Get up! One of the greatest things that causes us to feel defeated is when we mess up. We allow that be a constant reminder of how bad we are, or how horrible we are at keeping a promise. My suggestion to you is to forgive yourself when you mess up, then get up and start again. At some point in your journey you will begin to make better choices and you'll see less mess ups and more successes. The key is to keep going no matter what happens.
I suggest you look at what things were triggers for you. Was it pressure from others that made you go back for that second or third plate? Sometimes those we love are not always helpful when you are trying to change your eating habits. They may tell you, you don't need to lose weight, or make light of your choices. You will have to learn to shake those things off and keep on your plan. Sometimes the truth is, the food simply taste good! So what do you do then? Enjoy it is my suggestion, but do it with some reserve. Eat it slowly and enjoy it. Wait sometime before you go for more, and often if you do wait, you'll find you really are full and can't eat anymore.
I ate Thanksgiving dinner and enjoyed it with my family. I worked at that morning before I cooked. And I also worked out that Friday after Thanksgiving. I wasn't a fanatic about it, but I knew I was eating a little more than I normally do and I didn't want my body to feel stuffed. So what is my suggestion if you ate more than you planned? Get up and keep moving toward your goals. Remember this is not a diet so you don't have an unrealistic time when you expect things to change. This is a course you are on for a life long journey of health. I think that one of the problems we have is we expect to set a goal and then reach it quickly. That's what diets promise. They promise you'll lose 20, 30, 40 pounds in a matter of weeks and then you have arrived. As I said before, the problem with diets is they end. So when you stop dieting you tend to go back to the behavior of before and many tend to gain the weight they lost plus more. However when you start a life journey you are setting yourself up for a life time of better choices, good health and success. So when you have a slip here or there, you are better prepared mentally to get back up. So get up and keep going, your journey awaits you! Until next time, W.I.N. in Health.