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Day 558- Small Victories on the Food Front

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

For those of you who don't follow my blog closely, I currently live in Athens, Ohio but my fiance is in Dayton for the summer.

I'm fine going home and visiting with my parents and fiance, but it's always a challenge to be out of my comfort zone. It's so much easier to stay Sparking in Athens with the good food I chose and gym right at my finger tips. But last weekend, I just wanted to go home and I did.

Well, Friday night was a graduation party for a friend, and he had Chipotle burritos, chips and queso, and cookies! Good Lord, what did I just walk into?

But I ate in moderation. Skipped the burrito entirely and had small portions of everything else. Went to the movies that night and didn't get popcorn or candy, and only sipped on JD's Coke Zero. (I'm trying to give up pop all together, but I got thirsty).

Then on Saturday, spent most of the day golfing. After golf, my fiance and his friend wanted to stop at Krispy Kreme. I didn't get anything. And when we went to dinner afterwords. I chose the 780 calorie Coq au vin, and only ate half, because I chose to eat some bread and a salad before the meal.

On Sunday, went to the movies with my parents and then out to eat. At the movies, drank a water bottle and one 90 calorie Fiber One Brownie. At Bob Evans, had soup, fish and a scoop of vanilla ice cream off their 450 calorie menu.

I know what you're thinking. All you do at home is EAT!

And this is true, but let's be honest, everyone eats three meals a day usually. It's just about making smart choices. I realized that I might not have stayed exactly within my calorie ranges every day but I reminded myself that I had already lost 3 pounds that week, so if I went up a little bit, I would still be on track for my 2 pounds a week.

Well when I had my weekly weigh in yesterday, I was 193.2. That's 5.6 pounds down since last Monday! It's not the number I really care about. It's the fact that by concentrating on making the best decisions available to me, I was able to spend a weekend at home without gaining weight back or going on a food binge!

I now know that maybe I have more control over my social eating dilemma than I realized. And maybe I just used it as an excuse when I wanted to eat food I knew was bad for me.

Either way, small victories add up.
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MYAKAYAH 6/26/2013 12:20AM

    good job, half the battle is learning how to adapt to our surroundings~ emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 6/25/2013 8:39AM

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GRAMPIAN 6/25/2013 6:17AM

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MANILUS 6/21/2013 12:20AM

    That is a huge victory, I struggle immensely at my parents. Great job!!!

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1DERLAND14 6/19/2013 3:58PM

    i can totally relate to what you're saying about being home! You are proof that you have to change your lifestyle---LIFE happens and you were able to adapt in your home situation and lose weight! Keep pushing...because you're right, small victories do add up!

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NANHBH 6/17/2013 12:30PM

    Social situations like you described are always hard to me. Your statement - "I now know that maybe I have more control over my social eating dilemma than I realized. And maybe I just used it as an excuse when I wanted to eat food I knew was bad for me." - is probably true for me, too. Thanks for holding the mirror up so that I could see myself!
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LIVELYGIRL2 6/15/2013 10:48PM

  I'm very impressed. Your going to be a lovely bride. You did very well ditching those temptations!!! emoticon emoticon

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KAYYAK1 6/14/2013 4:30PM

  Great job. Keep it up.

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PENOWOK 6/14/2013 8:18AM

    I think that's a HUGE victory!! You did an amazing job staying away from the higher calorie stuff and I believe it's important to have a slightly higher day every so often to keep the metabolism guessing. Don't go crazy, but allow yourself the control you just did! Good for you!!

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JIBBIE49 6/13/2013 6:27PM

    glad to see ur blog in the spark mail.

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222NICHOLE 6/13/2013 3:35PM

    Wow that is amazing progress!!! Good for you!! Your control when surrounded by so many unhealthy foods is very inspiring. Keep it up!

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SHANNONY84 6/13/2013 9:45AM

    Way to go! Congratulations!

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SANDYCRANE 6/13/2013 5:03AM

    Great job. I find that eating out is a real challenge. Looks like you have figured it out.

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MERRY_XMAS 6/13/2013 3:22AM

    I noticed that you used the word "choose" a lot. That alone is a great NSV. It means that you think before you eat and you are doing your best!
Thumbs up for making the right choices!!!

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KARRENLYNN 6/12/2013 11:18PM

    Life isn't always neat and orderly and neither is food events. You picked some great strategies and moderation for other times. I think part of long term success with food is the ability to be flexible.

Glad you got to spend time with family,

Karen

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/12/2013 10:51PM

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CICELY360 6/12/2013 10:43PM

  good blog

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MARYJEANSL 6/12/2013 9:43PM

  Good for you!

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TONYAB2000 6/12/2013 7:25PM

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Great reminder that we really can CONTROL our calorie intake and still enjoy ourselves with family and friends!

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DIANNEMT 6/12/2013 6:16PM

    Excellent! You are rocking it!

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NEWTINK 6/12/2013 3:52PM

    Sounds like a big victory to me emoticon

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MAKINGITCOUNT91 6/12/2013 3:30PM

    Great job!!! Proud of you!!! xx

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87BERKEBILE 6/12/2013 3:14PM

    It sounds like you did an awesome job thinking about what went into your mouth over the weekend. It's so good to know that we don't have to say no to certain life events just because they involve fattening foods! emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 6/12/2013 3:06PM

    you are strong you are amazing now give yourself credit,a hug and a pat on the back
woohoo way to go

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SHERYLP461 6/12/2013 2:03PM

    fantastic, good job!

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LEMON2012 6/12/2013 12:23PM

    Girl you are doing SO good! Passing up the "goods" while others indulge is definitely hard but you did it! Everything that is permissable is not always beneficial! emoticon

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MOMMY445 6/12/2013 12:14PM

    woo hoo! way to go! good luck on your ongoing journey!

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    emoticon you are in control of yourself! emoticon

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MIMIDOT 6/12/2013 9:12AM

    Sounds like you had a successful visiting home. Good for you! You proved you could do it! Keep up the good work.

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123ELAINE456 6/12/2013 7:25AM

  Awesome!!! I'm very Proud of You. You done a Great Job. Congratulations on the Small Victories. Keep It Up. WTG!!! God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/12/2013 7:11AM

    "It's the fact that by concentrating on making the best decisions available to me, I was able to spend a weekend at home without gaining weight back or going on a food binge!"

This is wonderfully encouraging. I'm working on the same concept, and it is difficult. Your example helps.

".. maybe I have more control over my social eating dilemma than I realized."

We all do. And yet making the better choice is difficult. Kudos to you for having taken as much control as you did.

" And maybe I just used it as an excuse when I wanted to eat food I knew was bad for me."

Honesty, thy name is Victory!!! You simply cannot do better than this.

"Either way, small victories add up."

Indeed. Sincere congratulations for the small--HUGE--victories you accomplished during this visit.

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TRYINGHARD54 6/12/2013 6:49AM

    you did a fantastic job... keep going !

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BESSHAILE 6/12/2013 6:47AM

    Actually - I'd say the weekend was more of a huge victory. Congratulations

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