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j0lamo01
01-30-2011, 11:06 PM
I have never done one of these Shame posts before because I am usually too embarrassed. Today I had DQ which I am not supposed to have. I had a small blizzard! I am sad. I don't know if I will be able to begin again tomorrow. I don't know if I should feel bad because I do believe in having a treat day once a week.


MzJuicyD
01-30-2011, 11:09 PM
Dont sweat it! At least u had a small. I say next time treat yourself to a new shirt or a manicure or something like that. We all have our slip ups but u gotta bounce back. I believe that you can do it!

Kahokkuri
01-30-2011, 11:19 PM
Don't worry! I had multiple slip-ups this weekend and I'm still rallying today. You can definitely be OP tomorrow; it'll feel especially great to overcome this momentary feeling of weakness.


HMM3
01-30-2011, 11:32 PM
I don't know what a DQ is???

But I guess the most important thing is to get straight back on plan ..... and not let it make you slip further .... I'm sure eveyone slips now and then :)

Katydid77
01-30-2011, 11:36 PM
I don't know what a DQ is???


Dairy Queen.

The banana split blizzard is my fav. BUT being thinner is even funner!!!

That's what we tell ourselves as we drive by! :D

One blizzard isn't bad in the mix of things, just press on and be thankful that it's only an occasional occurrence now, instead of the everyday norm.

Kahokkuri
01-30-2011, 11:36 PM
Dairy Queen is a chain restaurant mostly specializing in ice cream treats.

oodlesofnoodles
01-30-2011, 11:37 PM
Hey, a small really isn't so bad. That's a pretty decent sized treat in my opinion. It's probably less calories than going out to dinner would have been (which is what most people would do for a treat.) Just don't make it a habit and you'll be fine.

Don't feel bad. Don't start again tomorrow, just keep going. You didn't really slip up. :)

Katydid77
01-30-2011, 11:42 PM
I looked it up and most small blizzards are between 470-570 calories.

That isn't bad at all really. Certainly nothing to let yourself get down over.

In fact, I think that is a good idea for a 'splurge'. I might do that myself next time I want something that seems indulgent. :) I mean it's beats the 1000 calorie stuff.

CosmicGal
01-30-2011, 11:45 PM
I agree with oodlesofnoodles. you didn't slip up, don't start again, just keep going! You can do it!

ready4skinny
01-31-2011, 12:07 AM
I looked it up and most small blizzards are between 470-570 calories.

That isn't bad at all really. Certainly nothing to let yourself get down over.

In fact, I think that is a good idea for a 'splurge'. I might do that myself next time I want something that seems indulgent. :) I mean it's beats the 1000 calorie stuff.

I just checked and the most calories I saw for a small was 345 ish. So a small is not bad at all!!! You did good. Once a week is not a huge deal, depending on your diet plan.

http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/eats-and-treats/nutrition-facts/


Remember its 1 day at a time. Each day is a NEW day to be on plan. Truth be told I had Monkey bread last night as a treat, and today I am totally on plan. So let each day be new for you.

YOU CAN DO THIS!!!:hug:

Katydid77
01-31-2011, 12:10 AM
I just checked and the most calories I saw for a small was 345 ish. So a small is not bad at all!!! You did good. Once a week is not a huge deal, depending on your diet plan.

http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/eats-and-treats/nutrition-facts/


Remember its 1 day at a time. Each day is a NEW day to be on plan. Truth be told I had Monkey bread last night as a treat, and today I am totally on plan. So let each day be new for you.

YOU CAN DO THIS!!!:hug:




I thought that too when I first looked it up, but the first category is serving size in grams.

It's the second set of numbers that is calories. Unless I'm still reading it wrong. Which is entirely possible. lol

BigBlueStar
01-31-2011, 12:25 AM
STOP beating yourself up right now! Choose to see it as less of a slip and more of a success = You ordered a small blizzard and thats it. You lived your life and made a decent, sensible choice. You could have done without it in the loosing phase, but you did have it. You didn't order a Large Blizzard, you didn't order a burger basket to go with it. You ordered a small blizzard for the cost of 345 calories. Now, plan the blizzard or calories into your day, be accountable for it. Recognize what happened and move on to have a great day tomorrow.



