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Curves, Baby! And Cookies in Moderation

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

So I just got dressed and put on a pair of black cotton jeans. I could not even get them over my hips let alone closed. I know I've gained weight and an inch or two, but this was ridiculous! I pulled and pulled and they were not going up. I nearly cried. Were they the 20s I'd been wearing comfortably for the last few months or maybe new 18s I didn't quite fit into? Well, relief flooded me when I realized they were neither.. I finally took them off and checked the size..38/32.. they are my husband's pants! Men's pants do not have the same cut for the hips to flare at all.. and I have curves, Baby!

I put his pants on his shelf and put my own similar pants on.. size 20. They fit perfectly. Phew! I have not lost as much ground as I thought. Good motivation for me, though, as I don't want it to become a reality to not fit into my jeans.

I woke up from a dream about baking cookies in a place where everyone was baking different kinds of cookies.. OMG.. the cookies! And this is probably from watching so much of the Cake Boss and Cake Boss Next Great Baker Challenge.. where they were making things with Oreos in one I saw yesterday. I don't know if I can let go of the craving for chocolate chip cookies. I've figured out where I can get a few homemade cookies (diner downtown) and not make to do a big batch of them at home where I won't be able to resist eating a couple dozen.

As for how I'm doing.. Overall pretty well with my exercise according to my FitBit - and each day I eat healthy for 75% of the day or more and then I have trouble at night and overindulge in something. I have to stop buying ice cream, as we are not able to resist it. Treats have to be things we get outside the house. But I haven't weighed myself in over a week and it's time of the month so it will be another week before the next one.

Off to make my veggies with eggs.. Lots of fried red peppers with broccoli and light cheese and eggs and egg whites.. Yummy! :)
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    I am with DAUGHTEROFTWIN. The food shows make me hungry. So do magazines with food pictures , whether it's articles or ads. Cookbooks, looking through recipes and food blogs also make me hungry! I am also with PHOENIX1949. When I identify a trigger food, then I need to avoid it!
    1867 days ago
    When I have a craving, I usually opt for buying a few cookies or one piece of something from a bakery rather than bake at home. It's expensive, but keeps me from overeating. When I bake in batches, I eat in batches!

    Smart Idea!
    1867 days ago
    All the best with your plans. emoticon
    1884 days ago
    Oreos are amazing! My only way to resist these kind of foods is to not have them around, so we don't buy them...

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    1885 days ago
    I love my ice cream too. I happen to be a sucker for the store brand ice cream sandwhiches, which are made with a lower fat slow churned ice cream, and are easilly portion controlled. They even make them in a mini size which i often buy, because my 2.5 year old son is a fan, and this makes the portion for the adults even smaller.
    1885 days ago
  • ANGGEL40
    I found that if you get a snack like cookies (on some 2 is a serving) that it's not bad, just don't over do it...measure your portion out on the ice cream. Glad they were your hubby pants...Keep Sparking!
    1886 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    An experiment over the weekend taught me that I am not in control of my trigger foods (chocolate & chips). Total avoidance for a couple of months and carefully repackaging in small servings to track easily didn't work for me. I dove into the multitude of zip lock bags until all was gone - inhaled as if water to a person dying of thirst in the desert. Felt yucky (expected) and exceeded calories (expected) and threw off nutritional balance (expected). Must avoid trigger foods entirely and rephrase my personal expectations !!

    Hope you enjoy the Curves experience.
    1886 days ago
    One of my favorite pasttimes is to watch cooking shows. Oh, and food blogs and internet recipe sites. I can't get enough. I have had to just stop watching the shows and going to the sites altogether. When I watch, it makes me crave. It makes my mind center on food. My motto now? Out of sight, out of mind.
    1886 days ago
    I cannot keep ice cream in the house is my arch nemisis....oh curse you mint chocolate chip!!!!!!!
    1886 days ago
    What a relief! Lol
    1886 days ago
    Glad the pants weren't yours!
    1886 days ago
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