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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Oh no, not another learning experience!

As much as tracking my food was enlightening in the beginning, taking a break from tracking has shown me some things about myself.

For instance, there are still foods around which I have no self-control. Also, I am perfectly happy to do without foods that I used to eat a great deal of.

Today (Christmas day) can be summed up in three words: TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE
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On the flip side, I wasn't even tempted to have bread with dinner, and I used to be a big bread eater. And when everyone else had cinnamon rolls with breakfast, I passed without batting an eye. Same with the ice cream after dinner - I didn't even consider it.

But the chocolate... 2 servings of miniature Reese's peanut butter cups, several handfuls of M&M's, a couple homemade truffles. Easily a thousand calories worth of chocolate.

The sad thing is, if I added up the calories I ate today, it might be in the neighborhood of the calories I ate on a regular basis back when I was on my way to weighing 300 pounds.

Today was excessive and no longer my normal.
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    I love your attitude! I love that instead of beating yourself up, you look at this objectively and then determine what can be learned from the experience. It's great that your tastes are evolving and you can see now where you triggers are. (Chocolate, maybe? Hrm..)

    Anyway, I'm glad that you enjoyed your holiday, skipped on some of the unhealthy stuff that didn't do it for you, and that you're moving forward.

    You are emoticon , my friend!
    1545 days ago

    you've come a long, long way.

    I actually had a piece of cake today that I didn't finish because it didn't
    "taste good enough!"

    Progress, not perfection. You are already such a success story, I am inspired by you on a daily basis.

    Love, Ginger
    1545 days ago
    Chocolate is my true weakness too!

    I love that you say this was not your normal anymore. You are truly in a good head space.
    1545 days ago
    It's eye opening isn't it?! Chocolate is one of my weaknesses, too. But pizza is my biggest challenge!
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    (Remember these? They are calling you back from the chocolate trance...!). emoticon
    1545 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/26/2013 10:31:53 AM
    Our old habits do not die. They simply wait patiently until we think we are strong enough to stop doing what keeps us strong.

    1545 days ago
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    You can do it!!
    1545 days ago
    In your last sentence, you have a slip up and a triumph. The triumph is it's no longer normal! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Good for you!!
    1545 days ago
    Brilliant learning experience! What a terrific way to look at a holiday dinner. You are correct: we--you and I--have changed our eating habits. We don't even notice until something like the holidays hit full force. My weakness is caramel. Sigh ... yup I ate some of several things that had caramel in or on them.
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    Yup, they were delicious. Did I eat all of them? Nope.

    Thank you for putting a positive spin how our learning curve, UnsweetMama. emoticon

    1545 days ago
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