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Metromint Chocolate Mint Water!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

This water is AMAZING!!!! I can't believe I didn't know about it until now!!! It is helping me with my cravings and it is also making it bearable for me to drink water. I can't stand water!!!! I've never been able to drink more than a cup or two a day. Used to drive my parents crazy! I've tried "MANY" different flavored waters and haven't really found anything I like. I am soooo glad I finally this!!! =)

P.S. This is not an advertisement this is just me being extremely excited about my new favorite drink lol ...

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FREESPIRITME 3/31/2014 10:23PM

    I've never heard of it. What's in it and where do you get it?

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Crash and Burn!!!! But.. now I'm back on track! =)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Okay.. so I was very very very proud of myself for finally reaching my 10lbs mark yesterday! YAY! Unfortunately I was a little too proud. We had an entire pan of brownies at our home and I had only had one bite the day before.. one! I was soooo proud of myself for exercising self control. Well yesterday I missed lunch (too buys at work). BIG MISTAKE!!! I wasn't able to eat until I got home around 3:30 PM. I was starving, but busy with the kids and already thinking about starting dinner, etc.. so I didn't want to make myself anything. That's when I saw it.. the big pan of brownies. I remembered how good that "one" bite was. I lost it! I ate 4.... "4" brownies =( I probably would've eaten more, but I became busy and distracted! When I finally had time to think about it I was soooo upset! I decided to instantly make it right. I climbed onto my Elliptical and was able to get 15 mins in before I had to stop again. Then after dinner we went on a nice family walk. I drank nothing but water the rest of the night and had cabbage soup for dinner. I was so relieved this morning when I stepped on the scale and It still said 181. I hadn't lost, but I hadn't gained either. UGH!!!! I decided that today is a new day! Today I will get back on track! I was able to get rid of the brownies so they are no longer a temptation. I also prepacked my lunch with things I can eat even if i'm busy so I'm not missing lunch... I just know today will be a better day =)

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OOLALA53 4/1/2014 9:37PM

    We've all done it! Congrats on getting back on track with bringing foods for lunch today.

BTW, welcome to the Living Binge Free team. We learn there to get better at saying NO to binges. Part of that is not being too driven by calorie limits or by punishing ourselves after a binge with self-loathing or restricting food. Those just perpetuate the cycle! You just eat normally as soon as possible. It's the best cure. emoticon

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10lbs!!! YAY! =)

Monday, March 24, 2014

I weighed myself this morning and I am officially down 10lbs! YAY! It has been a really hard week and yesterday I may or may not have caved and had a bite of brownie lol... I felt guilty about it at first, but then I realized that it was a huge accomplishment for me to only take the one bite and not eat the entire pan. YAY for self control!!! It was also a good learning experience. Now that I am eating green and not having sugar / processed foods I'm learning to listen to my body. I only had one bite ... one... and it gave me a horrible upset stomach. I'm not going to lie.. the taste was AMAZING, but was it worth the tummy ache for just one bite? Imagine how sick I would've felt if I would've eaten more!!!! Hmmm.....

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EBERKSHIRE86 3/24/2014 10:20AM

    Congrats on the 10lbs! Cutting out processed food does make you feel so much better :) and way to go on just having the one bite it's not about never eating those foods again its just about making them once in awhile foods instead of all the time foods I try to follow an 80/20 plan I eat clean 80% of the time and try to practice moderation and common sense with the other 20% of non clean food. Keep up the good work!

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AUNTRENEE 3/24/2014 9:00AM

    Good for you! Keep up the good work! We all need to splurge every once in a while. One bite of brownie isn't going to hurt.

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Finding a new way to indulge....

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hi! My name is Erin and I'm a Food Addict! There! Now I feel much better lol.. I'm sitting here at work and we are having our weekly "lunch buffet" and all I can think about is eating the foods I love. I keep telling myself "You have to learn self control. Just don't eat it! It's not like you won't ever have _____ (pizza,chocolate, cheeseburgers, ice cream, pasta, etc...) again, right?" UGH!!!! But is that really true? If you are truly trying to change how you live / eat.. doesn't it mean permanent changes? Am I kidding myself? I know there are ways to have foods that are similar .. For Example: Portabello Mushroom Pizza, Turkey burger on lettuce instead of bun, dark chocolate in moderation, frozen yogurt instead of ice cream, etc.. I guess I am just going to have to find new ways to indulge.. find foods that I can eat that are similar to what I think I'm missing??? UGH!!! Having a hard day today! Temptation STINKS!!!!

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SCHUBERTR1 3/23/2014 7:13PM

  The only bite you need to worry about it the first one. You're only one bite away from a binge. If you just avoid that one bite everything will be fine.

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EVIE4NOW 3/23/2014 2:01PM

  Yes, it does. You can eat all your favorite foods tho, just in moderation and not very often.

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Learning to eat...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Last night my hubby and I had "date night". I was excited, but nervous to go out to eat, because I have been trying so hard to eat right and seriously lack in the "self control" department. I have cut out sugar and a significant amount of calories and it's been hard, but I have been extremely successful the last couple days. YAY! We went to Outback Steak House and had a great time. I was able to order the special , which was a lobster tail and 5 oz sirloin with a side of broccoli. I had water to drink and didn't eat any of the bread that they bring you before your meal. Looking at all three items separately on my plate I had an epiphany about portion sizes and different foods I've been eating. I was able to eat the lobster tail and the broccoli and realized that it was enough. I asked for a box and took the sirloin home to have as a separate meal today. It sounds dumb, but it's a small step to changing the way I think. I'm proud of myself =)