Weight Loss Support - I know I post a lot but...I had my first bad day yesterday on my diet




wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 10:59 AM
I feel so guilty! I ate 2150 calories yesterday! Which is what a normal person eats but still! I feel horrible! My mom says it's from starving myself those 3 days-made my body really hungry. And true after that I had been fighting the urge to binge for days. It was bound to happen. I just need some comfort today. This is the first time since starting my diet that I've done this! I just don't know how to handle it. A year ago when I was anorexic I would spend like THREE hours speed walking to pay for it. But it's too late for that plus that's just another type of anorexia. Another way to obsess. :(


Psychic
05-01-2013, 11:32 AM
Don't worry so much. It happens to everyone. There are studies that show that a day of high calories between a lot of low calorie days can actually help you lose weight faster. Try not to feel guilty. One day will not ruin any of your hard work.

elvislover324
05-01-2013, 11:35 AM
**Waves hand** I'm the one who posts too much so you have nothing on me!!

Seriously, post all you want. That's what we are here for. I know some people have no use for my posts and that's ok. :) I'm needier than most others!

So...your calories for yesterday....it happens to all of us. What made up those calories, was it good healthy food and you just ate a lot? Or was it high calorie/high fat foods that still left you hungry?

This is a huge learning experience to get ourselves on track, eating the right things and mentally and physically feeling full while nourishing our bodies.

I hope today is a better day for you. But we are here for you regardless. :hug:


mccull83
05-01-2013, 11:39 AM
Don't worry about posting too much. We all need support; glad you feel you can turn here for support!
I've had to learn to quit dwelling on how yesterday, or even how last week went and just focus on today. I'm glad you are willing to share your struggles, and I look forward to celebrating in your victories. You can beat this!!

Chronostasis
05-01-2013, 11:47 AM
Don't worry! One day isn't going to ruin anything - like Psychic said, it can actually be helpful (for physiological reasons as well as psychological: it may have an effect on "resetting" levels of hormones like leptin.)
Look at it this way. As long as you're not gaining fat, you're doing well on your diet. In order to not gain fat, you have to eat at or below maintenance. I'm don't know your exact maintenance calorie estimate (because I don't know your physical activity level), but I'd guess around 2100-2600 based on your height and current weight. 2150 calories in a day? No problem! Especially since you weren't eating much earlier in the week. Your calories don't just reset at midnight every day, after all. You don't need to eat a certain number of calories every day, just try to make that number your daily average over the week/2 weeks/month/etc. Your mom might be right about this being your body's compensation for eating so little before.
Oh, and one more bit of advice - don't try to burn off the excess through exercising way more than normal. It's like punishing yourself, which is not a good strategy for weight loss. Be kind to yourself and know that it's okay to fall sometimes! Besides, exercise should be fun and enjoyable, not a form of punishment for eating too much.

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 12:03 PM
Don't worry so much. It happens to everyone. There are studies that show that a day of high calories between a lot of low calorie days can actually help you lose weight faster. Try not to feel guilty. One day will not ruin any of your hard work.

Thank you very much! :) Makes me feel better.

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 12:05 PM
**Waves hand** I'm the one who posts too much so you have nothing on me!!

Seriously, post all you want. That's what we are here for. I know some people have no use for my posts and that's ok. :) I'm needier than most others!

So...your calories for yesterday....it happens to all of us. What made up those calories, was it good healthy food and you just ate a lot? Or was it high calorie/high fat foods that still left you hungry?

This is a huge learning experience to get ourselves on track, eating the right things and mentally and physically feeling full while nourishing our bodies.

I hope today is a better day for you. But we are here for you regardless. :hug:
Thank you and and it was a mix of both. And thank you so much! I think today will be much better! :D But it's good to know people are there just in case. :)

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 12:06 PM
Don't worry about posting too much. We all need support; glad you feel you can turn here for support!
I've had to learn to quit dwelling on how yesterday, or even how last week went and just focus on today. I'm glad you are willing to share your struggles, and I look forward to celebrating in your victories. You can beat this!!

Thank you so much! And I know I will have plenty of victories for future celebrations cause I'm not giving up! :D

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 12:10 PM
Don't worry! One day isn't going to ruin anything - like Psychic said, it can actually be helpful (for physiological reasons as well as psychological: it may have an effect on "resetting" levels of hormones like leptin.)
Look at it this way. As long as you're not gaining fat, you're doing well on your diet. In order to not gain fat, you have to eat at or below maintenance. I'm don't know your exact maintenance calorie estimate (because I don't know your physical activity level), but I'd guess around 2100-2600 based on your height and current weight. 2150 calories in a day? No problem! Especially since you weren't eating much earlier in the week. Your calories don't just reset at midnight every day, after all. You don't need to eat a certain number of calories every day, just try to make that number your daily average over the week/2 weeks/month/etc. Your mom might be right about this being your body's compensation for eating so little before.
Oh, and one more bit of advice - don't try to burn off the excess through exercising way more than normal. It's like punishing yourself, which is not a good strategy for weight loss. Be kind to yourself and know that it's okay to fall sometimes! Besides, exercise should be fun and enjoyable, not a form of punishment for eating too much.

