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Is It Worth It?

Friday, April 11, 2014

This was the discussion topic in Weight Watchers last night.

Before automatically grabbing for something, emoticon

and ask yourself: IS IT WORTH IT?

* Is it an occasion?
* How often do you eat this food? Can you get it any time?
* Does it look delicious and amazing?
* Do you have the calories to "spend" on it?
* Can you control how much of it you eat?

I thought these were excellent points, and honestly, ones we can't hear too often. It is easy to grab something just because it "shows up" -- muffins in the break room at work, the sample lady at the grocery store, your husband brings home candy -- but really -- if we keep the questions above in mind, chances are we won't indulge.

I also like this thought: "Is this food worthy of ME?" Are we eating leftovers so they don't go to waste, or eating just because someone else is? Are we eating UN-amazing food to soothe some other emotion?

Good thoughts to ponder!

I am a lifetime member of WW and so I only have to weigh in once a month. I have lost a bit this week, about 8/10 of a pound, but I wanted to save my $12 so I didn't weigh in officially.

Now I'm off to the fitness center; Pilates and 3 miles on the treadmill are in my immediate future! Have a great weekend, Sparklers! emoticon

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KABMPH 4/18/2014 7:17PM

    I especially relate to the "Is this worthy of me?" question. Thanks for sharing!

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CINDYSDAY 4/14/2014 10:18PM

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DDOORN 4/12/2014 11:11PM

    That last question is the biggie for me! This is why I maintain a zero-sugar /zero-grain approach...once I get started on foods with those ingredients all bets are off and the bottom drops out of my stomach which seems to be able to snarf endless quantities of such stuff...I won't dignify them by calling them "food!"

Great review of points we all need to hold near and dear to our lifestyles!

Don

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NANCY- 4/12/2014 8:32AM

    Those are really great questions. I especially like: "Is this food worthy of ME?" and that question should be asked at the market.
Those wonderful questions help keep us focused.
emoticon for posting them.

My crystal ball sees a fit and fabulous future for you!!!
Enjoy!

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IMLOCOLINDA 4/12/2014 12:36AM

    emoticon Helps me pass up all kinds of stuff...practicing mindful eating has been the best thing I've found for sticking to my plan!

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SUGAR0814 4/11/2014 11:36PM

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KOHINOOR2 4/11/2014 10:44PM

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. emoticon


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KRISTA987 4/11/2014 8:50PM

    So true! I completely agree! I've recently come to the conclusion that when I do decide to indulge, I make it count. Meaning, passing up on the cheap crappy junk, and only go for the good stuff. With that in mind, it's not an everyday occurrence, I save these indulgences for special occasions. I'm still paying attention to portion size and my calorie range for the day. I find I enjoy it more, and all I need is just a little to satisfy me.

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KELLIEBEAN 4/11/2014 7:43PM

    I really need to remember this at times! Thanks for the reminder!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/11/2014 5:55PM

    Those are great questions to ask yourself before indulging. Thanks for sharing!

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FITLIKENIC 4/11/2014 5:37PM

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KENDRACARROLL 4/11/2014 2:54PM

    I'm sure that was an interesting discussion.
Keep up the good work!

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LIVELAUFLUV 4/11/2014 2:39PM

    This week's meeting was a good one! It's always a good reminder. emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/11/2014 12:01PM

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TERI-RIFIC 4/11/2014 10:33AM

    Yes! This works well. Thanks for the tip. Who wants to waste calories on something that's not even worth it. You have a great weekend, too. emoticon

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KATIBUG49 4/11/2014 10:21AM

    Thanks for the tip - I'm going to try that next time I go to eat something!

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NEW_PARADIGM 4/11/2014 10:05AM

    Great points, thanks!

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BOOKAPHILE 4/11/2014 10:03AM

    Good questions. Thinking before we eat can prevent self-inflicted grief.

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MYTHMYTH 4/11/2014 10:01AM

    I so often eat left overs so that they won't go to waste (and don't really enjoy them). You blog reminds me to be selective and to make a considered choice - is it worth it?

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JILLAJ 4/11/2014 9:37AM

    I liked the questions to ponder and have copied them to add to my notes! FOOD for THOUGHT does not have calories!! emoticon

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