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An Aha Moment in Starvation Mode!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

So I'm a little stressed out and I'm an emotional eater. I made a wonderful salad for lunch today when I made my husband a salad for dinner last night. I guess that was not enough! So, I was still emotionally starving or hungry! I call my little Wok place a few blocks away to order Shrimp Chop Suey! K, not bad and I even asked for it all steamed, no sauce with steamed rice. *patting myself on the back* When I get there it's not ready and Dairy Queen is next door. I venture into the DQ and look at their Low fat treats in boxes. Not too bad, some were as little as 90 calories per treat. Grabbed 2 boxes and went to the counter. The lady says, "that will be $6.99 per box." WOW, pricey! I put them down and head to Target, while my food is being steamed at the Wok place and grab 2 boxes of Breyers ice cream sandwiches. Low in calories and only $2.99 per box, 6 in each box. (I'm cheap) then I am thinking about the new clusters Skinny Cow has out, so I head to the candy isle. I pick up a tub of Swedish fish. Yummy! Good news and the AHA moment was when I realized that I could have a serving of each item as long as I practice my portion control. At that moment, I was soothed instantly and felt like I had overcome the emotional roller-coaster I was just about to get on. I had a little bit of each at work and plenty to still last me, for around 5 - 10 days, low cost and good tasting. I know fruit would be better, but there are times when you just have to have the chocolate or the sugar you know! At least I am calorie and fat counting! I told myself I have come a long way and that I did not need to undo what I have already accomplished so far by choosing the wrong foods to eat. I actually feel like I accomplished something within myself! THIS IS GOOD!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOVEY63 9/1/2011 4:56PM

    Moderation is better than deprivation!

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MUTHERNATURE 9/1/2011 2:13PM

    Yummy, the chocolate pudding sounds good. I will try that one. Thanks emoticon

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    My trick for chocolate works awesome... take the double double chocolate jello pudding, fat free, sugar free (doesn't taste like it tho, it's really good), and make it up with skim milk, then freeze it... comes out just like rich choc ice cream and its totally guilt free with 40 cal and no fat. I actually felt guilty when eating it its so rich!

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MUTHERNATURE 8/29/2011 4:02PM

    I still have items I bought from last week. Portion control and sharing with others helps! PMS and cravings. HOw do we beat those? I guess really in the end, it's mind of matter and you can win. emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 8/25/2011 7:25PM

    I guess it is al good, as long as you practise that portion control, kind of hard to do with all that in front of you. emoticon

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