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caliq

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 10:01
Last night I planned to have fish, brown rice and spinach. Instead I had a 10" pizza, with pep, sausage and black olives... YIKES!!! Oh yeah 2 glasses of merlot!Sad
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Hoser

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 10:48
That's not blowing it! That's taking a brief break from your usual plan.

In the grand scheme of things, you probably added no more than, oh, let's pull a number out of thin air and say 700 calories to your diet. Guess what? That means it will take you 1-2 days longer to reach your goal. That doesn't seem so horrible, does it?

Blowing it would be deciding that since you already went off of your diet it's useless, and you're going to stay off. It's a new day and you haven't really done any damage. Go get 'em.
jstanle12001

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 12:37
Eh, pick yourself up...dust yourself off...and start fresh today. It was only one meal after all Smile
chryseius

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 13:17
Sounds delicious! Look on the bright side, you can have the fish tonight =)

Don't beat yourself up over small setbacks. I ate an strangely huge amount of sugary stuff yesterday. Just piles of garbage really, but today I just returned to my normal eating plan.

It happens frequently, and like Hoser said blowing it would be if you used this as an excuse to quit or go on a huge binge.

It's a new day. Smile, say three nice things about yourself, move on.
anbotterman

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 14:09
Sounds like what I did for lunch today. I planned on having baked chicken breast, peas and carrots, cottage cheese and an apple BUT my co-workers (who are all men and can eat whatever they want) convinced me to go out to lunch. So, I had a fried chicken sandwich with cheese fries. Mmmmm,... it was good though! I'll consider that my cheat for the week and move on.
We can reverse years of damage to our bodies by deciding to raise our standards for ourselves, then living differently. Old wounds heal, injuries repair, and the whole system improves with just a few changes in what we put into our bodies and how we move them.
Hoser

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 14:22
In fact, I did the same thing yesterday.

I brought lunch to work, but then realized I was going to the darkroom right afterward and I hadn't also brought dinner along. Combine this with the fact that I'd decided the evening before that I needed to eat more calories, and that I'd been craving a grilled cheese sandwich for a while.

So on the way to work, I drove past the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. Everything came together, and I decided that what I *really* wanted for lunch was a grilled cheese sandwich. I thought about it for a while and didn't change my mind, so I walked over at lunch and had half of a mushroom and gruyere sandwich and a bowl of smoky tomato soup. It was totally worth it.

Plus, at the end of the day I finished up right at my new calorie goal.
chryseius

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 17:39
OMG! I wish we had a Canadian Grilled Cheese Kitchen! I love mushroom grilled cheese sandwiches!
Rajah1973

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 17:48
"That's not blowing it! That's taking a brief break from your usual plan."


I love this! What a perfect way of looking at it!!
ferlengheti

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 17:49
I think a lot of us have had a bit of an indulgent week. I know I have. But the thing is, if we deny ourselves all the things we love, sooner or later we're going to crack, because thats where our quality of life sits. The thing is to allow yourself treats and concentrate on making them special, rather than daily. That way we can really appreciate them. I had pizza the other day and it was Awesome. But if I do it daily, I'll be the size of a house and probably not enjoy it as much. Don't beat yourself up. =)
I've never met a cheese I didn't like.
sherilyn70

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Posted: 22 Oct 2010, 23:19
I definitely have had a more indulgent week. I had chocolate chip pancakes and buttered popcorn on Wednesday for our employee appreciation day. I also had a regular sandwich instead of my normal food. Then today I went to a bonfire and had some smores and a few buckeyes (chocolate covered peanut butter balls for those not familiar with them). Tomorrow is a Halloween party with the kids where I know I'll probably end up cheating.
Rajah1973

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Posted: 23 Oct 2010, 06:13
Yummm @ Buckeyes!! Or anything covered in chocolate!! Can you tell I am "hormonal"? lol
lovemyboyz

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Posted: 23 Oct 2010, 07:36
Aside from being a licensed cosmetologist and caregiver I MAKE CHOCOLATE! How torturous is that. I made Buckeyes for the first time last year and they were incredible. I have never heard of them before that. I guess they are not popular here. Didn't they originate in Ohio?
NEVER GIVE UP!
sherilyn70

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Posted: 23 Oct 2010, 07:42
Gail J wrote:
Aside from being a licensed cosmetologist and caregiver I MAKE CHOCOLATE! How torturous is that. I made Buckeyes for the first time last year and they were incredible. I have never heard of them before that. I guess they are not popular here. Didn't they originate in Ohio?


Yes, they probably did since the Ohio State team is the Buckeyes and it's also our state tree. Here in Columbus they are just a part of everyday life.
Z'sMama

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Posted: 23 Oct 2010, 09:39
Yes, I f#$$ed up yesterday too...beer, wings, burger... but today, woke up early so went for a 45 min walk, had a healthy muffin for breakfast, planning some black bean soup for lunch ... and I dunno what for dinner yet, but something tasty yet virtuous. Balance, it's all about balance.
Onecrazyhors...

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Posted: 23 Oct 2010, 11:18
I think sometimes its good for your psyche to treat yourself. Then you get it out of your system rather than obsessing about it. I tend to treat myself on weekends so now that i see the pattern i just try to plan it in so i can enjoy a guilt free pizza and icecream dinner, aka, tonight's dinner! Smile
k8yk

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Posted: 23 Oct 2010, 12:21
The only way to "blow it" is to give up.
If you expect perfection of yourself, you are doomed to disappointment. We are all fallible and human. When you go off your plan, simply enjoy yourself without guilt or self-flagellation. It really does no good. What's done is done, learn from it and move on. How could you have done better last night? Maybe you could have shared the pizza with a friend. Or something I do when I eat out is ask for a box right away and put the portion you aren't going to eat in the box. There's nothing wrong with pizza. Quantities are the most important thing. Live and learn!
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lovemyboyz

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Posted: 24 Oct 2010, 18:29
sherilyn70 wrote:
Gail J wrote:
Aside from being a licensed cosmetologist and caregiver I MAKE CHOCOLATE! How torturous is that. I made Buckeyes for the first time last year and they were incredible. I have never heard of them before that. I guess they are not popular here. Didn't they originate in Ohio?


Yes, they probably did since the Ohio State team is the Buckeyes and it's also our state tree. Here in Columbus they are just a part of everyday life.


I thought so, my friend's husband went to Ohio State and is a huge Buckeye's fan.
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