@cakins: falco's right. relax.
@falco: are you on youtube? you look familiar.
I feel your pain! I have been working at this for weeks and no further along than I was to begin with. We eat out a lot, and making choices is difficult. I love to eat, I love to feel full and it shows. Even though I can eat under calories all week, one night out of eating will put five pounds right on. Then it takes all week to take it off again.
Just does not seem fair. I know I don't eat calories enough for five pounds, yet that is what the scale says. That would be 17000 in a meal! No way! But it happens.
I feel the same way, but it's best to not weight yourself right after a day where you eat more food than usual. A lot of it is water weight and the food that is still in your stomach, you couldn't have actually put that much weight back on! Don't worry, just go back to your normal routine of healthy eating and your weight should go back to normal in a few days :)
Give yourself a few days, you did NOT gain that much weight back...but you also need to figure out a way to control yourself in these situations, although occasionally, you're fine!
Today is a new day and you are armed with the knowledge that not everyone will feed you properly. You have to take the initiative to plan for this in the future. Do not lose hope get back on the bike and pedal faster!!!
Don't panic and relax! You still lost quite a few more pounds than you thought you gained. Don't punish yourself, don't hate yourself.
Holidays are alway the worst times of the year but they don't happen every week fortunately!!!!! So don't beat yourself up over it!
It's wonderful that you realize that the food that was served isn't the best choice in regards to healthy food. Life changes (e.g. healthy food choices) don't happen overnight and we all know how hard it is to stick to our goals and plans.
All we can do is take it one day at a time. So today is another day and you're back on track. Treasure the memory of a wonderful family get-together and maybe be "prepared" next time and bring some healthy dishes that you can indulge guilt free. If you still eat other not so healthy dishes, at least you have your own healthy ones to balance it out just a bit.
You're doing great and keep up the good work!!!!!! :-)
Agreed, it is highly unlikely you ate 10K worth of food. MmeFalco thanks for being the voice of reason.
I know the feeling... I saw 168 Friday. This morning? 171. KMN.
This weekend was a huge fail for eating healthy. Yikes.
My weekend was the same story as yours. I think if we get frustrated and down on ourselfs it's not going to help. Let's just get back on the horse and keep trudging on! As long as we don't treat every weekend like Memorial Day we'll be okay.
Hang in there! We'll get to where we need! :)
I am so glad not to be the only one feeling this way today! Worked so hard to loose 3 pound last week and today by the numbers you wouldn't of known it. But I got up this morning and did the walk with the most hills...and it's back to concentrating on eating healthy! Oh and by the way I'm doing all of this because after 34 years of smoking I just quit 10 weeks ago...and even five pounds heavier I feel great!
@chochomun I have a YouTube account, but I don't have any videos of me up there :) There's a vid of me playing guitar out there somewhere, under my real name (Renata)
By the way . . . do you know what I've noticed about holidays? I think I actually tend to eat MORE when I'm all stressing about my diet. Almost like, if I can make it all disappear (inside me) then I won't have to worry about this anymore! Ridiculous, I know.
Happy post-holiday Tuesday, all :)
Wow it does sound like you had fun! I agree with previous posters, relax and forgive yourself. Start NOW to make a plan for the next holiday - the 4th is not far away! Plan to allow yourself healthy choices and a few splurges, not ALL splurges. As for today, drink lots of water and I recommend adding some lemon juice to the water to help clean things out a bit. Good luck, you are doing great, you are NOT one weekend! Cheers!
Please remember that weight is only one number in a whole list of numbers that relate to your health. Karen Carpenter was light weight, but very unhealth. Your frustration is well founded, but keeping your eye on the goal of good health is the true task at hand. Flaco hit it right. Live - Laugh - Love, and cheat only when you have too. Keep up the effort. You have inspired all of us on CC.
I had that kind of day as well. Ate macaroni salad, big hot dogs, chips, and whatever else was available. I was the ultimate couch potato and when I hit the scale this morning, I was up 3 pounds. After I initially freaked out, I realized that there was no way I could have gained 3 pounds in a day. I chalked it up to water weight and hit the bike first thing this morning and back to eating healthy. Don't beat yourself up. It happens. Just make better choices the rest of the time.
Wow that menu sounded pretty good! Oh wait, it's not supposed to - my bad. That occasionally happens to me too. I just climb back on the wagon again the next day. I agree with the poster that said it was most likely a sodium/water issue. Add some extra potassium rich foods and extra water for a few days to help balance out/neutralize the sodium. You're gonna get there. Ciao, Marc
just a note...all that food is full of sodium.i think you gained mostly water.drink extra water all this week and stick with the food plan that was working for you and i think you should be ok.
I think this is the real culprit, the sodium. It is probably more water weight than anything else. If you do good the next few days, it will go back down.
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