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pnkrckpixikat
05-05-2012, 08:41 PM
So I gave in to a craving for chinese :( oh well can't turn back time...

Bad news: went over on my cals for the day by approx 850

Good News: It couldve been waaaaay worse. The fried rice and crabmeat rangoons I was craving tasted AMAZING as always, but the General Tso's chicken I always get just tasted gross and chemically so i threw it away after about 1/3rd... took me that long to determine it wouldn't suddenly taste good just cause I wanted it to lol

To top it off I am now nauseous from all the grease that my body is NOT used to anymore.


MOLE
05-05-2012, 09:55 PM
--so you treated yourself a little-no big deal, and good for you for showing control and restraint..... I think it is super unrealistic to say we will NEVER eat "those" certain foods we LOVE that made us overweight in the first place EVER again! I think it is Ok to treat yourself "within reason" once in a GREAT WHILE!!!! P.S.---I LOVE those crab things!!!!

slvrangl
05-05-2012, 10:19 PM
I have been craving chinese food for MONTHS!!! Sadly enough(or maybe it's acutally a good thing?) i can't afford to actually get it. I can't be sensible with portions either. I stuff myself with chinese food till i can't move...


Amy23
05-05-2012, 11:54 PM
You're right, it could have been way worse. I think my last slip-up I consumed 2000+ calories more than I should have?

I hope you enjoyed it, and like the above poster said, there's nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while.

I'm sorry you feel nauseous -- last time I ate chinese, the exact same thing happened to me and I ended up throwing away all the food, too! I think your body must be throwing a tantrum because it wants its good food back, lol.

Micki k
05-06-2012, 12:12 AM
Mmm. I think I miss Chinese food most of all. Sounds like you did ok. You had a bit of a splurge and got the craving out of your system. Make your next meal a fresh start.
Now I want Chinese food!

pnkrckpixikat
05-06-2012, 12:39 AM
Lol so true all of you, the problem is with my fiance graduating next friday and mothers day next sunday thats two planned dinners out that now i will feel even more compelled to eat extra good there since I splurged today... ah well its all good practice lol

sorry I gave y'all cravings :P

cbressler1976
05-06-2012, 01:09 PM
...oh, how I miss Chinese food!!.... I won't let that and pizza come into this house!!...lol.... I slip up on my exercise a lot because I am VERY lazy... :( I can't afford to slip up on food because once I taste those kinds of foods, I won't be able to stop myself....I have no control... :( ...that is great that it tasted gross!!! your body knows what is healthy!

pnkrckpixikat
05-06-2012, 01:30 PM
...oh, how I miss Chinese food!!.... I won't let that and pizza come into this house!!...lol.... I slip up on my exercise a lot because I am VERY lazy... :( I can't afford to slip up on food because once I taste those kinds of foods, I won't be able to stop myself....I have no control... :( ...that is great that it tasted gross!!! your body knows what is healthy!

I cannot let baked goods or pizza into the house because I will eat it until it is gone lol

cbressler1976
05-06-2012, 02:21 PM
I cannot let baked goods or pizza into the house because I will eat it until it is gone lol

...me too!!... ps- congrats on your weightloss so far!! I have only lost 14lbs and it has been HARD!

shapedself
05-06-2012, 09:34 PM
Here's some more good news: It was only 850 calories. Just get back on track tomorrow.

ValRock
05-06-2012, 09:59 PM
Get back on track tomorrow!!

Maybe plan ahead next time? Find some healthful recipes you can make at home as an alternative. I like to stir fry ground turkey with a bag of broccoli slaw and some soy sauce and fish sauce. It's still got a lot of sodium but at least it's without all the calories of the real thing. Tastes like an egg roll without the fried roll part :).

Resipoo
05-06-2012, 10:01 PM
I gave in one day last week (pizza AND dessert). I almost see it as a victory, though. I ate the food because I wanted it and turned right around and ate within my calorie range the next day. That's a victory in my book. I normally would give in then find myself eating the same way for weeks on end because I made a "mistake." If this is about a lifestyle and life long change, then we have to realize that there will be times we will eat something that is higher in calories. We just can't let it destroy us. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

JossFit
05-07-2012, 10:11 AM
I gave in one day last week (pizza AND dessert). I almost see it as a victory, though. I ate the food because I wanted it and turned right around and ate within my calorie range the next day. That's a victory in my book. I normally would give in then find myself eating the same way for weeks on end because I made a "mistake." If this is about a lifestyle and life long change, then we have to realize that there will be times we will eat something that is higher in calories. We just can't let it destroy us. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

