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More, More, More!

I stood in the kitchen and prepared my all-time favorite Thanksgiving leftover dish. A slice of the hideous miniature gluten-free bread, homemade mayonnaise, gluten-free stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce and of course, a nice heap of cold turkey, held in place with another hideous miniature gluten-free piece of bread.

I warmed it up for just a few seconds and sat down to enjoy my lunch. The gluten-free version looked rather small, compared to the sandwiches I consumed for so many years, but I stopped complaining when I took the first bite.

It was exquisite - marvelous - unbelievable yummy, and at this moment I was at peace with my Celiac disease and the rest of the world. Sadly, it didn't last long -the peace as well as my sandwich. My plate was empty and without thinking, I got up and marched toward the kitchen to make me another one.

More, more, more -there was a choir in my head and it got louder and louder.

Wanting more is who I am and I assume -or hope- I am not the only one. More money, more success, more happiness -more of everything and the feeling of not having enough, doesn't stop when it comes to eating.

3 and even 4-egg omelets were the norm for me, so were EXTRAS. Extra gravy, extra salad dressing and of course extra bacon when we went out for breakfast. The ultimate feast - the more, the better.

Of course, I got the second sandwich and it was as delicious as the first one. The third one didn't happen, because I had run out of the hideous miniature gluten-free bread. 

More, more, more - the choir in my head never stops. 

I have enjoyed a 5-day long Thanksgiving vacation, decided to take a break from logging and gave myself the freedom to roam a bit. Victoria II. gave me my reward today in the morning. I have put on 3 pounds and while it's not a tragedy, it shows me that I can derail myself in lightening speed. 

You would think I know calories and portions by heart after almost 2 years of logging, but the way it looks like I don't, or perhaps I do, and that's why I decided not to log, to begin with. Yep, that sounds like me. 

More, more, more! Will I ever be at peace and content with less?

Perhaps I am just the product of our society and it's time for me to set my own rules -not just in the kitchen. Less is ok! 

I wish MFP would show weight gain as public as it shows weight loss. I want to be held accountable at all times. Loss or gain, it is a mirror of my lifestyle -something that I need to see. Well, thanks to my wonderful scale I have seen it.

I took a few illegal u-turns Thanksgiving and now it's time to Log n' Roll again. I suck without logging my food.

3 Pounds regained - 119 pounds lost - Only 21 to go!


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18 commentaires:

hippysprout a écrit il y a 6 mois:
You are not alone. I took a four day logging vacation. Miraculously, I didn't have a gain, but I definitely needed that break to reset my head. I'm way more focused after that break, so maybe there will be some positive benefits to your break as well. I'm actually considering factoring short "diet breaks" into my plan because it seemed to refocus me completely. I'd rather do it intentionally and in a controlled and mindful way than the way I did it this past Thanksgiving lol.
mlakhatch a écrit il y a 6 mois:
I too had a 4lbs gain without logging over Thanksgiving - you are definitely not alone! But the good thing it will be a breeze for us to drop the 3 and 4 lbs compared to where we were a year ago!!!! THAT is accomplishment AND the fact that you recognized the bad habit you can always get it under control once you hit maintenance - you will be eyeballing portions with no problem! ;)
angies_getting_healthy a écrit il y a 6 mois:
Not alone by any means! But in years past I know i would have put on 5+ pounds over thanksgiving and this year was only 3 so i call that a win!
shunggie a écrit il y a 6 mois:
I lost 125 pounds several years ago when stress factors came into my life I quit logging. I thought the same thing - I can do this with my eyes closed. And for a few months I did fairly well. Then the wheels fell off. Eventually I gained back slightly more than half of what I had originally lost. I am the type of person I will probably always have to do some type of tracking, that's a small price to pay to add years to my life. It's cheaper and healthier than medicine for everything that weight brings with it.
carolynsutton6 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
I was a hair's breadth away from my 1derland and now I'm up nearly 4 pounds. Grrrrr...

