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A good way to avoid eating a cake by myself

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Yesterday I was in a "eat the whole damn cake" mood.

So I called a friend I was supposed to visit and offered to bring a cake

This way, I had cake and shared it with her and the kids, less calories for me, more fun for them and no "after the disaster" guilt!

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ILOVEMALI 8/17/2014 3:34PM

    Excellent. When I feel like baking, I make sure that I can share, too! Brought a banana coconut bread to Ashland -- it lasted 2 1/2 breakfasts! Better them than me!

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OPALMOON 8/10/2014 11:23AM

    Great idea! And even better that others got to share with you and enjoy the cake too.

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MINIUM 8/8/2014 9:18AM

    I like it! Another way to eat a whole cake by yourself: mug cakes! They make for one portion so you can have it all to yourself. I've just had one:
1 tablespoon of flour
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of honey
2 tablespoons of milk
Pop it one minute in the microwave oven and enjoy, without the guilt! This one's about 100 calories.
Or I've been sharing with destitute people the food I have too much of - when I cook some rice or pasta, I always give some to the homeless people on the street. I've also done that with a packet of biscuits - I had a couple and gave the rest away. It definitely made me feel good in more ways than one.

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GORIANA 8/7/2014 11:51AM


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GINIEMIE 8/7/2014 7:52AM

    Bonne idée! Sharing is more fun anyway.

Have a terrific Thursday!
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30 days to my skinny jeans Day 1

Monday, July 28, 2014

I've decided to do the "30 days to you skinny jeans" challenge one more time.
I had really seen a difference even though it was not enough to really loose a size.

I have lost weight and my eating habits are back to normal healthy so now I am more motivated to really do the challenge because know I will see a difference

do the challenge every single day

to accomplish:

dropping one size

and my reward:

a full body massage.

Day one done, looking forward to trying on my too tight jeans!

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OPALMOON 7/29/2014 1:59PM

    Wishing you every success with this goal. You are vey determined and disciplined so I am sure you will do very well!

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INGMARIE 7/28/2014 6:58PM

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DAVIDCOOLEY1 7/28/2014 4:44PM

    Your goal is probably better than mine, which is to lose weight. With all the weight training I'm doing I'm not sure what I am doing with nutrition is going to show up on the scale. I think I am going to measure my waist and change my goal to that instead. So thanks and good luck getting to that full body massage!

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DAVIDCOOLEY1 7/28/2014 4:43PM

    Your goal is probably better than mine, which is to lose weight. With all the weight training I'm doing I'm not sure what I am doing with nutrition is going to show up on the scale. I think I am going to measure my waist and change my goal to that instead. So thanks and good luck getting to that full body massage!

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Healthy Living is a commitment and it takes dedication

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I have been on SP for three years now, I have had some ups and down and after one accident and a few months off I am almost back to my start weight.

It is back to square one?


Because in these years I have learned so much about food portions, unhealthy foods I thought were healthy, I have learned to love my body and see food as much more than just calories.

Exercise is now a pleasure and when I shop I read labels.

Before being on SP I had lost 20 pounds a very unhealthy way by going on a very low cal diet and high exercising.

Now I am loosing weight again and toning up by eating healthy.

It's a lifestyle, and it's not always easy.

Yesterday it was raining, I was watching a movie (stuck in love, btw, great movie) and I wanted to grab a Flapjack.
I did not. I washed a bowl of fresh bluberries instead and ate that.
I realised that living healthy takes dedication, it is not going to be easy everyday but it is easier as time goes.
Two days ago I was grocery shopping and wanted to buy ready meals.
They were all so full of salt or fat I gave up and settled for lentil soup and falafel.
It wasn't about "it's not going to fit in my 1500 cal range", it was about not wanting that crap in my body!
I was done with research and wanted to celebrate. I looked at flapjacks but they were all so high in fat I gave up. I looked at cakes but nothing seemed to be worth the insane fat and sugar content and I figured I would buy one individual piece but since I had only one shopping bag I had to go for what I really needed so out with the cake.
I bought some Mcvities digestive coated with chocolate milk because they kind of taste like flapjacks and they are 140 cal a piece and not as buttery. I actually had only one flapjack, I gave in.
ANd guess what. It was too buttery.
In the past years my taste buds have been gradually weaning themselves from butter and suger and salt so now when I eat something too loaded with any of these ingredients, I just can't eat it.

