One more what?
One is such a small number.
Contrast losing l lb. with gaining 1 lb. There is room for that 1 lb. in our clothes but in our emotions not so much.
This phrase used to be used to describe large families who were about to have another addition to the family. There were already 8 kids so what was one more?
"One more" thinking can get us into trouble. When bingeing I used to keep things in even numbers (don't ask me why). If I had had 11 cookies I would eat one more to make it an even 12. I still don't have an explanation for that. I would count how many peanut M & M 's I would eat. I would keep it in even groups of 5 at a time. Am I the only one who has done this? I still don't have much of an explanation for math having anything to do with overeating.
When we are totally committed to something whether it be healthy or unhealthy we want to keep adding on and try to get to that next level one at a time. It can be one more set of an exercise or it can be one more handful of something and then we might as well finish off the bag so it won't be around to tempt us anymore.
One more day of eating healthy and one more day of exercising can be tacked on pretty easily to the day before if we think we can't keep from it.
It's a completely different mind set between not being able to stop after beginning a binge than it is to beginning an exercise program or beginning to eat for health on a daily basis. We are much more vulnerable to doing unhealthy things. I wonder if it's the rebellion aspect of the eating outside of the boundaries we need to have to lose weight - probably. That's why we need lifestyle changes. "I don't eat refined sugar anymore" has a different mindset than "this diet does not allow for sugar".
Just one won't hurt. I only did it once. One time won't kill me. Every once in a while. One for the road. We only live once. One of these days. I'll just have one bite. I'll just have one more bite. My one and only. Remember Lay's potato chips? Nobody can eat just one. This ad reminds us of how easily 1 can become two and then 3 and on and on one at a time.
One can be a pretty big deal.