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Keeping food in its place


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Sunday, October 28, 2012

I've always said food is my best friend and my worst enemy. Starting to revise that food view now. It's not fun: it's fuel. This afternoon I wanted to go out for a walk, and in the past I've always just gone on out as and when I felt like it.

Today I stopped myself, just in time. Had my jacket on and everything. Here are my thought processes:

Discipline, discipline!
You haven't had lunch.
You had porridge for breakfast, and a mug of coffee, four hours ago.
You have not eaten or drunk since then. You've spent those four hours doing housework.
You are HUNGRY, aren't you?
If you go out now, you will buy something to eat. Even if you know how many calories are in it, they won't be particularly well spent calories.
You have a fridge and a cupboard full of food. You should not be buying more.
What ARE you thinking of? This is the road to disaster.

And there we are. Jacket off, four veggie sausages out of the fridge and half a tin of low salt baked beans out of the cupboard.

And the above menu is remarkable too. Time was when I would have cooked an elaborate Sunday lunch, even it it was only for myself. Instead today I chose something cheap, filling, nutritious and pretty low in calories: 465 altogether.

Then I went out for a walk, and used up 400 calories.

However I did buy a scone on the way home, 300 calories out of today's allowance.



Ah well. Nobody's perfect!
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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/10/2012 10:08AM

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/30/2012 9:45PM

    Great job! Yeah, fueling is important - I'm glad you got some good fuel in before your walk. And a little fuel for afterwards too. :) That scone looks YUMMY.

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CHUM48 10/30/2012 12:08PM

    One day at a time!

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NEWMOM20121 10/30/2012 8:24AM

    well done

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BLUEJEAN99 10/30/2012 1:56AM

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CICELY360 10/30/2012 12:45AM

  good blog

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/29/2012 11:49PM

    GREAT JOB!!!! That was very well done! I need to do this more often :)

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PCASEY7 10/29/2012 11:42PM

    That scone looks scrumptious - now I'm hungry! Great blog!

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JAMER123 10/29/2012 10:14PM

    The scone looks tasty! It is certainly an ok thing to have on a special occasion and your blog sounds like this was the day!! Bet you enjoyed it too!
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SHOSHANADP 10/29/2012 8:15PM

    I bet the scone was yummy. :)

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MADAMES 10/29/2012 6:40PM

    Good for you! Way to control your plan. An occasional treat is perfectly fine!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/29/2012 5:42PM

    love the plate but what is a scone without the jam and cream lol.well done though. emoticon

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SHOAPIE 10/29/2012 5:40PM

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/29/2012 4:04PM

  i think you did well. I think since you had the good lunch, it was alright to have the scone. If we don't ourselves anything special, it sets oneself to binge or eat ten sets of chips or whatever.

You are being conscious and mindful of what your doing. What gets us in trouble is when we stuff things in our mouth with no consideration.

or what I eluded to before, count out some crackers or bit of pudding, and then go back for more rounds. emoticon

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FALLNTENN 10/29/2012 2:57PM

    Congratulations, you are learning to keep control of your eating habits.

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GOSPARK45 10/29/2012 2:22PM

    Good choice! Nice a-ha moment.

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KALIOPPE 10/29/2012 2:06PM

    I love those moments of realisation. I too am eating before heading out to avoid temptation. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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MILLIE5522 10/29/2012 2:06PM

    Well done!
I must try those veggie sausages. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 10/29/2012 2:00PM

  emoticon !!! You are doing such a GREAT job.

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DIANNEMT 10/29/2012 1:54PM

    Good for you!

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NEWTINK 10/29/2012 1:42PM

    Excellent choices ... way to go !!!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 10/29/2012 1:29PM

    Good blog!

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KARRENLYNN 10/29/2012 1:06PM

    Discipline most of the time with a little flexibility makes for a much smoother and happier life in my humble opinion. If you hadn't eaten at home before your walk, you might have done way more damage than a 300 calorie scone. Good job. :)


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WHITEANGEL4 10/29/2012 12:52PM

    Great that you are getting discipline in your routine. Have a great day

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SJKENT1 10/29/2012 12:08PM

    Good for you!


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HEARTS116 10/29/2012 11:14AM

    Good for you!!
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FARIS71 10/29/2012 10:55AM

    Way to pause and listen to your conscience. It served you well. And you can enjoy that scone!!

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JANEMARIE77 10/29/2012 10:33AM

    Its not about perfect it about stay in budget great job

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LINDAKAY228 10/29/2012 10:19AM

    Good for you for stopping and making sure you had fuel in your body and your hunger was abated before walking out that door!

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ROCKYCPA 10/29/2012 9:47AM

    Good for you - it is hard to resist temptation but you did try to eat well and did go out an exercise - good for you!

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MIMIDOT 10/29/2012 8:56AM

    Good thinking! Your blogs are great! Thanks

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PENOWOK 10/29/2012 8:51AM

    Good for you for thinking ahead!!

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WALLINMW 10/29/2012 8:31AM

  Great blog!

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WALLINMW 10/29/2012 8:31AM

  Great blog!

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EUEK098 10/29/2012 8:14AM

    Lol, progress and not perfection, good blog

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TRYINGHARD54 10/29/2012 7:57AM

    emoticon you did good

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NASFKAB 10/29/2012 7:35AM

  great job well done way to go

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BESSHAILE 10/29/2012 7:21AM

    so long as it's budgeted it's legal. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 10/29/2012 5:14AM

    You may not be perfect, but you are wise. This small change in your routine, more importantly, the time to stop, think and act wisely instead of plunging ahead mindlessly is a spark you can nurture into that flame of success!

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1MANKNEY 10/29/2012 1:48AM

    Glad you were able to resist the call of the "Eating Out Bug!" Good for you!
We are getting better about eating before we go out so we are not so hungry when we do our shopping. Today we went shopping after breakfast. Lots of stops along the way, but we got to Costco at just about lunch time. That is a store full of temptation for us. We had our samples and then split the chicken salad and did not even use all the dressing! This would not have happened a few months ago. We would both have eaten way more than we needed. After we got home, we tracked both the samples and the salad so we did not "forget" what we had eaten.
I am so glad that we found Spark. We are both learning to eat right!
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L1ZB3TH354 10/29/2012 1:06AM

    Nice to watch your thought process at work. Sparking is doing us all good. And so many eyes watching you doesn't hurt either! emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 10/29/2012 12:27AM

    Great job on maintaining the calorie in/out balance. We all need a treat sometime. Love the dinnerware.

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COUPONS0216 10/28/2012 11:39PM

    You are doing a great job!
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