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No Mexican food

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Yep, I didn't do it! I wanted it but all I could think about was how that was going to ruin my hard work. Would it have tasted good? Sure, of course. But how would it have made me feel afterwards? Not good.

I had a stressful day. In the past, when I've had a stressful day, I've drowned it in something. Mostly Mexican but sometimes ice cream or chips. Tonight when I got home (late) I really wanted Mexican. Convo as follows:

Husband: "Do you really want Mexican tonight?
Me: " Yes, YUMMY, chips, salsa, enchiladas"
Husband: "Okay, if you really want it"
My subconscious: Why do you want to eat Mexican and ruin your efforts so far?
Me: "You're right, I don't really want it. I'm just tired and stressed and am trying to help it and fill it with carbs and crap"
Husband: "So leftover meatloaf, green beans and a sweet potato?"
Me: "You bet"

I learned why being mindful is important. I thought about what I really wanted. I didn't really want to eat Mexican. I am so happy that I chose the best option; the healthier option. The other plus to the day. I did strength training during commercials in the first half of Biggest Loser.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WHITNEYLD 1/9/2014 8:36PM

    Way to go! I had a rough one myself, let myself get too hungry and ate a bunch of random stuff... like 2,000+ calories today. I probably even ate more and underestimated some stuff. Gosh, and like 1,800 of it was after 1:45 PM! So proud of you! You motivate me endlessly! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 1/8/2014 2:35PM

    WTG you were showing how strong you are getting. I know that was not easy but you succeeded.
Just one healthy step at a time will get you to your goal.

Hugs and smiles

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NOTSPEEDY 1/8/2014 11:32AM

    Love, love, love Mexican food. Being MINDFUL leads to SUCCESS!

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HUSKERLAND3 1/8/2014 9:48AM

    Great work

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TANYA602 1/8/2014 9:22AM

    Way to go! You are stronger than me - anything wrapped in a tortilla is my #1 weakness. I need to listen to YOUR subconscious!

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TFANDCD 1/7/2014 11:21PM

    Awesome!! :) making that choice is NEVER easy!! emoticon

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SEATTLE58ANEW 1/7/2014 11:20PM

    emoticon You did it and you're doing it, right before your very eyes!! emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 1/7/2014 11:13PM

    My boyfriend always asks me the: really?! Which always makes me stop, think, and make a better choice.

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ILOVEMALI 1/7/2014 10:23PM

    I'm so with you on this. I love Mexican food -- it's a rare treat for me now. Japanese? Love love love it. Too much sodium -- even though I can make good choices.

but here's a fun option -- we have been eating soy chorizo and eggs lately. Delicious and spicy. Low in calories, high in protein.

No chips allowed.

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MRSCLARK 1/7/2014 10:15PM

    that's great.I love Mexican food too

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    Good job!! You could always have healthy Mexican if you need it like fajitas without the tortillas. Just as good.

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