Feelings of Failure Creeping In...
Don't freak out. You've done incredible so far. I know I have days like that, and once in a while I even know ahead of time that I'm going to go off the rails. One day a few months back I hit 4,000 calories in a day. But I just made sure to cut back for a while after, and average it out.
This is where all the logging pays off. You'll get home from vacation, get back on track, and it will be great.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
Yes average it out like Grim says. The two times I have made an appt. with my dietitian for a private consult I took My Fitness Pal logs for 2 months. She had her calculator and she averaged each week. Went week by week. So just do like he said and cut back then do the math. As far as what makes you do that I guess you are out of your controlled zone. As long as it is a once in a while slip it might actually allow you to keep it up for the long haul. Ease up for a day then get back on that horse. Like a vacation from the control of the plan. Just a thought. You look great.
This weekend I had a bag of granola and a bag of goldfish stashed in the crock pot. We had a power outage due to rain storm Friday night. Crock pot light was blinking so electronically challenged hubby turned it off. But he actually set it to warm. So he cooked a mix of hidden granola and hidden gold fish for hours till I smelled the plastic bags melting in the kitchen Saturday. You cannot imagine what my crock pot looked like or his face when he discovered my hidden stash. So I just got back from bed, bath and beyond with a new crock pot which is no longer a hiding place. I deserved to get caught ... i guess! Cost me $80.00! Back on track.....
on 7/6/14 1:49 am
My motto is every day is not Christmas don't eat like it is, but when it is Christmas have some treats, same with 4th of July or any other holiday. On Monday get back to business. You should enjoy life and not beat yourself up over eating too many peanuts. Just make a deal with yourself every Monday it is back on the straight and narrow. I have stayed successful all these years by Mon-Fri being totally on plan and on the weekends enjoying some treats here and there, and when it is a holiday you should enjoy.
Actually peanuts or other nuts are my to go food on days I want - need more food. That is also my regular LNS food that keeps my BS very stable overnight.
The taffy and cupcakes, starches and stuff like that are off the list but I found out that one day of higher calories that was based on fat- proteins and low carb actually balances my system and I don't gain weight on that.
Nuts clean med out asndc that's not a bad thing.
Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG
"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."
I am with you, Hala B. Nuts are my go-to protein snack when I feel the need for crunchy. 1oz of almonds, cashews or peanuts is okay for my plan and it helps with the desire for less nutritious foods.
TDBull, just chalk this experience up as not a failure but a learning opportunity. Get back on plan ASAP and allow for "treat" times if it doesn't sabatogue your efforts.