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Yay for no chocolate for three days!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Woot! I can't believe how much difference this has already made to my cravings! I have been eating soooo much less. Not tracking right now but maybe tomorrow. I do know all weekend long I haven't been feeling like eating much and I think it's because there is no chocolate around. Now I just have to remind myself to stick this through Halloween before I have a giant candy binge as usual which starts with the old "just one candy won't hurt" thing and ends with a hundred empty candy wrappers a week later emoticon

  
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WOUBBIE 10/20/2014 1:14PM

    Yay!

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SUNSHINE6442 10/20/2014 8:55AM

  Hershey's now makes dark chocolate kisses. You can eat 5 of those for 100 calories.

Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels and the magnesium in chocolate actually helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. So chocolate is not evil just
opt for the lower-in-sugar kinds and indulge in moderation.


Here is a cool treat....
Chocolate-Almond Butter Fondue
In a microwave safe bowl combine 2 tsp of dark chocolate chips with 2 tsp of almond butter...microwave until melted about 20 seconds, add 5 second intervals if needed and then when soft stir to combine...Dip in Fresh Strawberries.



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MRTHING2000 10/20/2014 5:30AM

    My wife was sharing some of those mini chocolates at work the other day. I don't remember if it was the mini Crunch bars or one of the other ones that come out around Halloween. Then another nurse said, 'ah, only 80 calories'. Wow. Really adds up. Those are small!

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DEWILL2 10/19/2014 11:58PM

    Good for you!!!!

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Tracking again again

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gosh been so off with the chocolate eating again. But I finally managed to go without for a day and tracked all my eating for the first time in a few weeks. Really feeling some cravings and wondering how on earth I'll get through the Halloween party I have to go to tomorrow night when evening is the worst time for me to give into temptation. I bet I'll drink beer. Hmm

  
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WOUBBIE 10/18/2014 12:11PM

    Yeah, I find that if it's in the house, I will eat it. Same with beer.

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SMITHKRISTI 10/18/2014 6:11AM

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Tracking again

Monday, September 29, 2014

Back to tracking after a big gain this week. Stopped tracking and gradually eating more and more..... time to put the brakes on!

  
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WOUBBIE 9/30/2014 9:08AM

    You might only need to track occasionally - say, once a week - just so you can spot problem areas before they get out of hand. When I tracked faithfully I would enter as much of my food "budget" at the beginning of the day as possible, so I could see how much budget I had left after all the foods and drinks I KNEW I would be having.

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MRTHING2000 9/30/2014 5:52AM

    Tracking helps keep one accountable. If you don't track your spending, your account balance goes to zero. If you don't track your intake, your body goes to zero. It helps to track throughout the day. I find that keeps me from going overboard. A bit of guilt sets in and I'll put down whatever is pushing me over the limit.

Its too bad that 'we' have to track when so many don't seem to. But even if they are 'thinner' they aren't necessarily healthy. The fact that we care and go to lengths means we will be more successful long-term.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 9/29/2014 9:51AM

    Amazing how tracking works!

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Day 1 reset!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Gosh here I am back at day 1. why call it that? Because the weekend was so, so off track! I gained 2 lbs. Honestly I should care more than I do about that. But the main problem is the awful kinda sugar withdrawels I'm having now. I had a sugar hangover this morning. My blood sugar was 90 which, though not horribly high, is higher than my usual 75-80. Not a biggie though. Actually the weird thing about my ice cream binge yesterday was I checked my blood sugar about 5 times over the course of the afternoon evening (I did eat maybe 2 cups of ice cream broken in 2 different sittings) and it didn't go up at all. Well I might just have to say it certainly seems like I don't have pre-diabetes anymore. But whatever, if I eat like that regularly I will! LOL

So, things to do to stop the big fail in its track before I gain more than 2 lbs. Firstly, went to bodypump. Felt pretty good today maybe because of those 2 days off. Secondly, no more ice cream. What's left the kids can eat and there won't be any leftovers from a small bowl each. Thirdly, going out to get away from temptation! I do have a little chocolate left but it's not very sweet 86% cocoa so I can have a piece or 2 for my afternoon snack and dessert and then that will be gone. No whole bar in one day funny business. And that was definitely pms. So I need to realize that I really need my exercise around pms time more than ever!

  
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WOUBBIE 9/8/2014 7:37PM

    Good course correction and more lessons learned!

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Ice cream, more chocolate

Sunday, September 07, 2014

And I do have a bit of a headache, feel a bit gross. I so need my workout tomorrow. My daughter influenced my decision to not go to the gym all weekend. She said "Could you please take your day off from the gym on the weekend instead of during the week so I can spend more time with you?" I thought she had a point. But if it ends with me eating ice cream it's not going to work out. I really rely on those exercise endorphins to not stress eat and be inspired to do my best and get the fittest I can. I did spend some quality time with my daughter helping her rebuild some lego sets and put together her playmobil zoo. But my health is more important!

  
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BELMACD2 9/8/2014 3:47PM

    We do like to hiking together as a family but something about yesterday.. everybody wanted to be sedentary. I think it's because it's been so hot. But it sure would be nice weather for a hike today (max 80) only everybody's at school or work except me. Oh well!

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WOUBBIE 9/8/2014 8:08AM

    What about something you can both do at home, like Dance Dance Revolution or some of the fun Wii games? Gym during the week, home gym on the weekends. Being a good role model is good for both of you!

And good for her for loving LEGO's!

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MRTHING2000 9/8/2014 7:35AM

    Unless you are spending tons of hours at the gym, what's an hour or two going to hurt? Consider that a break from the kiddos--you need it sometimes.

I guess the better way would be to make fitness include the daughter too. That's not very easy for me with a 1 year old.

Glad you are making good choices despite challenges. It is an inspiration to us all that have the same issues. I completely identify with the challenges.

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