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Do you think that I am over-reacting?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Many people know that I am following the PMK 4 Golden Rules.
They also know how difficult has been for me to change my mind set from dieting:

“When you Hungry Eat! Eat what you WANT and NOT what you think you SHOULD eat! Eat CONSCIOUSLY! STOP eating when you think you are full!”

They all must know by now how grouchy I have been because my slow weight loss. Sincere apologies my friends…

But today I had a fantastic time and I want to share it with you.

After work I had to do some errands. The day was so beautiful… 20*C!
Going from one place to another I really felt the desire to stop and have an ice-cream.
Usually I would have brushed this thought off right away. However this time I stopped at Baskin Robbins and very calmly (like I was a thin person!) I chose the flavor I wanted. A Java Mocha Chocolate ice cream - Junior please? emoticon
I sit outside and watching the people pass by I slowly enjoyed every spoon until I felt satisfied.
I felt free, young again and happy because I chose to have an ice cream with no regrets or remorse!

What have I been doing?! A simple ice-cream could make me feel so weak and unsuccessful.

You might think I am over reacting.
I have to say that you might be right. However I am trying to express a feeling that I haven’t had for a long time!!! Eating without guilt is very new to me…

Another fantastic thing happened: This morning I tried on a pair of pants that was tight and they fit! It’s true that the scale hasn’t moved so much but I am losing inches and I believe I lost one size dressing! WOO HOO!!!




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WEN@TBAY 4/29/2009 3:33PM

    I love the sound of joy in your voice! Eating without guilt is indeed wonderful!! Here's to many more guilt free meals and snacks that are in your future!! The only crime is racing through your food without tasting it and/ or stuffing food in long after you're satisfied IMHO!

So glad you are listening to your inner wisdom and finding ways to celebrate many various victories big and small along the way!

Thanks so much for the kindness and encouragement on my blog. I really needed it!

Keep being good to yourself!

: ) Wendie

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MAURIZIA 4/28/2009 4:09PM

    Elizabeth, it's all about moderation! That's what I've learned...and try so hard to practice!!! Hmmm...I can taste that ice cream...but with the stress of work at the moment, I don't trust myself...but that will be my treat when the next two crazy weeks of Pink Spirit Days are done!

Hugs,
Maurizia

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DEMURALIST 4/25/2009 9:49AM

    Yea!!!

"Have true freedom of choice, rather than forcing yourself to rely on will power alone. We just aren’t designed to white-knuckle our way through life, always resisting what we think we really want."-Unknown

You are on your way. some suggestions....make a list of the foods you thought you liked but now that you really taste them are not so great (fat free cream cheese comes to my mind-gross!). then make a list of foods you now love, really love to taste. And now, a list of non-scale victories (eating ice cream without guilt is definitely one!)

The scale is not my friend, if it is not yours and you allow it to have any effect on your attitude-get rid of it, at least for 2 weeks.


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JANLEEW 4/25/2009 1:43AM

    Absolutely nothing wrong about enjoying something in moderation! Or even set aside a day to have a meal that is junk food or whatever. You are in charge! Good for you!

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STEPHANIE0904 4/24/2009 8:59PM

    Congrats to you. As far as I'm concerned an ice cream cone that obviously has made you so happy is a treat and if if it does not become a headache I say go for it. Just my opinion but life is meant to be enjoyed and you can always do a little something extra tomorrow to make up for it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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