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Learned a valuable lesson today

Monday, September 24, 2012

I got the nibbles at work today. As you do. Of course my colleagues had brought in all manner of things to nibble. As they do. The rocky road minibites, the custard creams . . . I had a bit of everything. I had a smoked salmon sandwich for lunch - my solution to the issue of a portion of oily fish each week cos I don't like salmon salmon, only the smoked kind.

And I was coming home and my personal binge demon was getting at me: 'Hah! Blown it again, aintcha? What good is this? It's no good buying size 20 trousers and then the next day eating four custard creams. You'll soon be four sizes bigger. We both knew you couldn't do this.'

And so on.

So I get home, and am in two minds whether or not to put all the junk in the tracker, but finally I do.

And you know what? I've still got 452 calories left. 452 glorious wholesome calories to spend on a nice fish pie with plenty of veg or a bowl of cullen skink (I've got some smoked haddock in the fridge) or even kedgeree. 452 luscious delicious calories.

So the lesson is: whatever you've eaten, track it anyway. Things may not be as bad as you think. I didn't give up and go the whole hog. I faced down the binge demon and tracked my food.

Binge demon? What binge demon?

Be right back. I've got a dinner to cook.
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/25/2012 5:34PM

    That's my girl. I knew you could do it.. It is a lovely surprise to find that as bad as you were, ,,, you were not as bad as you thought.
Audra

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LIVINGFREE19 9/25/2012 5:03PM

    That is wonderful!
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MAMAOWLS 9/25/2012 2:45PM

    Hooray for you!! Keep it up!! emoticon

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STHAX10 9/25/2012 2:21PM

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-POOKIE- 9/25/2012 2:01PM

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TDEMAIO2 9/25/2012 10:33AM

    emoticon That is what SP this is all about : ) this is life- a new way of looking at food- not a diet which is temporary :O You have control over food- You are a WINNER emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 9/25/2012 3:23AM

    emoticon Anne

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_BABE_ 9/25/2012 1:16AM

    Good reminder not to derail your efforts because you think you did some damage...good save. emoticon

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POLSKARENIA 9/25/2012 1:15AM

    Yay - that's great news! Beat that binge demon!! Surprises like that are great and show how much control we really have and how much our habits CAN change...
Way to go!!! We've all been there!

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PATTY1224 9/25/2012 1:05AM

    I had a similar day recently- yay for using the tracker to keep us from giving up! emoticon

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STARTINGINLIMBO 9/25/2012 12:54AM

    Cool

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DALID414 9/25/2012 12:24AM

    I think we've all had things we didn't want to track at some point, but stay honest and the numbers will work out. Enjoy your dinner, whatever YOU choose to have emoticon

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ESCHLETZ 9/24/2012 11:38PM

    That just goes to prove that this really ISN'T a diet! What diet out there could make exceptions for trips to the dark-side (where they have cookies) and still be able to have a healthy balance for the rest of the day. Not that every day should work like that...but wouldn't that be nice? Even the doritos I noshed on before I got your little reminder, didn't make as much of a dent in my tracker as I thought it would have. Yay us!!!

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EABL81 9/24/2012 10:26PM

    Gotta love the tracker! It keeps us honest, but is not totally unforgiving. We can still indulge in small splurges now and then and still stay within our limits. emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 9/24/2012 10:11PM

    Good for you! Keep tracking! emoticon

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JACKIE542 9/24/2012 10:06PM

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LIVEDAILY 9/24/2012 9:51PM

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Proud of you I am for tracking!!
Let us know what you decided to have for dinner!

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MISSPIGEON 9/24/2012 9:48PM

    I learned the same thing! I had an entirely unnecessary pastry and was tempted to not log it and just pretend like it hadn't happened and go about my day - but it actually wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was and I could eat regularly for the rest of the day anyway!

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COUPONS0216 9/24/2012 9:43PM

    emoticon AWESOME job! emoticon

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CHRIS3874 9/24/2012 9:26PM

    please bear in mind not all calories are created equal. I am no saint but I just wanted to point that out as a friend.

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KIPPER15 9/24/2012 9:23PM

    Love it when the tracker works that way. I had a frozen custard on the way home from work. I justified it by having raspberries in it (calcium and fruit), but I was still within my calorie range. emoticon I was so pleasantly surprised.

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POPSY190 9/24/2012 9:14PM

    Trackers are so valuable but, like most machines, they are only as good as the person using them! Well done, you!

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ALDEBARANIAN 9/24/2012 9:03PM

    What do you mean by that, "as I do?" I never get the nibbles. I never munch or graze too much. I'm perfectly in control of myself at all times, and never transgress in any way.

In a pig's eye.

Thanks for the blog.
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IMEMINE1 9/24/2012 8:53PM

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LYNNA1968 9/24/2012 8:00PM

    GOOD FOR U!!!
lol I hope your lunch is better tomorrow ... And if they ever do that to you again I'll kick their butts lol after a snack of course. Lol

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LINDAK25 9/24/2012 6:20PM

    See you're allowed to eat whatever you want! It's just a matter of moderation (I really hate that word).

I've done that, too. What a nice surprise, when you don't have to go to bed hungry.

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TAFODIL24 9/24/2012 6:12PM

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FRANCES-AGAPE 9/24/2012 6:09PM

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SEE !??!! You could have just
thrown up your hands & said
"No matter. I've blown it for
the day" and pigged out the
rest of the day.

BUT YOU DIDN'T !
After posting all the junk,
what a NICE SURPRISE that
you had quite a few cals to spare!
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Dear, I emoticon all your
British idioms and unknown foods !
I looked up kedgeree -
it sounds YUMMY !

Have a Terrific Tuesday

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BLESSINGS !

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DOINITRIGHT2012 9/24/2012 5:56PM

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JANEMARIE77 9/24/2012 5:29PM

    oh good for you that is awesome enjoy your wonderful dinner

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SCAREWALDORF 9/24/2012 5:03PM

    Tracking makes you so accountable! And sometimes, like you say, it isn't that bad. And even if it is, it's better to be honest about it!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 9/24/2012 4:58PM

    Awesome!! I love when things like that work out in the end. :) Way to go on tracking all that stuff anyway and discovering what's honestly very often the truth: it wasn't so bad after all!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/24/2012 4:46PM

    Great job! WOOHOO! :) Keep up the great work! Proud of you!

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NEELIXNKES 9/24/2012 3:41PM

    emoticon I've been working on facing down the binge demon too and tracking does help even when I end up going over carbs or calories.
Enjoy your dinner!

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MADAMES 9/24/2012 3:41PM

    emoticon Good for you!!

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CBRINKLEY401 9/24/2012 3:37PM

    Good for you!! Glad you were able to push past this.

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GARDENSFORLIFE 9/24/2012 3:34PM

    Keep tracking! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAREN608 9/24/2012 3:33PM

    Great! I too, track my lack of self control times, since it is the only way I can see what i am doing to my body in black n white right in front of my face ... soaking into my brain, training me what is what and considering why I am eating the garbage in the first place.

You have the power and you use it!

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PURSUEJOY 9/24/2012 3:28PM

    Awesome!!! Great job taking back your power!!! I celebrate that you tracked, and still have some wonderful options for dinner! Yea!!!!!
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Happy healthy dinner!!!!
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