I feel like I just wasn’t myself. I’ve been sticking to a weight loss plan based on about a 1,200 calorie per day diet. Portion control has been my mantra and it has been working. I was halfway to my weight loss goal. I felt proud of myself. I likened myself to the tortoise, slowly but steadily winning the weight loss race. But I estimate that yesterday, I consumed about 2800 calories. That’s 40% more calories than recommended for a normal adult female and 133% more than what I normally consume on my diet plan. No wonder I felt sick. I didn’t feel good at all. I didn’t feel healthy or energetic. I didn’t feel powerful or in control of myself. I didn’t like how this felt at all and that’s what I will remind myself the next time I’m in a situation where I’m surrounded by so much temptation and feeling these kinds of urges.
If the 4th of July blew up your diet plan, how did it make you feel? What will you do next time you are in a similar situation? Please share.