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TRUELOVE662010 Posts: 282
4/20/12 9:42 P

Losing weight is also about living in the real world - the world that has baby showers, weddings, cupcakes, pudding, cakes and alcohol. Don't beat yourself up, it will be ok. You just need to learn moderation. One day won't derail you, and one cupcake won't undo all your hard work. Remember that, and you will do fine. Enjoy your delicious treats in moderation and you will do awesome. You are already doing great - keep it up!!! You WILL make progress, you WILL succeed. I can feel it!!!

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4/19/12 2:12 P


Don't look at weight loss with an all or nothing mentality. One less than healthy meal OR day's worth of eating WILL NOT derail your efforts at a healthy lifestyle. You're going to be eating tens of thousands of meals during your life. And not all those meals will be healthy. If you were to eat right 5 out of 7 days this week, you'd still be doing better than the average American.

A person should never feel guilty for what they ate. that's not healthy. You ate the food. you log the food, you move on. Tonight, you don't starve yourself to compensate. You don't hit the gym for an extra work out. Both imply that you did something wrong and deserve to be punished. You didn't do anything wrong. In fact, it sounds like you did okay.

Spark People isn't about deprivation. it's all about moderation and portion control. I can't imagine living a life where I wasn't allowed to eat something because I was worried I'd gain weight. that isn't healthy either. Yes, even a cupcake and a couple of handfuls of chips CAN be a part of a healthy life style. As long as you don't eat like this every single day, once in a while is fine.

No worries !! So, no more beatings, no more guilt. It's not healthy and it's not productive.

CHEETARA79 Posts: 3,915
4/19/12 2:11 P

Don't feel bad. You ate some high calorie stuff, you didn't do anything really wrong. It's just food and this is just 1 bad choice you made.

Good news: you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to make your next choice a healthy one. More good news: no one expects you to be perfect all the time. In fact, I've been working on my healthy lifestyle change for over a year and have made plenty of poor food choices in that time. That hasn't stopped me from losing over 50 pounds! Strive for progress, not perfection.

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4/19/12 2:05 P

So we had a baby shower at work with left over food and I ate things I shouldn't have including a cupcake, nachos with cheese and meat, and like 2 hand full of chips. I knew I shouldn't have and I feel horrible for it since I've been doing so well with my calorie intake. I will not let this pull me down but I kinda had to get it off my chest, hoping that it will make me feel better and make great choices for the rest of the day.

I sometimes feel that loosing weight is like overcoming and learning to live with an addiction and in so many ways it is.

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