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Monday, June 24, 2013

I’ve been a bad girl. A very bad girl.

I’m not sure what got into me last week…I was craving French fries from McDonalds and Peanut Buster Parfaits from Dairy Queen almost every day!

Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself. -Sarah Jessica Parker

That’s all I wanted to eat…and I only kept thinking about the consequences of what those foods will do to my hips and butt…I squashed those thoughts, and 3 days out of the week I went ahead and had fries for dinner and Sundae’s for dessert. Then put in a little extra gym time.

It’s so stressful denying your desires! But when you think about it, stress it actually more harmful to your body and emotions then just doing something in moderation diminishing those cravings and letting that thought go.

I am not talking about smoking cigarettes or chugging alcohol…I’m talking about those simple desires in life…like that delicious chocolate bar, or sugar loaded soda, or free cookie that comes with your meal. Everyone feels guilty about some little desire they have in their life.

But I’ve noticed if you just keep denying and ignoring those desires you turn into a teenager and rebel against all your start to devour every desire and in the end you feel extra guilty about it. No one is supposed to feel guilty about fulfilling simple desires in life…we just need to learn to make conscious decisions.

Admit you have a desire for something. Take it in moderation. Enjoy that brief moment. Then simply let it go. You fulfilled yourself without over doing it.

Don’t judge your thoughts when a desire comes up just evaluate it for a second whether it’s harmful to you or rebellious or not even a big deal. If it’s that Sprinkles cup cake staring at you it’s no big deal…but if 10 Sprinkles cup cakes are staring at you and you want to eat them all it is harmful…alcohol-harmful, drugs-harmful. You get the point.

In life, you can choose to indulge in anything…as long as you still feel good about yourself at the end of the day. You can have that extra piece of chocolate or go for seconds but make sure to put extra gym time in your schedule so you can still feel good about squashing that desire.

Life’s too short to stress about what you can and what you can’t enjoy and indulge in…so just get it over with in moderation and you will be A-OK!

Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don't starve myself in an extremist way. You're not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I'd be devastated.
-Jennifer Aniston

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KARENKANDO 6/24/2013 10:49PM

    So, so true! I refuse to live my life in depravation! Moderation is the key - it truly is. Proud of you for recognizing that and not beating up on yourself when you made the conscious decision to eat fries and dairy queen and then doing a little extra at the gym. What a wise woman you are! emoticon

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GRAMMY7070 6/24/2013 8:27AM

    I agree everything in moderation. Sometimes it just takes 1-2 small taste of something and then I'm satisfied.when I deprive myself that's when that little taste becomes a bigger taste and I only want more and that is what will get me in trouble. Take that small taste and move on is what I say and don't stress over it. The stress also is not worth it.

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ROSEWCI 6/24/2013 5:56AM

    I know whatcha mean Donna, I get those cravings too. It is very stressful. I often try to find some kind of substitute food that will give me the same taste sensation...& it usually works for me. I'm not into depriving myself the foods that I crave, but I also know myself & once I begin indulging myself, it's difficult to stop, so I choose not to go there. It's what I have to do to keep myself from going off the deep end w/food. I think it's a matter of "know thyself" & act accordingly.

EnJOY a fab week Donna! emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 6/24/2013 5:48AM

  Sometime we can get stressed out by following a regimen too closely and when we don't get the results we want we want to blow up. I agree once in awhile you have to eat something off the charts. Who wants to live in stress? I sure don't.

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