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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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  • v GETMETO50
    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.

    1590 days ago
  • v JUSTAGIRL45
    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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    1590 days ago
  • v NODOORS2012
    Awesome end to the day.... how did you make a personal size apple crisp tho? Would love to know!
    1590 days ago
  • v THETURTLEBEAR
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  • v CRYSTLE4HIMTX10
    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
    1590 days ago
  • v SEATTLE58ANEW
    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
    1590 days ago
  • v SANDYB223
    Love your blog. So glad you enjoyed your apple crisp and enjoyed some warm memories as well.

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    1590 days ago
  • v PIXIEMOMMY18
    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.
    1590 days ago
  • v LGAR519
    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.
    1590 days ago
  • v PARASELENIC
    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!
    1590 days ago
  • v VICKIEBETH
    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.
    1590 days ago
  • v CEYLONDON
    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?
    1590 days ago
  • v BABBINA
    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
    1590 days ago
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