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    NATALIEGENZ   11,865
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Day 23 - Mac and Cheese!

Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm treating myself to good old, out of the box, mac and cheese tonight, and a Blue Moon. Ok seriously, I had a really good day nutrition wise, I want to share.

Breakfast: 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1/2 cup raspberries, 2 cups coffee w/ skim milk and 1 tsp sugar

Lunch: 1 serving pita chips with 2 tbsp roasted garlic hummus, 1 large granny smith apple, 1 low fat string cheese, 8 oz V8 V-Fusion

Snack: 9 baby carrots (1 serving), 1 oz Greek yogurt with ranch

Pre-Dinner: 2 cups Caesar salad

So ok, whoa. I count THREE servings of fruit and THREE vegetables! Yeah, I'm heavily relying on that V8 (packs in a full fruit and a full veggie), but whatevs. Three weeks ago I was eating exactly ZERO fruits and ZERO veggies per day. Plus I've had about a bucket of water, I've walked several miles around campus, I did a cardio video, and I did my Day 2 bootcamp vid.

So with up to 860 calories left in my day, I'm enjoying a bowl of Kraft mac and cheese. Not the whole box! As soon as I made it (and mixed in that super appetizing cheese powder), I put half the box into a tupperware, before I even scooped out any for my dinner. But now I'm enjoying my favorite, favorite food, as well as my favorite beer, without the guilt.

Even if I don't lose a pound, my SparkPeople program is awesome because I can see on my computer screen when it's not ok to indulge, and even better, I see see when it IS ok to do just that.

So here's to mac and cheese and Blue Moon, and to no reason to feel guilty about it.
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NATALIEGENZ 8/27/2012 7:56PM

    I should mention that after my delightful dinner I'm nearly at the upper limit of my calorie range for the day, so I won't be indulging in anything high-calorie/high-fat for my evening snack. If I have one at all it will probably be some more berries or a 35 calorie Laughing Cow Light wedge. So I understand that you can't just throw caution to the wind. You can eat what you like, so long as you remain aware of what you're doing.

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RADIATEPRESENCE 8/27/2012 7:48PM

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That's what moderation is all about!!! I don't think I could ever turn out Kraft Mac & Cheese haha. Or Velveeta Mac & Cheese.

I thought about it. Nope, couldn't turn it down emoticon

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