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Oh the temptations that make us break...

Monday, March 07, 2011

Over the weekend I was really feeling the cravings coming on. I think this had a lot to do with the abrupt change in my diet. No peanut butter nor piece of fruit I ate would overcome the cravings, and thus I caved in. I ordered takeout Chinese. While I didn't order the usual amount of food I've ordered in the past (2 entrees plus 2 appetizers), I did order tempura shrimp and 2 fried spring rolls with egg drop soup. I don't believe the egg drop soup was horrible for me, and the spring rolls themselves are around 120 cal each. The shrimp tempura, however, was a bad decision and made me go over my calorie intake on Sunday.

I felt guilty immediately after eating it. It also didn't satisfy my hunger and within a couple of hours I was feeling the "pains of hunger" again. I also didn't get to exercise over the weekend like I wanted. I must resist these cravings and make time and effort for my exercise if I can going to achieve my goal of losing 7 lbs by the end of March.

One positive is that I packed my snacks/lunch for work today - yogurt, vegetable spaghetti, a banana, a kashi bar, and a pb&j sandwich. I have been eating throughout the day and hope this helps keep the hunger and cravings at bay. I'm hoping the spaghetti for lunch and pb&j this afternoon also gets me some additional energy during my workout this afternoon.

  
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SHAWNEDA 3/8/2011 2:50PM

    You did it, you admitted it, you got over it! No shame or guilt needed it takes time to teach yourself a new way of living. Slow and steady wins the race, every racer falls just do what you did...learn from it and get back up. Stay in the race. emoticon

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JULIEIRENE 3/7/2011 5:18PM

    I am glad you ended this blog on a positive note! I think learning to forgive ourselves is sometimes the toughest part of the battle!!! Keep at it - you've got this! :)

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ELIZABETH_SKY 3/7/2011 12:13PM

    It sounds like you're taking all the steps you should to achieve success, such as eating healthier options when you have cravings and planning ahead for snacks.

Remember that one day of going over calories won't ruin your plan. Doing it again (and again) will. You can also "make room" for those extra calories by cutting out perhaps 200 calories each day for the rest of the week. Weight loss isn't a zero-sum game where you're just not going to lose weight if you bust your diet once.

You're well on the right track here :)

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And here we are at the start of something with amazing potential.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Losing this weight that has crept on in the past few years has always been a goal. Alas, like most people with INFP personalities, the grandiose goal outweighed the small accomplishments I made. Frustration would set in when I didn't see the results I wanted. I found myself slipping back into old habits and turning to old vices. Impatience has won out in too many cases, and I will not let it succeed anymore.

I've watched several friends lose the weight and know their journey was not easy. I, too, must take the road less traveled by and work to lose the weight that holds me back socially and physically. Knowing that with every passing year that goes by the weight will be harder to get off motivates me to action now. It won't be easy - especially in the beginning. I'm at the point though where the short term gratifications must be sacrificed for a longer term want of health and longevity.

  
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GOINGBACKTO180 3/9/2011 3:17PM

    Thanks for the motivation everyone! emoticon

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JULIEIRENE 3/7/2011 5:20PM

    I am really excited for you as you start on this new leg of your journey! You can definitely do this and the work will make it all the more worth it because you will look back and know you really accomplished something. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need support! emoticon

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SHAWNEDA 3/6/2011 8:54PM

    Saw your blog on the SparkAtlanta feed thanks for sharing this journey with others remember. emoticon

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GABENSEBSMOM 3/5/2011 5:08PM

    Good luck with your journey! emoticon

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RUNSHELBIRUN 3/5/2011 3:06PM

    emoticon You've come to the right place to get lots of help, ideas, and support! Good luck on your journey!

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CATS_MEOW_0911 3/5/2011 1:05PM

    Welcome to SP!

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HANGNON 3/5/2011 1:03PM

    Hey another INFP! Didn't think I would ever meet another one. Just read sparkpages every day. They are so encouraging and keep you going. Also look for the little changes, you will be surprised how fast they start happening.

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MRSDAVIS09 3/5/2011 12:58PM

    I am right where you are, my friend. . .and have been there several times over the years. The road less traveled is always the better road in this situation! I started over again recently, too. It is hard. . .but the longer you stick to it, the easier it gets. Keep that goal foremost in your mind and never let it go. You will achieve it by breaking it down into smaller mini-goals and then going for it! Hang in there and I look forward to seeing you hit your goal weight.

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TATTER3 3/5/2011 12:52PM

    Thou shalt succeed!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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RIVERDLC 3/5/2011 12:52PM

    At least the road less traveled has a lot of friends along the way!

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