This is only a test...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Let's all be honest. I don't care if you have been on the road to health and fitness for one week, one year, or one decade. All of us have been tested by the foods we crave most. I was thinking about that this week. Do you remember the day we did the narrow road goals?

Let's look at this week. The weekend is coming upon us quickly and many of us face our greatest challenges on weekends. Lets look at the foods we crave and make a decision right now. What will we do? How determined are we to find ways to dealing with those cravings in a sane way?

List the foods you most crave to eat:
1. Popcorn
2. Pizza
3. Sweet corn

Sounds like we did this before. We did, but again- the weekend is coming up. What are you going to do when the desire for more than a sane portion comes a calling?

I say let's make a weekend challenge. Pick just one of the foods on your craving list. Include it one day this weekend. Plan it ahead of time. Make sure that you are within your calorie and fat range for the day. Make it a time of pleasure instead of guilt. You planned it. You are in control. That is the challenge.

I am so tired of feeling guilt when I eat certain foods. Maybe I am the only one who has to deal with it. I don't think so.....

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  • JIBBIE49
    1. Butter pecan ice cream
    2. Strawberry ice cream
    3. Chunky (gobs of stuff) Mayfield's ice cream emoticon
    4342 days ago
    Even with this pregnancy sickness I still have cravings but of course for nothing healthy.

    1)Taco Bell

    I have no problem giving in to the soda.I know how bad caffiene is for the baby so it is easy to stay away from.I must admit I did give in to the taco bell today.It was one of those pregnancy cravings where I would hurt someone if I didn't get it...LOL....
    4342 days ago
    My three were (are):
    2. Sweet breads
    3. candy

    I have been craving french toast...I think I'll make it for breakfast on Sunday, and only eat two slices with low cal syrup...minimal syrup. I think it is easier to have it first thing then the rest of the day I know where I am at calorically. So...

    thanks Mary,
    4342 days ago
    Nothing bad about popcorn unless you load it with butter and salt... it is actually a healthy grain... wierd huh! Good luck facing your fears this weekend! Be strong!

    4342 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    1. Cottage Cheese
    2. BK Whopper with Xlarge fries
    3. Chocolate Ice Cream

    Of course I live in Africa and can not buy Cottage Cheese. There is no BK here and if I bought a box of ice cream which is sometimes available I would eat the WHOLE BOX! It may not get eaten in one sitting but it would still be me eating it. I just look at it in the store. It is a very rare day that I buy it.

    When I AM in the States I do eat cottage cheese, Junior Whoppers with small fries and I eat Low Fat/Low cal ice cream (not available here).

    So that is the way it goes with me......

    Of course in Africa I have other temptations...

    Thanks for the blog thoughts Mary!

    4342 days ago
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