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Self sabotage, dang it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This morning when I weighed in, I discovered that I’ve lost ½ a pound. I was elated because my weight loss has nearly plateaued. I have lost five pounds since early October. I’m exercising 3-4 times a week at best and have recently missed a few days of tracking my food.

This afternoon, I went to a luncheon and ordered a healthy entrée. But when they brought out the desserts I lost my ever-lovin’ mind! I ate a huge slice of peppermint ice cream pie and five freshly baked cookies. Don’t get me wrong, the food was absolutely delicious, but was it really necessary for me to turn into a human vacuum cleaner? It’s almost as if losing that ½ pound during the holiday season gave me the license to eat like it was my last day on earth. What’s up with that?

To make matters worse, I have a holiday party to go to this evening, so no exercise and more tempting food. My body is not used to consuming such rich foods, so I already know there’s going to be a price for this mini-binge, aside from regaining that 1/2 pound I fought to lose.

The only strategy I have is to get back on track with my eating as best I can the rest of the day and really monitor my intake tomorrow, when I won’t have any luncheons or parties to sidetrack me.

Onward and downward (one day!)
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    You have accomplished so much. A plateau will depress you though and make you feel "why not!" You will get by tomorrow and then I am sure with your history you will get back on track!

    1965 days ago
  • ALLISON145
    I'm struggling too, so I understand. The holidays are tough all the way around, but you can do this!
    1986 days ago
    I had a crazy week last week and a lot of luncheons and dinners since my co-workers from out of town were in. I was so nervous to weigh-in because of what I was eating. I made sure to down water like it was my job and I continued to workout at night. SUprisingly when I weighed in at the end of the week, I was 1.6 lbs down! I don't know what happened or why but I say continue to gorge water and keep working out. Enjoy yourself within reason and eat sensibly on the other days.
    1988 days ago
  • X5X52000
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    1988 days ago
    who knows maybe your body will surprise you and have a good loss thanks to the day of higher calories??? I ate like 4 servings of avacado tortilla chips yesterday and I stepped on the scale and was a pound down instead of going up!!- I work out 4-5 days a week too sometimes at lunch as well for an extra 30 minutes!!! Just shake it off and get back on track in the morning!!!
    1988 days ago
    Eh, it happens. Try to eat something healthy before you go so you're less tempted to snack all night at the party (it sounds like a snacky type of party?) and then you'll know you've had some good real food in you before you go.

    Start over every day!
    1988 days ago
  • SPERRIN2012
    Doesn't sound to me like things are that bad. we all have special events to go to this time of the year so don't be too concerned with the holiday season. Just make the best decisions for yourself.
    1988 days ago
    first of all, don't beat yourself up over this. I can fluctuate 1/2 pound within a few hours! :) You have done amazingly overall, so a little slip up won't ruin it all... set yourself a mindful goal for the party, and then hop right back on track right after. Maybe if it's not too late, go for a walk after the party to let yourself and your body know that the "treat time" is over. :) emoticon

    1988 days ago
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