Change What I Want
Friday, April 05, 2013
I have been avoiding this site for a while now. I don't know why. I just went downhill and gained the weight back. I am at square 1. Back where I started. Did I learn anything? Yep, I learned that I have a hard time keeping things going when all I want is the cheesecake.
I need to change what I want. Anyone have success with that?
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Don't feel bad when you don't do perfectly. We are human, therefore we are imperfect.
When you have something that is high calorie, eat it slowly and enjoy it. So you want cheesecake? Have a slice, not the whole cake. If you slow down and really taste it, then you'll be satisfied with less. Better yet, add strawberries and you'll get some fruit with it. They sell them in slices, buy one, but not the whole cake.
Sometimes you have to not bring home the sweets. It takes a week for the cravings to go away, in my experience. Once I've gotten rid of the cravings, then I can handle one slice and be good with it.
I substitute fruit for my other sweet cravings. Most of the time it works, fruit is still sweet. I'm loving oranges right now and strawberries are starting to come in and be cheap. A vanilla greek yogurt with frozen mixed berries is another of my favorite sweet treats, it's still like having a dessert.
You can't hide from yourself, so even if you hide from this site, you'll still know what you did. No one is judging here, many people have gone through the same thing. Eventually you'll be catching yourself within a few pounds instead of a few dozen.
Being honest with yourself is the first step. Do not feel bad for what you did, just move forward with new knowledge and learn from it. You did it, you know what you did, you know what you can't do again. This is not something we learn how to do overnight, this is a learning process with successes and failures. If we never fail at anything, we'll never learn what doesn't work. We wouldn't have a light bulb if hundreds of prototypes didn't work first.
1195 days ago
First step is admitting, and wanting. Have you tried any recipes here on spark? If u cant avoid ur trigger foods, how about some healthier options?
I tried a gluten free peanut butter cookie one, was actually really good. Was impressed.
As long as u don't give up, ur still winning. We all have bad days. Its what u do after that bad meal, or bad day that counts. Every day is day 1! Both u and Tina need one another, your both each others support systems. Some of us don't have that support, but u guys got each other! Hang in there!
1207 days ago
Certain wants you may never be able to change, and that's okay because you're human - you just need to control the amount of times that you let yourself have things, and the rest of the times you consciously do what is best for your body. It will be an effort, but it will be worth it, I promise. The first step is to not bring home cheesecake or the ingredients for one - I guarantee you will feel so proud of yourself when you take it out of your cart and put it back on the shelf! And I know this sounds strange, but it really is true - the more healthy things that you do for yourself, the more healthy things you want to do for yourself - I never thought I'd say this but the more vegetables I eat and the more water I drink, the more I want them in place of my former trigger foods. And by the way, Square 1 is better than Square 0 - at least you put yourself in the game! Good Luck!
1207 days ago
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