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FALUTA Posts: 16
8/2/13 3:13 P

Great job! I was thinking of you yesterday when I went to my grandparents' anniversary lunch: barbecued ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, and strawberry shortcake!! I'm happy for you that you did well at your party and you served as inspiration to me. One rib, lots of veggies that I brought, and fruit for me!

We'll do this, one good decision at a time!

MOMMYRE Posts: 400
7/29/13 9:28 P

Thanks for everyone's help and encouragement. I went to pick my cousin up from work last night and she brought me a hot chocolate. She works at Starbucks and knows I love the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, without salt topping. She did consider that I was dieting and brought me a tall instead of the usual grande and she made it with non-fat milk and the vanilla with less calories (whatever its called). She also didn't fill it completely. I went over my "normal" calories, but I guess I am okay considering when I got home I worked out again using the Wii. I am aiming for the lower end of my calories today!

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7/29/13 4:26 P

I'm happy for you. Speaking for myself, I think every time I choose to take care of myself with healthy choices, I ingrain that behavior and eventually it will become habit. I think it's important to practice it as often as possible, as "Practice makes perfect", right? :) God bless.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 7/29/2013 (16:43)
SIMONEKP Posts: 2,617
7/29/13 12:06 P


SMASH637 Posts: 392
7/28/13 11:12 P

Great job! You're stronger than you know. :)

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (43,158)
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7/28/13 11:02 P

Just read the thread of this, and congrats to your parents first, and BIG congrats to you for getting through it!! Definitely takes some planning, but hey, sounds like you had a successful day :)

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7/28/13 10:38 P

Wonderful! That sounds like you dealt with a potentially tough situation really well. Thanks for letting us know how it turnedout.

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 15,874
7/28/13 9:11 P

sounds like you did GREAT.

MOMMYRE Posts: 400
7/28/13 9:07 P

Thank you everyone. Here's what happened: I had a small amount of Salad. I don't really like my mom's salad ingredients (radishes and raw peppers aren't my thing) but I ate lettuce/ tomato/ carrots/ cucumbers. I also had ONE serving of spaghetti, which can be hard, but I did it, and a VERY small piece of pie. I also had 2 pieces of french bread, which isn't great, but I did get the two smallest pieces. I stayed within my calories, and am actually short on protein again today. I will figure out protein one day! I am proud of myself. I also went for a 15 minute walk when I got home.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (11,917)
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7/28/13 8:06 P

I would take the others' suggestions and take along a salad, veggies, and some protein if she isn't serving any.
I would try to focus on the joy of the celebration... 39 years of love! Amazing. Sugar and flour heated up in a metal tin are just objects. Family and love are worth your full attention tonight.

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 15,874
7/28/13 8:01 P

how about not eating the crust of the pie, just the filling? I was totally surprised how many calories the crust has (and I'm not even that big of a fan of pie crust). put your fork down between each bite and really savor the taste of each bite. and do NOT let you mom or anybody else talk you into another piece.

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7/28/13 7:45 P

There's a lot of research to suggest that sugar-free foods stimulate your appetite and make you crave sugary foods even more than normal, so I'd skip the sugar-free jello and have an apple or some berries with your peanut butter.

After that: bringing a green salad or vegetable side dish (maybe some raw veggies and hummus to share before the main meal) is a great idea, and then it's all about the portion control. Ask for a sliver of pie -- cut it yourself if you have to -- and ask your mother to take the pie off the table after everyone's been served. It's a lot harder to get up and go to the kitchen for the second piece than it is to lean over the table and cut yourself a big slab.

Eat slowly and mindfully. Your food will be much more satisfying that way.

Good luck!

FALUTA Posts: 16
7/28/13 5:45 P

And I should add that I also just "got back on the wagon" for the umpteenth time. I think trying to be logical about enjoying the rare treat without denying ourselves of them completely is the only thing that can keep me from eventually buying a whole carrot cake and engulfing it! emoticon

FALUTA Posts: 16
7/28/13 5:43 P

Would your mom be offended if you took a green salad or some other veggies to add to her dinner? I mean, make it so you are contributing to the dinner celebration, but you know it is food that you could really use to fill your plate and only do small tastes of the other stuff and enjoy a small piece of pie.

I empathize with you because I just attended a birthday party. I didn't want people to make a big deal, so I just had to be strict with my portions and try to fill up on veggies. I chose to have carrot cake and it did put me over my calorie range for the day, but by limiting the other stuff (no chips, 1/2 cup of pasta salad, hamburger without bun and cheese, etc) I could enjoy what I wanted to eat the most (CAKE!) and not feel too horribly guilty or set back.

Good luck! I understand your wish to not be set back, but take it one day at a time and chalk this day up to a rare celebration.

MOMMYRE Posts: 400
7/28/13 5:37 P

My problem isn't one piece, its 12 pieces. HAHAHA

7/28/13 5:20 P

This is one of those occasions where it's totally okay to eat the delicious food. What's stopping you from eating just one piece of pie?

MOMMYRE Posts: 400
7/28/13 4:50 P

Today is my parents 39th anniversary. They are having a pasta dinner and coconut cream pie (homemade I am sure) and have invited me to dinner. My sister is also going, so I don't want to decline on this special occasion. The thing is I am just starting my journey over for the billionth time, but am trying to do everything right this time. I can and will succeed. I know it's okay for me to eat these foods in moderation on occasion. However, my mom's coconut cream pie is so good it puts K&W to shame. She makes her own whipped cream and filling, only the crust is store bought, and sometimes she makes that too. I don't want to over do it. I am eating a spoonful of peanut butter and a sugar free jello cup before leaving and taking my food scale with me. Do you have any other suggestions on how I can enjoy this evening without killing my day? I know one day isn't the end of everything, but I have had some other poor days lately too. I am trying my hardest to improve. (I figure the peanut butter and jello will put a little food on my stomach so I am not so hungry and give me that sweet boost so that I don't want so much pie.

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