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Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
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I'm afraid to report that I fell from grace rather spectacularly last night and I really don't understand why ๐Ÿ˜ž I'd been out for a meal with a friend, was really good with my eating and had delicious chargrilled Lamb with Greek salad, no dessert, just decaf latte. Came home, stayed up late and raided my daughters' chocolate supplies ๐Ÿ™ˆ I've had such a good week and was feeling really positive so I just hope I haven't completely sabotaged my efforts this week. Guess I'll find out on Sunday!

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toomuchwool
toomuchwool2020 January

Oh sympathies, we've all been there ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ don't beat yourself up too much, you're only human. Was there something during the evening which was a trigger do you think?

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to toomuchwool

Not that I'm aware of. The only thing I can think of is that I may have subconsciously felt cheated that I didn't get a dessert? I should have just gone to bed!

Catgirl1976
Catgirl19762020 January
in reply to Leeleepuss

They usually do sorbets and yes perhaps that was what triggered it as you think to yourself why should I miss out!

Is that your kitty in the pic then as he is handsome. A mate of mine has a brown tabby called Luis who is a very vocal girl!

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Catgirl1976

Sorbets are all sugar. Do not fall for them!!! Ever!!!

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Catgirl1976

Yeah. He's the real Leeleepuss, or Leo as his actual name is! He's also very vocal and not at all sympathetic to my weight loss plight! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Catgirl1976
Catgirl19762020 January
in reply to Leeleepuss

Is he spoilt as we have an extremely spoilt orange tabby called baby who is 16 in April and she gets everything she wants off her mother including fresh fish from the market every Monday when mum has her day off!

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Catgirl1976

Yeah he's pretty spoilt if I'm honest. He gets fresh beef, chicken or tuna if I'm doing it and stands at the cat flap and meows for someone to open it for him!! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚

Catgirl1976
Catgirl19762020 January
in reply to Leeleepuss

A brown tabby version of baby then!

Baby has a mate called Percy who will be 16 in June same age as baby is who is a brown and white tabby and is ruined!

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Catgirl1976

๐Ÿ˜‚ They have us wound around their little paws don't they!

Catgirl1976
Catgirl19762020 January
in reply to Leeleepuss

Baby does as she meows when she sees us especially her mother!

Baby still gets called a little kitten by her mother even though she is 16 in April!

Last night at Welsh one of my friends there had asked me how was baby getting on and I said she is fine and still spoilt!

ScarletM
ScarletM2 stone

Don't be hard on yourself - Noone is perfect all the time. I have to say being over tired triggers me - perhaps that was part of the problem ? I'm better going to bed than fighting to stay awake or making myself over tired, as my sugar cravings start kicking in too.

I do have some low calorie hot chocolate sachets in the cupboard that I use when I really want a chocolate fix -and feel; like I might slip off the wagon. I find that they really help me so thought I would mention them to you.

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to ScarletM

Thanks Scarlet. I did stay up later than I should have. I'll have a look at those ๐Ÿ˜Š

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Leeleepuss

Watch the sugar on the low carb hot chocolate...

Catgirl1976
Catgirl19762020 January

It's not the end of the world to go raiding chocolate supplies and today is another day.

My hypothesis is that did not eat enough supper. Could you have a starter next time? If you eat enough good food with plenty of fat, you will not crave chocolate. I usually ask for the cheese plate but without crackers.

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

I did wonder about that. I also finished my friend's Greek salad but it was mainly salad and not nearly enough Feta in my opinion! Maybe more feta would have filled me up more.

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Leeleepuss

Cheese. Iโ€™ve said it before and I will say it again. Cheese is the answer. But without the crackers.

PS I raided my sons treat box late at night ALL THE TIME until I committed to low carb high fat at new year & not a gram of sugar has passed my lips since. No willpower needed, just not interested any more.

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

Hope I can get to that stage ๐Ÿ˜Š

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Leeleepuss

Forgive me for asking but are you fully up with speed with the LCHF eating approach?

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

The reason I ask is that until I understood that I had to get a lot more fat into my diet, not just cut back on carbs & sugar, I didnโ€™t get very far... but you may be all over this!

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

I have done much googling of late! I am managing to cut my carbs right down and my target is 33g per day. I am eating around 90g of protein and 130g of fat. Would you say that's about right? I've struggled with the maths a bit, I won't lie ๐Ÿคฅ I've swapped all the low fat foods I used to eat for full fat versions.

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Leeleepuss

I donโ€™t measure my fat or protein or anything really, and in any case the numbers will vary according to your body. BUT what I will say is that you should eat fat until you are a) not hungry, b) feel satisfied, c) gone off eating cr@p. After 6 weeks or so you will naturally find you want less cheese, as your body is no longer grieving for carbs!

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

Thanks I'll try and cram in a bit more!!

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Leeleepuss

Cream in coffee, on berries. spooned out of a pot of extra thick in the middle of the night, more sensibly avocado...

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

Ooh are you a sneaky midnight feaster? ๐Ÿ˜

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Leeleepuss

I used to be - packets of biscuits, crisps & haribo, hiding the wrappers from my husband... and in the first week of LCHF I woke in the night & ate cream... I associate food with sending me back to sleep. But no more. Instead I check Twitter age when I wake in the night which is not much healthier really... ๐Ÿคฃ

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

๐Ÿ˜‚

Sherlock20
Sherlock202lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

Oh, the late night problem. I've found a satsuma does it for me now.

