100 lb. Club - Weird guilt

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02-12-2013, 03:54 AM
Hi guys.

So far my journey into weight loss has been superb. I have been enjoying every minute and life changes I have been making are sticking. I came to realize pretty early on that my body gives me a little bit of leverage so I can splurge now-and-then and be ok.

I went with my best friend today and we went to a buffet. I was pretty good. I got a lot more meat than I usually would and I allowed myself one of those little cookies and a slice of carrot cake. In all, I might had downed 800ish [EDIT: lets say 1100 cals because of the sugar]calories maybe a little more or less but defiantly a splurge.

Either way I have not dropped below my allotted about even with eating dinner (180 cals) and breakfast (280 cals) along with my huge lunch... So why do I feel a pinch of guilt?

I am pretty damn sure I am not going to get on the scale tomorrow and my weight is going to spiral out of control... But my mind is still telling me that I should had shown a little more restraint.

Anyone else get this?

02-12-2013, 04:55 AM
Prolonged weight loss involves lots of conflicting emotions, including the ones that you describe. The most important thing is to remain at peace with yourself, and not to be overly judgmental. Patience, determination, serenity, focus -- these are what you need to focus on.

02-12-2013, 10:28 AM
Don't feel guilty, you should allow yourself to enjoy a treat once and a while. If you weigh in every day, get on the scale anyway. Don't let a treat make you spiral out of control. Even if the scale doesn't tell you what you want to hear, don't let that stop you! Just vow that tomorrow you will do better :D If you fall off the horse, you get right back on again. Don't give it the chance to kick you when you are down :)

Here is a little :dust: to keep you going ;)

You can stick with it! :hug:

02-12-2013, 10:28 AM
I agree with Marc. Also- get on the scale this morning. If there is a gain, it's purely waste, sodium and water. You didn't go over your daily calories.

I also definitely struggle with balancing weight loss and hm...my life. I want to really splurge on my birthday this month, but I too am afraid I will feel what you are feeling now. Knowing it's okay, but still feeling guilty. I'm hoping I will shed the guilt in time.