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Starting Over....Once Again....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

So here I am, back to the drawing board. But I won't get frustrated. Reason being...I know what DOESN'T work for me. I know that I can't cut out sweets completely, because when I do, I going on these binging exploits where I eat cookies, poptarts, and more cookies. Then I feel bloated and worn out. So I have decided to treat myself daily. The thing is, I need to eat them in MODERATION! I'm going to ration out 150-200 calories a day to satisfy my sweet tooth. The rest of the time, I'm going to eat clean. I actually love the way eating clean makes me feel, I just can't do it all day, every day. But I need to look into new recipes for eating clean, because the same food everyday get boring.

Working out really isn't a problem for me. I love the way it feels once I'm done. I'm even starting to love running. However, I need to work out first thing in the morning. Early in the morning, I tend to tell myself, " Oh, I'll do it later." But then later never comes. Doing it first thing in the morning will get it out the way and give me a "natural high" for the rest of the day.

I've also been getting off my water regimen. I love water and to me, nothing else, not soda, juice, iced tea or lemonade, can quench my thirst the way water does. It just makes me feel so good, like I'm cleaning out my insides. So my 8-10 cups per day is back in action!

Please wish me luck! And if you have any suggestions, don't hesitate to leave a comment! Thanks fellow sparkers!
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MY4BLESSINGS 2/28/2011 8:13AM

    I do wish you luck. I can not do without sweets either. I at times will eat a snack size hershe or snicker or they have the sugar free truffles and hersheys that are good. I have to exercise in the morning as well or I will talk myself out of it by evening and I get off at 1p. Stay focused, we all fall off once in a while the trick is to get back up and stay up

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GODLYPSALMIST17 2/27/2011 11:20PM

    I just started transitioning to become a vegan, and my nutritionist told me to try carob covered nuts and seeds and raisins. She said the carob has a dark chocolate taste if you like dark chocolate. Just a suggestions. emoticon One day at a time!!

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PHYNIXX 2/27/2011 1:56PM

    I've officially started over 3x while on SP. The key is never giving up! We have the same problems with sweets and eating them in moderation works best for me. Since starting over this last time, I've lost 9 lbs so I know you can do it too!! Good luck!!
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AUNTB63 2/27/2011 9:03AM

    I totally agree with satisfying that sweet tooth.....within reason and with a definite portion control in place. We need to remember this is NOT a diet we are learning, but lifestyle changes we can live with for a life time. I've been doing this from day one on SP and I am still going strong. Some people may think 1 pound a week just isn't enough, but for me it's just fine....the longer it takes to get rid of my extra weight, I believe, the longer (forever?) it will stay off.
Have a great week and keep up the good work with that awesome plan.


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CYBERQT 2/26/2011 6:04PM

    When I started my journey seriously, I decided I can do without a lot. But not white pasta. I don't have it all the time. Maybe once a week but it is just something I would be very upset to not have. As long as we know we can move on and do it! emoticon

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CORJOSAL 2/26/2011 6:04PM

    Allowing your sweet tooth to be satisfied is a great way to help stay on track. Just remember most peoples problems come from portion control, in this day and age portions that are considered "normal" are in reality super-sized. emoticon

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MONA_MONA 2/26/2011 5:57PM

    Allotting yourself calories for a treat is a great idea as is giving yourself a cheat meal once a week to stay motivated to eat clean.

There are some great Clean Eating cookbooks and a Clean Eating magazine that has new ideas every month so you aren't having to eat the same thing day in and day out.

I'm with you on the water. I tend to eat cleaner and snack less when I get my gallon of water in a day. I do well during the week, but tend to be lackadaisical about it on the weekends.

Glad to see you aren't giving up on clean eating entirely. emoticon

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