Hi my fellow VSGers,
So I started on solids on Monday.
I was very good with my calories, protein, carbs, water & everything, until Wednesday dinner.
I was baking pumpkin spice walnut muffins for my daughter's school to take them for the class snack, as its her turn tomorrow.
I had a bite & couldnt stop. I had 3/4th muffin and then I stopped, not being full yet. I had some rice, and forgot my protein.
I only had 35 gm protein & 50 oz water for today. I am feeling horrible abt it. Is it okay to eat any foods that total up to 600 cals? Ofcourse with 80- 90 gm protein a day?
Any one who has done this, and still feel okay the next day without guilt and got back to your routine?
I know some of you will completely disapprove of this, but I am reaching out to folks who are not too strict or hard on themselves, but still accept the mistakes, and get back & have lost weight, or some who have been doing these stuff and got to goal? :( help I am in a lil dilema!
HI sleevegirl, you just asked to be my friend on OH. Great I added you in. I need you to really think about your request, because I am not the type of friend that will tell you "It's OK, eat what you want". I am the type of friend that will kick your butt and hard. I don't think what you did is OK, and I think you want to hear from people that will tell you that you can keep doing this and all will be well. I am not that person. This stuff is really hard, and it only gets harder. You need to get this together. No, all calories are not created equal and no, it's not OK to not get your protein in. You need to re-think this and I mean now, not tomorrow. Because this can't keep happening, not if you want to reach goal, not if you want to maintain your weight loss and not if you want to be healthy. So if you want my help to change this behavior, reach out, but if you want people to tell you it's OK, just wait, there will be a ton of them coming right behind me telling your I am crazy and they are perfectly fine. You get to choose your friends and you get to choose your behaviors. I am here if you need me, but don't ask for what I can't give you. This could be your turn around moment, or not, you get to decide. If you want me to un-friend you, just let me know, I am still holding out my hand if you need it but I will always tell you what I think is the truth, whether you like hearing it or not.
I totally admire & respect you so much! I think I should have drafted my post properly. No I was not looking for people to tell me what i did was okay, I was just curious to know if some did all that and still lost weight!!!
I totally agree to what you said, and remember my 5 rules, I am getting right back to those rules tomorrow first thing in the morning as I am heading towards bed right now!
Thanks for the hard kick in the butt. And I am more than honoured to have a friend like you!
Sneha (sleevegirl) !
If you want to know if you are doomed? No, you are not doomed, but you do need to make certain that this is not a pattern. You need to figure out what was going through your head that made this OK to do. What did you say to yourself at the time? I would highly recommend getting the Beck Diet Solution book and working it heavily, Your head is the big deal not just in weight loss, but in maintenance. You can do this, you are stronger than you think.
if you just started solid food it would be real hard to get 80 gm of protein and have room for anything else
make shore you are measuring and tracking all your food
water comes first then protein and then if there is any room and calories left maybe a little low carb veggies and farther down the road a few low carb fruits
if you do not get 65 oz of water and your required protein you will get very sick
cake bread pasta rice are no no's during weight loose , maybe a little when you get to maintance if they don't trigger you to eat more
I agree that you need to make sure that it is not a pattern and then ask yourself why you did it. What were you feeling deep down inside? I am an emotional eater and sometimes I self sabotage my diet when I am having a bad day or feeling stress about keeping up with my diet or exercise routine. Sometimes when I am doing really well with my diet and exercise, I stop doing everything that I know is right because deep down in side, I am afraid of success. Really take a look at why, but don't beat yourself up. You made a mistake but then commit yourself to doing better the next day. Good Luck!