Post # 1
So, my goal is to lose 30lbs as I have gained a significant amount of weight the past 2 years. Today I totally binged and ate an entire large pizza by myself because I had a bad day at work.
Bees, I need some encouragement! I feel so guilty! Like I’m never going to lose any weight and I’ll be stuck 🙁
Post # 2
Weight loss cannot be made or broken in one day! Just start fresh tomorrow.
Post # 3
One pizza doesn’t make you fat, the same one salad doesn’t make you thin. You had a bad day and made up for it with a pizza – it’s not the end of the world. Treat yourself kindly, brush yourself off and get back on the wagon. You can do this!
Something friends have found useful is making a list of positive treats (I don’t call them “healthy treats” cause that takes away some of the fun!) – having a hot bubble bath, getting a manicure, watching a favourite TV show, whatever it is that’s not food based for next time you’re stressed and want a treat.
Post # 4
Honestly, here is what I believe: If you felt the need to binge to that degree, you aren’t eating enough on a daily basis. I know you want to become smaller, and the thought of doing so as quickly as possible is appealing, but the inevitable response to undereating is that your body will increase your hunger so that you do things like eat an entire large pizza. Your body is smart. It is doing what it thinks it needs to do to survive. It doesn’t know you’re limiting your caloric intake on purpose; it thinks food has suddenly become scarce, and is trying to make up for the scarcity by eating a bunch of calories all at once when that delicious pizza is sitting right there. I would suggest that you 1. don’t beat yourself up about this and 2. increase your calorie intake, making sure you are eating enough healthy fats, by a few hundred calories per day and see what happens. If you binge again, increase again. It’s a fine line between “eating a little less” so that you become smaller very slowly and “eating a lot less” so that your body thinks you’re experiencing a famine.
Post # 5
you didn’t screw up.. You aren’t a failure. You are not weak. You are human. Tomorrow is a new day. Be kind to yourself
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
It took 2 years to gain the weight, it won’t take one day to make a substantial change. Weight loss is a slow and steady process. Make up for it by starting fresh tomorrow. Maybe take a walk or jog to burn a bit of it off.
Post # 7
Do a Nektar Juice cleanse tomorrow and hit the gym.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2018 - England
You have 7 roses, and one of them starts to go bad. Would you throw out the whole bunch? No! You’d just pick out the bad one and keep the rest. It’s just one bad day. Just make sure you eat well for the next few days.
Post # 9
Oh hon, I’m sorry! First of all, don’t beat yourself up. It’s not one day that makes the difference, it’s your daily habits.
Is emotional eating and binge eating a problem for you? If so, getting to the root of this habit and working to change it will have a big impact on your life. If you’re looking for a program to help check this out: https://goeatrightnow.com/. It’s all about giving you mindfulness strategies that help you understand and gradually change the way you relate to food. It’s powerful for people who use food as a coping mechanism. It seems like it might be a great fit for you.
Don’t just do some weird cleanse or purge to “fix the mistake.” That just doubles down on a really messed up relationship with food.
Post # 10
Fitness and becoming healthy is a journey, not a day. You will have bad days, and it’s alright we are only human. Focus on tomorrow. One day at a time.
Post # 11
I’d try to introspect into why you had the large pizza. Were you starving as the PP above said? Or is it more you felt like since you’d be denying yourself, and you had a day, that you sort of were going to ‘cheat’ since it was rough? Or both?
I ask because people who have a healthy relationship with food generally don’t have an appetite to eat an entire large pizza. When I was younger and had a much less heatlhy relationship with food, I would end up in starve-binge cycles. But now, If you told me right now I could eat an entire large pizza and it would count as 0 calories I would still be like, but I don’t feel like eating that much.
Don’t let it get you discouraged, but I think generally large binges like that are a sign that your equilibirum is off.
Post # 12
One binge isn’t screwing up just get back on track ASAP. Drink lots of water and hit the gym to cheer yourself up and feel better. You can’t be perfect everyday of your life if you want weight loss to last you need realize that it’s a lifestyle. Some days you will have bad days but correct yourself, love yourself, and live.
Now to go take my own advice lol.
Post # 13
Start over. This has happened to me many times. Just don’t give up: start over right away.
And think about Next Time: Stop at a convenience store & buy just 1 piece of pizza. Don’t let a whole pizza get into your hands.
Stop the bingeing at the stores. That is what I have to do.
Post # 14
meh, it happens. as long as it isn’t happening regularly it isn’t a problem. sometimes you just need to eat a damn pizza. thin crust dominos pizza is pretty low calorie compared to doughy pizzas, so if you really need to inhale an entire pizza (and i am of the option that sometimes you do) its about 1200 calories for a 12in.
Post # 15
What’s done is done, and that can’t be changed. Tomorrow (or today) is a new day! Try your best now and keep going forward