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Beach Patrol
08-30-2011, 05:09 PM
I have been doing very well. Lost 4.5 pounds this month!! (that's a lot for me).

And today, what did I do?

A "chocolate gift" (from Germany!!!!) was left on my desk. And I ate a tiny half of a piece this morning. Ignored it the rest of the day.

Until now. :censored: Ate.The.Whole.Damn.Thing. :mad: :mad: :mad:

I wasn't hungry. But for pity sake!!!! :?:

Very tiny dinner for me tonight. :( :^:
Or maybe I shouldn't have any dinner at all. :shrug:


kelly315
08-30-2011, 05:12 PM
You should count your calories for the day before you decide whether or not you should skip dinner. I'm always surprised at what these things actually end up costing me in terms of calories.

mzKiki
08-30-2011, 05:14 PM
Yea I think skipping dinner might make you eat a bunch of crappy food later on. Have a healthy dinner and realize that you are entitled to a piece of chocolate now and then.


Beach Patrol
08-30-2011, 05:14 PM
You should count your calories for the day before you decide whether or not you should skip dinner. I'm always surprised at what these things actually end up costing me in terms of calories.

This choco-binge put me over caloric limit for the day. :(

Beach Patrol
08-30-2011, 05:16 PM
Yea I think skipping dinner might make you eat a bunch of crappy food later on. Have a healthy dinner and realize that you are entitled to a piece of chocolate now and then.

A piece, yes. I have no problem with "a piece."

But FOUR pieces? Four HUGE pieces? (think of half a Hershey bar... times 4... so that's like, 2 Hershey bars.... only better ... german chocolate... OMG yummmmm!!!!)

Mimzzy
08-30-2011, 05:18 PM
We all have those days, I wouldn't get to down on yourself for it. I wouldn't recommend you deprive yourself of food/dinner just eat a healthy dinner and continue on your plan tomorrow. I know how you feel, I have not done well this month either only losing like 5 - 6lbs tops and then a couple nights ago I ate a whole bag of popcorn AND added that white cheddar powder to it. A lot of it. I felt horrible about it but we are human, some days we are going to stray from the plan and eat something we probably shouldn't have.

Slipping up is okay!

MonicaM
08-30-2011, 05:20 PM
Forget about it. We all do that regardless of our size; it is human nature. Eat a healthy low-cal dinner and go for a walk.

josey
08-30-2011, 05:24 PM
I agree with Monica. Done is done.
Low cal but filling dinner and a good portion of exercise is the way to go.

Chantelle
08-30-2011, 05:27 PM
Realize that real life happens :) We all slip up now and then, so don't let it derail you and just keep going! You can't spend the rest of your life skipping dinner after making a less-than-plan-perfect decision. Just remember, one step at a time, one meal at a time, one day at a time. Don't beat yourself up over it :hug:

meg86
08-30-2011, 05:32 PM
Eh, 2 Hersey bars never hurt anyone. It is when you throw in the towel that makes it suck.

Don't skip supper, you will feel more miserable.

hpnodat
08-30-2011, 05:41 PM
Yes, I agree.. Don't skip supper. Just pick up where you left off and keep going. We're only human & we're designed to make mistakes, just learn from it and move on.

cherrypie
08-30-2011, 05:42 PM
it's not the slip up that ruins us it's the way we react to it. Just eat what you were planning on eating tonight, go for a walk or something stay positive.

Amberkkski
08-30-2011, 06:02 PM
Forget about it. We all do that regardless of our size; it is human nature. Eat a healthy low-cal dinner and go for a walk.

couldnt agree with this more. just put in some extra workout time :)

lin43
08-30-2011, 06:12 PM
I have been doing very well. Lost 4.5 pounds this month!! (that's a lot for me).

And today, what did I do?

A "chocolate gift" (from Germany!!!!) was left on my desk. And I ate a tiny half of a piece this morning. Ignored it the rest of the day.