Thats a victory in everyone's book! :carrot:

MOLE
05-07-2012, 07:20 PM
Hey--I just wanted to share real quick with folks who have SUPER Chinese food cravings.......There is a brand called "LaCHOY" who makes a yummy chicken and/or beef chow mein. For a one cup serving it contains about 80 calories, 2 grms of fat, and only 11 carbs. Now the downside is YES it comes in a can, and YES it has a LOT of sodium--like all other chinese food does. But it REALLY cures MY chinese food craving without KILLING my diet--and I NEVER feel guility about having a larger portion. I also add those little mini corn things, and water chestnuts!! You can find it at almost ANY grocery store. I do want to say I wouldn't recommend it for an everyday food choice cuz the sodium is a little on the high side--but once in awhile it's my "go-to" when I really HAVE to have some Chinese food!!

sontaikle
05-07-2012, 08:14 PM
how much of a deficit do you give yourself? You probably ate at maintenance or around that (maybe you're still at a deficit depending on how many calories you allow yourself a day). The only gains you'd probably see on the scale are water weight gains.

Sometimes we forget that going over calories for the day isn't necessarily bad when you're eating at a deficit :) Maintenance days just mean stalls in weight loss--not necessarily weight gains.

Volschika007
05-07-2012, 09:26 PM
Get back on track tomorrow!!

Maybe plan ahead next time? Find some healthful recipes you can make at home as an alternative. I like to stir fry ground turkey with a bag of broccoli slaw and some soy sauce and fish sauce. It's still got a lot of sodium but at least it's without all the calories of the real thing. Tastes like an egg roll without the fried roll part :).

I like idea of finding a healthy recipe of the same food. I have definitely seen healthy crab rangoon recipes floating around...I've been meaning to try it for a while! I'm just not much of a chef lol

but I also agree with the other posters. nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while within reason. it gets the craving out of your system...and sometimes I think a spike in calories can help keep your weight loss moving as long as you don't do it too often.

Natasha22
05-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Oh, getting nauseous from grease happens to me too! I used to love McDonalds, recently I went in with a friend because she wanted to grab a coffee and the smell literally made me sick. I started thinking "How did I ever eat this and enjoy it?" :)
You shouldn't be too hard on yourself for giving in, I think it's natural to do that from time to time. Treat this as an opportunity to learn something about yourself. How were you feeling that day, who were you with, what else had you eaten? Answering these questions will help you know more about your eating habits.

Ronja
05-08-2012, 12:05 PM
As others have said, it's not necessarily bad to treat yourself to something "illegal" every now and then. You showed control by not eating too much, well done!!!. And anyway, I wouldn't want to live in a world where I could NEVER have some of the foods I like (sweets in my case!).

tricon7
05-08-2012, 02:38 PM
I cannot let baked goods or pizza into the house because I will eat it until it is gone lol

Yep. It's why I bring things like Reese's peanut butter cups and Herschey's chocolate home for my kids as a treat, because - ehhh - I can take 'em or leave 'em. Don't bring cookies 'n cream ice cream in, though.....

Munchy
05-08-2012, 03:00 PM
So I gave in to a craving for chinese :( oh well can't turn back time...

Bad news: went over on my cals for the day by approx 850

Good News: It couldve been waaaaay worse. The fried rice and crabmeat rangoons I was craving tasted AMAZING as always, but the General Tso's chicken I always get just tasted gross and chemically so i threw it away after about 1/3rd... took me that long to determine it wouldn't suddenly taste good just cause I wanted it to lol

To top it off I am now nauseous from all the grease that my body is NOT used to anymore.

I love Chinese takeout, but I always order the plain steamed chicken with broccoli. It has been my favorite since I was a kid. There is an entire diet menu at every single Chinese takeout I've seen. It's plain steamed vegetables with a protein and comes with sauce on the side. You can drizzle a teeny bit of the sauce on your food or just make a quick sauce at home.

If I really, really want that fried flavor, I tend to go to Trader Joe's and get their frozen mandarin chicken for 210 calories a cup (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SMTYt7HfxUA/Twum1E6pa4I/AAAAAAAAAJg/QZhrx_HLTYU/s1600/TraderJoesMandarinOrangeChickenBack.JPG), and I also came across the baked crab rangoon (http://www.fitsugar.com/Healthy-Crab-Rangoon-Recipe-22313483) recipe which I plan to make one day.