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johnstonkevin457johnstonkevin457 Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
Creative Failure.

I have found a way to fail in my dieting that really works for me. Sometimes, that day comes where I know I am not going to make it. My appetite is huge and it is early in the day and I am already near my calorie goal.

So I surrender the calorie battle and go for nutrition. Today, I "blew it" by overeating turkey breast, whole wheat bread, and broccoli. So I won by eating in a healthy manner. Tomorrow, back on the calorie counting.
edited May 16


  • Jenpec98Jenpec98 Member, Premium Posts: 53 Member Member, Premium Posts: 53 Member
    I think that some days are just like that. You are hungrier that usual, almost like your body is craving nutrients. Good on you for listening to your body.
  • pabmacpabmac Member, Premium Posts: 53 Member Member, Premium Posts: 53 Member
    Huh, I really like this. Thanks for the tip- that’ll help me not stress out as much about days like that
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 5,927 Member Member Posts: 5,927 Member
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_GoodGet_Back_To_Feeling_Good Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
    Some days are easy then have been with you on the others. Need to remember to live for yourself and not for the glory of food. Feeling better everyday that my first 30 Lbs. came off can't wait for the next 30 :)
  • DeterminedFee201426DeterminedFee201426 Member, Premium Posts: 859 Member Member, Premium Posts: 859 Member
    Something like what I've been working on. If I'm going over, Make sure it's on food and not snacks. There's a huge difference between both.
    edited June 8
  • AKTipsyCatAKTipsyCat Member, Premium Posts: 228 Member Member, Premium Posts: 228 Member
    Love that idea. WTG! We aren't meant to live lives of deprivation, sometimes we just gotta eat! But it doesn't have to be a sleeve of girl scout cookies.
  • goal06082021goal06082021 Member Posts: 1,735 Member Member Posts: 1,735 Member
    I try to log as much in advance as I can, so then I know "okay, I have 250 calories left to play with today, so if I do need a pick-me-up around 2 PM I can go get a bag of m&ms and still come in under budget."
  • wunderkindkingwunderkindking Member Posts: 1,318 Member Member Posts: 1,318 Member
    I am sometimes like that - if I'm going over, I'm going over in nutrition, darn it.

    Conversely, if I'm going over it's going to be on food I freaking LOVE and really, really want. Last time I did that was a few months ago and it was on a whole lotta cheese. Really really good fancy cheese.

    Either way it's going to be worth it ;-)
  • brenn24179brenn24179 Member Posts: 2,112 Member Member Posts: 2,112 Member
    Some days you get hungry and if you eat healthy it has got to be good for us! Good job.
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