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Falling of the wagon/Getting back on track

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Old 05-05-11, 08:34 PM
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Old 05-05-11, 08:51 PM
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When you fall off the wagon do you eat stuff that is in the house? If so remove it, don't buy it, and don't allow it in there.
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Old 05-05-11, 08:52 PM
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Additionally maybe allow yourself one meal a week where you eat until you are satisfied. Only allow that one a week and see how that goes.
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Go ahead and eat a lot, just eat a lot of Veggies or something else healthy. And eat stuff you like once in awhile, just dont eat a ton at a time. If you limit yourself to just eating "the right stuff" youll fall off the wagon more frequently because youll have cravings for bad stuff then pig out on them. If you learn to eat one piece of pizza or whatever then you wont go out and say [email protected]#$ it and eat a whole pizza cuz youll know that your gunna have another piece in a few days. Hope that makes sense.
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Old 05-05-11, 11:58 PM
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When you fall off the wagon do you eat stuff that is in the house? If so remove it, don't buy it, and don't allow it in there.
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I used to be an "eat until I'm sick" kind of guy and that's how I put on 100+ lbs. my junior and senior year of high school but recently I have drastically changed my lifestyle and I'm now eating much healthier, riding 30+ miles on a daily basis and even racing. My only issue is that when I fall off the wagon I fall off hard. One bad choice can lead to a whole lot more very quickly.

Any advice on how I can recover from a bad choice without reverting to the "f*ck it" mindset and move on?
Stop thinking that one "fall" is an end. This is a lifestyle, not a diet. There's not a person who has lost weight who hasn't at some point had something they think they shouldn't. The people who are successful are the ones who don't think "I had pizza, oh no, it's over." The point is that it's never over.
 
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You have to get to the point in your attitude where you understand that while unsustainable eating habits are bad, and you should do everything you can to prevent or avoid them, they aren't the end of the world. There is no "hopeless." Don't let yourself completely off the hook for bad choices - otherwise you'll make them constantly - but understand that what you need to do, and can do, and will do, is recover from them immediately and get back on track. As Sayre once said here, there isn't a pound gained that can't be lost again. At least I think it was Sayre who said it.
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You have to get to the point in your attitude where you understand that while unsustainable eating habits are bad, and you should do everything you can to prevent or avoid them, they aren't the end of the world. There is no "hopeless." Don't let yourself completely off the hook for bad choices - otherwise you'll make them constantly - but understand that what you need to do, and can do, and will do, is recover from them immediately and get back on track. As Sayre once said here, there isn't a pound gained that can't be lost again. At least I think it was Sayre who said it.
Ahem, he was quoting or paraphrasing someone.
 
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Mea culpa, Neil. I had no idea those pearls of wisdom were yours.
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Mea culpa, Neil. I had no idea those pearls of wisdom were yours.
It's such a commonplace I'd not take credit for it. Words to that effect have been written many times in this forum over the years by many people.
 
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I used to be an "eat until I'm sick" kind of guy and that's how I put on 100+ lbs. my junior and senior year of high school but recently I have drastically changed my lifestyle and I'm now eating much healthier, riding 30+ miles on a daily basis and even racing. My only issue is that when I fall off the wagon I fall off hard. One bad choice can lead to a whole lot more very quickly.

Any advice on how I can recover from a bad choice without reverting to the "f*ck it" mindset and move on?
Try MyFitnessPal.com. It gives me some structure and accountability.
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