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Old 06-01-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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I went away for a few days and had the best of intentions. I packed my gym clothes and promised myself I would NOT eat over plan. Fail and Fail. I basically ate with reckless abandon. I didnít count calories. I didnít limit my portions. I didnít stop eating when theoretically I should have been full. I probably didnít eat as badly as I think I did but the fact that I wasnít being mindful of what I was eating at the time bothers me. I am disciplined when my life is normal but I am obviously not ready to be on vacation while Iím still trying to lose weight. If I was at my goal weight Iíd be perfectly fine emotionally over not eating all that great but the fact that I am still 10 pounds from goal and let myself eat whatever drives me insane.

I am happy to be back home and I can pick up where I left off last week. After my work out tonight I am going grocery shopping for my healthy food. Tomorrow Iíll cook up my calorie and carb friendly meals for the next few days. I need to feel back in control. I fell off the carb wagon and now I am craving EVERYTHING!
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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Welcome back home =)

I went on my honeymoon cruise a few years ago with the same best intentions. With thoughts of "its' a vacation, not a vacation from good health" etc, etc. Believe me, it's very easy to fall off the wagon when the wagon's no where in site.

That's why most vacations are short. Fun was had (hopefully more than food fun) and we come back to normal life and return to normal ways. Don't spend long beating yourself up. We're human. We do these kinds of things from time to time.

You're already taking steps towards getting back into the groove.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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I agree with Lovely. I more or less did the same thing you did, but I'm not really beating myself up over it.

What's the difference between your weight loss phase and your (future) maintenance phase? When it comes down to it, not much. When you're at goal, you'll still have to slog through the day to day, thinking about your food and exercise choices. And you'll have times when you're a little laxer. If you're not planning on being upset with them then, why be upset now? You're living it already.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:56 PM   #4
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But the good thing is you are back on track! That's the hardest part, that is where I failed so many times in the past. Today is a new day, the first day of a new month of renewed motivation and dedication.

I had a terrible weekend foodwise, it was my city's annual food festival and I ate anything and everything I could get my hands on. I won't begin to tell you guys what I ate, I don't want to cause any unnecessary cravings! The good thing is I did a 5K walk for my city's foodbank though that was the only thing I did.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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my dad's moving to new york, so we flew out a couple weeks ago to see the area for about 4 days. while i DID go to the gym and keep my calories under control, i ate the worst possible things -- and one night i had cake for dinner. it was awful. it's hard to stay on plan when everything around you is different and it's so easy to make excuses.
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