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1/2 cup ice cream. Stopped there.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yes, I had one serving, only one serving of low fat chocolate ice cream. My arm may be sore from patting myself on the back :) I mostly ignored ice cream all winter. I usually have a single skinny cow serving, if anything. Yesterday was warm, humid, so I grabbed some low fat ice cream at the grocery store. multitasking around my daughter's soccer practice. With the warm and humid, the ice cream was slightly soft by the time practice ended, just the way I prefer. It was delish, as expected. I made sure I used a 1 cup bowl, rather than our usual cereal bowls, more like 2 cups. I got 1 perfect scoop. I put everything away and left the room. All those hints I've read about how to enjoy without going overboard. And it worked.

Adding to my motivation: I've been eating too much junk with the change in routine for spring break beach trip, etc. Focusing on calories the past couple of days. I find it ironic that I'm challenging myself physically with the walk/jog training (week 4, day 2 tomorrow) and yet eating less healthy food. Emotions are part of it, I'm sure, as usually is the case. Am I rewarding myself for the physical exertion? Am I reaching for comfort since jogging is so far outside my comfort zone? Probably all of the above. I'm not stopping the jogging, regardless. I'll wait out the emotional storm (eat, eat, eat) until my logic (be healthy) catches up with the emotion. Trying to shift focus to other rewards / comforts: rubbing my feet, trying on clothes, reading a good book. As I'm lugging each pound into motion to jog, shouldn't I be willing to refuel with healthy stuff so there are fewer pounds to struggle with? I did hit a 14 minute mile on Week 4, Day 1. Still absolutely amazes me that I'm completing the training, attaining that speed.
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    14 minute mile is superb. You are showing yourself what you can accomplish! A great example to me of incremental progress---you have stuck with it. Hooray!

    A half cup is a perfect snack. You were moderate and mindful. Three cheers for knowing what you would really enjoy and "following procedure" so that it was a delightful treat on all fronts!

    Rejoicing with you in your healthy, happy path!!
    2554 days ago
    Stay on the program and you will reach your goals. If you get off the program just get back on. You will get there eventually.
    2554 days ago
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