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June 4, 2011


Today was one of those days.

One of those days when you eat too many peanut butter filled pretzels. Like about the whole 20-serving package.

One of those days where your only veggie source was the handful of spinach in your breakfast smoothie.

One of those days when you feel fat, ugly and out of shape.

One of those days when you just want to cry because you can’t go running because your knee hurts.

One of those days where you eat until you are so full it hurts and then you feel extremely horrible and guilty after. Like you need to go back on a 900-calorie-a-day diet.

Even though today was not a perfect day, I know that going on a 900-calorie-a-day diet will not fix things, but make them worse. I also know that, despite what is going through my mind today, I am not going to gain 5 pounds because I ate too much today. The only thing I can do is start fresh tomorrow.

I need to start eating salads on a daily basis. I need to stop snacking on pretzels, trail mix and peanut butter throughout the day because they just make me hungrier and I always eat way more than I should.

It’s hard to admit and talk about bad days, but they happen to all of us.

31 Comments leave one →
  1. June 4, 2011 9:36 pm

    This definitely happens to me too! I really have a hard time trying not to get down on myself just because I happened to eat one too many spoonfuls of cookie dough or stick my finger in the peanut butter jar wayy too many times. I hate the guilt that I feel… and I wish I could turn off the negative voice in my head that pipes up when I’m having one of these days.

    Thanks for writing this post! It’s nice to know that there are plenty of other people out there that go through the same feelings. You definitely have a good mindset about it though! We can’t gain five pounds in a day, and that’s really something that we should all keep in mind. What we can focus on is making the next healthy choice.

  2. June 4, 2011 9:38 pm

    Girl it was one of those days for me too! I hope tomorrow is awesome for you. 🙂 🙂

  3. June 4, 2011 9:46 pm

    Aww Kayla, I know all about those days. I used to get so down in the dumps after those days that I barely ate anything the next day, but it always made me feel worse. One day is not going to ruin you, you know it! Tommorrow is another day and you know how to healthify 🙂

  4. June 4, 2011 9:49 pm

    Girl we have those off days, but remember tomorrow is a new day and no you are not ugly or fat, u are beautiful! Life is too short to beat yourself up ! Love y!!!

  5. June 4, 2011 10:12 pm

    Tomorrows a new day and you’re more than capable of starting strong 🙂

  6. June 4, 2011 10:16 pm

    Kayla, I’m so sorry your having a bad day. I think everyone gets them, myself included, and they’re absolutely awful. You really have a great mindset though because it is only one day and, like you said, there is no way you will wake up tomorrow 5 pounds heavier. Just stay positive and remember that tomorrow is a new day and that you are absolutely beautiful inside and out.

  7. June 4, 2011 10:27 pm

    I’ve been having bad days for a while now. I’m in the same mindset as you, but like you said we just have to start fresh. We all have those days so your not alone girl 🙂

  8. June 4, 2011 10:36 pm

    It’s so true that they happen to all of us. And I am sure you will wake up tomorrow morning and forget what happened today.

  9. June 4, 2011 10:45 pm

    I’m sorry girl. These defiantly happen to everyone. Heck, this is what my past week has felt like!
    I’m proud that you are being honest and getting out the way you are feeling.
    Take a deep breath, do something nice for yourself (i like to light candles and take a warm bath followed by painting my toe nails 😛 )
    Tomorrow is a new day ❤

  10. June 4, 2011 10:51 pm

    I’m sorry you had a rough day! I hope tomorrow you can start FRESH and that tomorrow is AMAZING for you!!

  11. June 4, 2011 10:56 pm

    Keep your head up Kayla! Everyone has those days when it’s really hard to just be okay with yourself. You live and you learn. You know a 900 calorie diet will not fix anything, and would actually be detrimental. A healthy, satisfying salad beast will make you feel energetic next time, but it’s okay to eat the peanut butter pretzels. Tomorrow is a brand new day and you will OWN it. You can control how you react to situations, and I know that you will choose to be make it a better day.