Thanks so much for the information! :D And good to know! That makes me feel so much better! And don't worry I am never over exercising again! :) I will keep it healthy! :D Again thank you so much! :hug:

ebb&flow
05-01-2013, 12:26 PM
Everyone's already covered what I was going to say. I did want to add that this isn't just about losing weight, it's also about having a healthier relationship with food and learning to care for yourself. That includes not beating yourself up over something that you cannot change (yesterday) and seeing catastrophe in something that isn't (eating at maintenance level for one day). Put yesterday in perspective, try not to make it so big an issue that you feel guilty, overcompensate and end up tripping yourself up more. Just move forward with your healthy plan. Learn from yesterday what you can, but leave it in the past. It's just one day don't let it snowball into feeling guilty and into making unhealthy choices. You're doing well. Plus, you reached out for support instead of overexercising. That's growth.:hug:

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 12:36 PM
Everyone's already covered what I was going to say. I did want to add that this isn't just about losing weight, it's also about having a healthier relationship with food and learning to care for yourself. That includes not beating yourself up over something that you cannot change (yesterday) and seeing catastrophe in something that isn't (eating at maintenance level for one day). Put yesterday in perspective, try not to make it so big an issue that you feel guilty, overcompensate and end up tripping yourself up more. Just move forward with your healthy plan. Learn from yesterday what you can, but leave it in the past. It's just one day don't let it snowball into feeling guilty and into making unhealthy choices. You're doing well. Plus, you reached out for support instead of overexercising. That's growth.:hug:

:hug: Thank you so much! I am gonna try to keep myself positive today. Looking on the brighter side of things! I will try my best not to feel too guilty. Again thank you so much for you words of support and comfort! :D

PreciousMissy
05-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Have you thought about calorie cycling? One day you have a couple hundred less calories, which you add to another day (or however you want to cycle them). I think this would help with the starve/binge (which I don't think 2100 calories is a binge, it could very well be your maintenance calories as another poster mentioned) tribulations you're going through. I'm not an expert in calorie cycling, but I'm sure you could find some great information in the calorie counters section!

And please, post as much as you need to! We're here for you and you may be helping other people that lurk and are not members!

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Have you thought about calorie cycling? One day you have a couple hundred less calories, which you add to another day (or however you want to cycle them). I think this would help with the starve/binge (which I don't think 2100 calories is a binge, it could very well be your maintenance calories as another poster mentioned) tribulations you're going through. I'm not an expert in calorie cycling, but I'm sure you could find some great information in the calorie counters section!

And please, post as much as you need to! We're here for you and you may be helping other people that lurk and are not members!

Calorie cycling? I'll look into it! :) Thank you so much! And thanks! I just worry I bother people with my posts lol

Daimere
05-01-2013, 12:50 PM
I say listen to your body within reason. Some days when I'm not active, I eat 800 calories. Other days I eat 2400. Most days I eat between 1400-1800. As long as every day isn't super low or super high, you will be fine.

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 12:54 PM
I say listen to your body within reason. Some days when I'm not active, I eat 800 calories. Other days I eat 2400. Most days I eat between 1400-1800. As long as every day isn't super low or super high, you will be fine.

Thank you so much! :) But my bodies not usually so hungry. It's satisfied pretty easy. But I starved for 3 days so... My body probably didn't like that. lol

Thinforme
05-01-2013, 06:10 PM
You can't post to much, trust me. We're here to help one another. Oh and Elvis you also never post to much just seeing your ticker is an inspiration!

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 06:20 PM
You can't post to much, trust me. We're here to help one another. Oh and Elvis you also never post to much just seeing your ticker is an inspiration!

Thank you so much! I just feel like I bother people sometimes lol

wolfgirl69
05-01-2013, 06:22 PM
Doing good today and I'm not hungry! :D I'm back on track baby!

Amarantha2
05-01-2013, 07:25 PM
You do not bother people! You are doing great, glad you feel back on track

It is good to have higher calorie days. I calorie cycle & eat in the 2000s quite often & did throughout my long period of slow weight loss.

There are many types of healthy eating patterns & practices that people use to lose weight in a sensible manner. It doesn't mean you are off track if you have a high day.