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Day 756- How Terrible Bad Food Can Make You Feel

Friday, December 27, 2013

I've failed at controlling and planning ahead this holiday season.

The combination of the stress from looming issues I'm going to return to at work, as well as being out of town and out of my comfort zone have all led to less than stellar decisions. All of which have made me feel slow, sick to my stomach, and just all around not well, in comparison to how awesome I've felt when I'm eating right and exercising.

At this rate, I may not weigh in until January, simply in the hopes of doing some damage control before having to face the music.

However, for Christmas, I did get a juicer and a Polar Heart Rate Monitor, so I'm excited to start using those once again, when I'm back into my normal routine.

Hope you all are having wonderful holidays!

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    972 days ago
    YAY HEART RATE MONITOR!!! :-D I love those things, so much. Mine has been the absolute key to unlocking my long distance running abilities. Being able to target a heart rate as I run has changed the game entirely. My speed and endurance has increased so much in the past three months that I've been training with it. It's crazy. I love them. :-D
    1623 days ago
    let us know now the juicing goes! :)

    I know when I eat terrible I definitely FEEL terrible!
    1624 days ago
    Stress about work always messes with my food choices. So I am feeling for you! You are being honest about it though and I know you'll be back on track! We all know this isn't a straight line kind of journey. There are speed bumps along the way...I like to call them holidays! :)
    1627 days ago
    The siren song of food over the holidays is very difficult to resist...but now it is January and we are all pulling back into our good habits. We are fine! Those extra pounds will come off in no time.

    Back to work.
    1628 days ago
    It always amazes me how good food makes me feel good, and junk makes me feel awful, but I always still crave the junk for some reason.

    I'm sure by now you are back on track, especially with that juicer!

    Hope you have a very Happy New Year!!
    1629 days ago
    Don't be too hard on yourself. Maybe you needed a break. Sometimes the weight loss journey takes a long time and we need to hit the snooze button. You're never behind. Jump back in where ever you are now.
    1630 days ago
  • CHAS2542
    It sounds as if you are a bit disappointed of your eating this holiday season. Oops!!! You are not alone. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and just get going again. That is what I will do.
    1630 days ago
    just get back to it, no use crying over spilt milk at this point.
    1630 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Happy New Year!
    1631 days ago
    I have struggled too! You can get right back to healthy lifestyle today. HRM's are the best workout tools!
    1631 days ago
    You can do it.
    1632 days ago
    Same on the eating bit... oh well. We've learned for next year, right?

    I look forward to hearing about the Polar. I've been contemplating purchasing one, so I'll wait for your review!
    1633 days ago
    all the best for 2014 you can do it just keep at it
    1633 days ago
    YOu can do it! And I know how bad food makes me feel, and it's an incentive to keep on track.
    1633 days ago
    emoticon I agree. Don't focus on the past. Deal with the present and a brand new clean slate anytime you want it.
    1633 days ago
    1633 days ago
    Think of all the accomplishments you have had this year and don't dwell on your small setback this holiday season. You can and will get back on track soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1633 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/27/2013 9:15:02 PM
    Hang in there! It's a rough time for almost everyone!
    1633 days ago
    I'm giving myself a guiltfree pass for the rest of the month. I hit my lowest recently, but today I am up 6 from my lowest of 216.. I was 9 up last night so I'll take 6.. The good news is I am wearing some pretty rad "jeggings" that my husband gave me for Christmas. I feel good and you should too! PS If you wanna chat about work stuff let me know. You know I've been through my fair share. My little sister got me a Nutribullet!! If you come across any awesome combinations give me a heads up!
    1633 days ago
    I am seeing this a lot on my feed and I experienced it myself. You will get back on track, you've come so far and you motivate so many people to do the same. You got some great gifts to get your strated:)
    1633 days ago
    I can so relate, I learned my lesson too! Your gifts are great, though, and I'm sure that you will be back on track in no time. Hang in there!

    1633 days ago

    You haven't FAILED!!! You're still in there, fighting for your self, which is as it should be!!!

    I would rather face the music soon than later, as far as the scale! I would want an accurate account of what happened, to me, so it can be documented and per chance you won't repeat that little step backward. If you wait to get on the scale, you may still see something you're not happy with, and then wonder how much the step backward cost you. However, as SP says, "Everybody is unique and what works for one, may not work for the other. That's why we're so unique!

    emoticon on the juicer and Polar Heart Rate Monitor. You've really been blessed to have those gifts, to help you out! Every bit helps us, in some way shape or form.

