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Monumental Fall from grace! HELP!


WILL be Slim!
S: 14st0lb C: 13st7lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30.5 Loss: 0st7lb(3.57%)
so as if things were going badly enough with still being ill becuase of the anyi-d's etc, but last night....the cat did a runner! He's blind hence the worry.....he was gone for hours and although was found in the end, in the meanwhile, it also saw DH and i have a MASSIVE argument....details i wont bore you with, but it resulted in his nearly being thrown out....

so i consumed a box of hotel chocolat chocs! :(

I feel like such a failure and have no idea what its going to do to my insides! I've been near enough as good as gold on this diet from the start....and now i feel like i have falled so flat on my face that i have no idea how to recover from this!

This all happened at 3am! :(

I pretty much loth myself right now! I am so close to having a healthy BMI....and then i go and do that to myself!

please, anyone out there give me a good telling to! but is there anyone that will be able to tell me how this could effect the whole glycogen situation thing!

I'm even more miserable than i was earlier!

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S: 13st13.5lb C: 13st10.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 31.1 Loss: 0st3lb(1.53%)
Oh Liz you're only human! For years we've turned to food when in need of squashing some emotion or other (for me mostly boredom or stress) and it's only natural that occasionally we will return to what we know. Especially at 3am when you're exhausted and can't think straight (making assumptions here!).

You need to get it into perspective. It was just a box of choccies - and good ones at that :). It might make you feel bloated for a day or two and might possibly affect your weight loss this week, but other than that it's really not that big a deal. You haven't ruined anything - you simply chose to eat some chocolate. Now you can choose to carry on with your CD plan without beating yourself up or feeling bad.

Guilt is one of those feelings that we feel very often and it's mostly very unhelpful. It's a good feeling to have if you have genuinely done something to feel guilty about but most of us feel guilt in situation where it does more harm than good. There is NOTHING to feel guilty about and all it will do is make you feel more stress and emotions which you then might end up eating to calm the guilt and round and round it go. Don't let this happen to you. Recognise that you made a choice to eat the chocolate. It was your decision so stand by it and get on with your day.

Just eat normally (on plan) today and see last night as just another lesson learned.

and I'm glad you found your cat - that must have been so stressful for you!!

Take Care!


Cambridge Consultant
S: 15st1lb C: 8st10lb G: 8st10lb Loss: 6st5lb(42.18%)
Just wanted to send you the biggest hugs hon...... Its so horrible when you are not feeling great then lots of things happen at the same time...
You have done amazingly well hon 88 lbs lost is incredible and 10 lbs away from goal..
Please please dont beat yourself up about the chocs you are only human and you have done amazingly... I know its hard as you have always been so on track which I have been the same but there are going to be days espeically in life once you have finished where you have something that you dont think you should have and feel bad but dont think of it as a bad thing just carry on today as normal...
Take care hon and hope you sort everything out ..
Be proud dont beat yourself up you have done fab hon x


Gone fishing
Absolutely what Alli says.

Call it a pause ;)

The most important thing is what you do now, not what you did then. You've done so very well, and you can continue to do well. It's up to you :)

Don't stress about the glycogen thing. More important things to think about ;)
i have no idea how to recover from this!
It's easy. Just do what you've been doing (minus the chocs that is :D)

Hope you enjoyed them! Such a waste otherwise.
Aw hun, as the others have said you have done amazing so far, it was a blip, under stress. Time to forget about it and move forward you will be back on track today. Big hugs to you and soooo glad all was OK with the cat.


Stubborn tortoise
S: 14st11lb C: 14st9lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 31.2 Loss: 0st2lb(0.97%)
Lizz, big hugs honey.

I can feel your pain and panic because I've been putting myself through the same, yet it's only when you step back and look at someone else's experience that you are able to see clearly the way forward.

Agree with Alli, you haven't ruined anything, just stalled the car. If that happens while you are driving, it's irritating but hardly life-or-death, right?

You re-start and carry on driving until you get to your destination. If you are smart you avoid stalling again, but perhaps it takes a few repeats to actually learn that lesson. You can't learn WITHOUT making the mistake, if that makes sense. It's when you willfully say, right, if I take my foot off the accelerator here I will stall... better not... oops, maybe I will... that's kind of crazy. That's what I have been doing, and put into perspective like that I can see it's not especially useful. I have learned the lessons, just need to put them into practice. Is driving ahead smoothly scarier than stalling? If so, why?

Am I scared to get to destination?

Lizz, you were stressed and OH was probably stressed too with missing the stag do etc. Don't see it as the end of the world. Start the car up - now, not tomorrow - and carry on. As you go along, the shaky feeling of that stall will fade. By tomorrow, it won't be so upsetting. By next week, you'll have forgotten it. By next month... well, you'll be in a whole new place.

Onwards honey, it is the only way.

Sorry to ramble... keeping with the car analogy, have been convincing myself lately I have a faulty gearbox. But no... time to stop making the same mistake endlessly and get on with the drive. See you on the road!

S: 18st2lb C: 17st4lb G: 13st12lb BMI: 31.1 Loss: 0st12lb(4.72%)
You know what to do Lizz, just get back on the diet. And I suspect you know what it'll do to the glycogen levels; you'll be topped up now but of course that'll be the first energy to be used and then you'll be back into the fat burning. It won't be lbs and lbs either.

You'll be out of ketosis I guess so you'll probably have to tough things out for a couple of days until you're back in though.


