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I Thought About It, but I Didn't

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

I was trying to think through everything I ate today. I was pretty self-indulgent, but there are two things I want to celebrate.

(1) I was only 2 calories over my 1550 limit, according to the nutrition calculator.

(2) There were a couple of points when I had opportunities to snack, casually, on chips and crackers. I didn't. I knew that I was going to be eating a lot today, because we had planned a big lunch and a big dessert.

We got a bag of root veggie chips for my sister's kids to munch on in the car.
... I didn't have any.
I handed out low-salt wheat thins for my parents to snack on before we went to dinner.
... I didn't have any.

At both occasions, I could have chosen to snack, especially because both were "healthy". But I decided (hallelujah!) that it wasn't worth it or necessary.

Then, as I was going over my calories for today, I realized something about both occasions: when I was faced with the idea of having a snack, I thought about it, but I didn't. I didn't!

Now here's one other thing I thought about doing, but didn't: getting in some more cardio. I was immensely relieved to look at my exercise schedule and find out that today was supposed to be an "off" day anyway.

Overall, a good day. (Even though I had fish & chips for lunch ... and some chocolate cream pie ... and part of a gooey brownie ... and froyo for dessert ... hey, I said I was self indulgent today!)
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    It's the thought that counts.

    LOL - sorry - couldn't resist that. Better than the thought was the follow up action. Congratulations on being true to yourself.
    2044 days ago
    It sounds like you had a terrific day that was right on plan!
    2084 days ago
    Sounds like you exercised some serious self-control. I often think of weight loss as a very very long series of decisions. The goal is to make as many GOOD decisions as possible and to forgive yourself and move on quickly from your bad decisions.
    2084 days ago
    Good for you... every small step/choice leads to progress!!!
    2084 days ago
    emoticon Yes! Celebrating the little things you do RIGHT helps build the mental / emotional muscle to keep doing right things. Way to go!
    2085 days ago
    Oh yeah, a few other choices to celebrate ...

    - At lunch: Chose the 2 piece fish lunch instead of the 3 piece fish lunch, and made myself eat the greens on the plate and not just the fish and chips
    - At dinner: Shared the veggie curry pie with my sister instead of having a whole one for dinner
    - At dessert: Had a small portion of froyo, with only nonfat granola and almonds for topping (and one of the froyo flavors was a non-fat, no sugar added one)
    - At the museum: While my parents were resting in the giftshop, I stayed on my feet, walking around the store, looking at art and jewelry and books instead of sitting down, even after my dad asked me multiple times, "don't you want to sit down?"

    2085 days ago
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