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High Premium Chocolate Gelato and PROGRESS

Monday, April 22, 2013

A book club friend gifted me a pint of super high premium chocolate gelato yesterday. It is from a local gourmet shop so I know it will be divine.

I tried offering it to the others in the book club yesterday, but there were sooooo many delectable treats already on the buffet table, I had no takers.

What to do with the gelato? It likely has a MILLION calories in it!

I simply put it in the freezer.... and will figure it out.

I am "interval sparking" Monday-Wednesday of this week, so I know it won't pass my lips at least until Thursday. But, I prefer coming up with a better plan than that.

The "old me" would have eaten the entire pint myself last night " in preparation" for the diet limitations of my "intervaL sparking" experiment.

The "evolving Sparkpeople me" knows I cannot eat the whole thing solo, but I am unwilling to throw it out or to re-gift it.

What to do?

Perhaps the next hot day I will invite a few neighbors over to sit on the porch to chat over some gelato. That way I will get the benefit of tasting it but only consume a fraction of the calories--and get the added benefit of visiting with the neighbors!

I know many will advise me to just get rid of the gelato, right?

In an odd sort of way, I think how I am handling it is PROGRESS--at least for me. The gelato has been in my freezer for almost 24 hours uneaten. That's progress for me.

Do you have odd sorts of ways-- like this-- to measure your healthy eating progress?
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CARRAND 4/23/2013 8:56PM

    I have a scoop that measures out 1/4 cup. I use it to measure out a lot of different kinds of food, including ice cream. Sometimes I can just have that much and save the rest for another time.

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MARIANNE9855 4/22/2013 8:18PM

    I might portion it out in smaller servings and keep it for a treat- say once a week. I am handling skinny cow candy in indiv servings and vita muffin tops that way and its working pretty good for me. I would know once I tasted it whether that would be possible or not w/o setting off a binge.

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DEBIGENE 4/22/2013 7:24PM

    I agree I like your plan !!! Sharing is good and so is company with a good neighbor. Enjoy your treat.

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ECONLADY 4/22/2013 6:28PM

    Great progress!

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BOVEY63 4/22/2013 5:14PM

    I like the idea of sharing a little bit with several friends.

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NASFKAB 4/22/2013 1:41PM

  great progress

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CHERYL_ANNE 4/22/2013 12:48PM

    I agree that you having it there without feeling the need to consume it is Progress!

I try my very best to practice moderation as opposed to deprivation because food allergies already limit me. Gelato is not a trigger food for me, so if I had it in the freezer I would enjoy it a half-portion at a time.

And having your neighbors over to share in it sounds like a wonderful thing to do!

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LAILATN 4/22/2013 12:47PM

    Sometimes if I eat a serving of a trigger food and don't want the temptation of the rest of it in my house, I'll destroy it by pouring something gross on it and then throwing it in the trash and taking the bag to the bin outside! We do what we have to. Kudos to you for not diving in spoon-first already! I say share it with someone, have a serving, and then get rid of the rest. Gelato is good stuff!
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JENSTRESS 4/22/2013 12:29PM

    First, I have to say, AWESOME!!!

I think you are AWESOME! Seriously!

The old me would have done what you say the old you would have done. Got home, scarfed down the whole thing, and started my healthy eating "the next day."

I say that your idea of inviting neighbors or friends or anything to enjoy the gelato with you is a really great one. Share calories, but also conversation, that is pretty great.

I probably would have just shared it with my husband or kids, or enjoyed it over a span of however many servings I was willing to give up with calories, of days. Like even eat half servings. I don't know if it would have worked with me though. I guess it could have, because I have had Easter candy in my house since 2 weeks before Easter, and with the exception of what I allotted myself for Easter Sunday, I haven't had any! Wahoo!

I think you are great. It isn't easy to stay strong. You can do it!

If you can't find anyone to share it with, have 1 serving and pitch the rest. Then you can enjoy it, without having too much!

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