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We buy Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup. I like it better than regular because it's not as sweet. Whenever I bring it out someone always comments that they didn't know you could buy reduced sugar ketchup. I also can only get it in a small size. Maybe if they advertised more they could afford to produce them in a bigger size. If people don't know they exist they won't buy them!

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Whitney-teacher - Thank you for researching it for me. I just went to the store this afternoon and bought 3 bottles of Heinz No-Salt Tomato Ketchup in the 15 oz bottles for $1.25 a bottle. In fact I wrote to Heinz and asked if they could make it it a larger bottle, but they answered me and said they don't have a large demand for it, so they will continue to produce it in the 15 oz bottles. I don't think many people know about it. When I go to my Pancake Breakfasts here in the park, I bring my own ketchup bottle and everyone wants to use it. Heinz just came out with a Ketchup with Jalapeńo Peppers and it was awesome. I bought it directly from them but have not been able to find it in the stores.

JoannHunt - I don't think Hunt makes it. Maybe I should write them LOL Bev


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Thanks. I can buy the Heinz here but the Hunt's is the one that is hard to get. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I just looked and you can order a case of 6 14 oz.Heinz Tomato Ketchup, No Salt, for 28.49 and free shipping. That's $4.66 per bottle. I have no idea how much it is in the grocery store but it you can't find it there this might be an option for you. I looked for Hunts and they didn't have it.
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It is a challenge for sure. I try to stay away from the frozen section because the sodium is so great. Bev


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I KNOW ABOUT THE HUNT'S KETCHUP BUT IT IS REALLY HARD TO GET HERE. GIANT TIGER HAS IT ONCE IN AWHILE. WE ARE GOING TO GET A TARGET STORE SOON. THEY ARE RENAVATING OUR OLD ZELLERS STORE FOR IT RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL GET A WALMART NEXT YEAR. THEY ARE CLEARING THE LAND AND DOING THE SITE RIGHT NOW TO BUILD IT. I FIND PRODUCTS MY FAMILY AND I LIKE ONLY FOR THE STORE TO STOP GETTING THEM. CAN'T WIN FOR TRYING. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JoannHunt - I know - I have found that HUNTS makes a ketchup that has no sodium. SPROUTS makes a Marinara Spaghetti Sauce with no sodium. I do my best, but it is a challenge. I lose weight when I keep my sodium to 1500mg a day. I have noticed that more and more stores are carrying products that are either low in sodium or have none. I just bought some Tuna that was lower in sodium. Trader Joes here where I live in Sacramento CA now labels foods that are no sodium or lower in sodium. Right up my alley. Bev


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It's not easy to get even diet products that don't have sodium in them.
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Whitney-Teacher - I checked the website but the products are all too high in sodium for me. emoticon I usually use 1 tsp Olive Oil, 2 T Balsamic Vinegar on my salad, which has no sodium at all. Bev


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Regarding Walden Farms products. I can recommend the Ranch Dressing, Chipotle Ranch (but only if you like really spicy things, it has 3 kinds of pepper in it), Pancake Syrup (my husband likes it much better than any sugar free kinds we have tried) and raspberry fruit spread, although the fruit spread is kind of "stiff", it tastes good though. I would NOT recommend the peanut spread, I threw mine out after tasting it. Same thing with the Alfredo Sauce. The miracle mayo is OK but don't expect it to taste like real mayonnaise. I add a tiny bit of orange juice and a packet of artificial sweetener and use it for cole slaw dressing and it's pretty good. I've used it in tuna sandwiches too, OK but NOT Best Foods! Next time I place an order I'm going to try the chocolate syrup.

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Whitney-Teacher - Thank you for that information, I too have heard they are really good. I will give them a try. Bev


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I've recently started using some Walden Farms products. All of them are zero calorie, zero sugar, zero fat, sodium is 230 mg for 2 Tbsp of Ranch. I'm sure there's a post somewhere about how healthy they are but I've read the ingredients and the salad dressing is made from spices and something called Xanthan gum which is commonly used as a food thickening agent. You can also order a box of single serving packets if you want to take some with you to a restaurant. Some of their products taste pretty good, some don't. I always read the ratings before I decide it I want to try something or not. I order them online. Here's a link to the site I found that has the cheapest product price plus a reasonable shipping charge:

