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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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    always worth celebrating managing to treat oneself in moderation!
    1806 days ago
    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
    1807 days ago
    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.
    1807 days ago
    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!
    1807 days ago
    Beautifully put!

    1807 days ago
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