HELP!!! I went over my calories. DEVASTATED!!!



  • Out_of_Bubblegum
    Out_of_Bubblegum Posts: 2,220 Member
    I didn't set per week I just put 150 for the overall goal and then it said 1200. But prior to that before I put a goal it said 1567

    I assume you want this weight loss to last.

    If you are getting severe hunger and dizziness.... that's not sustainable long term, and increases your likelihood of falling back into old patterns of eating that made you gain weight to begin with!

    Something to think on.... remember that the changes you are making to HOW you are eating, WHAT you are eating, and HOW MUCH you are eating... need to be for life. You are establishing new habits, not just trying to diet to drop weight then go back to how you ate before because the "diet" is over.

    You are doing great - but make sure that the changes you are making are ones you can live with for the rest of your life... don't race to drop the weight... you didn't put it all on in such a short time.. and you don't have to take it off so fast either.

  • LisaEatSleepRun
    LisaEatSleepRun Posts: 159 Member
    Don't sweat it! It is that kind of all-or-nothing, rigid thinking that leads many of us quit eating less & moving more & reverting back to our old ways because we convince ourselves we failed! I have always been that way, however, if I eat above my calories sometimes now, which I do, I log it & move on. It is about a lifetime not one day!
  • fitoverfortymom
    fitoverfortymom Posts: 3,452 Member
    I was bigger than you when I started in September and also have a goal of 150. We're about the same height. I'm about 18lbs from goal now and in that time I have taken about 3 complete weeks off from dieting and have had several occasions where I went intentionally over my calories or decided not to track for whatever reason.

    Life happens.

    What's more important is knowing that one day isn't going to put all the weight back on and you can go right back the next day to tracking it all.

    Perhaps on your vacation take a break from specific logging, and put your new knowledge of what your portions should be and do your best to stick to that. Or take a break from logging altogether and eat freely for a week, as long as you trust that when you get back that you can get right back to it.
  • Stepping_Stone
    Stepping_Stone Posts: 22 Member
    edited July 2017
    One day isn't going to hurt your long term goals. As for vacation, it's best to actually enjoy your vacation. If you eat at restaurants a lot while vacationing, then don't eat everything on the plate. Divide it before you ever take a bite & share it with your kids. Eat half of what they bring you & if you're still hungry afterwards, eat a snack or something that you know the nutritional data on. Don't go crazy eating everything, but don't punish yourself to the point of not enjoying the adventure.
  • spiffychick85
    spiffychick85 Posts: 311 Member
    You've already lost a great amount, congrats to that!! Honestly 1 day won't matter in the long run, and you didn't even go over by a it's fine. As far as vacation goes? How often do you go on this vacation? If this is a once a year trip I say go and enjoy every minute with your family. Make sensible choices if you feel like it, but most importantly enjoy this time and your food. Your deficit will be waiting for you when you get back. :)
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 47,101 Member
    One day isn't going to derail you if you're back and consistent. It's no more a big deal than missing a workout day.

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  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,720 Member
    I didn't set per week I just put 150 for the overall goal and then it said 1200. But prior to that before I put a goal it said 1567

    But you don't weigh 150, so why would you do that?
  • Marjayhan
    Marjayhan Posts: 59 Member
    One day over eating won't make you fat, just as one day not eating won't make you skinny. 1200 is very unrealistic and i just can't do it myself. If i go over i make sure to do exercise to work the extra off. I think 1400-1500 is more realistic. Once you're eating healthy and making healthy food choices thats all that counts , plus, stressing about it won't make that weighing scales go down. So just breathe, and relax and start again today :)
  • kimberley1975mfp
    kimberley1975mfp Posts: 36 Member
    Cause it asked for my weight and my goal so I put 189 and goal of 150
  • cnbbnc
    cnbbnc Posts: 1,265 Member
    Like you're still new to this, but if you continue with your weight loss pursuit you'll start to see overtime how these occasional blips mean nothing. We're all going to be extra hungry some days. Celebratory events will happen. Cake and cookies will happen. LOL!
    You'll get to the point where you'll realize that as long as you're sticking to plan in general, that these days won't set you back.

    I actually think they're a good thing. We all have to live and give ourselves the freedom to indulge once in a while. You've done great so far so just keep moving forward. :smile:

  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
    Here's a quick tip for the restaurant. Eat half. Portions are typically double what you need anyways.

    1. Order your meal
    2. When it is delivered ask for a takeout container
    3. Put away half right away
    4. Enjoy your meal
    5. Look up the meal on MFP and log half
  • chryssi54
    chryssi54 Posts: 27 Member
    Try increasing your protein content if you are hungry all the time. They seem to satiate better than carbs. Egg whites have been my friend--low cal and filling!
  • Salasel
    Salasel Posts: 69 Member
    Activity counts big time. I have found tieing in my fitbit gives a better perception of how active I was that day. im 229 on the road to 190. If i keep my calories low I will get light headed also eating strategically is important!
  • nosebag1212
    nosebag1212 Posts: 621 Member
    Yeah it said 1567 but that seems high doesn't it

    No it doesn't, 1200 is the bare minimum for women
  • jennifer_417
    jennifer_417 Posts: 12,344 Member
    Part of the process is learning to forgive yourself when you screw up.
  • kam3190
    kam3190 Posts: 157 Member
    edited July 2017
    Think of it this way. You have been losing 3 lbs a week average on 1200 calories a day. You could eat 1700 (500+) and still lose 2 lbs a week.

    ETA. You need to lose 39 lbs to reach your goal. If you lose 3 lbs a week you will reach it in 13 weeks. If you lose it at a rate of 2lbs per week it would take 19.5 weeks.

    6.5 weeks! 45 extra days in order to not be miserable the whole time! I totally think thats worth it.