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Slim_for_good

I'm at my desk tucking into a pack of wensleydale with Cranberries ๐Ÿ˜

Catgirl1976
Catgirl19762020 January
in reply to Leeleepuss

We have that in our fridge here as well!

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer

I feel for you. Sometimes there is no reason! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I can plan and be sensible at an event, a meal out, festivities like Christmas, then when they are over, having had it all under control for that period, suddenly I seem to lose it and I overeat when there is no good reason! Self sabotage, but not sure why!

Today is your fresh start.

Ask your daughter to hide her chocolate! :)

It easier to succeed without temptation!

Tomorrow you will have a great healthy day - because you deserve to take care of yourself.

I am at my sister's today with very little control over the food she provides. I feel like this whole week is a write off now and I'd done so well up until that point. Weigh in day tomorrow. I'm doomed!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I feel you. Same sort of thing happened to me on Thursday. I had a wagon wheel. It was horrible, not how I remembered at all, so had to make up for my disappointment with 7 bourbon biscuits & a scone. Felt sick as a dog next day. Not expecting greatness on the scales this week.

Leeleepuss
Leeleepuss7lbs
in reply to Sherlock20

I've just had a sneaky pre-weigh in weigh in and I'm 2 lbs up ๐Ÿ˜ž I'd done so well for the rest of the week. Feeling very despondent this morning. I so wanted to make the next stone down to make this all worthwhile. โ˜น๏ธ

Sherlock20
Sherlock202lbs
in reply to Leeleepuss

It's a blip. You'll make it to the next stone down, it'll just take a tiny bit longer. Marathon not a sprint. I look at it like this: it would be far more disheartening if you'd stuck to it religiously and still gained. At least you (and me, though I've not been brave enough to look yet) know what went wrong, and some folk here have suggested maybe why. Don't be too hard on yourself.

CherryN
CherryN1 stone
in reply to Leeleepuss

Why does chocolate have to taste so good?!!! Youโ€™ll get down to the next stone soon enough. Donโ€™t let a little blip make you write off the whole week. Itโ€™s a one off. You may find your weight drops off a bit anyway by the time you weigh in properly. I try to only weigh myself once a week and always at the same time of day. Try to resist the temptation to weigh yourself in between as weight fluctuates and it can be disheartening, especially if you eat badly and immediately weigh yourself afterwards. The news will be bad then. Good luck with the next week. ๐Ÿ˜

2 lbs is not so bad. Try to fit in a walk. It might help with the weight loss but more it will make you feel mentally stronger!โค๏ธ

Slim_for_good
Slim_for_good1st 7lbs
in reply to Leeleepuss

Iโ€™ve said this elsewhere recently but donโ€™t assume you have put on 2lbs fat because you ate 8oz of chocolate, or whatever. I put on FIVE POUNDS from Thursday to Friday, and my diet was perfectly keto. Am I beating myself up? No. Am I drinking lots of water to flush out water retention or whatever? yes. Is it a bit annoying because I really liked seeing the lower number? Yes. Did my clothes on Friday fit the way they did on Thursday? Yes.

Claz
Claz7lbs

its happened and no point dwelling on it cos you cant change it now. Today is a new day so make it a good one and remove any trigger food from the house in case the 'munchy monster' comes back for another raid :-)

Be-yourself
Be-yourself2020 January

Balance is what works for me. I can admit my diet is not 100% healthy or clean. Do i still eat chocolate? Yes. Do I still drink wine? Yes. But I know that the majority of the time I eat well and that the chocolate cake I ate whilst out last night won't ruin anything in the grand scheme of things...

Think about it, you will never hear someone overweight saying 'i am overweight because l ate chocolate cake last month'.

If you eat well the majority of the time, then enjoying a few things that have little to no nutrientional value won't hurt!

Absolutely. Put it behind you and start again. Also just weigh yourself once a week on your weigh in day and post that days weight. I had a choc binge midweek was I was unwell and feeling rough. I weighed the next morning which I don't usually do and was the same as last week. I put it behind me and ate sensibly for two days and today I have posted a small loss.

You might find it hasn't done too much damage. If it has start again and focus on healthy eating next week. Good luck

Hi LeeLeepuss, I fell from grace yesterday too, in some ways more spectacularly as I went out and bought what I was craving-a bar of chocolate and a creme egg, very lchf. !! So that was yesterday . Today we can choose to beat ourselves up about it or accept our sudden need. Agonise about it and build it up where it removes all the positivity from the several good days that went before OR we both refuse to give it any more power, consign it to history and return to good habits. A suggestion though , if your daughter is old enough then give her the money to replace the treats, not sure my will power would be strong enough to shop for the replacements so soon after enjoying illicit contraband!! The scales may or may not deliver their own verdict on our behaviour but we can decide whether to get back on to the main route or continue the detour which will inevitably increase not only our weight but our overall journey time.

Thanks guys, you are all amazing and have lifted me incredibly. I was at my sisterโ€™s today, whose husband is a chef and he made scones with jam and cream and cookies and all I gave in to was a couple of dark choc chip sugar free cookies. I took boiled eggs and babybels with me and ate those instead. I was given South African sweet treats as a present and I only ate a couple. So, although I think tomorrowโ€™s weigh in is going to be disappointing, I am going out to do my walk this evening, which is a 40 minute one and will have a good dinner tonight and you never know!!

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