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so I really messed up last night...
Alright here goes... Last night I had a game night with my girlfriends (Taboo, Guesstures, card games... so much fun!). But... we made strawberry daiquiris (I had 2), we made a double-layer Funfetti cake with chocolate frosting (I had almost 2 whole pieces), tortilla chips (gotta munch when you're drinking...) and we made those delicious Nestle peanut butter cup cookies (I had one). Ughhhhhhh did I feel sick afterwards. I don't even know what made me eat so much and now I feel awful. I did already do my hardcore tae-bo tape this morning... but I was just wondering how any of you recover from such a binge when you feel soooo upset about it.
Sun. Feb 26, 9:27am
hey, we all do that ... set some goals for this week, day by day, and think about how you could approach the same situtation differently in the future ... for example, munch on little carrots instead of chips ...
Sunday, February 26, 2006, 9:31 AM
I ate a lot of candy last night and feel similar to you. The candy was awesome though and I really enjoyed it! I wish I had been able to stop sooner, so that's my goal for next time.
First of all, I tell myself that I won't gain back 35 pounds in one night, I probably won't even gain a pound back in one night.
To get back on track, I am honest with myself about how many calories I ate. Then, I try and subtract those out throughout the next few days and it balances out. Like I probably went over my limit by 600 calories yesterday. I'll eat 200 less and workout extra 200 more today, and then eat 100 less for Monday and Tuesday. It's evened up without punishing myself.
Sunday, February 26, 2006, 10:13 AM
Hi, my name is Monique. I really want to start being consistent with this site. So, here we go. It really helped to read these posts because I have been eating and drinking more..when I go out with my friends. That's what happened last nite. Sooo..today I will eat less calories and workout a bit more.
However, I know that I do need to start a plan for myself. Recently, I've lost 40lbs on optifast, and now that I am eating REAL food, I am so scared to gain the weight back..it becomes a psychological battle. Any other advice..on how to set up a good regimen is appreciated!
Sunday, February 26, 2006, 11:47 AM
To the OP.
Well, you had fun, so that's good, and your body told you it didn't really like what you were doing to it, so that's good as well.
Try doing this the next time you go out:
1) Eat an apple BEFORE going out. You will feel full and it may help to curb the appetite a bit.
2) Alternate drinking water with a lemon slice as you drink your daiquiris. Fill up on the water, and you won't be able to drink as much daiquiris (plus it helps to re-hydrate you since alcohol is a diuretic.
3) How about having the gals put together some healthier snacks? Fruit with a Fage Total 0% FF yogurt dip? (Get the Fage Yogurt at Trader Joe's--If you don't have a Trader Joe's, go to the Fage Yogurt website to see if they have distributors in your area--this yogurt has the texture of sour cream and does not have any fillers-- only milk & yogurt cultures!)
Use the following:
1/2 a tub of Fage Total 0% FF Yogurt
1-2 TBS Ghiradelli cocoa powder (not sweetened)
1-2 pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon powder
1-2 tsp of vanilla extract (powder or liquid)
2-4 TBS Agave Nectar (like honey, but a low Glycemic index, so you won't get the sugar highs and lows) - use just enough to take the sour "edge" off of the yogurt.
Blend togethether thoroughly. and let it sit for about 1/2 an hour. This is awesome when dipped with strawberries and other fruit. AND, it's high in protein, low in fat and the Agave nectar is much better than regular sugar or honey.
4) If you are having chips, Trader Joe's makes a high protein chip - Flax Seed / Soy / Corn tortilla chip. Make some fresh salsa (better for you and tastes better)... that way, the chips will give you extra protein vs. a regular chip. You can also make a chip dip out of FF yogurt as well.
5) Trader Joe's has some "No Pudge Brownies" mix that taste terrific and limits the fat (although I'm not sure about the sugar content). I use TJ's Fage 0% FF Yogurt to make it, as well as an egg (you can skip the egg) I usually add an extra TBS of cocoa powder to my chocolate cake mixes to give you and extra boost of flavor-- that way, it tastes very rich and you may not want to eat as much. The box also has directions for making 1 at a time (use some small ramekins or a little bowl) so that you can make single servings and not be as tempted to eat the whole pan...
6) How about a plate of crudites (fresh veggies) with a dip made out of FF yogurt? :-)
7) With a little planning, you can have an awesome night, and not have quite so many high-calorie and low-nutrition foods. :-)
Sunday, February 26, 2006, 12:57 PM
Yeah I've done that before. I usually wake up drink an ice cold glass of water, which helps jump start the metobolism, and go work-out. Important not to beat yourself up about it, one day like that once in awhile is not so bad. Just don't make it a habit. I know how your feeling, but if you eat good today and workout you'll be feeling better by the end of the day or tommorrow!
