Rob.c.weiss's Journal, 14 March 2014

Finally back to where I was *last* Friday (almost; just .2 lbs off). So, lesson learned... don't go crazy on the weekend.

So, for this weekend, that's the plan. I may have a bit of a treat, but I'm not going to waste 2-week's worth of work on one weekend. I mean that's really what I did last weekend: worked my butt off the week before to lose weight, and worked my butt off again to get back to where I was. All for what? 2 or 3 days of fun?

Yeh, I knew at the time last weekend I was overdoing it. But the sting of the realization of just how much work it took to undo it makes me realize I won't be doing that again. Like I said, lesson learned.

Ahh, the hard truth. For as far as I've come, and all I've learned, I'm still an addict. Have to keep that at the back of my thoughts always.

HEY EVERYONE, I hope you have a GREAT weekend!!! Keep smiling and have fun (but keep an eye on the cal counter). :D

Diet Calendar Entry for 14 March 2014:
1462 kcal Fat: 93.55g | Prot: 67.44g | Carb: 95.84g.   Breakfast: Spring Valley Omega 3 Fish Oil, Half and Half Cream, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Milk, Meijer Clear Soluble Fiber, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Packets, Truvia Sweetener (Packet) (for Carb Counters), Syntrax Micellar Creme Chocolate Milkshake Casein Protein, Syntrax Nectar Latte Cappuccino Whey Protein Isolate, Silk Pure Almond Milk - Unsweetened Vanilla, Konsyl Psyllium Fiber. Lunch: Morey's Wild Keta Smoked Salmon, Butter (Salted). Dinner: Ranch Dressing, Shrimp Your Way Scampi, Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit, Mixed Salad Greens. Snacks/Other: Eggs (2 To Go pack), Air Popped Popcorn, Bacon Grease, Butter (Salted), Lite Salt Mixture. more...

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Don't beat yourself up. It's a mental health thing to enjoy yourself and not document every calorie you put in your body. It was a double treat for you. Your daughter and food.  
14 Mar 14 by member: ClassicRocker
A weekend of good fun and good food is needed sometimes. You have the time. 
14 Mar 14 by member: chadlius88
LOL I did that all the time. Lose 2 pounds in the week.. have a "cheat" day on Saturday, gain back my two pounds. spend the following week trying to play catch up. Needless to say my cheat day are far and between now-a-days!  
14 Mar 14 by member: Kate_welsh09
Its so easy to forget the calories and enjoy time with kids and a fun weekend : ) I have done it more times than I care to count. Keep your chin up , you have achieved soooooo much ... And hey as long as you learn from a lesson then it is never a waste : ) Have a great weekend ! ! !  
14 Mar 14 by member: chryssm
It’s horrible that the things we are addicted to are legal, heavily marketed, completely unhealthy and easily accessible. I truly felt like I was about to go bonkers in the store on Wednesday when I passed by the many sugary carbs that were on the shelves. I’m so glad you are on this site and that you are an example of how to bounce back and get it together. It helps so many of us. 
14 Mar 14 by member: ChicaLean
Every day I learn lessons. It is important that we learn from things and I think you are doing great. Pat yourself on the back for knowing what you needed to do to bounce back. Enjoy healthy living and the pleasure of cheats is equally important for our sanity. :) 
14 Mar 14 by member: kimjinxie
I like your attitude! you learnt the lesson and perhaps this was good to remind you to be somehow careful and also to not forget what you have achieved. On the other hand, sometimes it is necessary to not care about the calories and just enjoy life and food.  
14 Mar 14 by member: Chickturu
You are an inspiration! You are right about the weekends. Some of us don't have the luxury of " cheat days". You learn from the past which is what it is all about. Life Lessons. Right? 
14 Mar 14 by member: toolmannc1
Keep on rocking, Rob. I did the same thing the entire second half of 2013! 
14 Mar 14 by member: Draglist
I wish I could actually LEARN the lesson. I'm glad you have! Have a GREAT weekend - not too great though LOL... 
14 Mar 14 by member: Lynn1958
It's so easy to have our minds set to "be good" in these situations. It's even easier to see it "gone with the wind" when we get into having fun, which for me goes hand-in-hand with blowing it food-wise. I'm afraid that for us food addicts the whole blowing it then taking a couple of weeks to make up for it will be a repeating pattern in our lives. But most of these times we can learn to rein ourselves in by anticipating them & laying out some firm guidelines for ourselves to keep from getting out of control. You are strong, & have come so far & done so well. These fall backs actually help reenforce what we know about "being naughty" with food, & strengthen our resolve to do what's necessary to make up for it & keep it from happening too often, which I know it won't with you. They can also be kind of a sanity buffer, to keep us from going nutz in having to count every bite & every calorie. For me journaling like this helps me to put a handle on what went wrong & how I can fix it, & hopefully be better prepared for next time. I hope it does the same for you my friend, & that you enjoy a fun & happy weekend with no foodie cheats & no guilt.  
15 Mar 14 by member: GLAMMER
Good lesson. Now I just need to learn from your example! 
15 Mar 14 by member: BuffyBear
Been there, done that! The biggest reward is your acknowledgment and that you learn from it. Takes some of us (me) longer than others! Have a great week! 
15 Mar 14 by member: Kiki8123
Sure, Rob. I can just see you saying to your daughter, "This weekend you're going to learn to eat properly and lift weights. Yeah!!!" Oh, I can see the blank stare. If time with her means eating a little more, it's a small price to pay to be a little closer. Now pick up that weight. 
15 Mar 14 by member: northernmusician
One of the things that helps me is I often work on Sat and/or Sunday, so my "weekend" may be one day here or there. I also often work a "late" shift where I go in at 130-330pm, like today. I struggle more on the days I am off regardless of which ones they are, so now with the additional walking I am hoping this will not be the case. On the days I work I am on my feet about 25% of the time and at a desk 75%, and it seems as if I am more prepared for what to eat, either from home or going out. I also HAVE to be up and out the door by a certain time depending on my shift. 
15 Mar 14 by member: erwinwarrior83
Rob your statement "For as far as I have come, and all I've learned, I am still an addict" really resonated with me. It's something that I have to keep at the forefront or I can easily go hog wild. Every time I go too high on my carb i pay for it with insatiable and desperate cravings. I am sure for the rest of my life this it will be my achilles heel. 
15 Mar 14 by member: JennBuck61
I hear you Jenn and Rob! I have been dealing with weight issues my whole life. I hope I have FINALLY realized that I have to face my addiction each day, admit how powerless I am over it, and commit to my food plan for the day. It's not something I should ever take for granted or get used to! 
15 Mar 14 by member: LauriSinger
Me too...i went thru an inpatient 12 step program for overeating and thought I had it all under control after 10 years! Well here I am again, duh! 
15 Mar 14 by member: Kris AZ
You all are so AMAZING! Thank you for your wonderful support and thoughts. So true how many of us have gone -- and continue to go -- through these situations. I used to think of FatSecret as a place to be until I lose the weight I need to lose, and now I realize that my *problem* will never really go away. Even when I get to that magic number, whatever it ends up being, today I know that I will be on here (with all my good pals!) forever. We will need to be always watchful, always looking for the head of that ugly piece of us that wants to come out and take over. Thank you for being here for me, and please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for you!!! TAKE CARE and talk to you all soon! 
15 Mar 14 by member: Rob.c.weiss
I find when I do this it reawakens all my cravings-, chocolate , popcorn ..I envy those that can do a cheat day !! 
17 Mar 14 by member: got the munchies


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