Falling off the wagon.

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    Jul 04, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    Any good advice for when you let stupidity ruin a good streak of diet, exercise, work, sleep, etc?

    Wednesday night I put back a few more than I expected, ended up being up really late, and I know I'll have a few beers tonight for the fourth. Pretty de-motivating.

    Sometimes I'll go to the gym just to sweat out a hangover.

    Do you all generally schedule when you're gonna let yourself 'indulge' or what? I've been told the best way to do it is just jump right back on. Screw up one night, get back on track the next day. Easier said than done, though.

    Anybody NOT planning on celebrating tonight?

    I wonder if I posted the exact same thing on St.Patties day?
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    Jul 04, 2008 3:01 PM GMT
    ull be fine. everyone needs a splurge. the body believe kinda requires it at times. ull sweat it out tomorrow or sunday. the trick is to not let a splurge that occurs every now and then to become an everyday thing. enjoy the fourth man!
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    Jul 04, 2008 3:05 PM GMT
    Hmmm I workout all the time so I can eat whatever I please whenever I please. Yes, my larger dietary regimen is very strict and focused...but if I decided I want 3 kitchen sink cookies from Fresh Market tonight, I'm going to have them...I'll just barter with myself and add 2 miles to my next run. Or punish myself with 100 extra push ups.

    Gosh, that sounds really Catholic.
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    Jul 04, 2008 3:14 PM GMT
    I've fallen off the wagon myself at the moment. Too sick to workout, too sick to do anything. *sigh*

    I don't believe in scheduling times to 'indulge'. Just when you know it's okay to erm 'let your hair down' I think you'll be fine as long as you know what you'll be doing after. Hehe

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    Jul 04, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    I hope you feel better soon, sedative, being sick is the most frustrating shit ever.

    Run, there's a reason that "sounds Catholic"... probably the reason it makes sense to me =) I'm gonna replace my trainer with a nun and a ruler.

    And Gob, thanks, bud, you have a great Fourth too!
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    Jul 04, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    Ugh... yesterday I had a craving for a good old fashioned Death Dog. A big german sausage grilled and served on a toasted bun heaped with mustard, grilled kraut, peperoccinis, and cheese. I went out and bought the statutory 8 sausages and 6 buns, two bags of doritos (buy one get one free, duh) beer, watermelon. Now it's all sitting here in the fridge and it makes me a little ill just to look at it.

    I think I'll invite some other people over to eat it.
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    Jul 04, 2008 6:31 PM GMT
    The other day I was stressed out and super busy and starving....so I went to McDonalds and had the #1 meal...wopper, fries and diet drink.
    Tasted great while eating it.but then I actually felt sick feeling that stuff laying in my stomach.

    Live and learn
  • Muunrakur

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    Jul 04, 2008 6:41 PM GMT
    I think you should just forgive yourself and get on with it. The real damage happens when you dwell on it and beat yourself up and start thinking you're hopeless.

    I've been doing great on my little program and I'm allowing myself to have splurge days. The great thing is that I'm starting to just not enjoy the wings and the nachos and stuff, even when I'm allowed to have 'em... forbidden treats lose their appeal when they're no longer forbidden.
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    Jul 04, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    Sedative said

    I don't believe in scheduling times to 'indulge'. Just when you know it's okay to erm 'let your hair down' I think you'll be fine as long as you know what you'll be doing after. Hehe


    Exactly, f it happens it happens. I will be a month "sober" come Sunday. I've taken a break from drinking for a while to not only detox, but to give my body really needs, better nutrition. I had found myself drinking more beer at Beer Busts and what not only to see my gut puch out more. It was rough with Pride that had taken last weekend, but I'm really proud of myself. I this may be something that will continue for quite a while.
  • styrgan

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    Jul 04, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    Many of the guys on here will probably disagree with me, but I think you should take a full week off from the gym every four to six months. It helps keep you motivated and gives your body that desired resting time.
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    Jul 04, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    I have seen all the fireworks I want until 2026. The fireworks displays around here are way too packed...esp the national one on the Mall (also it looks like rain soon). So I will be home tonight ... watching Elizabeth Rex and reading...I have lots of books just waiting.
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    Jul 04, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    After a lunch barbecue... which, if I was 'off the wagon' when I posted this morning, means I somehow dug a little hole to get even lower.. it's starting to rain, and I'm headed downtown anyway, Caslon. I haven't been in the city for the fireworks in a while, though, will they cancel for rain?

    Styrgan, I take a week or so off if I finish a specific program, before starting the next one. Can't remember who told me to do it, but it feels great, and I feel more motivated to start the new one.

    Definitely going to be working off this weekend all next week.