Congratulations! You have just inspired my to change my way of thinking about my way of cheating. I'll always ask the question "Is it worth it" and most likely the answer will be no, I always feels bad afterwards anyway. Thanks for the motivation to stay of track, something about your message clicked for me.
Great Job! You have a lot of will power. Just reading your post got me a little irritated about how many tempations are out there. It's no wonder so many people are overweight. When we were kids, we only had fast food as a treat when traveling on the road - nowadays it's part of peoples regular meals. I refuse to let my family fall into that trap, even though I work full time +!
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The Vitamix is fantastic! It makes other blenders look like toys. My kids still remember (and remind me of) the time I accidentally turned on the HIGH switch while mixing pancake batter without the lid. BLAM -- the contents flew up and covered the ceiling! Now that's power, but not the kind I wanted then!
Uh, oh, I should have never told you about pancakes, but if you make them in the Vitamix, you can use a banana to sweeten the batter, but then use applesauce, not syrup on top. Blessings! -- Sam
You did a good job! Another skirmish won in the battle!
I keep zip locks with 7 or 8 of the caramel rice cakes in my bag. It's easy to make up a bunch of little baggies way in advance. (never take the whole big bag with you! LOL) Then when the mood for a snack hits, the low cal snack is right there and just enough to satisfy!
Wow, you go girl!!! I ask myself those questions too. When I look at nutrition facts and see how many calories something is...I'm like wo..do you know how long I'd have to run on a treadmill to get rid of that??? Not worth it! Thanks for sharing your story!
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It's NOT always easy to resist temptation, after all we are losing weight because we've been tempted too often in the past and lost the battle. Good for you for having the strength of character to do so.
I could really use a recipe for a vegetable smoothie. I live by breakfast smoothies, milk,yogurt,protein,fruit....no veggies.
Good luck on your journey. Irene
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first time on the board....I would like to know more about vitamix too....
Would you please share your "green" smoothie recipe? I have been making Smoothies with Whey Protein (Jillian Micheals) and Yoplait Smoothie Mix - mostly fruit and Yogurt but I don't believe I get enough greens. Your green smoothie sounds like something I could use. thx.
Something similar happened to me yesterday. I found out as I was driving home with fresh salmon that my husband had a meeting and my daughter wouldn't be home for dinner. I thought I would save the fish for tomorrow and drive through McD's--justifying it because I have been good for a whole week and lost 5 pounds.
I turned to go that direction, but when I got there I honestly had no desire. I knew it would not taste as good as how bad I would feel later. I also knew I wouldn't be able to click my last few servings of vegetables here on SparkPeople.
So I drove past and on home, made a big salad and topped it with a salmon fillet. I felt not only satisfied, but good about it too.
Congratulations! That's awesome!!! I had one of those days yesterday. It feels so good when you make the right choices, then you can use the memory of it to overcome temptation on another day. Good job!!
I put a bunch of chopped Kale (removed the spine/stem first), a couple of pineapple spears, half an apple, a banana, protein powder (1 scoop), about 3/4 cup of yogurt, and 3/4 cup of water, and about 4 -6 ice cubes. I had almost all my vegetable and fruit servings for the day. It ended up making two big servings or 3 medium servings,
Okay, yesterday I was pressed for time. I didn't have much of a breakfast-- just a small serving of cereal with some skim milk and then I exercised. The excercise tape was longer than I planned and before I knew it I had to shower, drop my son off and get to a 3 hr work meeting in 45 min which really left no time for lunch. I did grab a balance bar we had here at home and ate it in the car on the way. At the meeting there was some refreshments so I drank a cup of unsweetened ice tea and ate 4 pretzel nuggets but I was really hungry when it broke up. After I arrived at home my husband and I shared a mushroom, onion and eggbeater (mostly mushroom) scramble. I have to tell you, I was still very hungry.
I had to go to the store and pick my son up. My husband requested more bars (he eats them at work) and I needed some yogurt, fruit and tomatoes. I received my new Vitamix yesterday and was pretty intimidated by it (its a monster). I thought I would try it out tonight. Every step of the way in the store I was tempted. Our Wegmans has an extensive take out area with pizza, wings, Chinese food, subs, etc. I was good --in and out of there-- picked my son up and as we drove past a Burger King, McDonalds, Wendy's, OIP, and Taco Bell... I was so tempted to hit the drive thrus... But I didn't.
Instead, I got home, used my vitamix and made a fabulous green smoothie that got my 2 cups of greens in for the day as well as the fruits and dairy. I cooked up a boca burger and ate it with my sprouted grain bread. I was very satisfied. I also ended up making the family a orange/pineapple/banana slushy after dinner. I had a little taste but the green smoothie had really filled me.
It would have been so easy to give in to temptation and hit a drive thru or grabbed a slice of pizza at Wegmans but I know I would have regretted it and it would have made my feel sick. I have a sensitive digestive system and when I transgress, I pay. I have folded in the past. Another trick I do is decide, I will eat whatever item I am tempted when I do my "cheat meal". When it comes time for my weekly cheat meal, I usually ask myself, "is it worth it?" Sometimes yes, most of the time its a big No and I continue to eat clean.
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