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When I get a salad in a restaurant, I get the dressing on the side and then dip my fork in the dressing and then in the salad, I find I only use about half the dressing and am still getting the taste of the dressing in every bite. If a salad already comes with dressing, I pass. Before I go out to dinner at a restaurant, I go online and find out the nutritional values and then make my choice and when I go into the restaurant, I do NOT even open the menu to get side tracked. bev


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Yeah it's not even safe to trust a salad at a restaurant anymore. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Restaurant Food is terrible, even grilled because they want it to taste good. We had a Sous Chef that used to come to our WW meeting and he told us his restaurant went through 100 lbs of butter a week. The sodium, fat and sugar are off the charts. I know that going in, so I am not surprised. He told me Red Lobster Restaurant (don't know if anyone has one near them) uses more butter than any other restaurant. His supplied told him that tidbit of news. Bev


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My husband, who has type 1 diabetes, rarely eats in restaurants. No matter what he orders his blood sugar levels start to rise dramatically in a very short period of time. I think most restaurant food adds sugar to many things in small enough quantities to not be immediately noticeable but to subconsciously make you think the food tastes better. The same thing with starch, which is converted pretty quickly to sugar. I think it's added to "bulk up" the food so you feel more full on a smaller amount.

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You said that right. Restaurant food says it is healthy but I doubt it.

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I don't eat out at Fast Foods because of the sodium content. At sit down restaurants I tend to eat grilled foods without fat, but it is a challenge. Bev


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regarding the wine, the alcohol cooks off and you are left with the taste, but mixed with everything else it kina gets lost. I have never liked red wine. I cook with it and have a large jug of Burgundy just for cooking. I used to own a liquor store, not that I drink, but it was fun learning things from the reps that came in to push their wares. Bev


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Whitney-Teacher == I read that same report. But was surprising was that Starbucks was right on. I don't eat out at Fast Food, and in sit down restaurants they slather on the butter to make it taste good. I usually opt for a salad sans meat with a dressing on the side.Bev


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We watched a news report a few weeks ago where they evaluated the accuracy of the nutritional information posted by restaurants. The focus of the report was on calorie content. Their conclusion was that it varied by restaurant but that basically the reported nutritional information was highly inaccurate. They calculated calorie content of some restaurant meals and the actual came to more than double what was reported to their customers. Most of those tested were much less of a difference than double but still off quite a bit. Part of the inconsistency was due to portion size, chef's don't measure before putting food on the plate.

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Hmmmmm never heard of the wine and broth before, will have think about that one though because diabetics are strictly forbidden alcohol, but I suppose since the alcohol cooks off, better ask my endocrinologist just to be sure.
Bev no wonder you are going in circles with sodium. Good idea to check for restaurant websites though. I wonder if our favorite eat out place has one. There is more than one restaurant so it might......

Later: Looked it up, they have it and the menu but are giving out no nutritional info.

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Mixing with wine is an interesting idea. We only have red though and only drink one glass in the evening per our doctor's suggestion.

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Whitney-Teacher -- The Cubes are really high in sodium. I think I found some that were sodium free, but I can't seem to find them anymore. What I do is add 1/2 of the Low-Sodium Veg Broth and 1/2 white wine. Seems to work really well. A chef taught me that. Bev


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IKACEY -- I got the book at Barnes and Noble and it was a pocket sized book called T-Fal I think or something like that. I gave it to a friend so I don't have it anymore. If you go into Barnes and Noble they have lots of books, but make sure they show the SODIUM. There are some that do not. Next week will be a major challenge for me. Sunday meeting the gals at IHOP for lunch, Monday going with gals from the park to a restaurant for lunch, Tuesday, Pot Luck (pizza, they were going to have Corned Beef and Cabbage, thank goodness, the sodium would kill me for sure) and Wed Weight in at WW, and another luncheon date in the evening. I told you life is getting in the way. I usually go on the restaurant websites to check the nutritional values and try to pick the right choices. There are a few websites that I go on to check too. Bev


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Had the same calorie and sodium shock experience when I started here. Would love the name of that sodium counter book. Still fighting with it. If I eat enough calories and carbs for my diabetic diet then its from 1700 to 2000 sodium. If I keep the sodium down I can't eat enough of the other as high fiber foods are really not an option with gastroparesis, and we're back to what I posted before lol

