I kinda ate really crappy last weekend. I had some drinks, ate lots cookies and candy at a Halloween party, and just sorta let loose. Yes, I still worked out and no, I didn't binge or completely lose control- but still. ugh. I felt fat and gross come Monday.
I had a major urge to "diet" on Monday. I wanted to restrict my calorie intake and try to eat only 1200 calories no matter how much I exercised. I wanted to vow to eat salads all week and stay away from carb-heavy snacks.
But then I remembered the old saying: "don't throw out the baby with the bath water".
I've been doing so well over the last couple months. I've been exercising more and eating smarter. I've been incorporating my favorite foods into my daily calorie goals and I'm slowly losing weight. It is WORKING. Why would I want to throw all that away after just 1 "bad" weekend?!
So yesterday I worked out, and I logged my foods, I stayed within my calorie goal, and I ATE. I even had some candy. And I'm sticking with it today too. This new lifestyle is my "baby". My bad weekend- the bathwater.
I've learned that I should probably try to limit my "let loose" days to maybe 1 per week. I've also learned that if I mess up it doesn't mean that all of my hard work is flushed down the drain.