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Thursday, May 10, 2012

4! 4 pounds lost in my first week on SparkPeople! There were some serious moments of soul searching throughout the that box of Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Butter Cookies staring at me while I was in line at Trader Joe's. Only $1.99!? Only 160 calories per serving!? I held strong and told myself that no one loses weight eating that stuff. Yes it would have been a great snack to keep in my desk at work, but how about an apple instead?

Not to say that I didn't have some indulgences this the tailgating at the concert mentioned in my previous blog (more like a total diet derailment). I also did really well on my calories one day, passed up seconds on dinner and had enough calories left to eat one of the Slow Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies I made before I started SparkPeople. I ate that thing soooo slooowly and cherished every bite. If having a container of those sitting on your kitchen counter and refusing to eat one every time you walk by isn't will power, I don't know what is!

The good news is I never felt like I was starving and while there were some things I had a taste for (mmm...those fries smell good), in general I think I made a lot of good choices.

So happy about my 4 pounds! I even added a new post it to my visual motivators counting down the pounds to my goal. 29...25...
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  • J0ETTE
    YAY! Way to go. 4 lbs is an awesome show of your willpower muscle getting stronger! :) stay focused!
    2203 days ago

    I find that I spend a lot of time talking to myself and trying to keep focused on the prize! emoticon
    2203 days ago
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