I didn't think I went that crazy over Thanksgiving (I logged all my meals, fairly accurately overall), but it's obvious that I can't let the "once in awhile" eating take over - and it's very ready to become that way at a moment's notice.
SassyCookieMe a écrit il y a 6 mois:
thank you for being human and not being afraid to voice not only your successes but also when things go astray. You are not alone I know that I too have shared some of the very same feelings and urges. I do tend to beat myself up pretty good when I feel myself slip.
lorrainequiche59 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
That was my first thought as I was reading your post,
"You're HUMAN!!" It isn't about perfection, cause we aren't perfect! I also appreciate your honesty & openness to admit your deviation from your routine. NOW, you will get back to it & continue logging & losing!! Cause that is what you do...
jimroberts7758 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
I sure know the More thing. It's pretty much sugared up foods. I made the mistake of making a cranberry pie for Thanksgiving that had a cup of flour and a cup of sugar and two cups of cranberries as primary ingredients. It was a hit, but I found the sugar overpowering. Needless to say, I ate the last piece today. It seems to have gotten much tamer. If I make it again, I'll go with 1/2 a cup of sugar. But not this year.
sleepymom5 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
I can totally relate to this. I actually did better than I ever did before and during Thanksgiving. If I got rid of those left overs, I would have been golden. Instead, I was undone by the same turkey sandwich you made but not the gluten free version. I think one day I had one at each meal! Next year I need to just have enough to make 1. I need to get rid of the left overs. I don't have to tell you, it is a learning process. We will figure this out.
PAnn1 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
In the animated movie "American Tale" Fivel sings "Never Say Never Again". Although it was totally unrelated to weigh loss, I hear this song in my head at every pound I have regained over the course of time. I get back on the wagon and the next time I slip I hear that song once again. Celebrations in my world have always revolved around food. You've made it thru the holidays and other celebrations in the past. I know you and Victoria II will continue on with your wonderful relationship. She's actually a good friend, one that tells you the truth and doesn't pussy foot around you.
Twiley510 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
Thank you! I needed this today. I had been contemplating going off plan "just for today". I can't. You gave me a wonderful gift in this post. Thank you!
Laura80111 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
Yep I too wanted MORE! But for the first time ever I stripped the turkey bones then boiled the rest for future soup and stuck it all in the freezer. Only one day of turkey sandwiches and I decided to do it as a no bread thing (can't call it a sandwich without his bread wrapping) It was good and I forced myself to eat it slowly. For once the gain was less than a pound and that made me feel better. Now back to faithful logging...onward and downward.
zydeco69 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
Ugh! So So easy to gain and so so hard to lose. Sometimes I want to SCREAM!!
motivatedmartha a écrit il y a 6 mois:
Yep - One week break away in the sun before the real winter and holiday season kick in and +5lbs. I was even careful, watching portion sizes, avoiding cakes and pastries etc (did have an alcoholic drink every day) and lots of swimming and snorkelling. I too suck at this intuitive eating malarky - will be weighing and logging for a long time to come I suspect.
lindarice149 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
I finally found a cure for Thanksgiving leftovers, I took the whole family out to a restaurant. No leftovers! Second year I've done this. Now if I can just avoid the leftover Halloween candy. Thought I had it covered and then my son came home with a bunch of candy he found on the mark-down the day after. Ugh!
kdbulger a écrit il y a 6 mois:
I took a week-long respite from logging and exercise (and work) as I worked through the end of a period of depression. I'm back at it now, and bolstered in my confidence seeing others like you did similar last week.
texteach66 a écrit il y a 6 mois:
I so totally get this! I haven't been logging as much - taking some days off here and there, or not logging the whole day. I've gained a few pounds, and I don't like it! I'm a bit on the struggle bus, but not giving up!
Anonymous a écrit il y a 6 mois:
Thank you. I was feeling so badly about a gain. In the past, those feelings could lead to continued gain. Knowing it is only a setback and that I am not alone, is encouraging. Thanks!

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