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LW-M

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 09:26
Anyone else fall off the wagon this weekend for Memorial Day? I was doing fairly well, but had a lot of dessert/beer on Saturday night and went completely crazy last night. I ate so much last night that I legitimately felt sick! I’m so disappointed in myself and was afraid to even look at the scale this morning!
gnat824

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 09:48
Hold on to that feeling of how awful it felt to overeat and remember it next time you're faced with temptations. For this week, instead of punishing yourself, think about fueling your body with food that will allow it to be and feel healthier! The true measure of success is not whether or not you ever have bad days, but how well you're able to recover and move forward.
- Natalie
kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 16:01
I ate whatever I wanted for the past 2 days but I swear it seems like I'm the only person around here who doesn't hate myself for it.

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2013: still up from 1/1, but coming back down...
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mars2kids

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 16:09
I fell off the wagon a couple of weeks ago, so Natalie's statement held true for me, I thought about how bad I felt to have eaten nothing but junk and I tried to take small portions or not take something just because it sounded good. Once you fall off the wagon it is hard to get back on. You need to step on the scale to tell yourself that when you do exercise and eat better it really does make a differnce, that's what I did when I saw the gain. I feel your pain and wish you luck getting back to it. You can move past this so don't dwell on it for too long.
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macarooon

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 16:32
I used to feel like that when I went off my "plan" but then I realized I can't always live as planned...that's just not a life I want. I ate what I wanted this weekend and drank on Saturday but kind of figured that would happen based on what I had going on. For me, it's ok to have a something fattening with carbs and sugar from time to time because then I'm miserable when my diet is too restrictive. This morning I jumped right back into my meal plan and feel zero regret about that cheeseburger, jambalaya and beer! Smile Just gotta fit some extra exercise in this week and drink lots of water. =D I decided long ago to not be disappointed with myself and regret the choices I made one weekend or else it would consume me. I hope you can get there too and not feel disappointed in yourself, that's not a good feeling and you've come this far!
AmethystM

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 16:35
I fell off 2 weeks or so ago, partly on purpose because I felt too skinny so I wanted to gain some weight back. Then the sugar led to more sugar. But I don't feel bad about it either. Eating healthier today, and I'm not worried about it at all. Of course, I'm pretty much at my goal. If I wasn't, yeah, I would probably feel bad. Maybe. Smile
Comfortable at this size/weight (I really don't want to buy size 0 jeans).

It's not about "weight" or the number on the scale. It's about lean muscle mass and body fat percentage.
At 125 I was a size 8 (after I lost 100+ pounds over 1.5 years).
At 135 I was a size 6 (maintained for several years) and over 28% body fat. I had 97 pounds of lean muscle mass and felt skinny fat.
Now at 140 I am a size 2 and have the smallest measurements I've ever had since I started taking them around the age of 18. I'm at 25% body fat and 107 pounds of lean muscle mass!! I'm no She-Hulk, either.

Don't tell me you aren't losing "weight." That doesn't tell me anything. Tell me how much fat you've lost and how much lean body mass you've gained. Here's a good start to estimate: http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html
Marymini

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 16:51
Hi, I'm Mary and I just started the diet yesterday --- NOT a good day to start -- a cookout in the afternoon really is not the thing to do on your first day !! But today Istarted out good with an early morning walk and watching everything I eat. Tomorrow I will go to the gym and do water arobics and hopefully I keep doing this 3x/week.
kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 17:14
Welcome Mary! Any day you start is a great day to start! Hope to see you around more!

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2013: still up from 1/1, but coming back down...
2010: 50.4 lbs lost | 2011:17 lbs lost | 2012: 1 lb gained
How I did it: http://stubbysticks.wordpress.com/weight-loss-summary-by-month/
MrsTofu

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 17:40
I keep falling off the wagon and haven't been able to really get back on. Sad
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gefd28

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 17:47
Everyone falls off the wagon now and then. Get back up, brush yourself off, learn from your experience and move on. You're not giving up deserts and beer for life, so you need to learn how to deal with those things.

You're a marathon runner... If you fell, what would happen if you spent the next 18 miles worrying about how that fall affected your time? You'd have a worse time or get hurt. Keep your eye on the finish line!

