I knew it was gonna be a bad day when I got up. The husband made plans for us to meet some friends at a breakfast buffet. They offer bacon & sausage and eggs...which is no problem...but....they also offer hash browns, fried toast & baked beans. Was I good? Oh no....I caved and had everything! I am not gonna beat myself up too bad, everyone has one of those days. When you start the day off bad, is it a total loss? What should/can you do to make it right? Should you write the day off and begin the next day because I know once you have a high carb meal, your body uses those for your days energy and not the fat it needs too for us to lose weight. Not defeated, but not happy with myself today. Tomorrow will be better.
Thanks Helga! It is so nice to have support from someone who is going through it with you. I plan
to get right back on track today. I did learn something yesterday, though. I am not ready to face
the bad carbs yet. Even though my body has stopped the "craving", my mind remembers how much
I loved them, lol. Now that it is another day I realize I did't really enjoy them and I felt so low
energy yesterday and not myself at all. Won't be doing that to myself again any time soon. Thanks again!
Well done - that ability to handle a "bad" day and not give up because of it is the hardest thing on most diets, and an incredibly difficult thing for most of us hardened serial-dieters to manage. SO important though. Really well done.
I didn't always handle bad days this well, lol. As bad as this is gonna sound, it gave me the excuse to eat crap that day. I would say, "well, you have blown this day you might as well eat what you want and start again tomorrow". I refuse to do that anymore. I figure, when I cheat with my eating the only person I am cheating is myself. I ate well the rest of the day and got right back on it the next day. I was only a pound down this week, but it is a pound in the right direction. Thanks for your encouragement!!!
The "blown it so I'll start again tomorrow" syndrome is very common. That's where I was and I only now feel like I'm getting out of it. I total up my carbs and cals as I go now whatever and if I can limit the damage that day then I do. Its surprising how much you can limit the damage if you try.
Very true, Ellen. I have always said when it comes to losing weight I am my own worst enemy! It seems like I have self control in every other aspect of my life (spending money, drinking, etc) except the eating. I do feel like I am gaining a little more control everyday, though. I think the carbs will always tempt me, but I can say no way now without batting an eyelid.