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Undeserving and worried!


Monday, December 05, 2011

OK...my computer went down November 27th. I only had access to the internet when I went to the public library. I could only spend so much time on the computer. Can someone tell me. What would make a person lose sight of their goals of healthy eating and exercise because of this? I got my computer back on Sunday and I haven't been in Sparkpeople all that much except for today.

I did some late night snacking during that week, (I belong to the Emotional Eating Team) and a Sparkfriend/team member, Gabrielle and I were doing pretty good at avoiding those late night snack urges. My biggest thing was getting up at 2:30am and eating a PB sandwich. I hate to say it....I got lazy! Does the internet have that much influence over us? Granted...I still lost a pound, but I feel undeserving of it.

I slacked on logging my food and exercise tracking in my journal. I did some unhealthy eating. Candy was brought back in the house. Now it's that time of year for my Christmas baking. Peanut Brittle, Almond Toffee, Cutout Cookies, Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, Spitz Cookies, Popcorn Balls, etc...My nieces and sister is coming to bake with me this year. How do WE get past this time of year? Thanksgiving was a breeze for me! I don't think I have it in me to avoid the those urges and temptations that comes with those Christmas rituals.



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YOYONOYO 12/6/2011 10:17AM

    I'm happy for you that you got your computer back. It's great to have a place to be accountable. It's a lot cheaper than a personal trainer and probably more available than a friend or family member. But it is hard to be dependent on the computer for goals whether it breaks, you don't have time, or you go on vacation. My sister uses the mobile phone app so that's not a worry for her. But I don't have a smart phone. The fact is, this place works! I've tried losing weight without it with no success.

I agree that the ideal is moderation. But that's so hard when there are temptations to indulge everywhere! I have a friend who let herself have everything but only one very small bite of everything. I think I'll try that this year. When we're out, I'll decline but then have a bite of my hubby's desserts.

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WYO_CASEY 12/5/2011 7:52PM

    Don't avoid it - embrace it. Work out more if you will be snacking often. Also...What are Spitz cookies?

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BABYSOX 12/5/2011 5:45PM

    I don't think that you should avoid the rituals. Personally, I decided to make my Christmas recipes healthier and a little lighter. Last Christmas, I did not deprive myself at all, but I did eat in moderation. The results were that I lost weight throughout the holidays. That is my plan again for this year. Good luck!

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