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Small victory.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wonderful veggies from my garden are coming in by the bucket load.
I have been putting up broccoli, beans, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and having fresh cucumbers and squash, as well.
Plenty of healthy food to work with.

SO why, yesterday afternoon, was the craving for macaroni and cheese so strong?
As I strolled through the grocery store, the urge got stronger, until I was there staring at Stouffer's, in the frozen food section. The next best, after home made, to me and fast, after my busy day. Well, I just stared. I then walked away and turned towards the ice cream. Oh the deals they had! I stood at least 5 minutes checking them all out, trying to rationalize getting sugar free...but it has fat, or fat free, it has sugar or light, or frozen yogurt or....well. I walked away.

Home then and I loaded up a plate with a huge salad. Spinach and tomatoes, chicken breast and black beans, banana pepper and light dressing.

I can still feel that feeling of let down as I walked away form those gooey treats, but the feel of victory as I ate that salad. It was so big, I couldn't even eat it all and I didn't! Another victory...not finishing my plate!

So I feel pretty good about that. Not a huge thing, but one of many things that will bring me closer to my goal. emoticon
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MOM2GEO_JR 8/15/2013 9:08PM

    Chris, WTG. You did great. Hope I have willpower tomorrow when I shop. I envy your fresh veggies.
You will be eating good all winter.

Marsha
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NOSNACKER-57 8/15/2013 5:22PM

    Wow that sure what a great success!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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AMARILYNH 8/15/2013 4:02PM

    So VERY well done! What I am finding is that EVERY time I walk away from a 'goodie' that I want but DO NOT need (for me it usually involves cookies) it gets easier to do. I still SEE those cleverly displayed cookies (they've taken to putting my favorite decent calorie Quaker Oatmeal Cookies on the END RACK just to tempt me!) but the thought process it takes me to keep on walking is getting shorter and my walk by faster!! emoticon emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/15/2013 3:38PM

    emoticon That was an amazing thing you did. You should be so proud of yourself.

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FAVALL 8/15/2013 3:28PM

   
SP has a Chef Meg 3 cheese macaroni recipie. Its pretty darn good!
Good for you on sticking to your plan for health. The food avoidance probably stopped a food slide into more cravings. Interesting that both items you pondered are high in fat. Make sure that you are getting enough healthy fats in your diet. Happy harvesting!

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NELLIEH1 8/15/2013 2:10PM

    YAY...you did it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

And maybe there is a substitute for "gooey" cold in Greek yogurt (with fruit and nuts) and for warm "gooey" in making your veggies into a hearty soup/stew with a dollop or two of the yogurt or sprinkling of shredded cheeses. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 8/15/2013 12:59PM

    To walk away from mac & cheese and also ice cream "IS" a big thing Chris! Be proud of yourself, some of us would have picked up one or the other . . . or both!
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 8/15/2013 10:12AM

    To me, this is a huge victory! You did it. I'm so excited for you. Especially the ice cream part. That's one of my big loves. Hard to resist sometimes. I'm proud of and for you!

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SPARKFRAN514 8/15/2013 10:04AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Boy you did great emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon three thumbs up for three emoticon choices like they say its those small changes that add up to reaching our goal. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 8/15/2013 9:39AM

    You did great.

I was frustrated yesterday from shopping for clothes for a BD party. The funny thing is, I did not crave a thing, that is what I used to do. I also looked at all the ice cream specials, LOL then walked away, I know what a job they do on my tummy but I used to eat it anyway.

I think we are both learning to treat our bodies Healthy.

Love Mary

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DMEYER4 8/15/2013 6:59AM

  great job keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CANADIANFROG09 8/15/2013 6:57AM

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