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Kacey, you will find the vegetable/chicken broth in the soup section of most stores. Bev


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Kacey, when shopping, I spend more time checking the sodium. Eating out takes its toll on sodium too. Haven't had fast food in years. My WW leader is the one that noticed I was sodium sensitive. Told me to track for a week and keep my sodium at 1500 mg. I bought a food tracker book at Barnes and Noble (my bible) and the first day I was within my WW points but when I tracked my sodium it was 4500mg. Almost had a stroke. By the end of the week, I had it down to 1500 - 1700 mg of sodium and I lost 7 lbs. Made a believer out of me for sure. I need to seriously monitor my sodium again. I buy only unsalted butter and low sodium bacon. Boy can I tell the difference in foods that have a higher sodium count. Bev emoticon


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I was a vegetarian for over 40 years. You can also buy vegetable bouillon cubes. I don't know what the sodium content is though.

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I didn't know they made vegetable broth by itself. Will definitely have to look for it when hubby does the shopping!

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JOANN - I tried BEANO and it didn't work for me. Strange, but since I am not working I don't seem to have a "gas" problem. It might be linked to stress. I was under tremendous stress at work.

IKACEY -- I also never feel full/satisfied. I could eat and eat and never feel full, have to mentally say I am full and stop. I also never get hungry. Been up since 8 am and realized at 1 pm I hadn't eaten. I don't think fiber has anything to do with it. Talked to a nutritionist and she told me that I have to mentally curb myself. I guess that mechanism in my brain is turned off LOL.

Whitney-Teacher -- I have been told by my doctor and WW leader to keep my sodium at 1500 mg a day over the age of 50 and at 2400 mg under the age of 50. The older I get the harder it is to manage the sodium. I have found that HUNTS makes a sodium free Ketchup, and now most of the tomato products come sodium free. They may have already have them, but I guess I am more aware of them. Also found PROGRESSO Veg broth is very low in sodium. that is good when I make soups. Bev


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Thanks Joann. I'll ask my gastroenterologist at my next visit, as I'm not sure if it comes from the same cause or not. Would be nice to have some relief from it. Kind of discouraging to stay on the track when you are knowing you will cause yourself distress every time you eat healthy.

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My Mom had lots of painful gas and she took Beano before she ate and it seemed to help. But for what you have I'm not sure you might want to ask your doctor first. Sorry you are having so much distress. I hope your doctor finds something that works soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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it didn't come up until recently in this thread. But I will ask him next time I visit. Good thought

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I just looked up gastroparesis since I wasn't very familiar with it. I'm sorry, it doesn't look like more fiber is an option for you. Have you talked to your doctor to see if he has any suggestions for foods that would make you feel more full?

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Thanks for the suggestion. I know fiber helps but I have gastroparesis and have to avoid high fiber count and foods. I still eat veggies though even though it gives me gastric distress and lots of gas lol

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I don't think low sodium has anything to do with how full you feel after eating. Try including more fiber in your meals, that digests slowly and will keep you feeling full longer.

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Hi Carolyn If watching your sodium for medical reasons it is recommended not to go over 1600mg per day. That's less than 1tsp of salt.otherwise the upper amount, based on a 2000 cal per day diet is 2000mgs but that's pushing it

I often feel like I've eaten but I don't feel full, does that come from lower sodium levels? hmmm worth looking into


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Since I had the problem with edema I decided to track my sodium also. I didn't know how much to set the upper level at though. I tried to look it up and somehow came up with 2400 for the upper amount. It was a lot easier to find the minimum requirement than to find a maximum. I just looked at my last week totals though and the majority have been below 1500 anyway. the other thing I did that I think helped my ankle swelling to go down quickly was to increase my potassium. I'm thinking about starting a post about the correlation between sodium and potassium. I taught biology so to me it's common sense but I'm not sure how many other people are aware of it.

