May I suggest that the day did NOT start off well, much less finish well? A breakfast of yogurt, bagel and lite cream cheese, and a grapefruit is 2 meals worth of food and a full lunch topped off with 2 cookies? Breakfast and lunch as described is realistically 1000+ calories, close to the 1200-1550 calories that should be eaten per day if trying to lose weight. But the message to get back up and try again is a good one and well taken.
Yep...I am mostly on my game but sometimes we eat things that maybe aren't so great for us. So what. As long as we consider these treats and we don't make these treats an every day occurrence, then it is okay. I know that there are some people who can't indulge in certain foods without the risk of falling into a binge but for me, the occasional treat is what makes this LIFESTYLE change doable.
Two questions: Is this the only "off" day you had all week? Then congrats, you made healthy choices 99 percent of the time. The fact that you didn't eat the whole dinner but only ate until satisfied and took the rest home was A HEALTHY CHOICE. Is this new lifestyle about denying yourself from all food pleasures forevermore? Then you're bound to fail. This is not a black and white, all or nothing issue. It's about moderation and giving yourself the freedom to enjoy a night out every now and again and not feel guilty about it, but enjoy it for what it is.
Wow, that is how I feel. since SP, if I overeat one day, I track and do not overeat the next day.. Before SP, if I overate one day, I would say, oh well, I may as well continue to overeat and the weight piles on. Thanks SP for all you do for us.
Wow I really needed to read this. I have been having a tough week, between July 4th and 4 birthday celebrations in my family I thought going into this week I would be hopeless. BUT there are two days left! Tomorrow is a new day and I will not waste it by being in misery!
I can relate to this so much! I'm trying to pick myself up from a few days of overindulging, and the longer it takes, the harder it gets. But I will pick myself up. And the next time it happen's I will try to get back on the wagon a little sooner!
I am going on a road trip this weekend and I know that less than healthy options will be a part of the weekend. I am taking this into account ahead of time and eating in my lower calorie range this week. It doesn't always work out that way. Sometimes you have to make up for it after the fact.
This is so me the weekends are hard and then I think I might as well just keep eating I already messed but I'm not going to think like that anymore I'm going to stop and just keep moving forward..Thanks!
All thing's considered, this didn't sound all that much like a "night of gluttony, one weekend of debauchery, or a vacation of unwholesome habits!" I've seen worse! But, I do agree with ine thing. Move on and start over!
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