I just allowed myself Halloween day as my free day and went back to tracking everyday the next day. I refuse to beat myself up for one day of celebrating. I also knew that I would be doing a lot of Dancing on Halloween because I helped coordinate a fun Halloween Dance for 50+ people. So yes I had some treats on Halloween like a small sliver of cheesecake and a candy apple, but on Halloween I was dancing at the dance for 3 hours. To me it balances out.
You're not pathetic. No need to panic. I did the same thing. My fiance and I bought 4 pounds of candy, and we only had 1 trick or treater. I knew that I was going to go crazy and eat it all, so I just threw it in the trash (not before eating way more than my fair share though)
don't worry about what you've already eaten. That's already gone. Jump right back on it! You can do it!
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11/1/12 7:30 P
It's been a bad two days of eating for me as well. I felt a bit of relief and revenge when i threw the last of the candy bars into the garbage disposal and turned it on.
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11/1/12 4:31 P
I went over, too. Upsetting, but I will have my husband hide the rest when he gets home so the kids can eat for a few more days. Then we will throw it out.
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Keep with it Victoria! Remember, it's only one day!
You can do it! Today is a new day!
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11/1/12 12:43 P
Don't beat yourself up because you ate a little more candy on Halloween than you should have. This is something that happens to us all at one time or another. you WILL NOT derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss because you had a few too many fun sized candies.
Log it all, be honest with yourself. Once it's all logged, you move on with your life. Today, you do your best to eat more mindfully. If you don't think you can portion control the candy, don't throw it out. Instead, DONATE that candy !! take it all to your nearest food pantry. There are lots of people out there struggling financially and would be grateful for a treat.
Donating non perishable foods is a good way to help others and help yourself.
11/1/12 12:27 P
Oh my, you are so not alone here - I had my share of treats last night and a few this morning that others brought to work. This is life, and we have to learn to handle this stuff. The key is not to let having a few Halloween Candy guide the rest of your day and week. Keep eating healthy foods for your meals and keep tracking - keep exercising and it will all work itself out. At least that's how I'm handling it! Halloween's over now and the treats are gone, don't beat yourself up over it. Focus on the positive! You can do this!
11/1/12 11:26 A
I reckon there are a lot of us who went over on our calorie ranges yesterday. Like previous posters have said, it's one day. Unless you slide into a week or two of really overdoing it, it really doesn't matter.
Personally, I've gotten rid of the candy and taken down the decorations. Halloween is over and it's a whole new day. I think next year I'll do things a little differently and work a few treats into my nutrition tracker for Halloween, instead of just ignoring the tracker and grazing.
The Spark is a book about SparkPeople, how it was founded and all the basics for the Spark program. There's lot of information in there and also things to do at the various stages. Very helpful. My local library had it and I live in a pretty small town so you don't have to rush out and buy it, see if the library's got it.
11/1/12 11:09 A
It's just one day. What is done is done. Put it in perspective. Unless you ate more than 3,500 calories *in addition to* what you need to support your BMR + activity level, you won't even gain 1 pound. What healthy things are you doing today?
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11/1/12 8:53 A
If I have leftovers, I give them to co-workers who are happy to have them. I think you need to get a better picture on what you're eating. Are you being truthful to the food tracker/workouts? It is a lifestyle change so its not easy. There are ways for you to have 1-2 pieces of candy a day, you just need to make room for it on the food tracker. I think you need to take a step back, take a breath, and start again. Have you bought/read "The Spark"? It really helped me.
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11/1/12 6:24 A
no need to worry about what you already ate.
Take the rest of the candy, and toss it in the trash.
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11/1/12 1:48 A
I am about to start to cry (I know pathetic) and panic about the crap I ate today. I feel like crap now and feel like I will never lose weight!! This is terrible....I went way over my calorie count and I am just freaking out at this point....
I need help of how to stay motivated and get out of this craptastic slump
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