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The Good, The Bad and The Donut!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Let's start with The emoticon and just get it out of the way!

Yesterday, I ended up eating 2,000 calories on a 1200 calorie day. *GASPS* emoticon I am really not amused by this. I have been doing my calorie cycling in a 1400 calorie average, and doing great for weeks. The 1200 calorie days didn't bother me because I was at work and most of the time fully satisfied with what I was eating. Yesterday that was not the case. I had eaten my dinner, 1200 calories for the day, and I was still starving! emoticon The Krispy Kreme box had been taunting me all day, and in that moment of extreme hunger and weakness I ate a creme filled glaze. It was delicious, but the worst part is I inhaled it so quickly I didn't even enjoy it. On top of that it didn't do anything to help the hunger I was feeling, and I ended up eating some more food I had brought with me and ended up at my whopping 2,000 calories. emoticon

The Bad: Obviously the emoticon was part of the bad, the 2,000 calories was part of the bad. The stomach ache I had this morning was definitely part of the bad! emoticon Can I just say, that I used to eat 3,000+ calories on a regular day before I had this change in lifestyle, so the fact that my stomach is upset by 2,000 calories which contained one donut and all regular food I eat on a daily basis was quite a shocker. But maybe it was my bodies way of reminding me why I don't live that way anymore. emoticon

The Good: Part of the good was learning from my mistake, for accepting that I ate out of impulse and while I was truly hungry, the donut did nothing for me in terms of giving me the fuel my body was asking for. It also allowed me to reevaluate my calorie goals and I am trying for a 1500 calorie range. I am doing a lot better today and feeling more in control and not hungry like I was before. Maybe just a little bit of extra calories is what my body was asking for. emoticon

And the Super Good, is that I bought a new shirt and wore it to work for free dress. I got 3 people telling me how good I looked and that they thought my shirt was cute! emoticon

I haven't bought any new clothes in over a year with the exception of a pair of jeans here or there because I'm losing this weight and well, fat girl clothes are expensive. I recently bought this shirt and a couple of others and I'm glad I did. It makes me feel pretty and smaller to actually wear clothes that fit. Other than that I've been living in regular t shirts because even if those get a little big, you can still wear them. The compliments were great, but the way I felt was great and it came at the perfect time. It really reminded me of what was important and that one bad day can't derail me as long as I learn from it and move forward.

We all have good and bad days, none of us are perfect but it's what we do with the bad days and whether or not we learn from it and do our best to change it that counts.

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  • no profile photo CD13298198
    1. I love that shirt, and I bet you rocked it.
    2. Great attitude and outlook
    3. This blog made me feel better about the bump in the road I hit recently.

    2750 days ago
    Great job girl! And I love that shirt! I want one! Lol.
    2751 days ago
    All part of the journey I guess
    2751 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6572876
    AWESOME!!! We stumble but then we get up and kick butt!! We will not be denied!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2751 days ago
    I agree. We all have a bad day for calories. As long as we don't have those kind of days day after day we are ok. Glad things are looking up for you!
    2752 days ago
    we learn from our mistakes! forget it and move on. today is a new day! emoticon Cathe
    2752 days ago
    very cute shirt!!
    2753 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14095665
    Love it Steph. So true. The mistakes really do remind you how good you feel when you eat well. Glad you're picking yourself up and not beating yourself up. Keep on truckin'!
    2753 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12858369
    Love this blog entry! We do have a lot in common :) I'm with you on the new clothes -- I'm trying so hard not to buy new clothes, because frankly I don't want to waste the money on clothes for a size I'm not going to be in 5 months! But we can't go around in baggy t-shirts, either :) Good for you for buying and wearing your pretty new top! I bet that felt fabulous :)
    2753 days ago
    After a year in maintenance the only BIG difference is that I can now stop and think "Is it worth it?" before I binge. If I really feel that my body needs it, I go for it, no matter the extra calories. And I have learned to actually enjoy the extra food and not full myself with guilt.

    It is a good thing that you had a little treat. We need it once in a while!

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    2753 days ago
  • DIRLI8
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    2754 days ago
    What a great blog. You certainly learned from your "bad" and that is what is important. It is sometimes difficult for us to do that instead of beating ourselves up. It was strong of you to stop at just one donut. Me - I could eat a whole box. Once upon a time, Sara Lee made 2 sizes of coffee cakes - a small and a large. I would buy one of each, eating the small one all by myself. Then I would take one small slice out of the big one so that my DH would think I was doing so good by eating one small slice. Well, the joke was on me and my behind.
    Kudos to you and your learning.
    2754 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2013 9:18:55 PM
    First off, isn't it amazing that a bad day is 2,000 calories? Remember what a bad day used to consist of? I'm not trying to say that 2,000 isn't bad, but it just shows you how far you've come. :)

    Second, I'm glad you feel like you learned from your mistake and you know what to do next time.

    Third, I think you should put up pictures of you in your new clothes. That top is adorable and I think you should show it off on SP :D

    2754 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13976750
    I love the way you have dissected the good and the bad, and you were honest about it.

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    2754 days ago
    Great post! It's good to see that you took your experience and learned from it instead of beating yourself up over the whole thing. But now I have a problem,.....mmmmmm donuts..... emoticon
    2754 days ago

    Isn't it amazing how our body quickly reminds us that is doesn't actually like the crap we used to try and run it on.

    Good for you for stopping at one and tracking even when you knew you were over.

    2754 days ago
    Great blog! Donuts will do me in every time, but you have a great attitude about it and seemed to have gotten right back on track. Way to go!
    2754 days ago
    emoticon Great job getting right back on track!
    2754 days ago
    Thank you for writing this - exactly what I needed to read after derailing myself yesterday at a MLB game and then going out to the movies... I will keep in mind to forgive myself for what I've done and do better today.

    2754 days ago
    Such a great attitude! emoticon
    2754 days ago
    UGH!! Donuts are sooo tempting. Keep your head up and move forward :)
    2754 days ago
    Pesky donut! Today is a new day. You are on a fresh day! Keep on going! You are doing great! :)
    2754 days ago
    *thumbs up*
    2754 days ago
  • AELI2468
    I fear that all the KK/donut talk on the boards last week might have messed with you!
    But kudos to keeping it to one, and recognizing how you felt afterwards!

    And congrats on the compliments!!
    2754 days ago
    So you are still human? Glad to know it!! The GOOD I read here is that you stopped with ONE! I bet in the past (assuming there were more in the box) you'd have come back later for seconds. Am I right? How do I know (or guess) this? Because in the past I would have!

    I personally DO NOT believe in allowing yourself to be hungry!! And other than that one donut you ate healthy food - that was (IMHO) the exact right thing to do!!

    You are just amazing!! And YAY on the shirt and the compliments!! I also believe in buying clothes that fit along the journey - do you have any good thrift shops nearby? I've found some lovely things in them without breaking the bank.

    Have a BLESSED, AWESOME week!! You've SO got this!! You SO inspire me!! That said, I'm off to walk! emoticon emoticon
    2754 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Love the outcome ... and the wisdom gained. emoticon
    2754 days ago
  • YMWONG22
    Correct mentality. Tomorrow is brand new day to do things correctly.
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    2754 days ago
    Note it, regret it, then move on. emoticon
    2754 days ago
    I'm proud of you!
    2754 days ago
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