The urge to 'Cheat'
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Last night after we got home from dinner with my mother-in-law, I felt the urge to "cheat".. really bad.. like I wanted to eat anything and everything. I allowed myself to snack a bit because I am not trying to deprive myself, only hold myself accountable and attempt to stay within my ranges. I managed to eat what I wanted for a snack (chocolate, of course)and still stay within my ranges except my fat (which I went over by 5g).
I have done this dieting thing so many times and failed, and I know why now. I spent so much time trying not to 'cheat' but I am learning that it's not about "cheating" its about feeding the urge moderately so that the craving doesn't get worse. I used to spend my days dieting and the second something bad would happen I'd run out and get a king size candy bar and eat every last bit of it.
So, my pledge to myself is that while I will try to opt for healthier versions of things, when I REALLY want something, I will NOT deprive myself of it. I am doing fine, much better than I had expected. This is mostly because I am paying attention to what I am eating AND i cut out soda and I am now drinking 8 glasses of water per day.