Well, I've been on the zone for 2.5 weeks now and I've somehow managed to eat more treats that I normally do. Probably because it's birthday season in my family and my brother is a gourmet baker responsible for making the b-day cakes! :?
Anyhow, my question is, how often am I allowed to screw up on this program? I mean, I try to zone in my treats when I can, but sometimes I just screw up. For instance, today I visited my parents who took me for "coffee" (I don't actually like coffee, so I usually get water) and a doughnut, and well, I ate the doughnut. :oops: In the last couple weeks screwups like this seem to happen a couple times a week (in a usual week in non-birthday season I'd say I splurge two or three times... e.g. a cookie or two, a doughnut, a few chocolate chips). Am I ruining my diet? Is this never going to work now? The birthdays are all over now, so there will be no more cake in my life, but what about the 2-3 treats a week?
Ugh, I am so frustrated! I feel like a disaster. It's bad enough that I feel like I eat all of the time suddenly (I prefer not eating to eating!!), but now I'm worried I'm really screwing up.
I also occasionally forget to eat a meal or a snack, but for the most part I'm getting them all in there (I have a scale so I'm really precise about everything).
Other than being alert, I haven't lost a pound... is that because of all the screwups? Should I cut them out entirely? I know that they say you can have a little, but maybe I'm having too much, or maybe I shouldn't have any.... For you guys who have had success how long did it take and how often do you "screw up"?