Happiness in a shake!
S: 17st4lb C: 15st9lb G: 11st6lb Loss: 1st9lb(9.5%)
put it behind you and move on, you have done amazing, don't let one little blip ruin your momentum, you didn't kill anyone, you didn't harm anyone, you ate some chocolates, its done, its over, its gone and in the past, stop the self loathing right now, as its avery dangerous and destructive path to go down, give yourself a pat on the back for ONLY eating chocolate, and not the entire contents of your fridge (which is what I would have done no doubt!)
Jump right on that wagon today and remind yourself of how far you have come, you are amazing and an inspiration, DO NOT let this ruin things for you x
S: 16st4lb C: 16st4lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 36.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Liz, now I am going to be tough with you here ! But also kind :) You had a crap day and things got on top of you, let's be honest most people reach for something, usually a glass of wine !

But, I have looked at you and your photos and I think you have all this tremendous pressure on yourself to be a certain weight, just like I was !

You are a blooming Size 10 Missus !!!!!!!!!!! You look amazing, and you have 2lb to a BMI of 25.

Please Please make that your first goal, like me, so you can then start introuducing food sensibly instead of thinking I MUST I MUST be 10 stone something !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are stressing yourself out and personally you are just a huge inspiration to me and I have watched your posts about feeling down, worrying about the pounds, your surgery.


I would hug you if I were there (after a slap saying look how amazing your figure is) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I reached BMI 25 (11.1 for our height) and I feel crap - why ? Because I have had a bug for 24 hours and feel like I am dying with crippling stomach pains...............and I can only manage a size 12 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I hadn't been ill I would have only lost a pound and probably been annoyed :( But this isn't victory for me today this is about you and anyways, you don't want to be too thin, you look perfect as you are !

YOU ARE A 10 and YOU NEED TO REALISE YOU HAVE COME FROM IN THE 20'S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad you found your cat safe and sound. It's a really worrying and stressful thing and even worse if you're not feeling too well and then when everything is bad enough and you just want some support and reassurance you fall out with H it's only natural you'll look to something else for support.

In the big scheme of things chocolate isn't the worst thing in the world, it's better than alcohol, or nicotine or narcotics!
If you want to go for worst case scenario say you ate the 750g box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates (a £40 box) if we assume that it's approx 500cals per 100g (seems about average) you ate 3750 calories, it seems loads compared to the number you're having on Cambridge but if you spread it throughout the week it's 535 calories a day and to maintain your weight you'd need about 1500ish so chocolate binge + CD = a calorie deficit of 500 calories a day (and still a low calorie diet)
Obviously it's not a new diet plan :) (dammit!) and you may well put on water etc but it's nothing that cant be rectified really quickly.

You've done incredibly well to come so far but you're human and we all have wobbles now and again so don't give it a second thought. I'm guessing because it happened at 3am you've slept since then? In that case it happened yesterday so today is a fresh start :)
S: 14st10lb C: 14st10lb G: 10st2lb BMI: 40.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
please dont beat yourself up about it your an inspiration to us all everyones human just back on track and all will be well :D


WILL be Slim!
S: 14st0lb C: 13st7lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30.5 Loss: 0st7lb(3.57%)
thank you all so much for yuor encouraging and motivating comments! I really appreciate it!

I feel like crap! total and utter crap....my stomach is bloated, i feel blocked inside, and really VERY uncomfortable!
I have no doubt that i have learned a VERY important lesson today! SS is SS for a reason! and when they tell you to stick to plan, its so that you dont feel poo! lol.

I was so hopeful of getting to my healthy BMI this week and i have just kissed goodbye to that as i need to lose 3lbs....and i have a wedding i'm supposed to be going to on Saturday (which will be entertaining considering i've not been out of bed for over a week!) which i was going to eat at, but i will have to for go that due to my own stupidity!

Not going to beat myself up...just going to get back on plan...which to be fair shouldnt be too hard considering i feel pants anyway! lol

Thank you all again!


Sunshine Singer

Dropped White Sugar & Feeling Fantastic
S: 13st2lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st11lb BMI: 31 Loss: 1st6lb(10.87%)
Glad you're gonna put this behind you and look forward. You've been having such a rough time and yesterday just topped it off. So you might have put yourself a week that's all hun. Sorry you're feeling all yucky today. Take care x


WILL be Slim!
S: 14st0lb C: 13st7lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30.5 Loss: 0st7lb(3.57%)
i tell you what hun, the way i feel right now...i never want to see a chocolate again!



Enjoyin' my journey....
S: 18st10lb C: 15st12lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 31.9 Loss: 2st12lb(15.27%)
Hi Liz - glad you are set to get back on track. Too much beating yourself up will make you feel as bad as you think the choccys have!! Guilt is more poisonous than food. Your body will drop back to rhythm - might take a day or two - but just think, what you consider an evil used to be normality......so dont be too bruised, and soldier on. Hope you are feeling sunnier. Tx
S: 16st4lb C: 16st4lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 36.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Lizz I am like that about the monkfish...........darn my brother in law for telling me to try it !

Today I have eaten a packet of mini hob nobs, a packet of skips and a tuna wrap (god knos I should have stayed away from fish) not exactly the diet I should be following but my body needs something as I have lost so much these past few days !

I would have ate choccy today if I had any !


WILL be Slim!
S: 14st0lb C: 13st7lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30.5 Loss: 0st7lb(3.57%)
just think, what you consider an evil used to be normality
SOOOO True! I wouldnt have thought twice about that in the past! :D just goes to show that something good has come out of this!

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