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it's the little things..

Thursday, October 18, 2012

if there's one thing eating in Harvard dining halls taught me, it's to expect a dessert with lunch and dinner every day, in addition to whatever i might snack on in between meals.

went to a panel where lunch was provided. usually the boxes of sandwiches include chips and a cookie or something. this time? no cookie. and i sat there wishing i had something sweet to sink my teeth into. it took an act of God for me to not go to the hospital cafeteria and buy an unhealthy snack to satisfy the craving right then and there,

but i made it. it's 4 hours later, and i'm finally back in the apartment. instead of eating a giant snickerdoodle cookie (probably 200+ calories) right after lunch, i've just finished a tasty 100 calorie Healthy Choice Greek frozen yogurt--still sweet, but at least a slightly better choice. if i can train myself to not expect a dessert with every meal, i bet i'll be better off than i was before--and i won't blow almost 2 bucks on a cookie almost every afternoon.
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    1951 days ago
    I worked for 32 years in a work place where there were always plates of goodies around. We had some marvelous bakers. Here is what I did. Even though I was still overweight and not particularly healthy I trained myself not to eat sweets at work. I just had a rule "I don't eat sweets at work unless people are absolutely raving and over the moon about something then I can make an exception." I found I rarely had to make this exception because frankly don't you think most sweets are kind of all the same. Once in a while there is something extraordinary but not usually. You have taken a big step today and found a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth plus the greek yogurt has protein that will be more satiating than the cookie would have been. Congratulations! emoticon
    1952 days ago

    Good work!! You're worth it!
    1952 days ago
    I am working on this too. I am trying to have fruit as a dessert instead. Every night I crave dessert after dinner. If I tell myself that I can't have it, I feel deprived and argue with myself about it all night. So, I have admitted that, for now I need to have something sweet after dinner, and I am trying to make it fruit instead of sugary sweets.
    1952 days ago
    Sweetie, good for you....nice job emoticon
    1952 days ago
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