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JCWIAKALA
Posts: 347
6/13/13 10:31 A

Bloogrl, I hear what you're saying. Sometimes I find myself in a situation where I hadn't planned to indulge but I can't help myself. I don't know if I can attribute it to that time of the month or lack of self-control.

My advice would be make sure the indulgence is worth it. For instance, if they have pizza at work and you can't resist...take one piece and make sure you ENJOY it. Don't eat it just because it's there and it's pizza. Over time you'll develop a better appreciation for your healthy food. So you want to get to the point where you'll decide that a piece of GOOD pizza is worth it, but your delicious lunch that you prepared is a better choice than BAD pizza. Same with a dessert or whatever you might be craving.



SISTERPRETTY
Posts: 2,530
6/12/13 11:36 P

I eat whatever I'm craving but I ONLY AND ALWAYS EAT the recommended serving size. You can still have your favorite stuff but in small portions...if you over eat then you're in trouble. Self control is highly recommended. Good Luck and I hope it helps!



BLOOGRL
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Posts: 381
6/12/13 9:44 P

Thanks for the replies. I do drinks lots of water. I also do have a cheat meal once per week where I can still have my favorite foods, but today the feeling was overwhelming. I was angry and ashamed at the same time, but I couldn't help it. :( With my period coming, I think the cravings just intensified.

I know that I'm not going to "never" have these foods again, which is why I allow myself one "free" meal a week, but it wasn't time for that then and I wished I had had another way to overcome it.



WINTERPARKS33
Posts: 1,587
6/12/13 7:35 P

Lots of water and now thinking of keeping my hands behind my back!



JCWIAKALA
Posts: 347
6/12/13 5:51 P

Congratulations on your weight loss and your positive self image! You should feel good about those things and it's great that you're aware of them even when faced with temptation.

How do I deal with temptation? Honestly, I choose not to deprive myself of anything completely (other than recently giving up artificial sweeteners...I opt for full leaded sugar). The truth is I don't do anything now while I'm trying to lose weight that I don't plan on continuing for the rest of my life. I don't plan on giving up pizza for the rest of my life, so I don't deprive myself of it now. That being said, I have learned that I can't eat pizza several times a week. Maybe once every other week or so is more realistic. So I plan to satisfy my cravings when they come, but I don't "over feed" them, binge, or waste them. I'm not about to waste a good pizza dinner on crappy pizza.



BLOOGRL
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6/12/13 5:01 P

So I'm going through ovulation week and have been craving pizza and stuffed shells like crazy. I started out with a good breakfast, but forgot to bring my sunflower kernals to work to snack on to help tie me over til I got home and could have a real meal. I was so starving all day at work and then it happened...the nurses meeting had a ton of pizza leftover and were sharing it with the rest of the employees. It was in the breakroom while I was on break and people kept digging into it.
Pizza is one of my favorite foods - it was even my favorite kind - pepperoni. I wanted to indulge SO bad, but I'm one of those people that can't have just "one slice". I abstained from having any MIRACULOUSLY because I distracted myself by constantly sipping my water bottle and talking to a guy at the table with me. :(

If you're a food addict like I am - how do you control your cravings, especially A. During ovulation and/or period weeks and B. Nobody's on this health journey with you?

For the first time in...I can't even remember when - I confidently wore a skirt to work, even though my legs are still pretty big and I saw myself in the bathroom mirror...and I said to myself "I look kinda pretty". That should be enough - the progess I've made and feeling physically better not eating that garbage food relentlessly. But it's hard to overcome this addiction. :(

All I could think about at that darn table...was the pizza sitting right in front of me. I can't take a break anywhere else either. :/



 
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