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JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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4/18/13 8:46 A

Firstly, you're not dumb. It is our natural disposition to crave fats and sugars. This is derived from a time when our ancestors experienced feast and famine. We have the drive to consume as much calories (energy) as possible when food is bountiful to store it for times of famine. And what nutrients provide the most energy density? Fats and sugars.

I've had a few crazy binges since Easter that would make eating a whole chocolate orange look like eating a chocolate chip cookie and just as I was switching to maintenance. But I just keep starting the next day new and trying to develop strategies to fight against nature. Every 3rd day since a few weeks before Easter (like clockwork, I'd have a binge on sweets and often peanut butter). Well, today is day 4 and although I've been enjoying an after dinner treat, I've stuck to the plan of how much I'd have and stopped there.

It doesn't matter what part of the journey you're at in healthy living. Temptations still rear their head and none of us are immune. You just have to teach yourself not feel guilty about it because that often leads to another defilement. Just remind yourself it happens to all of us, it's one day and won't effect your long term goals and move on.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (566,079)
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4/17/13 11:42 P

Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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4/17/13 8:52 P

Ohhhh, those Terry's chocolate oranges are GOOD...and fun to eat! Just give yourself a big hug, forgive yourself (I can relate to your attraction to chocolate, believe me!!), and dust yourself and move on. Develop amnesia for it and don't beat yourself up. It's all over, it was fun, and you're back to healthy eating emoticon

HAWAII5YEARS SparkPoints: (61,452)
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4/17/13 5:43 P

For chocolate cravings, my go-to is 86% Dark, in the individually wrapped squares. One of those (about 75 calories) does what 250 calories of cheap chocolate can do for me.

WORDWOMAN7 SparkPoints: (11,240)
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4/17/13 4:50 P

But you learned so much! Forgive yourself, learn from the experience, and make a different choice next time.

I'm with you guys. Give me the really good stuff, only a little bit will do, but I'm not wasting my precious calories on cheap chocolate!

4/17/13 12:25 P

I bought some sugarless chocolate from a fancy airport shop last December, and I can honestly say, BLAAAAHHHHH! Gotta have the real stuff, and it's got to be good candy. I have a really tough time passing up the junk they sell at check-out counters too. We have to just keep our blinders on, and limit our intake to small portions.


I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/17/13 10:25 A

I had a two hour stomach ache due to that chocolate last night. I wasn't sure if I was getting stomach flu or what, even though I knew it could be the chocolatre I did not know clearly until I woke up just fine this morning. Today I am fine, and all last night I just kept dreaming and dreaming, too much dreaming is horrible sleep, so my guess is too much sugar kept my mind going. Sick and bad sleeping is what I got out of pigging out on chocolate. I am glad I got sick and had a rough night, it goes to show me the importance of taking care fo myself. Today is a new day! :)

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/16/13 5:04 P

Dang I knew better not to open the orange flavored dark chocolate Terry's orange. I was dumb and ate too much of it. Dang why did the 99 cent store have these right at counter? I think for fools like me who think omg that is so worth a dollar and grab two :(. The other one will go to hubby tonight and daughter to share. Shame on me. I am usually good with dark chocolate as it is satisfying to me without me over indulging. I think since the orange flavor was in it, even though it was good did not satisfy me like plain dark chocolate does, plus this is a cheap dark chocolate. I did learn a lesson though, so back on track right now with lesson learned. The lesson is no flavored dark chocolate, or cheap dark chocolate, and do not eat chocolate when home alone, eat it to where I can share it. Oh well I haven't messed up in while so I'm not going to beat myself up, so I will forgive, emoticon emoticon emoticon but not forget my bad mistake.

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