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  • I've Derailed!

    Hi all,
    Tonight was my son's 15th birthday and I decided to have a hunk of ice cream cake. It is the first bunch of refine sugar I have had in about 3 weeks.
    I guess what made this devious mistake so easy is that I am feeling a bit down on my progress. I feel like I am doing Grok proud, have not done much on the scale.

    Regardless, I feel like dirt right now. Naturally doubt is setting in or maybe it was prior to the birthday cake?


    I'm just not seeing the results I had hoped for. Maybe I am doing it wrong? Eating the wrong foods? Eating too little?

    Sorry for sounding off. Maybe just throwing my self a pity party. I have every intention of being primal when the sun comes up

    Thanks all.
    Get busy Groking or get busy dying. That's damn right!

  • #2
    Yup just get back on the horse with your next meal. Don't even consider it a transgression or cheat of any sort. Dont sweat it. You ate cake... call it part of your 20% and move on.

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    • #3
      Cake happens. Go back to primal and don't worry a thing about it. In all likelihood, you and I and 95% of the people here will eat cake or a cookie or ice cream or pizza at some point. The key is getting right back on the wagon. 3 weeks without sugar is awesome. LOL, I used to not go 3 hours without a sugar fix.
      Think about it- you had ONE sugary food in 21 days. 1/21 of your days had sugar in it.... versus probably daily before. That's a huge improvement.

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      • #4
        Yep, as the previous comment said - cake happens! Just move on. No biggie!

        On Sunday my dinner consisted of x-brand cheese balls, two small black-and-white cookies, and abundant buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips. I didn't consider myself a failure for it!
        >> Current Stats: 90% Primal / 143 lbs / ~25% BF
        >> Goal (by 1 Jan 2014): 90% Primal / 135-ish pounds / 20-22% BF

        >> Upcoming Fitness Feats: Tough Mudder, June 2013
        >> Check out my super-exciting journal by clicking these words.

        Weight does NOT equal health -- ditch the scale, don't be a slave to it!

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        • #5
          Cake happens. I think that little slogan just saved me tonight. Thanks so much, guys. My wife saw me derailing and told me to go brush my teeth right away. She was right, totally stopped a building sugar binge in its tracks.
          Last edited by BigBipper; 02-20-2013, 07:57 PM.
          Get busy Groking or get busy dying. That's damn right!

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          • #6
            Regarding what I am viewing as a lack of progress, is it possible I am eating too little?

            Looks like I'm averaging about 1900 calories daily.

            Eating too little and not losing....is that even possible for someone who has a 40% body fat?
            Get busy Groking or get busy dying. That's damn right!

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            • #7
              Dust off and move on,

              One thing to remember the sugar buzz is genetic in just about everyone, will never leave you, just gotta slap the little devil on your shoulder now and then to shut him up otherwise he'll talk you into it.
              "There are no short cuts to enlightenment, the journey is the destination, you have to walk this path alone"

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              • #8
                I had ice cream cake at my daughter's birthday party, and it was AWESOME! But, yeah, it was just one piece, just one day, and I'm not going to sweat it.

                What are you eating in a day? What's an average day in the life? Maybe the folks here can help troubleshoot what you're eating.

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                • #9
                  BB if thats the worst thing thats gonna happen on your sons birthday pppffffttttt. Congratulations - cos I know some 15 year old parties are way more out of control than ice cream !!!!!!!!!

                  don't sweat the little things...... and you will realise soon enough that that was a wee blip in the whole healthy life thing
                  keep at it and wish DS a very happy birthday from across the world !!!!
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • #10
                    I can do more damage in an hour than just a piece of cake. It's your son's birthday, celebrate it and move on.

                    As for not losing, how much do you weigh and what are your macros? How are you tracking? Are you eyeballing food portions instead of measuring? Are you active?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Damiana View Post
                      I can do more damage in an hour than just a piece of cake. It's your son's birthday, celebrate it and move on.

                      As for not losing, how much do you weigh and what are your macros? How are you tracking? Are you eyeballing food portions instead of measuring? Are you active?
                      Thanks for your reply. The problem was that after the cake, I went on a bender. I pulled myself out of it. But for 45 minutes, it was OJ on the Freeway for me!

                      As for intake. I am doing lots eyeballing and logging everything via MyNetDiary. My Macros look like 65% F - 15% C - 20% P....as least that is what I try to stay around. My plan calls for about 2700 calories, but if I have a great primal day, there is not way I can eat that many calories. My body just tells me it is content. My day is usually eggs, bacon, chicken, salad, beef, veggie, and 90% dark chocolate.


                      I have not be active at all. Winter here is brutally cold and work out indoors is like a death sentence to me. But maybe I should. I figured with me eating have 3800 ASD days that 2000 primal days would melt the weight off. I guess not.

                      I am obviously doing something wrong as this seems to be working for many.
                      Last edited by BigBipper; 02-21-2013, 12:41 PM.
                      Get busy Groking or get busy dying. That's damn right!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                        BB if thats the worst thing thats gonna happen on your sons birthday pppffffttttt. Congratulations - cos I know some 15 year old parties are way more out of control than ice cream !!!!!!!!!

                        don't sweat the little things...... and you will realise soon enough that that was a wee blip in the whole healthy life thing
                        keep at it and wish DS a very happy birthday from across the world !!!!
                        Thank you, NZ. I guess I am high alert for failure because I have failed so many times before. Name a diet. Name a fad...and I failed them.
                        Get busy Groking or get busy dying. That's damn right!

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                        • #13
                          Don't even look back. Today is a new day and your back on paleo track. Yesterday is history. Forget about it. You can fix today moving forward and you will see the results plus you will feel better about doing paleo which will keep you further on track. Your only human like all Groks! Enjoy your Grokness!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BigBipper View Post
                            Thank you, NZ. I guess I am high alert for failure because I have failed so many times before. Name a diet. Name a fad...and I failed them.
                            Step one: realize Primal is not meant to be a fad.
                            >> Current Stats: 90% Primal / 143 lbs / ~25% BF
                            >> Goal (by 1 Jan 2014): 90% Primal / 135-ish pounds / 20-22% BF

                            >> Upcoming Fitness Feats: Tough Mudder, June 2013
                            >> Check out my super-exciting journal by clicking these words.

                            Weight does NOT equal health -- ditch the scale, don't be a slave to it!

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                            • #15
                              Cake Happens. <- This might be something we should make into a bumper sticker. Then we when saw it on cars on the road we would know a fellow MDA'r was near. xD So great.

                              I wouldn't worry about eating too little, if you feel satisfied. If you are hungry all the time, then it is likely you are not eating enough.

                              Brushing your teeth is a GREAT strategy to stop binging, lol. I do it myself. xD because nothing tastes good after you brush, and you know if you eat you will have to brush again before bed!
                              yay!

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