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Note to Self…

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Listen. Stop the crazy negative self talk. Just STOP IT! You ate one big meal and yea, you let it affect today but that’s it! IT STOPS NOW.

How do you go from the motivated confident woman who wrote this note just days ago. You even wrote about the "last hurrah" feelings of the end of the year and now look at you. You are actually considering throwing in the towel until New Year’s Day yourself.

You feel like crap because you ate like crap. Yet you want to continue to eat crap because you already ate the crap. HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE??

Get over it. Get your butt to the gym tomorrow or hit the pavement. Go to a meeting. Weigh in. Yes the scale may be up a bit. You’re retaining water. You ate like a pig for the last 24 hours but maybe that big number on the scale is what you need to see to help snap you out of this.

Now, pat yourself on the pack for nipping this bud. The last 24 hours happened. There’s nothing you can do about it. Accept it and move on.



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Discussion

There are 19 comments so far.

    Madison

    December 30, 2008

    This is also: “Note to Madison…” =)

    Chantelle

    December 30, 2008

    And note to Chantelle.

    I hope you enjoyed your workout. x

    Giyen

    December 30, 2008

    I just ate at a place called Pig Iron BBQ this afternoon. It has the best BBQ in Seattle and even better, it has the best side dishes in Seattle. In fact, you can get a plate of sides for an entree. It is divine.

    My point is, I totally got derailed this holiday season and actually gained all my weight that I just lost. The best thing is though, I am not beating myself up about it like I used to. I used to dread it starting over, but I’ve learned a lot from reading your blog! I’m actually excited to start back to my routine of being healthy.

    My body hasn’t changed, but my brain has. That’s something to be thankful for. : )

    Kerry

    December 30, 2008

    note to Kerry you meant… :)

    Linda

    December 30, 2008

    That’s the best self pep talk I’ve seen! We can all use a dose of that.

    justrun

    December 30, 2008

    Woo. Probably a GOOD thing I read this just now. A really good thing.

    Annie

    December 30, 2008

    And note to Annie…….. I’m saving the pep talk for next time I pig out. Not all is lost.

    Suzan

    December 31, 2008

    I feel like a stuffed pig.why why why did I eat an entire box of peppermint bark,,and then wash it down with yogart pretzels..PLEASE STOP this unnecessry eating….I must get under CONTROL..Roni,,HELP!

    Fit Bottomed Girls

    December 31, 2008

    You’re so right…this post is what a lot of people need right now (me included)!

    Leslie

    December 31, 2008

    This sounds like me the past week. This week has been different though. I’m on track and feeling so good about me!!:)

    Tanya

    December 31, 2008

    Holiday slip ups WILL happen. It’s so unavoidable, but at least you’re working out and working it off. Hopefully the food was delish :-)

    M

    December 31, 2008

    Amen. I just got back from a great weigh in and what did I do- binge on cookies. Why do we do this back and forth?

    Noel

    December 31, 2008

    Good for you to snapping out of it and being firm with yourself (if you needed it)! It seems like you were beating yourself up a bit, but I’m sure you know yourself well enough to know you needed that kind of kick. We’ve all been there. I myself used a Roni strategy last night — when the kitchen was calling last night, and I knew I wasn’t hungry, I put myself to bed before things got ugly! That is a really excellent strategy I stole from you recently — how tired you are really effects how well you eat, so I think it is great that I both nip a snacking mood in the bud and simultaneously give myself something I need for a better tomorrow (well, today now). Even if I am not tired, it works to simply get in the bed and check email or read a magazine (once tucked into the cozy covers, I am not getting back out to snack!).

    Natalia Burleson

    December 31, 2008

    You are right, go get yer butt to the gym! :) It will make you feel better. Can’t change what you’ve done, only what you will do!!! :)

    Brandi

    December 31, 2008

    Ah those darn negative thoughts! They just creep in there don’t they?

    But you’re right, its over. Now do it the right way and stay positive!! :)

    Jennifer F.

    December 31, 2008

    The same thing happened to me on Christmas Day – I ate at least triple my points. Can you say 2 slices of French Silk Pie at about 20 points each? And I was so close to making my goal.

    Bravo to you for getting your mind on the right track. I too was ready to say – blow it til 2009, but that pending goal was a huge motivator. I weighed in on Tues and still had a loss and am now .6 lbs from making goal. I think that one day of bingeing jump started me back onto the right track.

    Use this as a spring board to refocus yourself. Now is the time of renewing – you know what to do…do it with a fresh new perspective. I love the china dish analogy. Just because one dish is shattered doesn’t mean you’d throw out the entire set! Your adage is so true – feeling like crap b/c you ate like crap. I’m keeping that one for my own arsenal. We all need a poke in the eye every now and then!

    Donna

    December 31, 2008

    Note to Donna too :) I almost made it through the holiday season without a full out binge but didn’t–just lost it over the weekend. But I remembered a quote that Roni posted some time ago–something about the journey being about persistance rather than perfection. So I just got right back to my normal eating and workout routine and even though the scale was up I felt so much happier that I gave myself a break, moved on and got right back on that proverbial horse!

    SeaShore

    December 31, 2008

    You feel like crap because you ate like crap. Yet you want to continue to eat crap because you already ate the crap. HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE??

    We should all print that and keep in case of emergencies!

    Happy new year.

    Jennifer

    December 31, 2008

    One thing I have learned over the years, is that there is ALWAYS going to be a day like that, or a few days. I sometimes think people who are of normal weight (i.e. no food issues) are automatically on Weight Watchers, they just don’t know it. I have been studying the habits of thin people in my office (even though they are younger than me) and one thing I have noticed is that if I go out to lunch with them and they get something not so heathy, I will say, what are your plans for dinner? And they may say, I will have a small dinner because of my lunch. OR, I ask them how do they stay away from the food table at work, and they say, its worth it more to stay in control, because I’m going out after work. OR if I am at a family party and there is cake, and I see someone walk away, I say “why did you walk away from that cake?” and they will say “because I am full, or I ate too much already, or I wanted a drink instead.” Its people like us Roni, who once we go off the wagon, we think how do I get back on? I think that recognizing it, and going back to basics is the best thing to do! Happy New Year!!