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I relasped... I feel horrible...

These past two days I relasped and I feel so super guilty. I didnt go to the gym today and I enjoyed a scrumptous meal filled with 11 herbs and spices from KFC. When I get like this I instantly fall into a "screw-it" mode and Im trying not too. WHat do you do when you have a bad day?

Fri. Apr 11, 10:07pm

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I had my relapse meal yesterday at lunch so I know how you feel. It's over, so don't beat yourself up over it. Just get back on the right track in the morning! Good luck to you.

Friday, April 11, 2008, 10:15 PM

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I had a relapse tonight...I had enchiladas, and 2 margaritas and a beer...

Friday, April 11, 2008, 10:37 PM

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Get back on the horse... so to speak

Whatever you gain from one day you can lose in 1-2 days it you get right back on track. If those pounds stay there for a few days, they are much harder to lose. It's like they get used to being there

The day ooos over, tomorrow is a new day. Get back on the horse.

Friday, April 11, 2008, 11:22 PM

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Start off healthy tomorrow. Don't weigh yourself for a day or two. Seeing the number go up (from what is probably just sodium/water weight) might make you more likely to have another relapse.
its not like its a 3 month relapse - you still have it under control!

Friday, April 11, 2008, 11:49 PM

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The past two days have been the same for me, with damn ice cream. I know exactly how you feel. Just keep chugging and don't look at the scale!

Friday, April 11, 2008, 11:56 PM

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its not howmany times you fall that matters its how many times you get back up.

were human slips and slides will happen, but keep going and make the next thing on track that you eat.. yesterday I binged on cereal of all things, but today is a new day. lets start over together.. we can do this!

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 12:24 AM

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no guilt

consisency is key... so if you are consistency bad you will just gain.... don't even feel guilty. this happens. sometimes I think our bodies need it every now and again. i think its the guilt that gives us that attitude, well is screwed up so I may as well keep on eating..... i would not call that a relapse.... allow this every once in a while... no guilt.. then go back to eating right.. i agree with not weighing yourself unless its your weigh in day.. this has to be a lifestyle not just a temp thing or it will never last.

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 2:40 AM

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love your comment...w eall have bad eating days that is life! But yes new day..we can do this people, make great choices

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 8:07 AM

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i relapsed yesterday also big time. i ate like 2x my alotted calories and didnt get in a good workout either but the other members in my groups have been very supportive and i am glad to ee this post. this is exactly what i needed to start fresh today

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 9:24 AM

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I like the gradual approach

I have been doing healthier things gradually, kinda figuring, I've been big a long time, no hurry. This time around (there have been many other attempts) it is easier for me to rise from the fall of a few extra drinkies, or dessert, but the portions are smaller and the rest of the meal is within the healthier range.
I feel like I kinda have taken the pressure off when I look at the whole process as "overall health" and not a rush get get the pounds off.
Having said that....I still would love to have a bigger piece of flan!

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 1:13 PM

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There is a newsletter I read that I love...her mantra is "all is forgiven, move on" In other words, life continues and you dust yourself off and get back on the horse. I always ask myself what happened and make it a learning experience.
Maybe you need to cange something too. It's all about experimentation.

To get the newsletter google our lady of weight loss. The writer is a riot and she totally gets the territory of getting healthy and eating and living better.

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 1:39 PM

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Think about how, in baseball, a.350 hitter is considered great. A great sesaon in hockey is when the team attains 100 points out of a possible 164 (61%). We don't expect perfection there...why do we expect it of ourselves? I think it is okay to say...sometimes I am going to screw up. I am not going to be perfect. But I'm going to keep going and keep my overall progress in a positive direction despite the occasional slip-up. That is what is important.

I think if you want to be successful in the long-term at weight loss, you have to change your life, and there will be falls along the way. I think eventually you will have days when you consciously make the choice to eat the "wrong thing" knowing that you are going right back to healthier choices tomorrow...or tonight. So then it isn't "falling off the wagon." It's a choice, which you are in control of.

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 4:11 PM

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4:11 PM - You Rock!!!

I'm not the original poster. Just wanted to say that the baseball and the hockey statistics are perfect examples/definitions of what success means. Perfection and Success are not the same thing - Hallelujah for that!

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 4:34 PM

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I am the original poster and I just wanna thank everyone for the suportive posts. I read these everyday for motivation which I desperatly need. I have used food so long as a shield. Basically food is my friend and exercise is my enemy. But I am goona get up early Mon morning and hit the gym hard!

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 4:56 PM

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When you relapse, go look at how many calories you just consumed, incluing your drinks.......add it ALL up.

After you see the disgust, go sweat it off. Start over again.

Monday, April 14, 2008, 10:34 AM

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This thread spoke to me. I keep setting myself up for guilt by expecting I'll be perfect. I too relapsed last Thursday, Friday and Saturday but better yesterday. I still need to learn to relapse a bit one foot off the wagon so to speak not the whole body.

Monday, April 14, 2008, 12:45 PM

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Oh... I did this last Friday when the McDonald's sign called my name and I turned in for breakfast. It quickly went from just a bad breakfast to a bad day - lunch and dinner. I hadn't done it in a long time, so I "let it go" and started fresh the next day. it's hard, but slow and steady!

Monday, April 14, 2008, 12:46 PM

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I had a 3 day relapse

I had 3 days of no exercise and 2 days of terrible eating -- pizza, fast food, milkshakes and I was extremely exhausted.

I continued to weigh myself to monitor the damage I was doing (even though I didn't want to). The 3rd day I got up and decided I was just going to get back on track and I immediately got up and worked out.

So, my advice is just get right back on the bandwagon and get back to healthy eating and exercise! For me, if I don't weigh -- I will continue to go on my bad streak -- when I weigh and notice it is going up, then I get my reality check and know I have to get back on track asap.

Good luck!

Monday, April 14, 2008, 3:40 PM

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u really seem to have it under control, i mean if u are guilty thats good
the only thing i can say is, try to prevent those relapses by setting an easy-to-follow rule:
like "i am allowed to have on treat completely off my diet every two weeks" this makes u have something to look forward to instead of being completely restricted
if u have trouble getting back after the treat, tell someone who u are around a lot and cares for u, they will get you back

Monday, April 14, 2008, 10:13 PM

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I realize I'm human and not perfect. Then I start back with my healthy eating plan beginning with the very next meal or snack (whichever is scheduled to take place next).

Since I have 3 small meals and 3 snacks (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack), it never takes too long before I'm back on track. So I could indulge my craving for that KFC at lunch and it wouldn't end my efforts to live with a healthy eating plan. Because I'd be right back on track with my afternoon snack.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 3:56 PM

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