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I refused to cheat on myself. Today I Claim my Power. Day 4

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Sunday, December 22, 2013





What a CHALLENGE yesterday was. I felt so tempted to cheat on myself. If I cheat on myself, I am not being true to myself, my goals, my health. So I didn't cheat.



I was HUNGRY, but I wasn't really. I WANTED to eat, so I did. It probably was just cravings. It wasn't fair. It was PIZZA HUT's fault. emoticon They kept playing their pizza commercial over and over again.







Pizza hut kept FLASHING ME their pizzas. It was so realistic looking I could imagine the smell, the taste of the greasy, oh so delicious flavor of the pizza in my mouth. OOOOHHH, it almost drove m crazy. emoticon I couldn't shake the cravings. Hubby was gone on a trip - one woman and her lovely kitty cat are home ALL ALONE and PIZZA HUT was teasing me - what's a woman to do?









Rather than giving in to PIZZA HUT I made healthy choices. My stomach kept telling me I was hungry, but I knew I was full. 1. I kept my credit card out of sight or I might of used it. 2. I drank water. emoticon 3. I drank extra vegetable juice emoticon . 4. I consumed an extra bowl of vegetable soup. emoticon 5. I looked away from the TV, ignoring my desires. 6. I acknowledged it looked tasty and decided that it was more IMPORTANT reach my goal weight. When I reach my goal weight I would re-evaluate to see if I really want to eat pizza.








emoticon My weight remained STABLE ( -7 lbs.) over night. If I would of given in, I would of gained at least My energy remained constant inste2-3 pounds. My stomach did not hurt overnight which would of happened if I ate pizza and a few days later. I feel like a winner for not giving in.








This morning I made a Modified Mean Green. In a way I felt like I needed to be challenged by the kind of strong green, bitterish flavor. LOL. It's a way of taming the taste buds.

It has 6 kale leaves
1 cucumber
1/2 a bunch of asparagus
1/2 box of alfalfa sprouts
2 apples
a handful of grapes
a couple of tangerines


If I would of ordered a pizza I might of eaten it all.







By choosing healthy alternatives I WON. Green Juice emoticon beat out Pizza Hut.








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  Well done!

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    Your awesome!!!!

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DS9KIE 12/26/2013 10:25AM

    Good for you..cause its very hard to resist...I mute the tv and I read a book during the commercials
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SUSIEMT 12/25/2013 8:14PM

    Good for you! You are a stronger woman than I!

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IMREITE 12/25/2013 1:43AM

    too many people think of cheating as "cheating on others" instead of it as cheating on ourselves. these shorcuts and giving up moments take us away from our goals. emoticon on claiming your power.

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    Great and motivating story

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JAMER123 12/23/2013 11:19PM

    emoticon emoticon Glad you could hold your ground!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/23/2013 10:14PM

  Gee, I'm impressed, that tough and you WON emoticon emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 12/23/2013 9:39PM

    Thank you so much for sharing - your blogs are always so interesting!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 12/23/2013 9:38PM

    That cat wasn't about to let go of that piece of pizza!
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  good blog

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JOANNHUNT 12/23/2013 1:18PM

    YES THOSE COMMERCIALS ARE TERRIBLE

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NONNAOF2 12/23/2013 12:48PM

  T.V. is just awful, they bombard everyone with one food commercial after another! If you're trying to keep your mind off of food, the television isn't the thing to be looking at, for sure! :-)

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JIBBIE49 12/23/2013 12:44PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the SPark Mail.

Happy Holidays. emoticon

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JSEATTLE 12/23/2013 12:32PM

  Yeah, those darn commercials! I don't even like commercials and don't watch much tv. But the food ones seem to stay on and captivate. Good for you for pushing through your cravings and going for the juice!

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SYDLETZIII 12/23/2013 12:26PM

    My family thinks I am crazy for recording even when I am there to watch them, but I am able to fast forward past ALL the commercials and enjoy the shows and movies temptation free.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/23/2013 12:14PM

    Televisions on not always your friend. emoticon

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DIANNEMT 12/23/2013 11:07AM

    I can be SO HARD but you did it!!!

