Look at the upside...you 'shared' a dessert. Baby steps work however you have to give it time. The fact that you didn't eat it all yourself is a step in the right direction. Also, if your weekly nutrition tracker average is okay (along with your sugar average) you're doing okay.
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Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
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current weight: 138.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,587) Posts: 502 7/24/13 2:56 P
Chelle: When going out to eat, I've either called ahead to restaurant (I know, can be a pain); now you can pretty much get nutrition information on websites. A group of friends went out to Noodles recently & I planned exactly what I'd eat, compared smaller with larger portions, & chose smaller in order to stay within my limits & put it all in my Nutrition Tracker. And I do all this BEFORE I eat; otherwise, forget it! If I can make adjustments from other meals/snacks & allow a few bites of a shared dessert, I'll indulge. The key, for me, is planning ahead & using the tracker before I've eaten something; otherwise, then it's too late to adjust. Obviously, since I'm not perfect, I don't do that all the time, but when I do, I feel so much better for it. Another note: when I've had a 'slip,' eaten too much one meal, as long as I stick within my limits AND do my cardio & weight training the rest of the week, I STILL manage to lose weight. And while that's a GOOD thing, I can't help thinking: "I wonder what I would have lost if I HADN'T eaten that dessert?" Sometimes it's worth it to me to lose only 1 or 2 pounds a particular week, instead of 3 or 4. That's life.
Edited by: GINGERVISTA at: 7/24/2013 (14:17)
Sue Crystal Lake, IL CST
current weight: 128.8
Fitness Minutes: (312) Posts: 31 7/24/13 11:34 A
I went out for dinner with friends and I knew I'd go overboard with the calories. But the thing that nags at me was that I shared a yummy sugary crepe with them. I'm not gonna beat myself up over it but the thing that bothers me is that I put no thought into what I did while I was doing it. I gave no thought to the fact that I'm doing a challenge to not eat junkfood for a month and I should have resisted the urge to eat it. There was no hesitation, no battle of wills, I just dug in. I didn't think about it until I was home in bed. "What the heck did I do?!" I can't believe that I ate it so blindly. I know if I had been aware of what was going on I would have been able to stop myself because of the challenge. So I'm adding an extra week to my no junkfood challenge and try to remember to focus on successfully completing the challenge.
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