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True Confessions

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Today was day 3 of my 60 day PIYO challenge. It was a short upperbody workout. It felt easy but the poses felt awkward. And at the end of this workout i just wasn't feeling it. Maybe it will get better as I go. However, I have been drinking my shakeology everyday and have been increasing my water intake. I have also been making healthier food choices. Until..... about 8 or 830 at night, about 2 hours before I leave for work. For some reason I just can't refrain from the chips and dips, cookies, and or cakes at that time. I really try not to buy those food items when I go to the store. But tonight DH and I went shopping for our 4th of July celebration and he found some new greek dip that is made of yogurt instead of sour cream. I said what the hell, it's healthier than regular dip.. Right? And he and I sat on the couch, in front of the Television and ate chips and dip. The good news is I stopped after about 13 or 14 chips. and I still managed to stay in my calorie range.
Why oh Why can I not get this under control? I know each step of this journey will not be perfect but the fact of the matter is I still feel guilty....very guilty. But it is good to have my loyal sparkfriends who listen as I get this junk off my chest and never judge me. This is not my usual uplifting, motivating, and inspiring blogs I tend to write... Instead it is one of your fellow Sparklers with some True Confessions.
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PAG2809 7/3/2014 12:43PM

    You don't have to be perfect. Read those comments others have left. You're being too hard on yourself. Deciding that you never get to eat anything unhealthy is setting yourself up to feel deprived. In my opinion, you stayed within your ranges and most of your choices are healthy. There's nothing wrong here, except that you're expecting more of yourself than you would of anyone else.

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CARTOONB 7/3/2014 10:00AM

    Would you be this hard on your best friend? You're making the right steps. Keep following what works for you. And, if you know you're going to snack, maybe save some calories for that snack. That way you can eat without the guilt.

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WORDLILY 7/3/2014 8:46AM

    As the others said, the guilt is more of an issue than what you ate: 14 chips isn't unreasonable. You stayed within your ranges. It's not the healthiest choice, but as long as you don't let it cascade, you're fine.

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KALIGIRL 7/3/2014 8:18AM

    Bummer about feeling guilty - sounds to me like a comfort ritual - spending time and sharing food with DH - not something that will be easy to change unless you leave the space and hence your guy, limiting time together...
Wonder if there's a light snack that isn't crunchy? When I munch on celery sticks, my DH turns up the volume...

WatermEllen's blog today sums it up...

Comment edited on: 7/3/2014 8:20:09 AM

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/3/2014 7:03AM

    The important thing is not the one evening with the 14 chips and the new "healthier" dip, it's what you do with the guilt... do you eat over it? Do you over-exercise in response? Or do you immediately put it into perspective and go right back to doing what you know works?

We all stumble. It's the nature of life. But if we pick ourselves up and move on, we're fine. Really!


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OLIVIANIGHT 7/3/2014 6:51AM

    But it was under control - you stopped and were still within your ranges. We're not geared to be able to cut every single vaguely unhealthy thing out of our lives completely.

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RAPUNZEL53 7/3/2014 5:36AM

  You did fine!

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