You have to live and make sensible choices after you loose the weight too. This phase is when you learn how to do it.

:)

WebRover
01-31-2011, 03:31 AM
Just because you ate one off-plan item, don't think about it as giving you a choice to begin or not begin again tomorrow.

It's not "begin" because your best choice is to continue.
It's not "tomorrow" because you just continue today.

Don't give yourself permission to do anything else off-plan just because you ate one item (or even had it been one meal off-plan). Just pick up and more forward on-plan.

(It happens to all of us and it's what you do as a result that counts in the long run.)

Arctic Mama
01-31-2011, 03:38 AM
If you got a flat on the freeway would you then climb out of your car with a knife and go slash the other three tires, because one's bad and so the rest is moot, as well?


No, of course you wouldn't!

So if you wouldn't do it to your car, why do it to your body? You slipped up and had a small problem with an unplanned treat - that is NO reason to not get back on your diet tomorrow. In fact, quite the opposite - you slipped up, so now it is time to do your best and head down that scale!

gagalu
01-31-2011, 03:55 AM
the next time you feel yourself slipping, go for a small soft serve ice cream cone. those are only 150, where even a SMALL blizzard can run you 800 calories. having a treat day is fine, but just keep in mind that a treat doesn't have to be an explosion of calories and something like a 130 cal cookie would fulfill the same purpose.

fillupthesky
01-31-2011, 04:03 AM
keep in mind- this is a journey, and there will be bumps in the road. we'll be unsure of ourselves, think we made bad decisions, get off track when we weren't planning on it... you had a treat. thats ok. just get back on track tomorrow. don't let it snowball :)
i allow myself a treat meal once a week/every two weeks.

tomorrow is a new day, and get right back on that program!

Heather
01-31-2011, 07:52 AM
If you want to be successful at weight loss then you're going to have to learn to pick yourself up after a slip!!!!

It sounds a little like you're trying to sabotage yourself. You say you believe in a treat day but also say you don't think you can get back on track.... are you scared of succeeding?

Come back today and let us know how you did! You can absolutely do this!!

BTW, I've heard it before here, but I do love that tire slash analogy!!

Ultreos
01-31-2011, 11:48 AM
I like to try and remember this. Eating the old things you loved so much that got you to the point you started wanting to lose weight isn't a bad thing. Your body likes those things, it craves them in fact.

If you start to feel like you can never reward yourself with those things now and again when you work so hard, (And pack on enough muscle that it will burn away anyway) Then what is the point of becoming healthy and losing weight?

How many times have you seen a thin person eating pizza, or a rich dessert? How many times have you seen thin people pounding beer and eating deep fried chicken tenders? Do they just have a much faster metabolism? Or is it maybe, just maybe, our bodies are able to handle things like that now and again.

My overall goal is to lose weight, and be healthy. While eating permanently healthy is in fact possible, it's also very hard, and on top of that, not entirely necessary.

That said, I probably won't be eating an extra large pizza by myself ever again. But I think those two or three slices probably aren't enough calories to pack on 20 pounds, or even 1.

Keep it up, you'll do great.

Emme
01-31-2011, 12:16 PM
Don't give up -- stick with it!! I think it's ok to have a treat every once in a while and you shouldn't feel so guilty. Today is a new day. :)

kuchick
01-31-2011, 01:14 PM
I actually plan a small blizzard (mine is 520 calories) into my calorie counting plan about once a month in summer and every 2-3 months over the winter (we skip it if it's too cold though). Be careful of their chart and read the column headings - it's a little confusing. The day I fit it in, I have to eat way low the rest of the day to make it work, but a planned treat every once in awhile helps my kids learn that ice cream is a "sometimes" food. And I don't have binge issues, so it doesn't trigger me to binge.