So that's how my addiction to flapjacks ceased. I realised I just did not like it anymore.
I have changed, my tastes have changed, my outlook on my body has changed, I longer fight it, I love it and nurture it: my lifestyle has changed

I might not have lost much weight but I am a completely different person.

And that it all thanks to SP!

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OPALMOON 7/28/2014 4:12PM

    What a brilliant and incredibly inspiring story! Congratulations on all your progress in improving your approach to healthy living - well done! You are truly amazing.

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INGMARIE 7/27/2014 8:39AM

    Congratulations. emoticon you have done great. emoticon

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LWILKINS60 7/27/2014 8:17AM

    Good for you!

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JAROL7 7/27/2014 8:01AM

    DECIDING is 90% of the process. The rest is just following your plan.

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Sometimes it's tough eating healthy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today I wanted an early dinner or late snack and went down to the library café.

Obstacle one: the food stand with the flapjacks on display

I ordered a soup and roll but they did not have it ( too late)

The sandwiches were all either insanely big or the choice was bacon and mayo, egg and mayo.
hum... not so much

I settled for a chicken piri piri wrap, not knowing what Piri Piri meant but figured it was some kind of sweet and sour thing

Ordered that.

Bit in it

Started crying

I can't eat spicy food. At all.

so as my mouth was burning and my stomach aching I looked at the flapjacks with a pinch in my heart and went back to my work. I wondered if in the end I shouldn't have gone for tried and testes flapjack but I know the answer is

You should have packed a snack! idiot!!!

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INGMARIE 7/25/2014 9:12AM

    I love spicy, I have a great recipe for Piri-Piri Chicken. emoticon

Sorry you had to go hungry, pack a few snacks just in case they are out of flap jacks.

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Scottish Challenge week one.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Well it's been going much better than I thought.

I made a plan of attack and identified the hurdles to get over

1- Fresh Fruits and Veggies are expensive here
2- I LOVE Flapjacks, fudge and chicken pies and always eat too much to make up for not having it in France.
3- I sit all day in the Library and can't run because of an injury.

What I did to overcome it

1- and 3 I walk to the library and go home for lunch
It saves 3.50£ of bus fare ( which is what 3 portions of veggies cost) and makes me get 160 minutes of brisk walking everyday

2- Today I almost had a flapjack but when I saw that it was 453 cal for 100g I just knew it wasn't worth it. I went home and had a piece of whole wheat toast and a slice of ham with ginger herbal tea.

Yesterday I logged in 23500 steps and the day before 18600! I was really proud but the downside is that I am getting really tired and hungry.

I have been eating my veggies everyday and have a piece of toast or oatmeal for carbs twice a day. I also have tuna or eggs or two small slices or ham for protein. Clearly it is not enough because I can barely get out of bed and today I have felt hungry after each meal and had to have a snack at 4 when I usually don't.

So tonight instead of walking in the park I'll do a yoga session ( and I am super sore from the lower body ST I did and the long Hike yesterday) and I'll have a good plate of pasta.

I really need to listen to my body and be careful. I have actually lost weight, I can tell by my face and pants. But I am scared by the feeling of power over my body it gives me and the need to do more.
As I am writing these lines I know I wanted to just have a bowl of tomato soup for supper but know I would be way under my cal for the day ( I only had soup for lunch).
So I blogged to make me accountable because I know that eating healthy is good but starving myself because I enjoy the " high" of loosing weight is not.

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ILOVEMALI 7/23/2014 1:20AM

    you live in walking heaven! We walked over 145 miles during our trip!

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OPALMOON 7/22/2014 10:53AM

    You have worked out some great strategies. It is important not to overdo the exercise or under eat as you've already experienced hunger and tiredness. There are some great suggestions for protein ideas, so hopefully you can incorporate some of those if they are reasonably priced. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your time there.


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MARGARITTM 7/21/2014 4:20PM

    Glad that you have figured out some solutions.

That IS a lot of walking -----good for you!

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INGMARIE 7/21/2014 3:19PM

    Glad to see you are taking care of you, as for protein, is chicken and fish less expencive and avalilable ? Goat and lamb is also nice sources of protein. Beans beans and more legumes as well. Tofu?
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MOMMY445 7/21/2014 2:16PM

    glad to hear that you are doing so well and that you are listening to your body.

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