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Posting to hold myself accountable for food - again

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I've been on an ice cream kick.

I'm still eating my planned healthy foods but I've also been eating ice cream, brownies, and I had a cupcake. I've also been eating lots of extra nuts. All was worth the calories except the cupcake.

I've been journaling and reflecting about why and what to do about it.

(And my diet is balanced with 10-14 servings of veggies, more than enough fiber, lean protein and healthy fats and more - the issue isn't that I'm not eating enough for my needs, nor is it that I'm not eating enough healthy stuff, etc.)

I think some of the issue come from being so close to goal - I don't feel the same urgency to stay on track. I know this can quickly spiral out of control and I am very concerned about that but that's not enough to hold me to my goal. I have ideas about this and will come back to it later.

For now tomorrow's goal is to eat as planned and to eat extra fruits, veggies and healthy protein even if it pushes me over my calories. I have to rid myself of this sugar-monster now!

Look back -
While looking at a journal from the very first days of Sparking, I found some brainstorming type notes.

"mini goals -
size 16 and XL
avoid medications for controllable health conditions"

At that time there's no way anyone could have convinced me that I would comfortably fit sizes 8-10 and M. And here's to being healthy and with no need for medications
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    You are an inspiration!
    1677 days ago
  • _JODI404
    I can totally relate! I got a little (or a LOT) "too happy" with cookies in particular, but also dark chocolate portions etc.

    Today is day 31 of no chocolate, candy, cookies, dessert treats for me. I don't intend to keep this streak long term, I just needed to reset my body and my mind. I feel better for it too!

    I made some healthier substitutions where I would normally grab something sugary and that has helped a lot. I added protein to breakfast, and veggies and hummus as my pm snack.

    You really are doing a great job eating so well with all those veggies and fruits - that is fabulous!!

    Yes, who would have thought we could come so far when looking back to the starting days! Be proud of all you have accomplished!

    1680 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Good luck on that sugar monster. I know if I don't eat sugar, then I don't crave it.
    Yeah..things slow down as you get near goal. You could just stop where you are and maintain..then down the road see if you want to lose more.

    Good luck on getting your motivation back for whatever course you choose. YOu can do it. You have gotten very healthy and have done a great job! You are a success.

    1680 days ago
    It's nice to look back to see how far you've come - and you've come so so far!

    The last week or two I was on a refined flour and sugar kick, and my poor complexion and skin are paying for it with breaking out. I really do hope this is enough of a lesson to keep me from straying back there again, too much.

    You'll figure it out sugar stuff and banish the yearning for it again, no doubt. There's nothing wrong with some, but yes.. when you realize it's gaining momentum, curbing it can be vital.

    I did make it out last evening, though I fell a bit short - it was way better than nuttin'! Slow and steady, right?
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    1680 days ago
    You have come so far Suzie! and you'll beat the sugar monster (I call mine the cookie monster). I admit a cold clementine sometimes helps me on a summer day not crave ice cream so much.
    1680 days ago
    Look how far you have come. So great!

    I've been there on the sweet stuff, I still revisit there every now and again. It's so easy to relax and enjoy the treats.

    You are mindful of it and have a plan, that is success!

    1680 days ago
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