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Gone slightly off plan? This will make you put things into perspective :)

S: 15st1lb C: 9st4lb G: 8st10lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 5st11lb(38.39%)
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"OMG I'M FREAKING OUT! I ATE SOO MUCH!! I AM GOING TO GAIN LIKE 5 POUNDS. I'VE RUINED EVERYTHING."

Ok.

Stop.

Take a deep breath and put your thinking cap on.

Take your weight loss calorie goal, and just toss that number out the window. We’re not going to talk about that right now. We’re going to talk about that minor (or major) freak out we sometimes have when we’re having a really good week, eating really well, then we lose our damn minds and eat something we shouldn't.

2000 calories is about what your body needs to maintain your weight and keep all your organs doing all those lovely keeping you alive things that they do. Your body burns all those calories at rest. That means that while you’re sitting on your ass, walking to the fridge and back etc etc.. your body is making you breathe and make new cells and **** and burns those 2000 calories.

To gain a single pound, you’d have to eat another 3500 calories on top of those 2000. Thats 5500 calories. 5500 calories is a ****ing lot of calories, okay? Lets take a look at what 5500 calories looks like.

One slice of a large pepperoni pizza from pizza hut is 330 calories. You’d have to eat a little over 2 entire large pepperoni pizzas to hit 5500 calories.
One crunchy taco from taco bell is 170 calories. To eat 5500 calories, you’d have to eat 32 tacos.
One double cheeseburger from mcdonalds is 440 calories. 12 of those is 5500 calories.
21 cheetos are 160 calories. 714 cheetos are 5500 calories.
Was whatever junk you ate probably a bad choice health-wise? Probably.

Did you ruin all your progress? No.

Did you even eat enough to gain an entire whole pound? Nooope.

Are you going to survive, drink some water, go for a walk or run in the morning, and forgive yourself? Yep. You are.

Know why?

Cause **** happens.

As long as it doesn't become an every day habit- then move on and continue with the rest of your journey.

FORGIVE.
 
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Lizz1985

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S: 14st6lb C: 13st7lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 29.6 Loss: 0st13lb(6.44%)
#2
Great post!! Saw it in your diary and really puts things in perspective! Thanks xx
 
S: 14st9lb C: 14st0.6lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.7 Loss: 0st8.4lb(4.1%)
#3
Wonderful. Just what I needed to hear today! Thank you.
 

azlan

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#5
Great post - I'm going to print it out for those freak out days!!!

Have copied it and looked up a couple of my junk temptations and changed the pizza and taco ones to things I eat (or should that be ate!!)
 
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S: 15st1lb C: 9st4lb G: 8st10lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 5st11lb(38.39%)
#6
Glad you have found it useful..love the fact youve amended bits and printed it out.

Its a good reminder to not give up or give in to an unhealthy diet because of one treat/slip. We're all human. Sometimes I think we're too harsh on ourselves..one small blip the worlds over, we've ruined it and the only way forward is to carry on eating.

Wrong..get back on the band wagon and keep on truckin!
 

Cherrypie

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S: 17st0lb C: 13st1.0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 3st13lb(23.11%)
#7
Love it :) puts that pear drop I sneaked today into perspective :)
 
S: 13st0lb G: 10st7lb
#8
Thanks for that- motivational and also very informative! Great stuff x
 
S: 15st1lb C: 9st4lb G: 8st10lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 5st11lb(38.39%)
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beaky31

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S: 20st1lb C: 17st13lb G: 15st0lb BMI: 36 Loss: 2st2lb(10.68%)
#10
Love love love this puts things into perspective. Thanks for posting:)
 


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