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COANNIE
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3/26/13 10:51 A

Thank you for the replies. The Little Debbie was after a weekend of going over significantly on calories, so I started feeling alarmed. I know in my head that when I get that "starving" feeling, even though I have eaten good foods and I am not really physically hungry, that it's emotional or stress-related and I should do something else. But knowing in my head and controlling it, I am finding, are two different things!

I did take a nice long walk after work, almost 3 miles, in the cool crisp air, and it did help. When I got home, I was genuinely hungry and ate a good dinner.

I did decide to take Friday off and do something with the family, away from home and my desk, and am really looking forward to that.

I am grateful to be able to have an outlet, so happy to have found Sparkpeople.



CILER11
Posts: 265
3/26/13 9:53 A

Don't beat yourself up over one Little Debbie. I hope your walk relaxed you. It can be hard to focus and not feel frustrated when you're stuck working and everyone else is having fun. Can you take one day off while they are on spring break?



BECKYBECKY1954
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3/25/13 10:28 P

Hi, are you back from your walk yet? Did it help? What have you eaten since you posted your "Help" message?



ARCHIMEDESII
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3/25/13 7:02 P

COANNIE,

Coach Nancy is right. One Little Debbie or one over indulgent meal WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle !!

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. So, if you ate well most of the day, but then had the Little Debbie treat, you did not derail any of your efforts.

Good health isn't "all or nothing". Even a Little Debbie can be a part of a healthy lifestyle.

Don't worry ! You're fine !




SP_COACH_NANCY
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3/25/13 6:19 P

Hi COANNIE,

One Little Debbie did not undo all your hard work--that is unless you allow the guilt to continue to push you towards eating. That being said, if you are truly hungry, you need to make sure you keep it in check or you may find yourself giving into other temptations.

Be strong!

Coach Nancy



COANNIE
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3/25/13 6:02 P

I am feeling down and because of that, I think, I am eating too much. I just shoved down a Little Debbie. I haven't eaten one of those in literally years, and I just couldn't resist it. I am stuck working while the kids and hub are on Spring Break. I work at home and they are here and it's driving me nuts! The neighbor kids are out screaming and having a high old time and here I am! My "hunger" level is sky-high.

OK, rant over- I am going to finish my day and go for a walk and try to check myself!



 
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