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Old 05-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy I had a really bad day yesterday... :(

It started with three strong vodkas and two beers and went downhill from there.

I drank the vodkas with full-sugar soda and I also ended up eating two bags of chips (1900 calories!) and pizza.

All in all I think I had like, 3500 calories.

I'm really upset about this. I feel like a failure and a fraud. Everyone in my family is looking at me like I'm this big success story, but really I'm not! Look what I've done!

I got on the scale this morning and I'm up 2 lbs. I know that's probably not all fat but it certainly feels like it.

I wish I knew how to feel better right now.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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I wish I knew how to feel better right now.
The best way I know to feel better is to get right back on track.

Look at what went wrong, think about what you can do to fix it going forward, and then let it go. Make a plan for healthy meals for the rest of the work. Pencil in your workouts.

The only way to go from here is up.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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The best way to feel better is to accept that you had a rough day and move forward. You've lost 30lbs so far, you've done fantastic and your family is correct, you are a success, you've just simply had a bad day. Get back on plan today. One day of off-plan eating is not going to negate your entire success so far. None of us can expect to never have a bad day or a rough day for the rest of our lives, we can weather the rough spots as long as we don't let the rough spots pull us back into our old ways of diet and lifestyle.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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I totally get where you're coming from...i've done it myself. Honestly, we all have pretty much done that at SOME point in our diet adventures, you are SO not alone! Just do the best you can to put it behind you. New day, new attitude, new you. Find what triggers you, and silence it. But above all else, don't beat yourself up and don't GIVE up. This is just a bump in the road, not the end of your journey. *hugs*
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #5
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I think that a lot of us have been there. Like others have mentioned the best way to turn this bad situation into a good one is to reaffirm your commitment to good health, and jump back on plan. I didn't have such a great day yesterday either but I jumped back on plan today and after dinner I was actually craving my grapefruit dessert. This was a feat for me because I know there is a half pint of Ben and Jerry's calling my name but I opted for the healthier alternative that my body was actually craving. I guess my point is that don't let a bad day ruin all the progress you have made. You can do this! I have faith in you!
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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I know how you feel because I've had plenty of days like yours where I ate an entire loaf of bread and an entire xtra large tub of Nutella. I would binge so much and find myself self loathing. Please keep in mind that just about everyone here has had off days or binge days. If you check on the maintenance board, you'll see that so many of us have struggled with overeating or binge eating/food addiction. I read something that has really helped me.....if you slip while you climb a staircase, do you throw yourself down to the bottom and give up? No, you pick yourself up and keep going to the top. Same is true with weight loss/dieting. Just get back on track. The most you could have actually gained is maybe half a pound because half of those calories you could have consumed on a regular day and the other half were beyond that amount. Drink plenty of water, stick to your plan and learn from the experience. You can do it!
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Do you think the alcohol is what caused the binge? When I drink I make poor choices.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #8
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Do you think the alcohol is what caused the binge? When I drink I make poor choices.
Without a doubt. When I drink alcohol I can rarely control what I eat. That's why I know I should avoid it; I just don't know what made me think I could handle it last night. I should have known better, but there's nothing I can do now but climb back on the horse and keep going. I threw out all of the alcohol and the rest of the food.

@luckymommy I like your analogy about throwing myself to the bottom of the stairs! There's no way I can do that; I will keep trying and trying until I get things right. Hopefully I can be strong enough to completely abstain from alcohol from now on, thereby avoiding a binge.

Thank you so much, everyone, for your support. *hugs*
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #9
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I agree about alcohol fuelling overeating. While I'm not willing to abstain completely, I find that by limiting myself to one or two small glasses of wine, I avoid getting drunk enough to lose my judgment.

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:05 PM   #10
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Looks like the alcohol attributed to your actions. There's nothing else you can do now but pick up where you left off with your weight loss journey. Wishing you more success on your weight loss journey!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #12
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Loving luckymommy's analogy with the staircase - so true!

Don't beat yourself up about it - we all slip up. But as everyone has already said, the trick is to get right back on it and carry on. Most of that 2lb is probably bloat and will fall off again in the next day or two as long as you get back on track.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #13
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Thanks so much, guys. I've been on plan all day and doing everything I can to reduce the damage. One-hour work-out and veggies/lentils for dinner. Hope the 2 lbs does come off; I worked damn hard to lose those 2 lbs! Fingers-crossed.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #14
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Agree 100% that drinking leads to terrible food choices. I am definitely guilty of that and can relate to your situation.
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It's one day. Relapses are normal. Recommit with renewed vigor today. Don't let it become an "all or nothing" excuse so you can keep eating crap. Good luck.
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