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I agree. I love the Skinny Cow ice creams or even the Weight Watchers ice creams - they are low in calories, but still make me feel like I am getting a treat. I like the fruit bars as well, not so horrible. It's just important to know that every once in a while we all trip and fall, but getting back up makes a huge difference. Don't stay down!
"We can always say we're not hurt by the stones others throw at us, and it's only at night - when we're alone and our wife or our husband or our school friend is asleep - that we can silently grieve over our own cowardice."
I get pretty bad cravings for sweets at night too. I think it's habit more than anything. I LOVE the skinny cow truffle bar (on a stick) things. They're only 100 calories and they do the trick. Or, I'll have a single Hershey nugget and those work too. I'll keep them in the fridge and only take one out when I need a sugar fix.
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I LOVE that the scale is male - you crack me up Pheonix!
And thanks for all the advice - I had a moment of discouragment, but I'm glad because I got some new ideas. And now I am craving oranges, which is not bad at all!
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I'm going to have to try the oranges. Right now what I do is I allow myself one small scoop of turkey hill light coconut almond fudge ice cream when I get sugar cravings.
It may not be the wisest choice, but I don't think weight loss should be about cutting out everything you love out of your life. Just don't go overboard.
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Oh nooooooooo honey!! Sorry you are struggling. I try (so hard) to stay away from sweets... as they are my biggest vice! GRR! But... I save myself some calories and at night I enjoy a Edy's Fruit Bar. I LOVE the strawberry ones and they are only 80 cals and after I eat one, I want nothing else!! They are nutritious and delicious and (to me) that taste doesn't "go with" anything else, so I eat that and I'm done!
That... or those puffed mints. They are heaven and usually only about 50 calories for 3 of them!!
The scale is mean to me all the time... stupid yo yo love/hate relationship with that lil jerk! But, I feel strong and beautiful still because I am strength training and doing good things for my body. I have to keep THAT in mind when Mr. Scale wants to be a jerk and tell me mean things. He isn't always right... most men want to think they are, but... the scale is male... so... it is mean on occasion. Screw it. Success is not in the number that shows there anyway... it is in how you feel. If the cookies make you feel bad later, dont have them. And the next time you reach for one, think of your success so far and say "Do I really want to workout extra to work that off? Is it worth going over my cals for the whole day?" That works for me. I remember how hard I had to workout to show a 2 pound loss. I'm not about to mess that up and have Mr. Scale be rude. I wont let him win!! :)
ALSO, nothing tastes better than the first bite of something you want... maybe have one and be done with it. It's a process. Don't get so discouraged... you are human. Good news is, no one else is perfect, too.
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How can you improve on a post like SHEDANCERJ? Some pretty good advice there!
i know how that goes...im ALWAYS more hungry at the night then i am in the morning....to help this i limit the sweets at night, even if im craving them. I will have a cup of decaf with honey if i think it will help with the sugar cravings at night...i stay away from ALL artificial sweeteners through out the day because i find them make me MORE hungry. when in doubt i just go to bed...read sleep spark, something other then eat!!!
for my sugar cravings i eat oranges LIKE CRAZY...they help with the sugar and the fiber in the fruit helps to fill me up. I stay away from ALL white sugar only using aguave or honey. i don't keep candy in the house that is safe for me to eat ( i have a lot of allergies) and i keep my trigger foods out of the house at all times (aka NO COFFEE ICE CREAM). i find that if i can get off ALL sugar but fruit for 7 days straight i no longer crave it...that being said i can almost NEVER stick to it for the 7 days because the cravings get so strong
as for the scale i just don't let it make me feel like ship....i look more to how im feeling, how my cloths fit and what my body measurements are saying...i let it serve as a guide, but not my deffinition. i take meds that can and do make me retain water and i have a thyroid disorder so the scale is not always as accurate for me as it can be for others....
talking myself out of junk food is HARD...usually i dont do it, I have one or two peice's or bite's if i do buy candy i DONT buy it in big packages i buy it in the single serving size....i no longer kid myself that i will stop at two when i have the whole package in front of me..and i allow for the choice of something with sugar in it in my daily calorie count
HOPE THAT HELPS
Edited by: SHEDANCERJ at: 11/4/2010 (00:39)
I did two things:
1. I planned into my calorie allotment to have a small snack at the end of the day.
2. I made "don't eat after 9pm" as one of my "Other Goals".
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I am S T R U G G L I N G done girls. I can do so well, all day, and then the end of the night something happens. Today it was the damn cookies. They got me.
I was 187, and then I turned around last week and I am 190 again. I know that might be fluctuation, hormones, whatever, and I am hoping that is the case. But eating cookies is not helping.
I am wondering what other people do - How do you curb late night cravings? Do you set rules or guidelines? Avoid having the food in the house *that is what I do, but roommates complicate that plan sometimes
What about sugar cravings? (I gave up soda and now I crave candy, which is bizarre) How do you feel strong and beautiful when the scale is mean? How do you develop good habits and talk yourself out of junk food?
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