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I made a big milestone today

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I turned a corner, saw the light, reached a milestone...

Today I was having a mid morning snack (banana, yogurt and almonds) and about half way through I realized that I had had enough. Old me would have continued eating because it tasted really good and I was enjoying it. Old me might not have even felt the signal of feeling full, satisfied, enough!

New me took the remaining half and put it in a small container in the refrigerator. I had tracked it already and just decided to leave it tracked.

So I just checked and I still needed a few calories to hit my minimum so I pulled yogurt leftovers out and added some cereal to it for some crunch and the cereal gave me the 50 calories I needed (plus finished the calories that I had logged during the snack but only ate half). I had figured if I didn't go back and finish that snack today I would need to edit my log and cut each portion I had already logged by 50% but if I ate it it would already be logged.

yay for the new me listening to hunger/full signals!
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WAY2GOCAT 8/20/2012 4:35PM

    emoticon I do that as well: I split my snack into 2 snacks so that i am not overly full. It takes a lot to hear your body. Congrats that you're being quiet enough to listen and then take action.

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A-NEW-TARA 8/19/2012 11:47PM

    What a great step forward, to be able to listen to that signal of being full. When I think of how often I over ate, ate to the point of feeling sick and being in pain. It is a beautiful blessing to know I am full and be able to walk away. Great job!
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NEWNAC304 8/19/2012 9:39PM

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 8/19/2012 9:29PM

    Good job!!

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TIZSLIM 8/19/2012 8:43PM

  That is fantastic and as you clearly realise, a really important step. Well done you.

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LAURANCE 8/19/2012 8:40PM

  Yes! It's great when we can finally hear what our bodies are telling us and know what we need, not what we want. Good for you!

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