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Still a shocker

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I've been on SP for a year this month. I feel like I've learned a lot, and I'm certainly eating healthier and exercising more, but I guess I still have a lot to learn. Why else would this photo come as such a shocker to me?

Not only is a serving extremely small, but soooo high in calories. 165 calories in this teeny amount of parmesan cheese.
Sigh. It's kind of sad. I love cheese but I need to start treating it like chocolate. One small bite at a time.
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    1526 days ago
  • ELIPT66
    Me too! I can't think of a cheese that I don't like! I have been acting with zero discipline lately other than trying to walk. And why was I shocked when stepping on the scale at the doc's today?!

    Okay, how about a renewed sense of ... We Can Do It!! :)
    1547 days ago
    I can soo relate! cheese is my weakness as well girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1549 days ago
  • CHARITY1973
    You have touched on a huge sadness in my life. Cheese...So delicious, so calorific...I blame cheese for all 13kg I gained (before SP). I never knew it was like butter practically. I'd eat 100g without any guilt. If it had been chocolate I'd have known but not little ole cheese! It can't be that bad...I still love and eat it but I show it far more respect now (and use a fine plane grater...)

    Do you know what goes great with fresh figs? Cheese!

    And congrats on your 1yr anniversary!
    1549 days ago
    Invest in a microplane grater. It turns a tiny amount of cheese into a super fluffy huge pile. If you eat strongly flavoured cheese in small amounts, you get the satisfaction of the cheese without a ton of calories.

    Also, I don't eat cheese as an add-in, only as a primary ingredient. So, if I am having a burger, I won't put cheese on it, because you really can't taste it all that much once you've got mustard and tomatoes and pickles etc., on it. On the other hand, I have blue cheese on my salad today, because you can totally taste it in that context.
    1549 days ago
  • YMWONG22
    Sigh ... I love cheese too. Well, can still have it in moderation.
    1549 days ago
    Sigh indeed! It is frustrating. But when you eat a strong cheese, I feel it is more acceptable to eat a small portion, you have so much taste in your mouth... (I am still shocked by the number of calories in such a small portion of parmesan cheese though!!!)
    Happy Sparkversary, Sarah! It is good to have you hear on Spark! And good for you for all the progress made this year. emoticon
    1549 days ago
    I love cheese too, and now only eat a small amount and mature so that I still enjoy the taste,
    1549 days ago
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