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No it is per case. Glad to see someone else tracks her sodium. When I keep it at 1500mg a day I lose weight. I also don't get full. I could eat a whole pizza myself and not feel full. Have to mentaly say I am full
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Thanks Bev. I certainly hope that $10 is per case not 15oz carton. I love the taste of eggs but mostly the yolk which is the problemLOL.
I know what you mean about it depending on the mood and how one has been doing on their plan. Also the event. We overate when the grandson and my son and his wife came down the other day. It was a celebration and they wanted pizza. Well I chose to just relax and have a treat, since I had been tracking and under my calories and carbs for days. Do I feel guilty about "cheating" (which I think is the wrong term anyway) No. I noticed that it tasted loaded with fat and you could taste the sodium in it after being away from it for the month, and I know on track I can't eat my fill of it without going over my calorie and everything else level. So will I go off track and have it again. Its funny. I love the taste, or so I thought ,but the thought of eating it again kind of leaves me feeling I don't know-almost as if I'm punishing myself to break track for that. But if the family or my dh insist I probably will from time to time, only not very often anymore. But I don't have to feel guilty and beat up on myself. Did I go off track for 1 meal Yes. How many other meals did I track in the week at least 3 a day(not counting sodium which I am fighting with) and a snack, times 7 os 27 meals on my diet track 27-1 I can live with. Plus I didn't really like so won't repeat if I don't have to. If dh wants pizza I'll look for something that isn't pizzaria and still tastes decent without such bad nutrition.

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IKACEY -- In response to the eggbeaters, I don't find them expensive, I buy them at COSTCO and there are 8 pints in the case and I think they are under $10. Cannot remember for sure. You have to use them as scrambled, I make an omelet with onions, mushrooms and fresh spinach and then use either Hunts no sodium Ketchup or Roasted Pineapple Habanero salsa over them. Both of those are low in calories and no sodium. I cannot tell the difference between real eggs and neither does my son or he would not eat them. I use them for baking and cooking. I guess I am off the subject too. I think we all cheat to some degree on eating. When I go out to lunch with the girls, do I follow the program rules or do I talk myself into eating a "special treat'? I guess it depends on my mood and how I have done on days prior. Bev


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The veggies and water in a pan by the meat sounds great thanks! Bev you mentioned you use Egg Beaters. Been wanting to try them. How do they taste compared to eggs? Are they expensive?
Oh dear I think I've taken this thread off topic. Sorry. I guess what the point is is that you don't change if you keep beating up on yourself. You change if you acknowledge that you have a problem to solve and use your energy to thinking outside the box, or come here and ask for help. Cheating does happen, nobody follows a perfect diet, and you are right to not go feeling guily about that happens sometimes. If it does bother you then try to find solutions for next time

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Joannhunt -- that is how I cook my meat, I spray PAM in the pan and then add a tad of water and it all comes out really good. I do use 1 tsp of Olive Oil in my salad and Balsamic Vinegar. I use the spray for most cooking, especially my eggbeaters. Bev


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JOANNHUNT You're right, a lot of things don't really require oil to cook. I think sometimes we're just in a rut and are so used to doing things one way that we don't think about how else it could be done. I never thought about putting my vegetables in a different pan NEXT TO the meat instead of mixed in with it, good idea. emoticon

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I just use the pam non stick cooking oil for any saute vegetables or I have found that if I put a bag of frozen vegetables in a round small roasting pan with a little water in the oven when I'm cooking my meat at 350 along side the meat and it cooks great. I will check it after 10 minutes to see if it is done. I also do my sausages and hamburger this way and drain after. I put about a cup of water in with them. I check the hamburger half way through and break it up and turn the sausages the same. They will take 30 to 60 minutes to cook through. My hamburger and sausages are usually frozen. emoticon emoticon

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WHITNEYTEACHER thanks dear. I also found some alternatives on Livestrong.com. BEVIEG41 I usually don't fry, but saute in canola nonstick cooking spray. The subs are for recipes like Chef Megs that call for Olive Oil in the recipe. I cannot stand how it makes the food taste and neither can my DH

That article at Livestrong is: www.livestrong.com/article/549000-a-
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All I use is Olive Oil. I don't fry my foods, so the only oil I use is on salads. Bev


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Here's the link to an article titled "Healthy Oils: 7 Healthy Oil Alternatives For Cooking". It talks about the health benefits of Coconut Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Ghee, Grapeseed Oil, Hemp Oil,Olive Oil and Sesame Oil:

www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/06/05/oil
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Well said JOANNHUNT. Those are terrific steps to learn from your mistakes.
Can anybody tell me a healthy sub for Olive Oil? I can't stand the taste it adds to my food.

