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2/15/10 8:55 P

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Brittanie~tomorrow's another day, love. I'm really impressed by your weight loss so far. You can get back on track, yeah, you can. emoticon

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2/15/10 10:08 A

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ugh i just did this last night!!! ive never eaten so much in my life. i literally felt sick and had sharp pains and stilll kept eating. :(

i feel disgusting




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2/14/10 8:30 P

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I took a look at your high day on your shared food tracker (good job still tracking although you went over!)

To be honest, the calorie range was not too bad. Given, it was high, but that amount of calories can be consumed during someone's maintenance stage, so don't be so upset (I've gone nearly double your high day when I would have a bad binge... trust me, it wasn't pretty).

Although the day is nearly over, for the future, I would recommend not fasting or restricting your calories. Eating in the low range for the next few days is perfectly fine, but remember, your body is a temple, you have to nurture it.

Another reason why I wouldn't recommend fasting, is simply because your stomach is probably expanded due to the larger portion of food, which would likely make you hungrier than normal the next day. You don't want to feel starved.

Well, my two cents! Out!

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I wouldn't starve myself. I would just get back on program and stick there. The damage will be less than you thought.

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2/14/10 2:34 P

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It shouldn't be about punishing yourself. Accept that not eveyday will be perfect, put it behind yourself and treat today as a new day.

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You're not being silly. We've all had days when we've overdone it. Since being with SP I no longer beat myself up after a day of overindulgence. I just get back up and continue on the next day. Everyone here has given you great advice. I've learned to accept that there are going to be times when I'm off plan. How I respond to that is the important thing. I always say, If I can look up, I can get up. You'll be fine.


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2/14/10 1:42 P

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Maybe fasting isn't the right word for what you want to do. Maybe it's more like "detox," but not in the trendy sense of the word. I was thinking about doing this tomorrow, too, as a way to clean my body out of the toxins from the week before. I think I am going to drink juices, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth, and lots of water. Basically just flush my system with fluids. It's one day and it's not starving myself, and I've never had an issue with not eating, so I think it'll be ok.

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2/14/10 12:40 P

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Fasting is no good hun! Just keep going! Learn from that and go go go!!! Things like that are going to happen. Like my favorite quote..."Fall seven times. Get back up eight." emoticon

With God all things are possible! -Matthew 19:26

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight."

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2/14/10 12:38 P

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I'm not a physician, but I think it is better to just get back on board with your program by eating within your range. Overdoing it for one day will probably not break your progress. Fasting is probably an unhealthy idea.




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Don't feel silly or ashamed or anything like that... I'm sure we have all had thoughts of doing that from time to time. Before I found spark people, I did that.
Now, what I do when I overeat is just start the next day over and attempt to do better the next day. I have concluded that as long as I am trying to move in the right direction, I will make some progress. For me, progress has been slow, but it has been progress. I may not be where I want to be yet, but at least I am not where I was.
Life is to short to be punishing yourself. Most of us have been doing that for too long (or at least I know I have). You may not be able to change what happened yesterday, but you can change today. We are all not perfect and that is what makes us human.

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Thanks for the responses!

I should have clarified that one of the reasons I strongly considered doing this was because I hurt my knees recently and have been exercising less - and it sucks. And I had to lower my caloric intake to make up for the lesser exercise.

I don't want this to come off as the beginning of a disordered eating thing. I would never ever make this a habit. I have had days where I've gone over my calories, but the number on my calorie tracker has NEVER been as high as it was yesterday, which is why I was considering this.

But I WANT to be healthy. My normal calorie range is 1200-1500, usually averaging 1350, and my boyfriend is worried about me developing an eating disorder based on my calorie range (but my cal range is totally reasonable, right!?). No way. I've seen what it does to people, and I want a lifetime of happiness and health. I haven't come this far to sabotage that.

I was asking because a lot of people think fasting is harmless, and I was thinking recently about doing it anyway. Just wanted some opinions.

Anyway, I think I've decided to drink tons of water and stick to foods like egg whites, salad and apples today.