Sunday, February 26, 2006, 1:21 PM
the best thing you can do is let this guilt you feel about last night's indulgence go! did you enjoy the cake? did you enjoy yourself then? GREAT! Now start over, today is a new day and the fact that you've already done a tae bo tape today puts you ahead of a lot of us. it's okay to indulge once in a while. life wouldn't be life with out it! have a dinner w/ lots off low cal veggies and a "good for you" protein . . .you will go to bed feeling good about today! .after a night like your's i like to have a big hearty salad w/ baked sweet potato fries and a piece of broiled salmon-it's still very tasty but full of really great nutrients and if you keep the portions in check-low cal! don't worry about last night-it's just one night . . .let the rest of the days of this week make up for it. be good to yourself!
Sunday, February 26, 2006, 3:41 PM
One good day
I swear by this tactic. When you "mess up" or feel crappy about yourself, how you ate, or any bad choices you made, just focus on having one good day. If you've already started today, great, if not, make it tomorrow. Eat well, work out if you can, and make it through just one day with no "slip-ups." You'll get that surge of empowerment again, that rejuvenation, that feeling that you got yourself back on track. Trust me. Works every time.
Sunday, February 26, 2006, 3:51 PM
Life is full of these trade-offs. I just moved and don't have friends yet in my new town. So, no daquiri nights to worry about. And the weight loss is going GREAT! On the other hand, I don't have any friends... not so great.
I say, let go of your guilt and wallow in the pleasure of sweets and good company once in a while! Not every day, but once a week will keep your body AND mind healthy.
Monday, February 27, 2006, 10:58 AM
The last poster has a lot of wisdom...I often have the same problem,,,good words to live by!
Monday, February 27, 2006, 11:07 AM
whenever I go overboard (we all do it!) and make myself feel sick, I try to eat really "clean" foods the next day - I get in lots of fiber, lots of fresh and/or raw vegetables and fruit, maybe some soup. And I avoid anything heavy and processed or packaged - sweets, greasy stuff, etc. I treat it as kind of a cleansing for my body to make up for all the crap I put into it the day before.
Monday, February 27, 2006, 11:52 AM
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your comments. They REALLY helped me out a lot!!!! Although I did feel guilty about indulging, I have learned that it's really okay to do that sometimes, especially when it's in the company of good friends. And my life definitely was not over the next morning... it was just a chance to give myself a fresh start again, and honestly, that feels great!
Just one more reason why PeerTrainer is just plain awesome :)
Monday, February 27, 2006, 8:08 PM
indulgance reminds us why we are here...
I know exactly how you feel. I hate it when I go over board. But I have learned that I have to do that once in a while to remind myself how I got to where I am today. I enjoy the foods while I eat them but then I focus on how I feel after I have eaten them and remind myself that it is the daily habit of overdosing on these foods that has me in the position I am in today. If I am binging it is also usually because I have been to strict with myself and it is my way of rebelling against not eating the foods I love.
Monday, February 27, 2006, 9:51 PM
bad food days
I have to say that these posts have been helping me. I love FACE yogurt from Trader Joes, and it really fulls me up. Also, I tried the peanut butter balls in whey powder. Although, I enjoyed them too much--they might be a trigger food for me.
Anyway, I had a couple of good healthy food days and awesome workouts. However, today, again, it was back to eating major carbs and chocolate. I have been craving chocolate so much lately..and I know I need to detox from it. I'm just having a hard time. Any suggestions??
I've been stressed this week because I work and go to school, so I know that my indulging in unhealthy choices reflects this.
However, tomorrow is a NEW DAY. And I am going to follow the advice on the board and have a healthy day, with veggies, fruit, water, and healthy foods!
Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 10:19 PM
I just joined a group and one of the suggestions given there for chocolate is to take light or lowfat cool whip and sprinkle cocoa on it. I tried it and it is not bad... I actually mix it in. But I also keep my cool whip in the freezer, it scoops really easy even frozen and then it is a mental icecream treat. about 4 tbsp. is all i need to kill the craving
Wednesday, March 01, 2006, 9:16 AM
I will try the cool whip idea. I really need to ween myself off of the chocolate and sugar all together. I notice that it starts off a binging cycle.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006, 10:28 PM
how do you feel about dark chocolate? i am a chocoholic as well-but i find i can actually have one or two pieces of good quality dark chocolate and be satisfied-where as if i had milk chocolat i could easily eat the whole bag in afew hours.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006, 10:40 PM
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