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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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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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THMONGO 6/12/2013 5:08AM

    emoticon So proud of you!


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TAMMYS128 6/12/2013 12:49AM

    I know those food victories are a great feeling! Especially the temptations of other people's parties and movie nights. And you resisted Krispy Kreme! Now that's some real willpower right there.

Your food options are basically an example of how you're going to go about your daily life once you've reached your goal fitness level. I hope to be able to have that sensible approach to eating as well!

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CLPURNELL 6/11/2013 8:08PM

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COCK-ROBIN 6/11/2013 7:04PM

    You're doing great. I'm proud of you!

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RAINBOWMF 6/11/2013 6:37PM

    emoticon job, I agree non scale victory for you.


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JENIYE_707 6/11/2013 6:18PM

    Good Job. U are a such an inspiration. Keep up the good work. U can do this...

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THEHAPPYSUSAN 6/11/2013 1:43PM

    You did great! Thanks for the inspiration that it CAN be done!

Happy New Week!

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AMARILYNH 6/11/2013 12:13PM

    Wow - you did AWESOME!! That is the hardest thing for me - being with family and friends when they want to eat things I don't normally eat!! Congratulations!!

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KARENLEIGH32 6/11/2013 11:49AM

    Job well done! emoticon emoticon

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MINEA999 6/11/2013 11:42AM

    Nice work!!! Social situations are always so hard but slowly I guess we figure out that they too can be managed.

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SIMONEKP 6/11/2013 11:37AM

    awesome job!

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KCLARK89 6/11/2013 10:39AM

    Awesome job!!! That's one thing I struggle with too because EVERYONE wants to "go out to eat!" or "go out for drinks!!" We can definitely fit that into a healthy lifestyle and practice the preaching of moderation :)

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PAPER_WINGS18 6/11/2013 10:27AM

    awesome!! it sounds like you did a GREAT job of staying on track and keeping your goals in mind! Weekends are SO hard, let alone when you're wayyy out of your routine in another town! way to go!! :)

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JACKIE542 6/11/2013 10:24AM

    Sounds like you did very well emoticon

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ADARKARA 6/11/2013 10:11AM

    Way to go! It's so difficult to make good choices when out of your comfort zone!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 6/11/2013 10:09AM

    Well to me you are doing awesome.. in the face of eating out on your weekend .. YOU made smart choices you could live with. that is what this lifestyle change is all about.. you have to be able to live with it all your life and you are well on your way..

nice loss btw :) keep on keepin on !! your doing awesome ..

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TORIAMAE 6/11/2013 9:46AM

    You are exactly right! Small victories do add up. Learning to live your life in a way that sustains your health goals is far more important in the long run than denying yourself socially.

Good for you!

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JUDITHANNIE 6/11/2013 9:46AM

  You did great

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NEEDBU66 6/11/2013 9:03AM

    Very good! I was not that good last weekend at all. I'm trying to decide if I am in as good as shape as when I lived in Athens, verses now, and I don't know. There are all those hills.....Everyone just about walked everywhere.....

So it's a toss up.

Social eating is a big big hurdle, and you did well!

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JILLRY03 6/11/2013 8:57AM

    Amen girl!! This is one of my biggest problems too!! Great Job!! Keep it up! Congrats on the weight loss this week! That's awesome!!!!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 6/11/2013 8:55AM

    Well done! It's hard when faced with so many yummy alternatives but you did great!!

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KELLYFIT123 6/11/2013 8:53AM

    This is great! We should all be reminded that we have more control eating out than we think we do. Thanks for sharing your insight!!

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DEIDRESH 6/11/2013 8:51AM

    way to go! it is hard to keep intake under control when you are out of your normal setting...but just as you saw last weekend, its totally doable and you are doing it! Awesome loss too!!!

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KWING517 6/11/2013 8:36AM

    Good for you!!

It really does get easier over time - I was shocked the first time I realized that I had avoided a trigger food without even thinking about it!!

Keep up the good work :)

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LADYJ6942 6/11/2013 8:33AM

    Way to go, that is a huge win. We all have that demon to face and it is sometimes a bigger issue then we acknowledge.

Good luck on your continued journey.

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