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Friday, January 04, 2013

I have been quiet for a long time about what I've been doing for my health only because there are so many of you out there that need the extra support for what you are doing, or need to do. And I've been trying to give that support where and when I can.
I've been on the fence with my weight loss. I did meet my goal weight in 2011 but have been sliding here and there between 5 and 10 pounds over my goal. I've been watching what I eat yet sometimes I just can't leave some things, like chocolate, alone. That has been my problem over the past couple of weeks in fact. I've been craving chocolate again something fierce and have been giving in to that craving at least 3 times, sometimes 4 times a week. More than I should. Once in awhile is ok and expected, but as much as I have been giving in to it, I feel like I'm out of control again.
I haven't stepped on the scale in a week so I'm not sure where I am there. Last time I did I was 6 pounds over my goal weight. And I keep telling myself that 6 pounds isn't bad...better than 20 pounds or more. I just don't want to keep going off the cliff with my eating habits and start really gaining again.
Hopefully I can blog a little more often, putting everything down on paper, as it were, so that maybe I can learn from it and control these cravings again.
Just a little about what I've been going through.
Thanks for reading.
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ANDY_54 1/6/2013 8:07AM

    Hang in there! Chocolate is one of my bugaboos, too. But I get a bag with the individually wrapped dark pieces--not so bad and fits into my calories. Light chocolate soy milk also helps and it cna be heated for hot chocolate--at 90 cals. Truly, you do have support here, so keep blogging--I'm sure you can do this! emoticon

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JACKIE542 1/5/2013 11:06AM

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NUTRON3 1/5/2013 5:54AM

    I was amazed at your blog, it always seemed like you had no problems , we all have a bad period, just pick yourself up and show us what you got!

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DRB13_1 1/5/2013 5:03AM

    regarding chocolate -
in one mindful eating experience, we were given a Hershey's chocolate to eat slowly and mindfully. So consider that next time you have a chocolate craving (and remember dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate...)
So we start with one of those "tiny" Hershey's chocolates. When you unwrap it, I was surprised to see it was marked with four sections, and each section was given the care of having "Hershey" printed on it. Pinch off ONE of the four sections. Take time to smell it. Mindfully take your time to savor the entire experience. Did you know scientifically they have shown that without smell (like with a bad congested cold), chocolate tastes like chalk? Place the one segment of chocolate on your tongue. Allow it to warm to your body temperature and start to melt instead of biting into it.
These are just some of the steps you can follow in the mindful eating process. I was really surprised and impressed that instead of eating a bag of candy, by eating mindfully ONE SECTION out of four of a mini Hershey candy can be VERY satisfying.
Best wishes!

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NEW-CAZ 1/5/2013 4:59AM

    emoticon emoticon I know you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NEVERMIND2010 1/5/2013 1:14AM

    You have been a great supporter and an inspiration to me, and I thank you for that.

You know what you need to do to take care of yourself, so please know that there are people who are on your side and who believe in you.

Chocolate is one of my many vices, but it may be the worst for me. Right now, I am avoiding it completely. Maybe after a while I'll be able to eat just a little, but for now, it's off the table. Maybe you could set yourself a goal of so many days without chocolate?

Good luck - I know you can do whatever you set out to do!

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ANUSCHKA9 1/5/2013 12:23AM

    At least you are aware of your dilemma. And, like all of us, you know what to do to fix the problems. The questions is: are you ready?

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GARDENSFORLIFE 1/4/2013 9:24PM

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Keep pushing forward!
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JTREMBATH 1/4/2013 9:03PM

    You can beat it emoticon

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ELISADENK 1/4/2013 8:46PM

    Oooh, I LOVE chocolate... at times. The BIG difference, is WHAT chocolate you eat. See if you can be satisfied w/ low-calorie chocolate.

I discovered that 1 T of choc chips (70 cal) can take care of my cravings. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 1/4/2013 6:27PM

    It's so hard to stay away from treats sometimes. You can do it. Knowing what is happening is half the battle. emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/4/2013 5:48PM

    I hear ya. I get super quiet when I'm having a hard time... I forget that's why this community exists, to get help when we need it most. I think that when you're able to put things out there, it helps keep you on track, so maybe blogging will help you rein it in. You know you can do this. *HUGS*

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