Until now. :censored: Ate.The.Whole.Damn.Thing. :mad: :mad: :mad:

I wasn't hungry. But for pity sake!!!! :?:

Very tiny dinner for me tonight. :( :^:
Or maybe I shouldn't have any dinner at all. :shrug:


Oh, we've all done it. Although I normally would never advocate skipping dinner, I must admit that I did just that the other day. I lost my electricity due to the hurricane, and I consoled myself by going to the one convenience store that was open and buying a pint of Ben & Jerry's Banana Buzz ice-cream. I ate 3/4 of the pint (which is about 900 calories). That was at 2:00, and it put me at 2300 calories for the day (my losing calories are 1400). I was so full that I skipped dinner, though (I start my "day's" calorie count w/ dinner, so skipping dinner put me way below my calorie count for the next day).

Congratulations on your success this month, and don't worry about this slip. It happens, and I'm sure that chocolate was delicious!

Mimi123
08-30-2011, 06:40 PM
It's only one slip, you've done really well to lose the amount you have this month so forget about it! :)

Maybe just have a low cal dinner to balance it out.

Sued1971
08-30-2011, 06:42 PM
I have been doing very well. Lost 4.5 pounds this month!! (that's a lot for me).

And today, what did I do?

A "chocolate gift" (from Germany!!!!) was left on my desk. And I ate a tiny half of a piece this morning. Ignored it the rest of the day.

Until now. :censored: Ate.The.Whole.Damn.Thing. :mad: :mad: :mad:

I wasn't hungry. But for pity sake!!!! :?:

Very tiny dinner for me tonight. :( :^:
Or maybe I shouldn't have any dinner at all. :shrug:

How about eating a lighter healthy dinner tonight and shaving off the rest of the calories over a weeks time? If you are 700 over take off 100 a day (over three meals that's only 33-34 calories a meal. )

PreciousMissy
08-30-2011, 06:47 PM
A friend of mine is baking my favorite cake in the world tomorrow...I fully intend to have a piece. I will try to keep it within my calorie limits, but it's a special day, it's once in a blue moon, and I won't be having it again Thursday, or Friday, or Saturday...you get my point. We don't do these things everyday, but don't beat yourself up for doing it one day.

Eat a healthy dinner tonight, and don't punish yourself by going to bed hungry.

bargoo
08-30-2011, 06:52 PM
When someone leaves you these irresitible yummies, have a small piece and get rid of it. Give it to someone or throw it in the garbage.

RJ 1980
08-30-2011, 07:00 PM
I'm a huge binger so I give you credit for not scrapping the whole day and eating bad all night, b/c that's what I often do. :(
Have a light dinner and a lower calorie day tomorrow. It happens! :hug:

fitmom
08-30-2011, 07:01 PM
I'm of the mindset of take a tiny nibble and then give the rest away. You won't feel deprived and someone else will get to sample the treat too.

canadianwoman
08-30-2011, 07:18 PM
This is why I have a 200 calorie daily maximum. I call it my top off point. My daily calories are 1600 and I try to stick to it each day but sometimes there is a day where you just mess up. On days like that 1800 is my maximum limit.

Beach Patrol
08-31-2011, 10:52 AM
Thanks everyone!

When I have treats like that, I usually do just have a tiny portion & then give the rest away or put it away & have some more the next day, etc. But for whatever reason yesterday, I just wolfed the whole thing. :shrug:

What bothers me about it is that I have been a binger in the past & I'm trying very hard to leave that "in my past." I know I can eat this way (counting calories) for the rest of eternity, because I'm not depriving myself of any food I like. And yesterday was just...weird. I wasn't hungry and I wasn't even having one of those crazy*** cravings that occasionally smacks me upside the head. Nope - no real excuse at all! -It was just THERE. Convenient. Ugh. :dz:

And I felt SO BAD afterward! - I mean physically felt bad. All that SUGAR. Blech! I felt sluggish & headachey. :faint: And no, I certainly DIDN'T feel like working out last night. :no:

I felt the need to "protein up!" so I had a steak. With steamed veggies- which was a good choice. I felt better having ate it.

I feel better today. And no more german chocolate to get me off track. ;)

Thanks to you all for your responses & support!!! :thanks: