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adventuregirl
09-22-2007, 01:23 PM
Thrus afternoon and Friday, I went to starbucks for pumpkin lattes and pumpkin scones. I have only been on the plan for 1 week, how could i mess up already? I am so mad at myself. Anyway... todays a new day, starting over.


evilwomaniamshe
09-22-2007, 01:32 PM
Good Move & Good Attitude Too. Please Know It Happens To The Best Of Us, Just Remember When We De-rail, Get Back On Track Asap Is All..... This Is Normal Even For Me & I Am A Maintainer.. I Figured I Would Answer Your Post Since Not Many Peeps Answer Mine..... Maybe My Name Scares Them Or Something, Who Knows. Oh Well I Just May Have To Try Another Website To Get Support, Atleast I Got My Bra With Me For Support At All Times..... Your Ok Knowing Today Will Be A Better Day..

Heather115
09-22-2007, 01:43 PM
Hang in there, adventuregirl! It's all about making this a lifestyle not just another diet. You do have the right attitude, as evilwomaniamshe said, and that is the first step. Every day is an opportunity to make good choices and be successful. Don't give up because you slipped a little. Everyone on this forum has been very supportive since I joined in August. I'm glad you both are here and I hope we hear from you regularly!


bradleys mom
09-22-2007, 02:17 PM
Good Move & Good Attitude Too. Please Know It Happens To The Best Of Us, Just Remember When We De-rail, Get Back On Track Asap Is All..... This Is Normal Even For Me & I Am A Maintainer.. I Figured I Would Answer Your Post Since Not Many Peeps Answer Mine..... Maybe My Name Scares Them Or Something, Who Knows. Oh Well I Just May Have To Try Another Website To Get Support, Atleast I Got My Bra With Me For Support At All Times..... Your Ok Knowing Today Will Be A Better Day..

Sorry nobody has answered you in the past. I would hate to think you would leave this site just for that reason. I have only been on here for a couple of months and have gotten more support on here than from anywhere. Give it another try...

Adventure girl- I have been on LAWL for 2 months and I ate a footlong sub from subway last night. It happens! Good thing that you realize it and are willing to get back on track! Thats the best move you could make!

ccommer
09-22-2007, 02:27 PM
boy, can i relate....i have actually been on the plan, well not really, for about a month. i will have a good day, then not so good and so on.... i struggle with writing the food down and i guess just snacking when i should not.
I need to get my attitude in line and just do the program!!!
each day is a new day.....but really i need to string together some successful ones!
good luck to you today, Chris

shshshhh
09-22-2007, 04:26 PM
Sorry nobody has answered you in the past. I would hate to think you would leave this site just for that reason. I have only been on here for a couple of months and have gotten more support on here than from anywhere. Give it another try...

Adventure girl- I have been on LAWL for 2 months and I ate a footlong sub from subway last night. It happens! Good thing that you realize it and are willing to get back on track! Thats the best move you could make!

Kimberly (and all) I had my colonscopy last wednesday and felt soooo "empty". WAHOO, I said to myself, I am going to really show a great loss when I finally check in after my mandatory medical leave of 2 1/2 weeks, then i drove by Subways. Reader's Digest version was I (also) ate a foot long meatball with cheese (naturally) sub that night. That started it, the next day I went into a grocery store where they had generous tastes of cheesecake at the bakery and I had TWO. After being on this program and doing so well for almost 3 months, I fell flat on my face.

This morning, thanks to the posts on this forum, I got right back on track. Not weighing in for a total of 3 weeks was awful, I used it as a 'well, I have two more weeks' to eat that stupid cheesecake.

Now that I am finished whining and venting, I am back OP. :dizzy:

Thanks for listening.

bradleys mom
09-22-2007, 05:33 PM
I think subway has some sort of diet-scrambler-brain-wave-transmitter....

amylou7777
09-22-2007, 06:46 PM
Haha, I'm sure there are subliminal "eat more" messages in so many chain restaurant advertisements.

What we all have to remember is that healthy, skinny people eat sweets, drink pumpkin lattes, and enjoy an occasional footlong sub. But they know when enough it enough and that is why most of them are not overweight.

Seems like cheating has a triggering effect. Once we do it, we get the "What the ****" feeling, where we tell ourselves we have already blown it, what's a few more oreos or or a piece of cheesecake! That is where we all go wrong and regret it.

The only thing that keeps me OP is to literally convince my brain that I am "allergic" to certain foods. It's like I don't even see it on the menu, smell it baking or see it out for samples. When I am in this "zone" I eat So well bc I just refuse to entertain anything other than POP foods.

We cannot beat ourselves up but must realized that one cheat cannot lead to 4 or 5.

Either we want to lose weight and get healthy or we don't!

