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I ~HAD~ to eat that apple crisp

Monday, January 16, 2012

Something I always find ridiculously amusing - when I get to the end of a day and I have all my nutrition needs met, except calories. Today I was well over my 80g protein goal, had my sodium very nicely in range for the first day since I started tracking it, great on carbs (yummy spinach and squash!), fine on fat. But I was almost 200 calories under.

I keep little desserts around, but usually I have to plan ahead to fit them in - and I won't eat them unless they fit. Ice cream is one of those. I've learned to really enjoy that 1/2 cup serving when I can fit it in.

Tonight's dessert is one that warms me, in more ways than one. It's a small microwaveable apple crisp. Many many years ago, I remember home-made desserts that my mother would make. Gingerbread with that painfully slow-pouring molasses, pumpkin pies and the sugared excess crust, and apple crisp. I do love me that apple crisp.

I've tried to eat apples whole and just can't get past something, some dislike of having to bite into it. It's unrelated to the skin as I can peel them and still not want to bit. (Which is really really odd, because I won't think twice about biting into a cucumber or a tomato.)

But cooked up in a pie, or even better as an apple crisp, and they are soooo delicious.

These little cups are a single serving, which makes them even better. Scrum-diddly-umptious.

It still feels odd to say I ~HAD~ to eat it in order to meet my calories, but hey, I can live with that. That's a lifestyle I can certainly settle into.

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GETMETO50 1/16/2012 12:15PM

    I love apple crisp and I don't like biting into apples either...they hurt my lips...I would have to cut them up so I just kind of avoid whole apples...I do like them though.


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JUSTAGIRL45 1/16/2012 11:35AM

    You deserved that treat! emoticon

Good for you for keeping the portion small and staying within your means. I think you've got this all figured out!

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NODOORS2012 1/16/2012 11:34AM

    Awesome end to the day.... how did you make a personal size apple crisp tho? Would love to know!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/16/2012 11:33AM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/16/2012 10:41AM

    emoticon If I don't meet my calories I am okay with that but do love having a reason to enjoy an extra treat from time to time. Last night it was a Cliff granola bar. emoticon

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SEATTLE58 1/16/2012 10:39AM

    Good work! You are the good example that I want to follow! You're living your life the way you need to, to be more healthy and to make your very own life habits. I loved your blog! emoticon

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SANDYB223 1/16/2012 10:05AM

    Love your blog. So glad you enjoyed your apple crisp and enjoyed some warm memories as well.

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PIXIEMOMMY18 1/16/2012 9:12AM

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. I was really amazed that a few days this week I finished tracking and I was below the calories for the day, nice to have a treat to fill that gap.

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LGAR519 1/16/2012 9:06AM

    I purposely save 200 calories for my bedtime snack. Makes me feel like a human being being able to eat before I go to bed.

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PARASELENIC 1/16/2012 9:02AM

    I love it when you plan everything out just right so that you can have a treat at the end of the day! With much of my tracking, I end up low on calories which I love to amend with a small shot of baileys over ice at night. It's a wonderful, cold creamy treat that warms you from the inside!

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VICKIEBETH 1/16/2012 7:14AM

    That is good. It means that you made great choices all day and that you then get to have an indulgence with moderation (single serving is always great) I think it is hardest to have just a small amount but I am getting better at it myself.

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CEYLONDON 1/16/2012 4:08AM

    I am in the same boat! I *HAD* to eat my half cup of ice cream and chocolate sauce! Isn't it *horrible* when that happens?

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BABBINA 1/16/2012 3:24AM

    i loved that u said @ the end. i find myself doing that as well, slipping in an indulgence when i have a caloric deficit & my other nutritional needs are met lol Enjoy, in the morning you have "had" to burn it off though lol

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