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Popcorn & a Movie

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We have to make our change permanent, right? I know that quite well. I'm one who was a 'success story' - lost 30 (well, 29) pounds & kept it off for a year & competed in various running & triathlon events. But, then I gained back more than half of the weight! So, I still haven't quite figured out how to make this a new way of life.

Yesterday, my daughter & I went to see a movie. We love to see movies - and I 'have to' have popcorn while seeing a movie! It's one of my fondest memories from childhood. My mom would buy me, my sister & my brother tickets to the summer series. They were matinees and you could bring your own food! My mom would cook up a bunch of popcorn in this popper that was medal and you plugged in the wall. Then, she would pour it in a big brown paper bag from a grocery store. She'd shake it all up to coat it all with popcorn salt and send us on our way. It's a wonderful memory!

So, last night we went to a movie. And do you know how I handled it? I saved up some calories and then ate half a bag of a regular sized popcorn! Yes, I did! And, I actually still had plenty of calories left over for the day. As for drink - I drank a flavored water, though I'm not much of a drinker and barely touched it.

When we got home last night I saw I was still quite a bit short on both calcium & protein. So, I had a ham & cheese sandwich & half a glass of skim milk. For the day, I STILL could've eaten about 250 more calories!

I'm happy that I can PLAN for treats like this and not have to say "no" all the time. emoticon emoticon

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DDOORN 6/26/2013 8:34AM

    Way to SPARK! :-)


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BUTTERFLY-1976 6/25/2013 10:27AM

    That's awesome. Sounds like your back on track. Movie popcorn is a weakness. What makes it really bad is I put M&M's in mine. Needless to say I watch movies at home. Safer that way. lol

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GIANTMICROBE 6/25/2013 10:08AM


I have never been into popcorn... but my mom LOVES movie popcorn. She used to drop me and my friends off at the movies and I would buy a popcorn on the way OUT (got strange looks, LOL) and give it to my mom when we got in the car :)

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ROOT4HOME 6/25/2013 9:52AM

    Staying within a calorie range works! And planning for those treats makes us feel like we're not deprived! WTG!!! :)

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BILL60 6/25/2013 9:03AM

    Sounds like you're "BACK". Hang in there!!

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