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I've discovered that often the links don't work when you click the "add link" button on this site. If you copy the link (highlight it, right click, copy) and paste it (click the address bar - it will turn blue, ignore that, right click on the address bar, paste) into the address bar at the top of the page and hit "enter" you can get to it that way.
I think watching the fat content of things is pretty challenging. I try to stay below the "allowed" limits on my nutrition tracker but there sure seems to be a lot of fat hidden in things you wouldn't expect it to be in (or at least not as much). When I use oil at home for anything I always use olive oil though so at least I'm getting "good" fat. I don't use it very often so the extra cost isn't an issue for me.

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Sounds like you just felt like going to extremes in multiple things .... (Exercise too). I wish I could have made the link work, but I couldn't, so I haven't read the article.
I find when there is something in my life I that feel out of my control, I focus and over due in another area (good/not so ). For me to learn I have to look at the many things that are going on. Moderatation and averaging seems to be the key.
For me Saturday was an extreme day of fat consumption. I do good when by myself, but if I go out with family I try to please. Well, the high fat content of Saturday is leveling out by today. I am learning, and decided to enjoy Saturday and go forward on my plan as a new day. So far it's working. Now I know I need to learn a healthy way to act instead of "people pleasing" that is unhealthy for me. This is a tough one and I've had success and many failures too. It's an on going journey , and that's what makes it possible. emoticon

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Skinny taste better than butter!


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We all have our cheating days. We learn from them:
(1) what triggered it
(2) how I dealt with it
(3) was it worth it
(4) can I handle it next time
(5) what am I going to do about it
(6) do I still love myself
Start your next day off right and continue on your way.
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These are my comfort foods: emoticon emoticon
I LOVE MYSELF INSIDE AND OUT AND I AM WORTH IT. OH YEA!

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I have tried so many "diets" where a binge, or a lot of binges ended it and put back on any weight lost. And of course you feel guilty and beat up on yourself for it and feel bad so you eat /binge to feel better and then you feel guilty and beat up on yourself so.......
ahem! My point is that this is a whole life style change, and we are learning and changing as we go. I think if honest no one goes through this program without some days they go off somewhere be it less exercise or eating too much of some nutrient being tracked. Just acknowledge it at try to learn from it - and it makes it easier to get back on track. As the members have suggested, if you like popcorn so much and can't give it up entirely then build a smaller amount into your diet more often so you can build the nutrition for your day around it and not go so off track, and not binge because you haven't had it and so your body and mind go nuts saying it will be so long til you have it again that you better cram in all you can at this moment.

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When im going through a pretty big binge I don't feel any guilt. I can't feel anything at all. I'm just numb. Last year I had a period of 3mths where my binging was pretty much under control. I was going to the gym and felt really good. If I wanted to go to store and buy popscicles I felt some guilt because I wanted to be good. I was proud I lost weight and didn't want to ruin it. But I have to have a lot of good das before I feel guilty.

So saying that I think its good that you have periods of eating healthy. If you need to eat popcorn you are at least aware of it and can deal with it appropriately.

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Don't feel guilty...everyone has days like that. How long had it been since you had popcorn? You can treat yourself occasionally--you'll be less likely to binge on something then.
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Yesterday was a good day – and a bad day. I “cheated” on my diet and treated myself to a BIG bowl of popcorn. A lot of people’s self control challenge has to do with sugar but not me, for me it’s popcorn. I could eat it 3 times a day and not miss anything else (at least for awhile). Popcorn is OK by itself but somehow it’s not the same if it’s the microwave variety and definitely not the same without butter – lots of butter. So yesterday I cheated. My calorie count for the day stayed reasonable but we won’t talk about the fat content. I also went a little crazy with exercise yesterday. That’s the good part. I just got my new shoes and decided to test their limits I guess. I did my new Walk Aerobics DVD all the way through. I did 23 minutes of WiiFit exercises mainly so I could log them on my WiiFit Team Challenge of 20 minutes a day and then I took our dogs for a half mile walk. So why do I feel guilty? I always thought that one day of falling off the wagon wouldn’t hurt too much but this morning I wondered if I was right or wrong in that assumption. I found this SparkPeople article this morning. It addresses that very question. It’s called, “Can You ‘Cheat’ on Your Diet and Still Lose Weight?”
Here’s the link:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
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I’m still not sure if I should be feeling guilty or not but today will be better. Why is it always so much harder to climb ON to the wagon than it is to fall OFF?


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