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Cookie and Ice Cream (Hold the Guilt)

Thursday, March 07, 2013

I got back from my run, made Steve and I a wonderful dinner (lemon pepper tilapia with couscous and spinach) and then discovered that I was still WAY under my calorie goal for the day... So I indulged in a chocolate chip cookie and some vanilla ice cream.

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It was DELICIOUS! And I don't even feel a little bad about it. I kept it to a proper portion - one cookie and 1/2 cup ice cream. And even with my indulgence, I was only 4 calories into the low end of my caloric range. And I had lots of high quality food throughout the rest of the day, PLUS I ran my farthest distance since beginning the C25K program here yet. So I think I EARNED that indulgence!

And that's one of the reasons that I LOVE SparkPeopleI I don't NEED to feel guilty! There is nothing wrong with ice cream, nothing wrong with a cookie. I kept it reasonable, and THAT is a step toward a healthy lifestyle! Knowing when it is okay to have a treat and being able to limit it to a reasonable portion size is my win for the day! (Well that and running 2.37 miles!)

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LIBBYL1 3/8/2013 9:06PM

  always worth celebrating managing to treat oneself in moderation!

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PAMDAQTPI 3/8/2013 11:24AM

    SP is great for that. Track it and keep within your range and you should be fine. It's much better than a hyper restrictive diet that you'll quit in no time.

I indulge in jumbo muffins (I cut one in half and share with hubby) :D

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CONNIEBUG 3/8/2013 9:38AM

    I think it's so wonderful that you were able to treat yourself without feeling guilt!

I have also had a few days when I am under my minimum calories, but I have trouble "treating" myself because I have a tendency to binge. Hopefully, I can get better at controlling that and be able to treat myself to some of my favorite snacks without overindulging. In the meantime, there are some definite trigger foods I have to stay completely away from.

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TBOURLON 3/8/2013 9:26AM

    Well done! emoticon I've started what I call a crash diet, it's really alot of planning and actually writing down what I've eaten, trying to stay around 1200 cals daily. So far so good, yesterday I did eat out & was a little concerned. I asked what the caf was serving and planned accordingly; 2 chicken strips, a 2-inch corn on the cob, steamed broccoli, and a little ice cream myself. I got the smallest bowl, but you know the stuff comes out so fast I still ended up with twice what I wanted. But I just couldn't bring myself to waste it. emoticon It turns out that I was still down 1/4 lb this morning! emoticon So you're right, no need to feel guilty about a "little" indulgence!

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JUJUMILLER 3/7/2013 10:54PM

    Beautifully put!

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