Gosh, I have several, but limit some (like a baked goodie treat) to the weekend. However, I have not, and will not anytime soon, given up my diet coke. I will one day as I know there are better things for me, but not right now. I do also drink my water, but for me, I like the carbonation.
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I havent given up any foods that I like to eat. I just eat them in moderation now. I still like to have a can of coke every couple of days, and I still like to eat desserts every night as long as it fits into my nutrition tracker without making me go over, this has seemed to work the best for me. Now I dont feel like I am 'dieting' so much as having some self control.
DDP 36 oz. a day. (3 cans) It helps me get through my water. But the water helps me to enjoy the DDP. (Diet Dr. Pepper)
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John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved."
Mine is Green Tea. I started drinking it instead of coffee. Now I'm drinking way too much. I am drinking about 126 oz. a day [7 18 oz. bottles] plus 32 to 64 oz. of water.
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Mt 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
For me, it's a glass of wine with dinner, and sometimes one before dinner for "cocktails" with hubby. If I'm feeling I need to cut calories, I'll treat myself with Perrier or San Pellegrino sparkling water and a lime as my cocktail. I count it on myNutrition & work it into the total.
What I have for dessert varies, and is usually relatively healthy (fruit based desserts, frozen yogurt, chocolate pudding made with skim milk, a small portion of a reasonably healthy version of a traditional dessert...), so I don't feel guilty about it and it definitely fits in my plan.
But the fact remains that while I almost never eat fast food, I don't drink any soda, I almost never have chips and other high fat snacks, and I've cut back quite a bit on how often I drink... I have dessert EVERY day, and I mean EVERY day. =D
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...and instead of running Boston, I had a kid! And then 2.5 years later I had another one. BUT, I've never stopped running or racing!
One of these days, I'll re-qualify for Boston. And tackle Goofy's Race and a Half. Maybe an ultra. Or a half Ironman...
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I've had some indulgences since I've started; birthday cake, celebratory dinner, couple of glasses of wine, chocolate, etc. I've usually managed to fit them into my nutrition tracker though, or at least not gone over by much. To me, that's just life. If I let myself feel too deprived, I probably would just quit!!!
"A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water."
I've eliminated all refined foods from my diet - 2 years now. And feel so so so so much better. But I still let myself eat too many nuts. Not talking a handful here. I can down a whole bag. I know nuts have good fat, are a good source of protein, etc. But "bingeing is bingeing" :-) Stephanie
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