Good luck getting back on the train, I'm trying to get aboard myself!

adventuregirl
09-22-2007, 07:44 PM
Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement, it really helped me see that i am not a failure. Today went well, and i can only hope my slip up wont affect my weigh in too much.

ooodsie
09-22-2007, 07:46 PM
oh man..pumpkin lattes/scones. i forgot it was that time of the year because i have avoided starbucks since july. i may have to be super good all week just so i can make a special trip next weekend to have one :P

shshshhh
09-23-2007, 01:49 AM
Amy you are so right about thinking I am allergic to those kinds of foods and in a way, I really am. Once I indulge, it sets off cravings that had all but disappeared. SIGH

Kimberly, think those brain wave scramblers are imbedded in Subway's sign, LOL.

I must remember that this is a work in progress and I am not perfect.

Today, I was perfectly OP. Tomorrow I walk 3.3 miles in the Race for a Cure and I am using that as a jump off to a good week.

Thanks for all the wonderful words everyone.

donnakd
09-23-2007, 06:53 PM
I think subway has some sort of diet-scrambler-brain-wave-transmitter....

Just the smell of the bread baking gets me! But I must say that if you are going to eat off-plan, subway has to be one of the best places to do it at, don't you think??

And I don't think it is bad to have an occasional treat--and starbucks can be on-plan, you just have to think ahead, and determined to stick to what is on plan!

I ate at Cracker Barrel last night, so I certainly got off track, too. But oh, do I love Cracker Barrel's atmosphere and store. But am going to try to plan better next time--I don't think I did too bad--had the grilled pork chop, hash brown casserole(messed up there!), carrots(they were out of green beans), and one each corn muffin and biscuit. I could have did ALOT worse!!!

KSingleton
09-24-2007, 12:27 PM
I have Subway ratings in my restaurant guide, so when I have an attack for Subway, I just make sure that I only get what is in the book. I may look crazy walking around with my Blue LAWL menu plan but it helps me stay on target. Well most of the time anyway...I messed up huge this weekend. I worked concessions at a UT game, and well, I sampled lots of food!!!

bradleys mom
09-24-2007, 12:35 PM
Krista - I do the same thing, People look at me like Im a tourist or something! I got a footlong sub that day, which was out of the restaurant guide (for 6 inches)... My intentions were to eat six inches that night and save the other 6 for the next day at work... Yea right, I just kept eating and eating til the whole foot was gone!!!

KSingleton
09-24-2007, 12:46 PM
Kimberly, I have done that so many times. Yesterday, DH decided it was time to celebrate my recent birthday. To my surprise he took me to my fav restaurant which I'd sworn off since starting dieting...Olive Garden. They are in the book, but why go to OG and not eat pasta, right? I pigged out...I seriously acted like I hadn't eaten in months. LOL...

agraygirl
09-24-2007, 09:44 PM
I have Subway ratings in my restaurant guide, so when I have an attack for Subway, I just make sure that I only get what is in the book. I may look crazy walking around with my Blue LAWL menu plan but it helps me stay on target. Well most of the time anyway...I messed up huge this weekend. I worked concessions at a UT game, and well, I sampled lots of food!!!

Well hello neighbor! Im in Knoxville too! I love Ann at our center.

Im several days off plan, my whole family had the flu including myself. The "good" news was I lost about 6lbs in one day(yuck Ill spare you the details), bad news is that I've gained it all back and am trying to find motivation to get going again.

Thank you all for these post, makes me feel more human to know Im not the only one that messes up sometimes.

marzbe
09-25-2007, 04:41 PM
Thrus afternoon and Friday, I went to starbucks for pumpkin lattes and pumpkin scones. I have only been on the plan for 1 week, how could i mess up already? I am so mad at myself. Anyway... todays a new day, starting over.

It's simply a matter of making a lifestyle choice, if you mess up you mess up. It's all about making the better choices in the long run.

I've been on program 11 months, I've been maintaining for almost 6. This should be all second nature by now. I went on vacation last week with the intention of staying as much as plan on possible.

Needless to say the Margaritas got the best of me. I was ready for that and came back put myself on a FF and decided all I need is a week on Weight loss. It's what I have to do to get myself back on track.

BarbaraB
09-25-2007, 05:25 PM
Megan, I also am doing a little weight loss to correct the vacation indulgences (3 weeks of vacation followed by two weeks of the flu caused a long series of off plan days). You are totally right. This isn't about what you did on one day or what you ate in one sitting. It is about changing your whole life by changing your habits. I've gone over the 1 year mark now on LAWL and about 6 months on maintenance. I read today that consistency is the magic pill.. just consistently getting back on plan will lead you to a much thinner self, eventually.

Anyway, don't give up because of one slip up.... The rest of your life is a long time and you will want to eat from time to time. The thing is to learn how to fit it into the plan and how to recover when you've slipped off plan. There will be vacations and sicknesses and celebrations and times when you were just a little weak and ate the whole subway sandwich, even though you knew you shouldn't... Heck... I just got back from a lunch at a chinese place, and that was NOT on plan and I know I will bloat with the salt, but you know what. I'll pick really light choices for dinner, try to cut the salt for a day or two and I will be just fine.

JLem311
09-25-2007, 06:35 PM
megan and barbara--i love your responses to this! your responses were EXACTLY what LAWL is all about. making LIFE CHANGES. thanks for the reminder. :)