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PENOWOK 12/23/2013 11:01AM

    That's what makes YOU a winner!!

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WATERDIAMONDS 12/23/2013 10:59AM

    Congratulations for having survived the television onslaught!


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SHANNONY84 12/23/2013 9:38AM

    I really love this blog! Thank you! I find myself loosing my own loyalty more and more and it should be my first thought to be faithful to me!

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DJSHIP46 12/23/2013 8:36AM

    Merry Christmas... & a healthy New Year!!!

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CHANGINGEMMY 12/23/2013 8:34AM

    Way to go!!! Awesome willpower! I had huge cravings last night. I wanted something so bad and I did break down and have 2 chocolate oatmeal cookies but I accounted for them. I found though that after 2 I just didn't want to continue to sabotage my efforts so I quit brushed my teeth and went to bed just a little hungry and you know what it didn't kill me. Lol!!!
Here's to you making great choices!!!!

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  Awesome Blog!!! You can be very Proud of Yourself. You Are Amazing!!! Well Done!!! Keep Sparking!!! WTG!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/23/2013 7:20AM

    I hadn't thought of juicing a tangerine with my Angel, but it's a great idea. I'll give it a try today.

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CHERYLHURT 12/23/2013 6:13AM

  So proud of your power of self control!

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    I want to remember your blog when I get a craving like that, you rock! emoticon emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/23/2013 12:38AM

    Yummy! Green Smoothies! I need to go get some cucumbers, I don't think I've really tried that. The kale in smoothies works okay, especially if I add some unsweetened cocoa powder...

Sometimes I've made little mini-pizzas that satisfied my cravings without committing foodultry with Pizza Hut. One of my Sullivan relatives introduced this to us years ago, and I've modified it in various ways over the years.

First...I just keep some of those small jars of pizza sauce in the pantry.

Now she used English Muffins, and that's still my "go-to" but I've also discovered mini-pizza pre-made dough that is shelf stable, or some brands have to be refrigerated. Have to read the labels though... Other times I've used just a single tortilla, or a single pita bread (I love whole wheat pita but many only like the white pita.).

Then I just get my little toaster oven going, or I've used the broiler in conventional oven (nuking works kinda sorta but as we all know, microwaving pizza isn't too great...). I take my pita or English muffin (split in half), tortilla, shoot, it would work on savory Bagels too (the fruit or chocolate bagels, not so much).

Just put a thin layer of the pizza sauce on the bread ...or thick sauce, I don't care, it's up to you and your pizza sauce, some brands might be lower, and it's veggie, soooo...

Then I like to zest it up with whatever herbs I have on had or in the mood for, usually liberal sprinkles of oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder (not the garlic salt) or fresh minced garlic, whatever type of garlic you like, if you do... sometimes put in some chives (yea, kinda unorthodox but oh well.). Whatever seems "pizza-y".

NOw if you have a lot of veggies like red pepper, green or yellow peppers, onions, mushrooms, whatever kind of veggies you have and/or like on pizza - sometimes I will water saute' them first, just to make the baking process a bit easier. Or other times I just put them on raw and let it cook along with the bread while baking/broiling.).

Add your favorite cheeses - whatever you get. I usually have a bag of the grated 4 cheeses or Italian cheeses etc - Krafts, Sargentos, Best Choice, whatever brand I have on hand... This is where you can control the amount and a little goes a long way.

Have other veggies on hand or a salad, so you don't feel "deprived" with such a smaller sized pizza, but it's much more savory and I don't feel like I need a gob more, especially if I am eating it with a mess of green beans or a salad or some other filling veggie...

And turn the TV off!! HAHAHAHA (we are going to be in SOOO much trouble when "scratch and sniff" TV commercials are invented.).

Hope these ideas help!! I've been doing it recently with the little flour tortillas as they bake up fairly fast in our toaster oven (I'm just about to drag my microwave out to the curb. I want my counterspace back!!).

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JANIEWWJD 12/23/2013 12:32AM

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