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Day 1 and I'm over by 80 calories already.

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  • JeromeBarry1JeromeBarry1 Member Posts: 10,185 Member Member Posts: 10,185 Member
    Like any football dinger, my advice to you is "Walk it off."
  • scarla67scarla67 Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    No, peppermint seems to help. Will try the ginger, thanks so much.
  • scarla67scarla67 Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    Tks so much, will try it.
  • brightresolvebrightresolve Member, Premium Posts: 1,024 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,024 Member
    Ginger tea is my savior for nausea. And OP, like many others have said, you can't wreck this in a day. Go on, go easy on yourself, make it sustsinable.
    edited April 2018
  • sapphi924sapphi924 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Don't give up...I'm on 1200 calories too...

  • scarla67scarla67 Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    Hey there, I got us off track with what you started with. Some one said this is just a goal and that's right. If you drive to the beach and take a few side roads you still get there so stay on the path as much as you can and notice when you don't. Drink your water. Great Earth tea sweet and spicy is my best tool. Even if you don't like tea you will probably love it. Make it strong and have it atound all the time. You don't need to add anything to it.
  • kpsychekpsyche Member Posts: 345 Member Member Posts: 345 Member
    Like any football dinger, my advice to you is "Walk it off."

    This is the main reason I walk... so I can eat more :smiley:
  • ashxtasticnessashxtasticness Member Posts: 160 Member Member Posts: 160 Member
    Maybe try meal prepping or logging early. I have to plan my meals the night before or I end up not eating enough or eating way too much/the wrong things. My first few days I was way under my goal and then way over, so I decided to jut take a few minutes each night, pull up MFP, see what I have/what sounds good and plan for the next day. Also makes packing lunch for work much easier when I don't have to read labels and do math first thing in the morning lol

    Don't be too hard on yourself, it is a lot of learning and trial and error.

    You've got this!

  • psychod787psychod787 Member Posts: 4,073 Member Member Posts: 4,073 Member
    80 calories is really inside the range of counting and measuring errors. I think you will be ok today! I think being constant is key to all this!
  • damiexxiidamiexxii Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    Don't worry bout that! I once ate a breakfast that was my entire days worth of calories, it was good and worth it! Just make ur over day ur cheat day
  • TitaniaEcksTitaniaEcks Member Posts: 351 Member Member Posts: 351 Member
    Celery, celery, celery! And Walden Farms makes pretty good no-cal dressings to dip it in. That's what I used to do if I went over, is just stuff myself with negligible-calorie vegetables until my tum was full. Or stick them in broth for a near-no-cal soup. Eat as much as you want of it.
  • jenilla1jenilla1 Member Posts: 11,142 Member Member Posts: 11,142 Member
    80 calories over with such a big deficit already is hardly anything. And if you end up eating a few hundred more (like at maintenance) every once in a while you haven't done any harm - just slowed your loss a tiny bit. Not the end of the world. It's the overall trend of what you do over the long term that matters, not one single day.
  • 33Freya33Freya Member Posts: 468 Member Member Posts: 468 Member
    Self-kickery doesn't burn calories.... Take a walk and burn those 80 calories off instead. Be gentle on yourself as you would a dear friend.
  • Nckr66Nckr66 Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    When you go over, take it as an opportunity to learn how to deal with the emotions that come with it. I say this as a serial starter who, up until this time round, was ALWAYS derailed by any 'bad' days - I'd just lose the motivation because I felt I'd failed already. Now that I've accepted I'm in this for the long run and that it's the big picture that counts, going over no longer bothers me unless I do it consistently.
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