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Old 02-23-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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Yesterday I indulged (food wise) because I went to lunch with an aunt I rarely see and I wanted to enjoy a good meal with her.
After lunch, I told myself that I would get right back to being "on plan". I made it through dinner no problem.

BUT... This morning my mom came over and started to cook breakfast. A huge, six course affair with all my favorite foods!

Why, oh why, must I be tempted two days in a row?
Why is it so much harder to stick to plan when family is around?

Damn, that breakfast smells good...
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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SAME! Thursday pot luck bbq, Friday my son's bday party, Saturday left over pizza and cake from said party. After almost 2 months of clean eating, totally off track for a few days! BUT that being said, today is a new day. Last night I through out the rest of the junk food and re-stocked the fridge with all of my healthy favorites. I won't let a few bad choice days ruin my journey!! So even if you got off track, its ok to start again!
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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Ugh I totally understand! One of my clients birthdays was Saturday, so I had a piece of cake. Then my mind went, "now have some of that spaghetti and meatballs, you already had cake!" then after I got home it was just me eating all night...

Right back on plan though. No need to totally give up, although I might shy away from the scale for a few days...
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:12 PM   #4
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I have such a hard time with social events too. My worst time of the year is from Halloween to Valentine's Day which covers 5 months! I always tell myself not to miss out on a holiday or I will feel deprived.

This year was different. I did allow myself treats on the special holidays but managed to stay more on program. I planned my splurges ahead of time and managed to maintain my weight loss instead of gaining a lot.

I was being better than usual, but I was ashamed of myself for what I had eaten. I didn't weigh myself for a few months so I didn't know how well I had done. I put myself through a lot of unneeded stress.

Getting right back on plan is the key to feeling better and minimizing bad results from a bad day or two. In the past, I just gave up and kept gaining. Now I am trying to change old habits.
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:02 AM   #5
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I feel you. That's exactly why it has taken me more than two years to reach this point (2/3 of my goal). But it is alright, we just learn how to cope with setbacks. Remember, every day a clean slate. (even after a great breakfast )
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:22 AM   #6
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I noticed this too! I've been living alone for about 10 years now, so I'm so used to restrict myself to what I have under my nose and eyes.
For me it's a tragedy to be in the family circle, diet wise. I haven't quite learnt to control myself so whenever I am somewhere there is plenty of food I have to take a "bite" of everything!! So for me, dieting means avoiding to spend too much time with fam. They don't always understand but well, I at least know what I'm aiming for.
Do not beat yourself up too much about it though! Put yourself in beast mode, burn it and drink loads of water plus soup/salad days and you'll be fine!
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:52 AM   #7
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Maybe you can make up for it by doing a one day water fast. I started my diet with a one day fast. yes it was really hard. I made it only 24 hours not until breakfast the following morning as i'd hoped. But i thought its only day and i can do this again if i need to. So it remains a strategy in my back pocket if i think i need to do it.

Caution: if you do a fast, you can't do it on a work day or any other day where you've got stuff to do. You need to total day of rest for this because you energy both mental and physical really flags.

to get through it, i switched activities frequently but all were pretty lightweight. I had a sleep in the afternoon which was probably why i was awake late at night and didn't make it until the following morning.

I think if nothing else, it could probably undo any sense of guilt or disappointment you feel by overindulging on the rare occasion.

You might also check out the fasting 5:2 diet as another alternative.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:23 AM   #8
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It is such a slippery slope for me. Sometimes I can have one meal that isn't on plan and be ok. But other times I have one off meal plan and it is all downhill for days. Thane I am so disgusted with myself. I am working on loving myself no matter what I eat or what the scale says.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:32 AM   #9
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It is a slippery slope for me too. I can handle a splurge of extra calories pretty well as long as it does not contain bread or sweets. Give me a little bread or a desert, and I want more. I wish I could be satisfied with a little bit but I am not even satisfied with a large portion.
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I can't handle the cheats. It is not a slippery slope for me, it is a huge dive off of a cliff.
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I am the same re the slipper slope and sometimes its a cliff. That's why i don't cheat at all. I would say no to my mothers 6 course breakfast and no to the other experience. IT might upset people but that's easier to get over than the more likely consequences of indulging.

it may sound like a contradiction to my former post. But its not. This one is about what i would do to avoid the situation. And the other one is what i would do if i failed to avoid it but still had some resolve left.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:39 PM   #12
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That actually happened to me last week. I just kept an eye (well, a count) on what I was eating. I accepted the fact that I'd probably go over and just got right back on that horse, as the saying goes. And I did, and I still lost weight for the week. Sometime real life happens and good food is put in front of us and we have to decide individually if we're that person who will turn it away or that person who will indulge.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:28 PM   #13
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I avoided breakfast, so overall I don't feel guilty :-)
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:31 PM   #14
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My mother is a food pusher. Yeah, like a drug pusher. If you are at her house and not eating, she is not a little upset, it is full on drama and guilt tripping hour. :s

It is easier for me to say no because of my stomach being a jerk, which it is since I had my gallbladder removed and I have ulcers that for her to hear any other reason. Good job on skipping the mega breakfast!
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It is a slippery slope for me too. I can handle a splurge of extra calories pretty well as long as it does not contain bread or sweets. Give me a little bread or a desert, and I want more. I wish I could be satisfied with a little bit but I am not even satisfied with a large portion.
Same here. There's a lot of us out there!
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