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!)
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. 1299 days ago
Well done! 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. It turns out that I was still down 1/4 lb this morning! So you're right, no need to feel guilty about a "little" indulgence! 1299 days ago