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Monday, June 25, 2012

I saddens me to admit that after almost 6 months of watching what I eat, and exercising, I completely fell off the wagon this weekend. I don’t know what came over me. I just didn’t care to follow my plan and threw caution to the wind. This all started on Friday and went on the entire weekend. I know that today is a new day and I have to forgive myself and move on and I totally intend on doing so, but I need to hold myself accountable for what I have done and how this makes me feel so that if I ever feel like I am going down this road again, I can read this blog and “nip it in the bud”. So here goes . . .

Friday - I did not work out as I regularly do on my lunch break at work because I decided to treat myself to a mani/pedi. At night I went to eat at my mom’s house which I regularly avoid because when I am there, I can’t say no to mom’s food. She made pepper steak with white rice and yellow plantains. Mind you, she also made salad. I could have had some pepper steak with salad and called it a night but no, I had the works.

Saturday - Breakfast was healthy just toast with cream cheese and a fat free latte. But then I took my mom shopping and we ended up eating Lunch at a Mexican restaurant called “On the Boarder”. There I had a bowl of chicken tortilla soup and shared brisket tacos with my friend. Again, I could have just stopped at the soup. I was full after the soup. The tacos even tasted salty to me. Then my friend and I decided to go to the movies. At the movies I had a chocolate chip cookie and a small REGULAR coke. For some reason I just did not feel like drinking a diet coke. You don’t know. I love regular coke and have not had it in such a long time. After the movies we decided to go to dinner and went to this new “foodie” restaurant. Each dinner came with an appetizer so I had 2 cheese and Serrano ham croquettes, half a portion of fried calamari flat bread and braised beef tips with mashed potatoes which were entirely too salty. Since I did not eat all my beef tips because they were so salty, I decided oh well let’s have dessert and had a cappuccino flan. Can you believe it? Dessert! What was I thinking?

Sunday – Had an everything bagel with cream cheese from dunkin donuts and coffee for breakfast, mashed plantains with 2 fried eggs and fried salami for lunch and wait it gets better (or worse). Went out to dinner and had pasta carbonara, garlic bread and a cannoli.

I can honestly say that out of the all the food I had this past weekend, the only thing I really enjoyed was the cannoli. Everything else was not worth it. The food did not taste good to me. Oh and by the way, no working out at all this weekend either.

So, there you have it. The worst weekend I have had since I started my diet and exercise plan on January 4, 2012. Completely off the wagon. But, I am back on and holding on firm because this will not happen again. I feel so sick to my stomach today because of all the food. I have no energy and feel nauseous. I don’t know how I am going to get through my lunchtime workout but I am going to do it.

I won’t say that I will never have any slips, because I am human. But, I vow that this won’t happen to me again. Not to this degree. But for now, I am forgiving myself and moving on the healthy way . . .

P.S. - The scale was up 3 puonds this morning. I know it is mostly water weight since I did not drink any water and ate salty food. So I am going to drink my water and hope the pounds go away.

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    you lost 44 pounds in 6 months!?

    It took me 9 months to lose almost 20 pounds! You're very lucky! I say forget the slip up - mentally prepare yourself to say "no" next time this sort of pattern appears and remember this weekend and the bad feelings afterward BEFORE it happens again - just that thought puts me off and also if the food didn't taste good then it's mostly impulsive bingeing rather than anything else.

    I've learn that the more times this happens and the more times you go back to eating correctly the easier it gets to avoid it. And if it still happens - you get better and better at brushing it off and going back to healthy eating much quicker - not just the next day - even so far as the very next meal!
    2792 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6796152
    Everyone makes mistakes, the important thing is to learn from those mistakes, and it sounds like you are learning!
    3136 days ago
    I was 4 lbs from losing 100 lbs totally got off track and now I am here starting again having regained 50 lbs. Acknowledging what happened and moving on is key. You are doing it right by stopping after 1 weekend! Good job!
    3138 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    OK, so you had a bad weekend and you are owning up to it, good.
    You realize that you have to pick yourself up and get back on track, good.
    The most important thing to take from this setback is that it is not the end of the world, just a bump in the road. Learn from your behavior and make better choices in the future, and, most importantly, MOVE FORWARD!

    3138 days ago
    At least you didn't let the wagon get too far ahead of you - you're right back on and thinking about ways to do things differently.

    No one of those choices really was the culprit - the whole sum of them together was. And the best way to continue forward is making sure there's a whole lot more good choices coming in the days ahead!

    3138 days ago
    Yes, you had a bad weekend. This used to happen to me a lot in the beginning and it still does. Like you, I have noticed that the foods I used to eat a lot now taste different and really salty. So I really do not feel bad for making a healthy change to my diet; I can eat more food and it tastes better as well.

    It sounds like the best part of you weekend to me was the mani/pedi.

    Today is a new day so forget about this weekend and look forward.

    Keep moving. emoticon

    3138 days ago
    I had a bad weekend foodwise and didn't make much of an improvement at breakfast this morning. The only thing we can do is move on and do better. Have an awesome week!!
    3138 days ago
    Don't worry about the past...just look to the future and only look back when you learn something that will help your future!

    You have done an amazing job and this was just a hiccup... emoticon
    3138 days ago
    The weight will definitely go away. After my weekend in NJ the previous weekend I cam back up 8 pounds from restaurant food all weekend. It was gone by the following Wednesday and I lost no weight on weigh in day. As for what you did this weekend the only thing I can say is from now on make a promise that if you are going to have food you know is not nutrient dense and calorie light make sure you will like it first. An occasional coke witll not derail you if you really like it. I have an aversion to diet sweeteners so if I really want a soda (about once every couple of months) it is regular. Having food that does not taste good to you does not make sense.
    It was just a weekend and now you will be fine for a while because you got it out of your system and won't feel like I wish I could the next time you have decisions like this to make. Good Luck!
    3138 days ago
  • BIGDOG1969
    You have the right outlook after falling off the wagon - you're getting up and vowing to hold on better. This is a learning process and you may have learned some new triggers to overeating - Mom's delicious cooking, going out with friends, etc. You also know that the food wasn't worth it - too salty, etc. You now have the ammunition to face those challenges in the future. You've done a fantastic job (44 lbs -awesome!) Getting off track isn't the end of the world. Best of luck and continued success!!!
    3138 days ago
  • FARRAH511
    Don't worry be happy emoticon

    It happens, we are only human... I'm so proud of you, and your should be too, you've done awesome, and not only your recognizing your "error" this past weekend, but you are sharing the problem, not hidding it...

    3138 days ago
  • no profile photo LASHERRMA
    I also had a bad weekend...I think we all do at one time or another.

    3138 days ago
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