    Be blessed,

    - Nancy Jean -
    1633 days ago
  • THOMS1
    You have done well in the past and you will continue to do well in the future. I did well from Thanksgiving until Christmas Day and then I don't know what happened I guess I listened to that little voice that said it's ok go ahead and eat that cause you know you it's just temporary. You will get into the groove after the first. Now what you have to try to do is get rid of that stress or learn to handle it better. Have a great New Years!
    1633 days ago
    I am going to own your opening statement as well.
    Back on the healthy path though
    1633 days ago
    Hang in there--You can do-- I also have overindulged way too much so I wont be weighing until Jan also---But no matter what the scale says you can always come back and recover--
    1633 days ago
    You have new tools to help get back on track. You can and will get back into it stronger than before. Look at how far you have come. emoticon
    1633 days ago
  • RURAL3
    No Beat ups just Get ups. Remember how far you have come and just continue on. emoticon
    1633 days ago
    sorry to hear about all the added stress on top of the already stressful holiday season. is the work stress fixable? work stress is so not worth it. i used to have a job where every sunday night i would nearly go into a panic attack just from thinking of returning the next morning. luckily i was able to find a new job. good luck getting back on track!
    1633 days ago
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    1633 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean!
    Isn't it bizar that even if all the food is making us sluggish and sick to the stomach (acid burn) we still can't seem to get ourselves back on track during the holidays? I mean: how many signs do I need that eating sensible amounts and sufficient vegetables really is good for me?

    At least I was able to squeeze in some running (most efficient way to limit the calorie damage of food and drinks).
    And I do hold myself accountable by forcing myself to track everything that I am eating.
    That way I prevent myself from falling into the all too familiar pitfall of mindless eating.

    1633 days ago
    Sorry to hear you've failed as well. The combination of stress from finals, little depression on my situation, and then suddenly surrounded by holiday food lead to me getting to my biggest in over a year.

    All we can do is put it behind us and move forward from here. We both know what we need to do and how to do it. Just gotta get it done :) You can do it. You've done so awesome thus far
    1633 days ago
    Sorry to hear that you've been off your normal routine. It's hard. I also had intentions of staying healthy and working out all through the month of December but I have made some poor food choices and slacked on my exercise and I didn't even go out of town! I didn't go anywhere! What is it about this time of year? Stress can be a big part of it I think.

    Great to hear about your healthy lifestyle presents. Sounds like you have a great plan to get back on track! And you will feel so much better in no time. We can do it! emoticon emoticon
    1633 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/27/2013 10:46:28 AM
    You can do it.
    Take time to relax and get the contol back.

    1633 days ago
    I know how you're feeling! But please try to control your response to the work stress. You've mentioned it quite a few times now. Learning how to deal with stuff outside of your control will make things easier on you!
    1633 days ago
    Normal routine, that's what I'm looking forward to too! emoticon emoticon
    1633 days ago
  • JILLRY03
    Me too Girl! At least you recognize that you fell off now all you have to do is get back on and kick some butt! That's what I'm going to do!
    1634 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    I feel the same way. Those were Beautiful Gifts that you got for Christmas too. Keep Sparking!!! You Can Do It!!! Keep Pushing Forward!!!
    1634 days ago
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    1634 days ago
    The holidays are a mess for a lot of us, don't be too hard on yourself! You've done an incredible job so far & I'm sure you'll bounce right back!
    1634 days ago
    I feel in the same boat. Those are pretty awesome Christmas gifts!!

    Good luck this week!
    1634 days ago
  • MKD4444
    I'm having the exact same problem. I was flying high, weight coming off, working out every day...and then the holidays hit. I've decided all I can do is just BREATHE right now. Let it go and know that Jan 2 is coming and I'll be ready to jump back in with both feet. Remember, it's the journey, and it's ok if there are roadblocks along the way. That's how life works. We WILL get there.
    1634 days ago
    It's ok. The holidays are typically a rough time for fitness & health. Don't beat yourself up over and enjoy the time you have with family. You've worked SUPER hard all year. Enjoy the juicer and Heart Rate monitor. I love Polar!! What module did you get?
    1634 days ago
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