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Thursday, October 18, 2012

I have read many articles on how when you slip up on your eating instead of giving up and really blowing it just forgive yourself and get right back on track. When I read those articles I know that I don’t do that. I don’t get upset and eat more I just get back on track right away.

Well, yesterday I went to the gym and worked out and then went grocery shopping. By the time that I got to the store I was starving. I looked around for something that I could eat right away. What I found was oatmeal raisin cookies. I opened it and had one for only 130 calories. That was okay. I could still fit it into my eating plan. I finished shopping and let the clerk put them in the bag with the other cookies – I mean groceries. It was tempting to put them in the seat next to me lol.

Got home fixed a good dinner. After dinner DH got a cookie and asked if I wanted one. I said no – yay me. After awhile I heard those cookies calling me, and calling, and calling. Finally I said one more wont hurt, it is just one day. So I had another one of those yummy temptations.

Well since I had blown the day, guess what I had before I went to bed. Yes, you guessed it, another one of those wonderful, delicious, yummy temptations.

I guess I’m not as good at getting right back on track as I thought I was. Today is another day and I have been wondering what to do with the rest of the cookies. I was thinking about sending them home with my GS but DIL picked him up at McDonalds so that is out (I had a salad with grilled chicken and 1/2 package of Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing).

This morning when I got on the scales I was 1 pound lighter than when I weighed on Saturday. When I at those cookies now, hey don’t look at all tempting. I have worked hard to evict that pound and I will not do anything to put it back on. My goal is to loose 1 pound a week and those cookies are not going to sabotage me!!!
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    Way to go, Yvonne! It sounds like you still don't have the same problem that some of us do - after all, you did only have 3 cookies instead of the whole bag:-) We all have different issues, don't we?

    You're doing GREAT!!!!
    2340 days ago
  • CEASE99
    Good job Mom. Keep up the hard work, and I know how hard it can be. By the way no cookies for me tomorrow! emoticon
    2341 days ago
  • KAYBEE37
    Thanks for posting this blog. It made me see that I am not alone in these struggles. A few weeks ago, I'd had a streak of eating really healthily, so I figured that I would be able to handle a little bit of temptation. So, I bought a bag of Halloween candy -- it was Pretzel M&M's in little fun-size packs. I knew that my calorie limits would allow for 2 little packets of M&Ms per day. Well -- that didn't work at all. I ate a ton of them the first day.

    But, I learned. Even if I'm eating fairly well now, I know that I can't keep that kind of food in my house. Actually, I re-learned that lesson, because I thought that I'd been cured of temptation, but clearly I haven't been yet. So now we both know better. :-)

    Have a happy and healthy weekend! emoticon
    2342 days ago
  • CARANN56
    You're funny Yvonne! I know EXACTLY what you are talking about!

    2343 days ago
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    Hi Yvonne,
    I do the same thing when I have them in my home.
    I started the 5% Fall challenge back on 9-28. I just weighed myself this morning, I dropped 2lbs.
    Yeah! My motivation is coming here and being with my Spark friends.
    I am eating healthier everyday all thanks to you and the others.
    Keep doing the right foods and it will help you.
    Blessings for your daily journey,
    hugs & smiles,
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    2343 days ago
  • DNRAE1
    Isn't it great, when something Sparks us back on track!!!! emoticon
    2343 days ago
    I wish I had as much control, I would have eaten the entire bag emoticon
    2343 days ago
    Part of Our Bible study discussion and the teaching DVD today focused on dealing with temptations. She talked about "hanging around" temptations rater than fleeing. About the justification we can make the way we can talk ourselves into "little" dalliances.
    She reminded us that temptations are universal (we'll all have them) and temptations are ESCAPABLE! God promises that He will Always provide a way of escape! Rest assured, Yvonne, He is able to keep you from stumbling, but He won't take away your free will. When we fall on our knees in weakness and humility, we arise with His strength and the pure heart that overcomes our struggles with our oh-so-human frailties!
    2343 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2012 11:17:24 PM
    I think you did great stopping at 3 cookies! WTG!
    2343 days ago
  • ANNIE1114
    It doesn't sound like you went too far oveboard. Congratulations on losing.
    2344 days ago
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    2344 days ago
    It is kind of funny I should read your blog about temptation right now. I was just in a co-workers office and she grabbed a fun sized Butterfinger out of her candy bowl and started eating it. Butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars, those and Reeses Cup, basically anything with peanut butter and chocolate, sorry I digress. Anyway, I was giving her a hard time about eating it in front of me. I am no longer able to eat anything that has white sugar in it because it give me migraines and other issues. I had an Atkin's Peanut Carmel bar in my lunch box that had been calling my name all morning. I came straight to my office and got it out and was eating it while logging in to SparkPeople to log in the calories and I saw your blog post. I hope your blog helps me to not feel like I've blown it for the day and eat anything and everything in site. That's what I usually do when I give in to one of the Atkin's bars unless I'm using it in place of a meal. Thanks for helping me stay on track and your continued support.

    I doubt three cookies will totally undo all your hard work for the week. We all have our up and down days. I think it keeps our system confused so maybe it won't know we had too many calories in one given day and still let us lose a little bit.
    2344 days ago
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