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.
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!)