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Jun 13th, 2015, 21:55 PM  
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WHY did I do it!

I really hate 'confessional' posts on forums like this - I have done it before and seen it a million times: 'oops I ate a massive bar of chocolate and loaf of bread because I have [had problems at work/at home/been ill/been on holiday etc] oops lol!'

I am not convinced it is useful, as it kind of makes it OK to slip off the wagon, and just furthers the myth that cheating is OK in some circumstances and a bit funny.

But here I am, confessing my sins like a big fat hypocrite

The long and short is that I convinced myself that I 'deserved' five pints and a Dominoes pizza (coming in at 135 syns) because I had a stressful day, 50 hour week and did well at a really important bid presentation.

Now, I just feel horrible.

I am going to try and NOT do what I have done in the past - think 'oh feck it, its ruined now, I may as well have a bottle of wine tonight' and do this instead to turn this experience into a positive one:

1. Remind myself that if I had chosen flexible syns instead of opting to try and ignore what I was eating, I could have set a limit of say 60, still had beer and pizza, but less of it (after 3 pints, who needs more?) and still saved 50 odd syns).

2. NOT try and frantically make up for it, meaning I am more likely to fall off the wagon again and give up (I did consider reverting to 'free' for the whole week). I am just going to calmly clamber back on and go back to normal. Will probably not loose this week - may even gain, but at least I will be back on the plan.

3. Remind myself that I am playing a long game - I have 30 lbs to loose, although I would like to shift some fat for my holiday in 3 weeks, loosing eventually is more important than quick gains. In the long game, this won't cause me to fail. Denying the truth, falling off the wagon and sabotaging my efforts WILL affect the long game.

4. Try and make this a positive learning experience and at least learn something from it that will make a difference next time.

Slinking off with my tail between my legs to finish the Rogan Josh in this months SW magazine.

Night all
Jun 13th, 2015, 22:00 PM  
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Bless you....be proud that you've recognised and acknowledged the 'deviation', and that you have already put the plans in place to 'Keep Calm and Carry On'!
Jun 15th, 2015, 08:45 AM  
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I've done this exact same thing soooo many times... this weekend being one of them, although no where near as bad as some weekends where I've completely binged on everything in sight.

You've got the right attitude about it though, and try to forget about what you've eaten/drank this weekend, and start fresh today. It's the only thing you can do so that it won't send you spiraling out of control. You can do it hun
Jun 15th, 2015, 09:14 AM  
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Nowt wrong with confessional posts; there is is a whole forum dedicated to them (The Naughty Corner)

It's now Monday, time to reset the clock As long as you don't get stuck in a rut you can still pull it back
Jun 15th, 2015, 11:45 AM  
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Thanks both, yes, I have definitely gotten back on track and had a 100% weekend.

Went for a 7 mile run yesterday too (1hr 3 mins), so will be happy to STS at SW this week, even if I don't lose.

It has definitely been a learning experience and I won't be making a habit of it!
Jun 15th, 2015, 11:49 AM  
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Bleeden 'ell, a 7 mile run! Talk about penance

Congrats on a 100% weekend you did better than me
Jun 15th, 2015, 15:03 PM  
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Fanks Mitch, you wouldn't know it to look at me, but I do actually love running, so not too much of a penance. Still don't think it will be enough to redeem myself at WI, but we'll see!
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