If it makes you feel any better I ate four chocolates... the last of the Valentines chocolate while reading your post. Will the Sparkpeople POLICE come through my screen at me? Eeep! LOL.
I wanted to eat a whole lot of food. And then I thought four chocolates is better than a whole pizza sort of thinking. I have a ways to go with the sugar, emotional eating, but I do feel good that I ate a lot less than I could if I let myself. We all have our moments.
I'm "guilty" as well. Made a special dinner and dessert for my dad and planned the treat by a little extra exercise and a sensibly smallish breakfast and lunch. But when my son came home from work, he brought me a small box of chocolates. It was so sweet because he was a bit apologetic about it because he knows how hard I've been working on those last few pounds.
And because I know how I am, especially with chocolate and sugar, I figured it was best just to eat it last night to finish off my splurge evening. If I try to space it out, like one a night that some people might be able to do, it just triggers mad cravings. Even if I avoid it, I end up eating too much of something else. Like an alcoholic, I just have to keep it out of my house and mostly out of my diet. Moderation when it comes to ice cream and chocolate just doesn't work for me and don't think it ever will.
Funny thing is. I don't even feel guilty about it. It was a special day that comes once a year, and now it's out of my system confined to the evening. And, unlike in years long past, I'm not hitting the stores today to grab discounted candy.
Ready to move forward and probably won't have an indulgent day until Easter, with the exception of a piece of cake for my dad's birthday for my dad's 89th birthday on March 12. It's a much more rational approach to food and has really helped me maintain.
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76 2/15/13 11:46 A
Thanks for the words of encouragement! Well despite the slip I still lost 1lb so I'm happy with that considering! At least I still lost some. It makes me more determined to stick to it too.
It happens. I over indulged yesterday too. Just get back on it today, and you'll be fine. One day doesn't ruin everything.
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46,222 2/15/13 9:53 A
Weight is a funny thing--because our bodies are made up mostly of water, anything from our hydration to our diets, to our workouts and even hormones can affect the scale. The scale does not tell us the whole story--it only tells us what we weigh--it does not tell us how fit and healthy we are, nor does it define us as a person.
In my own 8 year journey I have had a good dozen times like this (I once ate 24 Ferrar Roches Chocolates at one time--this was about 5 years ago...I even binged on a whole bowl of No Pudge Brownie batter with walnuts). The reason I am telling you this is that we all slip, but it's what we do after times like this that will determine the journey we are on. I could also add that in the last 7 years (since I took up running) that I have covered well over 5000 miles--
The deal is--try focusing on the positive and recognize the negatives but the deed is done so move on.
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22,234 2/15/13 5:31 A
don't worry about it - it was a 'one off'. Tomorrow is a new day - so climb back on that wagon. We all fall off at some time or other, including me, but if you check my weight-ticker, I have still managed to lose a bucket load and reach my goal!
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76 2/15/13 2:22 A
Help!- I went off the rails today after being so good and tracking, losing weight and inches. I'm no good with chocolate in the house. It's nice to have a treat though, but my husband bought me two boxes of chocolate and I'm no good with self control and ate both. I weigh in tomorrow. Will I still lose weight if I went over by a few 1000 calories and lots of fat? :( It's a one off as I'm motivated enough not to buy fattening foods for myself right now so will be back on track again from tomorrow.
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