Thanks again. Hope I didn't make myself look silly and naive with this post though I kind of feel that way now :-/

Edited by: PEARLGIRL08 at: 2/14/2010 (12:12)
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2/14/10 10:38 A

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So here's my two cents.... First, I don't think you 'messed up' And I think that we need to get over that kind of mentality. Life happens, and it is unrealistic that you will NEVER have a day that you eat more than your daily allotment of calories. Having said that, the OLD ME would have said "chuck it, I've already thrown the weekend away, I will start over on monday" and ate whatever i wanted today as well. Instead, my advice would be to drink your water and eat in your calorie range and see what the week brings on the scale. I know I have often lost more weight in a week that held a day of 'indiscretion' because it shook my body out of it's rut. Tomorrow is gone. Focus on the fun you had with your friends and plan ahead with healthy snacks before the next get together. You cann do it!

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2/14/10 9:53 A

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Fasting is not a good way to make up for a bad eating day. Learning from what happened, making something healthy to snack on available to yourself next time, and eating very carefully for the next day or two will do way more to help you in the long run.

Look, bad days happen. If we're in this for a lifetime, high calorie days can be expected to come up every now and again. The key is to eat healthy at least 80 percent of the time, so it makes up for those other times.

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i actually dont think fasting is that bad if you go through with a full one and only do it once or twice a year. fasting the day after you eat something bad all the time however will do more harm than good because only fasting for a day will do nothing but make your body crave more food. however if you go at least three days your body gets past that point and then it truely starts cleansing itself, it brings headaches, dizziness, cramps, etc because of withdrawals and then you get past that to a feeling of being lighter and cleaner. its a tough process which is why i only like to do it once a year or so. you just have to make sure you drink LOTS of water but i think its really good to cleanse your body once in awhile and get back on track with eating properly. let me know what you decide!




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2/14/10 7:45 A

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DO NOT FAST! There are perfectly good reasons to fast, many of them religious.... and I am not knocking fasting, but to fast to make up for a bad day of eating could be the begining of disordered eating. This is a lifestyle journey, not a quick fix diet. I have an eating disorder and I see myself in your reasoning. I do not wish what I struggle with on anyone. I could binge, then starve, abuse laxitives, or purge "to get a clean start". I too, will have to take today carefully, as I made v-day cookies with my tot last night and doubled my calorie in take for the day.

Eat at the low end of you calorie range, maybe even go a little under if you have a high range (like if your range is 15-1800, you could eat 1300... but if you have a 12-1500 cal range, then don't eat much fewer than 1200). Spend your calories wisely today... focusing on nutrient dense foods. Lots of fruits and veg. I am going to make a special breakfast, rather than a special dinner (for v-day) today, so I can get the "special meal" over with, and then focus on eating healthy and well the rest of the day and get back on track!!!

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2/14/10 6:48 A

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I agree, I don't think fasting is the answer. I think if you just eat at the low end of your calorie range for a couple of days you'll be fine. Add a little more exercise and that should take care of it.
Not to mention, there are many people that follow a program of calorie cycling - eating at the low end of their range for a couple days, then eat at the high end for a day or two, and so on. It keeps your body guessing so it doesn't anticipate what you're going to do.

If it's amazing, it won't be easy. If it's easy it won't be amazing. If it's worth it you won't give up. If you give up you're not worth it.

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Honestly, I don't think that fasting is a good idea. I don't see how that could be good for a persons body. I think that I would just eat real healthy for a few days and get plenty of water. maybe work out for an extra 15 minutes every day for a week or something if you have the time.

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Ok. So. I messed up today. I'm slightly ashamed to admit it, but I realize that it's stupid to dwell on it.

Anyway, I went waaay over my calories without realizing it. It was SO unbelievably unnecessary. I wasn't even that hungry! Snacking with friends and talking for hours can be sooo dangerous!

So I was thinking about fasting tomorrow and just drinking water to sort of make up for it and cleanse my body. (Maybe I could also eat something like egg whites all day to get a little protein in?)

I definitely ate 2 days worth of calories. (I swear this hardly ever happens. I've been doing soo good lately!!)

Some people say fasting once in a while is good anyway. But then I've read some places that it does more harm than good - that it affects your energy level for days afterward. I never know what info to trust on the internet, so I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this? Is it a good idea or should I scrap it?

Maybe I should just try it to see how my body responds. Just thought I'd get some opinions =]

Edited by: PEARLGIRL08 at: 2/14/2010 (03:13)
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