Another way to look at things is you're not on a diet, you are making lifestyle changes. Since you're not on a diet, you can't cheat, you will never fall off the wagon. If you eat too much today, be extra careful and maybe workout harder for the next few days.
mikecontos

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 17:52
I think a departure here and there is necesary.Breif get off and quick get back on. Macaron is right...if this thing is too restrictive whats the point? I personally try to plan only as well as I can. If I am at home or work that is very easy, and it has become routine. I make my own meals and I know what I am eating to a large extent. That in an of itself is a HUGE improvement of how I use to eat! If I go out I vcan eother plan y to fit a higher calorie meal into my daily plan, or just not sweat it and start up again in the morning. I am an addictive mo-fo...so I have to keep things somewhat in check. A 1 meal or 1 day "relapse" will not gain you all of your weight back...but a bunch strung togther will.
Breif off, quickly back on.
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nolechick

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 18:26
mikecontos wrote:
I think a departure here and there is necesary.Breif get off and quick get back on. Macaron is right...if this thing is too restrictive whats the point? I personally try to plan only as well as I can. If I am at home or work that is very easy, and it has become routine. I make my own meals and I know what I am eating to a large extent. That in an of itself is a HUGE improvement of how I use to eat! If I go out I vcan eother plan y to fit a higher calorie meal into my daily plan, or just not sweat it and start up again in the morning. I am an addictive mo-fo...so I have to keep things somewhat in check. A 1 meal or 1 day "relapse" will not gain you all of your weight back...but a bunch strung togther will.
Breif off, quickly back on.

100% agreed Mike. Daily managing is key. If you work your healthy lifestyle 80-90% of the time, the 10-20% will be negligible if you pick up where you left off. Dust off, get back on base. Wink
"Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating..." - Icelandic proverb
nolechick

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Posted: 31 May 2011, 18:29
kstubblefield wrote:
I ate whatever I wanted for the past 2 days but I swear it seems like I'm the only person around here who doesn't hate myself for it.


I don't either. I work to damn hard to beat myself up. That and I'm too old to care to, lol! Cool
"Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating..." - Icelandic proverb
jdofaz

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Posted: 01 Jun 2011, 01:18
I only consider it falling off the wagon if I stop completely. I recently took a week long vacation and didn't log anything but I didn't go crazy either.

I've been using fatsecret for 18 months now. I've eaten plenty of things I probably shouldn't have over that time but I've never stopped getting back on track after an off day.
davidsmom

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Posted: 01 Jun 2011, 06:12
I ate whatever this last weekend too. I think there are a lot of us who did. I won't beat myself up for it because I've come to realize that life sometimes doesn't care how you want to eat. It actually worked in my favor. I lost 1.6 lbs and broke through a stall. As so many have said before, this is a life style change and life isn't perfect. You just have to get back on plan. That is the key to success.
I'm thinner today than I was yesterday but not as thin as I will be tomorrow. One day at a time.


icymaiden

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Posted: 01 Jun 2011, 07:16
I ate badly sunday, and Yes, i am beating myself up for it. I've lost an entire week or more and kicked myself out of fat burning mode. If I don't beat myself up for it, that means what I did was OK, which is was NOT. My own lack of willpower and self control failed, and even though I went back on plan right way, it doesn't get me back the week I'm spending getting back to where I was last week.
The only person capable of stopping you from your goals....is you!
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shmiller

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Posted: 01 Jun 2011, 08:12
I ate, I enjoyed it, I'm over it, and I'm moving on. This is my life, not a diet, and I will enjoy it. A day or two isn't going to kill you or your diet. Give yourself some credit for what you've accomplished (whatever that is) and realign yourself. Keep on keepin' on.
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
Nimm

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Posted: 01 Jun 2011, 08:17
kstubblefield wrote:
I ate whatever I wanted for the past 2 days but I swear it seems like I'm the only person around here who doesn't hate myself for it.


I ate probably more than I should have but...I had decided in advance I was going to indulge over the weekend, within reason. I even had a couple of desserts Smile

So I probably ran a modest calorie surplus, but...I don't care. Don't feel bad about it at all, in fact. It's not like I'm going from an extra half bratwurst on Memorial Day, to eating half pizzas for dinner again Very Happy



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