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Rethinking my Cheat Day - pep talk for myself.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I was gonna have a Cheat Day today. Have some cinnamon toast deliciousness. Now, that would generally fit into someones' nutrition tracker easily, but I have for health reasons sworn off the wheat YET AGAIN. And I've been trying to eat mostly protein, fruit and veggies.

Yesterday I made some crockpot polenta which turned out really good. Satisfies my carb cravings pretty well even though theoretically according to a primal or paleo diet corn is a no-no. I really don't subscribe to the notion of cutting out healthy foods just because someone says it's not good for some weird reason - unless of course you have an allergy or sensitivity. Anyway....the recipe specified 3 TBS of butter but I used extra virgin olive oil and next time I make it I'll probably use 2TBS. Three was just a little rich because the cornmeal cooks up nice and creamy anyway. I put in garlic and mixed herbs (which are similiar to an Italian herb mix) and less salt than specified. I need to try it soon with a meaty spaghetti sauce. Or baked with some cheese on top. Mmm!

Anyway, I weighed myself yesterday and today for the first time in weeks. Down several grams since yesterday morning. Definite incentive not to hit the cinnamon toast no matter how it makes my mouth water! My mouth might be happy for about 30 seconds while I'm devouring it but my stomach will not be happy half an hour later. You'd think that would be enough to keep me out of it but unfortunately it has to be something like vanity in the form of a few grams lost.

I dropped the first chunk of weight in the first few weeks of Spark in August. Then it just sat. I maintained easily, but nothing budged. I'm thinking the way I'll approach the rest of this journey is to stay relaxed. Hopefully lose the remainder in "chunks", maintain for a few months, then lose a bit more. After all...I need this to last for the rest of my life. Future hereditary health problems won't be held at bay unless I'm diligent.
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    I don't know what you can get there...I tried to look up gluten free cinnamon raisin bread for you and found some nice looking ones with oats as a base but a lot of the ingredients I wouldn't be able to get here so I got discouraged. Maybe you can get more there than we can though. It is worth a google!

    Great job on the diet change and the weight loss!
    2430 days ago
    Yes it is so true I need to rethink things I eat as well.

    You sound very motivated so keep up the great job you are doing. emoticon
    2430 days ago
    I suffer from an allergy to wheat too. I have given bread and wheat products up.. I just saw an add for Betty Crocker gluten free cake mix.
    I don't think cheat days are good. So I am glad you passed.
    I have set up my food plan to incorporate all foods. if only a few bites. Sometimes I can't do that because there is no one else to share it with. I won't fix up lots of food I can't or should not eat just for a bite. But I am on this food plan for the rest of my life. So I had better not feel deprived. That's when people cheat or quit. I feel like I have it down pretty good. I have lost 164 lbs in the last 15 months.
    I just found a recipe for Tiramisu, which I love, serving ,1/2 cup 100 calories. That's less than a 1/3 of the normal calories count. I am always looking for ways or foods that I love , and how I can get them in to my food plan.
    I wish you the best. stay positive.
    2430 days ago
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