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Changing my thought process


Friday, May 25, 2012

So, after I posted my Thursday blog I kind of felt the funk return. I was doing dishes and was discouraged by the condition of the house, stress, work, etc. So, what I now need is a little bit of introflection and positive self talk.

I am encouraged by the fact that I made smarter choices about supper. I only made half of the crust. I also made salad to go with it. I didn't give myself a chance to eat more than half of the crust. I got an "ultra thin" crust and calculated that eating half of the crust made how I like it would still be totally reasonable for supper. I am proud of myself for eliminating the temptation to eat the whole pizza. Yay me!

This past week I have struggled with snacking in the evening before I go to bed. It has been fairly healthy, but still snacking. Ive still been staying in my ranges, but again, Im snacking when I don't need to be. Tonight was no exception. I got hummus and veggies and was enjoying it quite a bit. I ate some, but then put it away. I put the hummus away when there was still some left in the container. I didn't finish it...I could have, but I didn't. I didn't just munch at it until it was gone. I made the decision to quit eating and put it away. Yay me!!

So, here is me celebrating that I was able to turn some less than stellar choices into positive experiences.
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PIPPAMOUSE 5/27/2012 9:51AM

    It isn't so much the snacking, it is the mindless/late night/no reason to be snacking that is bothering me. That has got to go!

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EMMAEKAY 5/25/2012 12:11PM

    If you're staying in your range, snacking doesn't have to be demonized. As long as you choose a serving of veggies or something reasonable, snacks can be a big help to weight loss - food is not the enemy. I have 2-3 snacks a day and it really helps keep my metabolism burning.

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PUNKY100 5/25/2012 10:59AM

    I am so trying to find a visual representation of a food coma...and how I feel the next day when I over eat now (HORRIBLE...physically). When I get one I'll share it with you, I'm going to put it up in my room. :-P

I'm trying to do the little steps too...like not finishing things when I can, and I used to...it's harder with a whole family around, because I may not get to finish it. Usually if I leave part of something good behind, it gets eaten before I get to it again. That's one of the stumbling blocks with why I gained so much weight.

Ahhh and now I'm hyjacking your blog. :-P I just came here to say way to go, and keep it up!!!! :-D

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SANDYHAZY 5/25/2012 7:58AM

    Great job! You are holding yourself accountable for your choices without beating yourself up! What a victory. There are so many days that I feel like jumping on the eating train and crashing. I reflect about how long it took me to lose the weight I have lost and how I feel when I choose to eat healthy. You are doing amazing! Keep it up. emoticon

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GOLFLADY11 5/25/2012 1:09AM

    Good for you! You made conscious choices to keep control of what you were eating. This is absolutely what we all need to do to find success on our weight loss journey. All these little positive steps add up to real progress down the road. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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