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Hey, don't spend any time beating yourself up over it!! You know how I look at it? Before SCD, 7 out of 7 days were "cheat days", meaning that every day was a day when I just ate whatever the heck I felt like eating. That's a "zero percent" score on good days vs not so good days.
During SCD, only 1 of 7 are cheat days (most weeks, that is). So, that's an 86% improvement over pre-SCD times! Right?
Even 2 of 7 is still 71% better than not doing SCD at all.
I know --- we can "frame" things however we want in order to "justify our behavior". But my point is that, OVERALL, in the grand scheme of things when you look back over several months or a whole year, having a 2nd cheat day at Christmas is certainly not anything to whip yourself emotionally over.
I hope you agree and feel energized about the days ahead and not defeated. Feeling defeated doesn't help a bit!!
Happy Holidays, cathieely!!!!
I feel your pain.. I blew it for the second day in a row too
And I feel horrible, sick and out of control for the first time in 10 weeks. I hardly did any damage control and i have really gone all out- eating more than I ever have on cheat days, in fact it was a binge.
And now I'm scared about how much I've gained back from what I've lost in the last 10 weeks, which is also bad because I don't really think I lost much last week (I was still strict as possible with food etc though). It has really killed my Christmas spirit, which started out good but is now depressing. I'm also worried about how long it'll take to lose this weight since I was planning on actually losing over New Year rather than staying the same.
If I can at least be at the same weight I was on Christmas morning (whatever it was- I didn't have a scale at my dad's) by New Year everything should be fine and I'll carry on losing again by the time everyone else has made their resolutions (or broken them, lol).
I say you don't worry about this because after all, it IS Christmas and everyone, even slow-carbers, is bound to go to complete excess. It's normal, but your not alone! At least we know we can still lose weight again quickly.
Just pick yourself up, consider Christmas as over and you'll have lost weight by New Year. We can do this!
I'm just going to echo what Gretchenlin said. Don't beat yourself up.!
Look at how awesome you've done over the long term.
You've gained a sense of self-discipline which is great but there's no need to beat yourself up for a slip.
You've gotten yourself back on track and that's the best thing you can do!
You and everybody else on this site has been such an inspiration for me.
Happy holidays to you all!
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