Food Fail

As some of you may know, I started back on Weight Watchers 11 days ago and I’ve been doing really well. That is, until today. Have you ever eaten so healthy for so long (in this case, 11 days is “so long”) that you just completely fall off the wagon? That just happened to me.

Thursday (today) is my weigh-in day. Even though I have actually lost .2 ounces since my last weigh in, I was still 2 pounds heavier today than I was yesterday. Yes, weight loss is a journey. Yes, I ate well yesterday. Yes, I’m sure it’s just water weight. Or a fluke. Or maybe I need to take the World’s greatest poo. (Actually, I definitely do. You’re welcome.)  And no, I don’t think I’m fat. But those 2 lbs, no matter how temporary, make me feel like I’ve failed. Couple that with the fact that I’ve been eating healthy and working out for 11 days, and something’s gonna give.

That’s when…

Peeps, mini-Cadbury eggs, and M&Ms at Breakfast happened:


Cheeseburger sliders and fries at Lunch happened:


Leftover donuts in the kitchen after Lunch happened:

You can’t make a heart-shaped donut, fill it with Bavarian Creme, frost it in cute reds and pinks and not expect me to take it. Now I understand why they are taking toys out of Happy Meals. Because of suckers like me.

We do look cute together…

I can’t say I’m feeling good about any of this. I’ll feel even worse at home tonight. I usually try to make up for bad eating habits by overloading on exercise. Or not eating anything for dinner. Or sulking on the couch. Or eating even more.

This is just one day. Not a big deal. Tomorrow will be better. But it still sucks.

What motivates you to eat well again after you’ve fallen off the wagon?

(P.S. If you want to read a heart-felt post on emotional eating, check out Aarika’s blog. She’s crazy adorable and is looking for some motivation too.)


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15 responses to “Food Fail

  1. This happens to me…a lot, actually. I’ll be going along, doing real well, and then…BAM! I fall off the wagon. But usually, it takes me weeks to get back to where I had been before the fall.

  2. Ali

    It must be in the air because I fell off my gym/eating right wagon recently as well. It sucks. I’m trying to not guilt trip myself to death for it so I’m really glad you posted this.

    It’s all good though – weight loss *is* a journey. And losing is better than gaining! I’ve actually put on weight since I started being really dedicated in January. Soooo I got rid of the scale and now measure my success on how far up I can pull my “get some ass jeans” from 2004! 🙂

    What motivates me to eat well? Thinking about how awesome I’ll *feel* doing crunches (or cycling, or hitting the stairmaster, but espesh crunches) if I’m not weighed down by whatever delicious, totally-bad-for-me-food is in front of me. Note that this does not work as well if I’m having a planned day-off from the gym…. suggestions welcome!

    We can resist the bad food! We just can’t resist all the time. And that’s okay. 🙂

    • I never have a planned day off from the gym. I just assume I’m going to work out every day and 1 or 2 days a week I can’t make it happen, but at least I try. I think that helps me stay in the healthy eating mindset sometimes. But you’re totally right. We can’t resist all the time. I’d probably be a total *B* if I did. 😛

  3. As I’m eating a giant handful of chocolate chips, I open my blog and wonder how the hell I have triple the amount of views…and now it’s all coming together! THANK YOU for being a dear. The mentioned warmed my black little heart. And let’s be honest, the donuts look adorably deelish.

    More importantly, tomorrow WILL be better-for us both.

  4. yeah, i had a krispy kreme donut today when my husband BROUGHT IT HOME to me as a “surprise.” bad surprise, dear, bad surprise.

  5. I feel you, girl. This is the exact reason I stopped weighing myself. The scale made me an emotional cutter! Then I would somehow beat myself up even more by eating half a sheet cake or some other nonsense. Totally get it. I try to drink a lot of water, get in a good workout, and eat something good but filling, like a giant salad, to get back on track. In the epic and inspiring words of Miley Cyrus, “it’s all about the climb.” 😀

  6. usually i get a sugar hangover the next day and that gives me a kick in the pants to get back on the wagon.

    other things that motivate me to do well….well vanity never hurt. not going to lie: because i’m single the fact that i want to look good to impress in usually somewhere in my mind…does that make me a bad person?! hahah

  7. I think I fell off the wagon 3 weeks ago and have yet to get back on it. Lol. I hope you find your way back soon!

  8. Pam

    This happens to us all. I just count it as a “cheat day” and move on (I include LOTS of “cheat days” in my diet). Also, that donut looks really tiny. You don’t have to feel too bad about that :). Try not to beat yourself up! It never helps.

  9. I also do WW and have a hard time getting back on the wagon after a slip-up. However, lately I have been working on more positive self-talk and less beating myslef up! It doesn’t always work, but I’m trying.

    PS…peeps are my FAV! Imight have had a peep run-in last weekend, too.

  10. typically nothing works until my clothes don’t fit and I have to either quit eating 3 pounds of candy a day or shop. I hate shopping, so eating well wins. And whatever, unless you ate like 7000 calories you’ll be fine (and even if you did, it was delicious!!!!!!!).

    It’ s probably a good thing I’m not in the health care profession. Gurll you eat those 5 burgers they taste good!

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  12. True success is getting right back on track. It’s easy to beat yourself up, but chalk it up to one day and move on.

  13. I look at old pictures of myself when I was a junior in college and hot off the rack. Or I try on a pair of jeans that I really, really want to be comfortable.

    And, most of all, I remind myself that it was just one day, or one meal, or one week of bad eating. We can always pick ourselves up and move on!

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