sunday morning (199.2) and I gained another pound sunday, so this morning I was back up 200.2!!!! You read that right! 200.2 POUNDS!

Today, I decided I really need to get rid of all that water I gained with the sodium I ate. So I'm fasting (I know, it's a bit controversial, but I really don't do that on a regular basis). I've been drinking a lot of water, 2 cups of green tea and a glass of water+lemon.

As I'm writting this, I'm cooking a big batch of vegetable soup. Tomorrow, I'll eat mostlt that, with some legumes for protein and a fruit or two. And wednesday, I'll be back to my regular diet.

I should be back down to 199 or 198 tomorrow morning. I did not work out today because fasting should not include intense activities. I won't work out tomorrow either because my calorie intake will be quite low.

I know, I should not deprive myself, that's why I'm only doing it today, to cleanse my body. I'm not a fan of all those potions, and mixtures to detox the body, but I just feel like I need to do something to gain my control back. I'm feeling great today, I feel like I've accomplish something by controling my hunger.

We'll see how it goes tomorrow. Until then, the smell of my soup is abit torturing me, but I'll manage.

Have a nice evening.
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    I was always tempted for a long time after a slip up to step on the scale when I knew it was only going to show negative results. Now I am committed to only Monday morning weigh-ins. That way all of my good and bad work is averaged from the past week so I see my true results and not just the effect of water weight from too much sodium. This is my way of feeling like I gain control, which I assume is the same type of feeling the fasting gives as well :) We all have our tricks!
    2021 days ago
    I think this cleanse thingy is a good decision; not really for your body, but for your mind. I used to do it, too, one day dedicated to veggies and fruits. This is exactly how you described it, like taking over the control again.

    I figured out that when I was close to my goal these "cleanse days" were more bad than good cos my body reaaaally needed food afterwards and I ended up over-eating in the next days.

    Consider this weekend as a "break". You shouldn't feel guilty and you should enjoy every bite that you ate. Now you are back on track and more determined than ever! So this weekend was not a drawback, it was the fuel you needed to go forward!

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    2022 days ago
  • DEB9021
    Don't stress over the ups and downs... As long as you decide to string together as many good days as you can, you will be going in the right direction. A bad day won't undermine everything you've achieved. But giving up would. Shake off your discouragement and keep at it ... We've all been there! emoticon You've lost 40 pounds! You are already successful at this! Just focus on your goal and keep on going ...
    2022 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/5/2012 10:07:44 PM
    i feel exactly the same way that you. Sometimes we end up sabotaging ourselves for reasons that are difficult to understand.
    However, I don't think you should be so hard on yourself. You've realized you're doing this. Tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to do it better than the days before.

    Take heart Sparkfriend!
    2022 days ago
    I feel EXACTLY what it is you're saying. I do the same thing and often... I never seem to stick to any method of weight loss to even determine whether it works for me or not... I say I want this so bad but my actions always say otherwise... I believe you'll be able to get back on track with no problems... I have faith in you and yes fasting does seem drastic but if you can control the impulses during fasting and it's only for a short period of time than more power to you! emoticon
    2022 days ago
  • SUSANS706
    Don't beat yourself up! We all do it. When you figure out why, please tell me!!! The important thing is, we keep trying!! emoticon
    2022 days ago
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