  12. June 5, 2011 2:19 am

    aw lovely, I SO know what you mean by those days ❤ I keep feeling like I'm eating way too much and have no control & just stressed.

    you are beuatiful and you're absolutely right, eating 900 calories a day will do you NO favors. This is jsut one day, and eating something you enjoyed is not a problem in and of itself; but I know the feeling when you eat too much of something just because it's there, and it's not a fun one.

    much love & hugs

  13. June 5, 2011 3:53 am

    oh i know what you mean with those days, i hate it! but it will get better ❤ take care

  14. June 5, 2011 7:19 am

    I have those days too. We all do. Keep your chin up, darling…. “cause every little thing’s gonna be alright.” 🙂

  15. June 5, 2011 7:39 am

    Aww.. sorry you had a tough one.. Kayla.. I had one of those this week too.. but they pass! Hope you awake tomorrow feeling MUCH BETTER!! (well.. i guess it is today,now!)

  16. June 5, 2011 7:53 am

    I hate it when days like that happen 😦 id been having quite a lot of them recently and decided to really just get my eating sorted and its been going pretty well so far. Dont beat yourself up, tomorrows another day 🙂

  17. June 5, 2011 7:57 am

    gosh girl i know ur feeling.. i used to do this a LOT!… tmrw is a new day… learn from this and recognize how u feel and how u definitely do not wnt to feel like this again1!

  18. June 5, 2011 9:43 am

    Big hugs, girl ❤ We all have days like this, but just remember it's not the end of the world. How many days is life made up of? Tonnes. And this is just one drop in the sea. hope you're having a better day today.

  19. June 5, 2011 10:34 am

    Girl I’m with you! I ate entirely too much ice cream yesterday, but today is a new day, a day to start fresh! Big hugs, hon! xo

  20. June 5, 2011 11:40 am

    I’m sorry you had a bad day! i’ve had those too 😦 Just remember that you will feel so much better today!

  21. June 5, 2011 2:10 pm

    We can’t let food hold us back, if we eat to much than we’re fat, and when we don’t eat enough we feel as light as a feather. Neither is true, they’re feelings that we associate with food. We neeed to remember one day of anything will not change our body much, don’t feel bad or try to punish yourself. Learn from this expierence. Learn how to prevent it from happeneing, prevent that way of thought.

  22. June 5, 2011 2:27 pm

    They happen to the best of us, tomorrow’s a new day!

  23. theflourishingfoodie permalink
    June 5, 2011 5:14 pm

    I’m glad that you posted this because I think we all have our days like that but don’t always want to admit it. It’s great that you realize it was just one day and you can always just do better the next day. Hugs to you beautiful girl!

  24. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! permalink
    June 5, 2011 6:36 pm

    Everyone has days like this hun! You’ll feel better in no time! Just remember…whats on the inside counts, what positive impact yo’re making on the world, and who you are as person….try not to focus on the exterior. Tomorrow is a new day and I am sure it will be a great one!

  25. June 5, 2011 8:10 pm

    I totally have those days too – we’re only human, right? Don’t sweat it girl! ❤

  26. June 5, 2011 8:49 pm

    I definitely know this feeling! I hope you feel better soon- each day is a new one 🙂

  27. June 6, 2011 5:35 pm

    I hate those kinds of days, but don’t worry! Just view every morning as a fresh start to the day 🙂

  28. June 9, 2011 11:00 pm

    Just a bit of a suggestion–I find that if I don’t stretch out my quads really well after running, my knees usually hurt the next time I run. It’s hard to say if that’s what’s ailing you or not, but it’s worth a shot. To stretch your quads, just stand on one leg and lift your other leg up behind you (foot to rear) and hold for about thirty seconds on each leg. Good luck!

  29. June 11, 2011 10:50 pm

    oh my gosh, i have these days almost weekly (sadly) but seriously thank you for posting about it. It makes me feel like i’m not totally insane and that i dont need to go back to being anorexic just because I screw up every now and then. thank you!!!

  30. July 23, 2011 9:46 pm

    hey girly. everything will be okay, i promise. honestly, the best thing you can do is to try to eat normally tomorrow and to eat ENOUGH tomorrow, no matter what. if you try to restrict yourself, it will just cause a viscious cycle. i wish you all the best. email me if you need!

  31. Jacki permalink
    January 28, 2012 6:41 pm

    That happened to me today. I feel so awful, fat, disgusting, guilty, gross, depressed, and a whole bunch of other negative emotions. I feel like I actually am going to gain five pounds, and that upsets me so much. But knowing there are others who go through this too helps. I know you don’t know me and that might be akward, but thanks for posting this. It helped a lot.

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