100 lb. Club - screwed up agian.
08-11-2003, 12:30 PM
I not only sabotaged:devil: myself but I did it to Kimberley. I was just in one of those moods where all I wanted to do was eat. I started out just having some pretzels for a late night snack. I ate almost the whole bag. Then I told Kimberley I hate being on a diet I just want to eat. This was to feel her out to see what she was feeling like. She said the same thing. So then of course the next thing out of my mouth was lets order some pizza. So we split a large pizza and this was after having no calories left for the day.
I知 back on plan today but I知 so scared that this is just going to be another failed attempt at a diet. I want so bad to lose this weight and I知 so scared I知 going to screw it up again.
08-11-2003, 12:50 PM
Two things to remember:
1. Sh*t happens!
2. It's not what you did for an hour last night, it's what you do day after day.
Ya gotta believe and ya gotta work through tough times. As for Kimberley, she made her own choices. Did you help each other go off plan, sure. Are you (or she) solely responsible, no.
I find I am very strong early in the day, not hungry etc. but can be very impulsive about late night snacks. I can't have ANY snack stuff in the house, not even OP stuff, unless it is ok to eat it at midnight :lol:
:soap: I'm not much for pushing "my way" on people but if you're on a plan you don't like, consider a different one. I've done a bunch of diets, and lost weight, but not stuck with it because it just didn't fit with ME. I'm doing Atkins right now and finally don't feel guilty about having things I love like cheese and nuts. For me it was like a lightbulb going on - this is a WOE I can see doing for the rest of my life, not just to lose the weight. You need to find something like that for you. Ok, enough soapbox!
08-11-2003, 01:01 PM
it's ok howie. the most important thing is to pick yourself back up, dust yourself off, and keep on truckin'! look at those pictures of yourself. look how far you've come. it's awesome. and it will only get better. =)
08-11-2003, 01:01 PM
Kim is right. This is a lifetime process, not a one shot thing. So you messed up last night, that's not a big deal unless you let it completely throw you off track and quit altogether. You're NOT going to do that and neither is Kimberly.
Keep your focus and don't forget all your reasons for doing this. We're all here for you and we have faith that you will succeed.
Be sure to let us know how you're doing today.
08-11-2003, 02:11 PM
You gotta allow yourself a treat...giving in to temptation one day doesent mean your going to fail at all :) It means your only human :)
08-11-2003, 02:16 PM
I know you WILL be successful based on what you said in your post.
I知 back on plan today
It will not be a "failed attempt at a diet"! It is different, because you are picking yourself back up and moving on.
Good for you!! You should be proud...that is the hardest thing to do. :D
08-11-2003, 02:27 PM
All you can do is move on - Don't think of the little slip -ups you have - think of the determination and willpower that it took you to get where you are... You're doing great!
And besides, we all deserve a treat now and then...
You're awesome! :)
08-11-2003, 02:31 PM
Everyone falls off the diet wagon. There will be obstacles. But you are strong & you will overcome them.
08-11-2003, 03:33 PM
Howie - Nope, pack your bags, you're out of the club. No one here can relate to that experience, I mean, we're all perfect. That's why we have 100 lbs to lose!
Silly Howie! You're going to mess up. Count your blessings, you got back on the wagon, you didn't make it a month of "no more dieting for me!" You're back here, confessing your wrongdoings and getting started again. Failure is giving up.
08-11-2003, 03:38 PM
08-11-2003, 03:48 PM
dude 1 day wont kill you. ok i regularly have a day usually about 2 or so a month where i can eat whatever i want. so when i think i hate being on a diet i can look and say only 4 more days or however long it is then eat what i want. the moral is. i'm still shedding pounds as long as its a break and not a habit you'll be fine. don't put yourself down over it.
08-11-2003, 04:51 PM
We all do it. This is FOOD, for heavens' sake. If you eat according to your plan all day today, you should have lived off the extra calories before you go to bed.
The only way you can screw up is to make this an excuse to hog it up for a month. And then, the consequence is that it will take you a little longer to reach your goal.
08-11-2003, 04:59 PM
I screwed up this weekend too, and I bet there are a lot of other people around here who did. How about if we all forgive ourselves and put it behind us right now, so it won't keep us down. After all, we're all in this together, right?
08-11-2003, 05:00 PM
I think that I am "big-sistering" you! I told you that you remind me of my little brother.
08-11-2003, 05:31 PM
You are not going to fail ~ you have done the most important thing ~ you got right back on plan today. (Unlike myself ~ so many times, I would have an episode like yours, and then take days to get back on plan.) You are doing great!
08-11-2003, 05:59 PM
Thanks for all the support. I am doing good today. For those of you who said it's only one day and I should allow that. I know what your saying but my treat day was already friday so that was two days this week. I will recover though and thanks for all the great support it really helps having you all here. You are all great. I will make it this time I know I will I have to.
08-12-2003, 12:17 PM
I heard someone say once (or maybe I read it) that it isn't what we eat 10 percent of the time but what we eat 90 percent of the time. You have done such a great job so far and experienced such success! You HAVE to have been following the 90 percnet rule or that wouldn't have happened. Good job on getting back on track and keep up the good work.
08-12-2003, 09:48 PM
Howie, the only way you could have failed was if you said to heck with it and gave up.. But you are already back on plan, good going! Dieting is just like regular life--ups and downs, hills and valleys. We appreciate the hills (in control, strong, and willpowered) more when we remember how those valleys feel.
So you rolled down the hill a bit last night, the important thing is that you have climbed back up again!
08-12-2003, 10:09 PM
We all have those days. The most imporant thing is that you're trying again. No one is perfect, that's for sure.
My top cheat foods are pizza and chocolate. My only saving grace with pizza is that I don't eat red meat, so when I have pizza, it's either plain or loaded with vegetables.
The pizza place near my old job had some really odd toppings. Can you believe they had pizza topped with tortellini!!! I can't imagine how fattening that must be. I never tried it. I did love their mozarella (no sauce) pizza with grilled chicken, peppers and onions on it, though!
08-13-2003, 11:31 AM
Just a thought hun, you've totally inspired me, those before and after pictures are utterly staggering. I too had a pizza, frozen yogurt, wine cave in that lasted 2 hours. That was August 3 and I think in the long run it helped me. I'm on atkins and omg i thought i was going to die. I have my journal entry from that day hanging on my fridge to remind myself of how I felt. It's a great motivator when I go to open the fridge to get something to eat. It's not the treat that's important it's how we respond to the adversity.
Keep fighting the good fight, you'll get there!
08-13-2003, 12:11 PM
Howie, I don't have much more to add except that feeling guilty and beating yourself up is more likely to lead to you giving up:rollpin:
Be kind to yourself - I think you've done so well to declare it and just get straight back on your diet - that is the hardest part. This is obviously so important to you and I'm sure you have the strength and focus to carry on:strong:
One pizza can not undo all of the weight you have lost so far, unless you let it.
Hey I've read that having a larger intake of calories for a day or so after restricting your diet for a long time can boost your weightloss because it sorts out your metabolism!:dance:
08-13-2003, 12:40 PM
You all are great. Thanks for so much support. I have been doing great this week and will continue. Who ever said a good day is the best thing to put a bad day behind you is right. I've done really well these last two days and Sundays pig out is just a distant bad memory.