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Self Control


Saturday, March 23, 2013

I am so proud of myself. As I posted, I have not been doing well with food lately, and yesterday was no different. To be fair, the pizza was a margarita pizza and the snacking was on peanuts. But still not great. After having cold pizza for breakfast, I decided I wanted today to be different. I did two workout videos, I walked around town with my dad, I've walked up and down the stairs in his house so many times, and I had a fairly healthy lunch.

Then I got hungry. It was about 4:30 when I decided I needed something to eat, because I wouldn't make it to dinner. I didn't have many calories left and I really want to get as close to 5 vegetables today as I can (at this point, I'm just aiming for 5 fruits and vegetables, since even that is a struggle). So I went to the kitchen to find something to eat. I had seen the Cheese-Its and I wanted them so badly. I knew there were apples in the fridge, but Cheese-Its! So I stared at the cupboard for awhile, fighting between what I should do and what I wanted. Finally, I closed the cupboard, opened the fridge, and grabbed an apple.

Does it taste as good as Cheese-Its? No. But it's still pretty good. I feel better about myself now, I won't feel bloated later, and I certainly wasn't craving more apple when I finished, as I would with the Cheese-Its. I still want some, but I'm not hungry, so I won't have any. Maybe a different day, when I've gotten the fruits and veggies I need and have enough spare calories. Until then, I am so proud of myself for this decision. It may seem like a simple one, but I'm sure all of you know it's not. Self control is one of my biggest downfalls with food, and today I conquered it.
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GODS_TEMPLE 3/25/2013 7:53PM

    emoticon on the good food choice. As you say...another day for the Cheese-Its!

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AHSOKA70 3/24/2013 10:24AM

    This is great!!! It would've been so easy to grab the cheez-its, but you made the right choice. And now look how great you feel about your choice - keep on making healthy choices today! emoticon

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CHATTYNANA 3/23/2013 8:26PM

    CHLOEAGH, congratulations!!! Self control has always been hard for me. There are many things that if they are in the house, I have to eat a lot of it. emoticon

I do several things to help. I take a frozen pizza and cut it in a 1 serving size before I cook it and put the rest back for another day. I have substituted baked mini pretzels for other salty and fat containing snacks. I drink 1 cup of Tomato or Vegetable juice as an easy way to get in a vegetable.

Like you, I wait to the last minute to plan a meal...I'm still really struggling with this...but I'm getting better by buying fresh veggies & meats so I have to plan meals. This usually results in me preparing my meals at a more appropriate time.

Again, congratulations with your progress... emoticon

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