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Not My Best Day :(

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hey Sparkies,

So after such a emoticon day yesterday, today happened.

Today actually started well for me. I got up at 4:10 a.m. and did my Insanity Max:30 workout and did great with that and then I did a 10 minute ab video that is also a part of the Max 30 program and a 10 minute ab video from the TurboFire program. All in all a great workout which I then followed with a good breakfast.

At lunch though (when I returned home after classes) I couldn't make up my mind whether to nap or eat and in that limbo time I just ended up getting really starved and then just grabbed a bag of chips because it was convenient and I followed that up with more snacks.

The day was still salvageable at that point but then I decided to drink some coffee to try and fight the fatigue but I just ended up with a stomach ache which I then VERY stupidly tried to cure with more food IN FRONT OF MY LAPTOP and of course that turned into an all out binge until I ended up where I am now with 3502 calories eaten for the day emoticon .

It was definitely not a shining moment eating wise but I promised to be accountable to you all and that means sharing the good, the bad and the UGLY. So sorry for the ugliness of today but I promise I'll do better tomorrow.

I hope you all had better days than I did. Good day or not though let's all emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon Leave what has happened where it belongs - in the past. Pick yourself up, and dust yourself down.

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    1776 days ago
    I have binge eaten on exercise days many times. You are not alone. And on normal work days if I have had little carbs I can easily eat anything in sight when I get home if I am not careful. I now take my afternoon snack around 4pm and it helps
    1777 days ago
    Victory comes to those that persist.
    1777 days ago
    Don't beat yourself up too bad - learn and move on. My nutritionist suggests always having a couple of go to meals ready for when that happens.
    1786 days ago
  • NEXTSTEP2014
    Hate it when those things happen.
    1786 days ago
    Brush it off...flush out with H2o & be prepared to retain the bloat for some salt retention...unless those snacks you had were healthy ones...I ALSO commend you for tracking what you ate...binge or not!!!
    1786 days ago
    You sound like you have a great attitude, so don't get discouraged! You don't have to be perfect.... just making progress. Make today a SUPER good day--or tomorrow. You can do this, my friend!
    1786 days ago
    any time I eat in front of the laptop is a danger zone for me. I eat and want more and more. If I give in to just one bite of something bad WHAM I'm digging for more and think. Well I ate this already I might as well binge and eat everything so it's not tempting me! Ridiculous thought process I know.
    Great job pushing forward and moving on!
    1786 days ago
    Get back up and keep pushing! That's what I always do when I have a not-so-good day...
    1786 days ago
    It's done, you can't change it, but you CAN own it and make it work for you by learning from it. Every single minute is a new chance to make a good choice, whether it is to eat, not eat, or simply forgive yourself for being human. Figure out what triggered the binge (sounds like you've done that), then figure out what you can do in advance next time to make a binge less likely. Maybe a banana or a smoothie with the carbs your body needs after your workout. Track it before you work out, so you can tweak the recipe to suit your calorie needs for that mar/snack of the day. You've got this & you'll do better next time. emoticon emoticon
    1786 days ago
    My mantra~ "Fall down 7 times, get up 8" emoticon emoticon Maria xxx
    1786 days ago

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  • PRIYA84
    Dont worry.. you can be back on track from today.. it happens to everyone at some point.. we are all humans
    1786 days ago
    If we were all perfect we would be intolerable! Bad days happen, it is what we do after them that really matters.

    You blogged it, you faced it and you moved on, yeah for you!
    1787 days ago
    emoticon First off, can I say the fact that you know how many calories you did have is an accomplishment in itself?! That means you tracked it. When I have my bad days and I hit the 2000 mark I end up wiping out my tracker most of the time and stopping tracking. I have learned not to do that and now I track everything, but it's so easy to sweet it under the rug but you faced it head on. The other good news is you are human and make mistakes. So it wasn't a great day with food but your exercise was on point! You also blogged about it which means you are accountable to us and yourself. I hope tomorrow is a better day and remember to not be too hard on yourself. emoticon
    1787 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Tomorrow is great for starting over! emoticon
    1787 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Tomorrow is another day.... let's keep pushing on.
    1787 days ago
    It happened to me too! emoticon LET'S emoticon
    1787 days ago
    Those reminders about binging are exactly what I needed to see today. As bad as I feel about how bad you must have felt, your reminders have helped me more than you could ever know. Back on the wagon! We can do this!
    1787 days ago
    emoticon Part of the Journey includes Moving On, past the Bumps. Sounds like you're On Track for Moving Forward.
    1787 days ago
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