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Grace Week?

Friday, March 08, 2013

Call it what you want, but some of this week I have been eating some favorite foods that have been off limits (in my mind) during the past couple months. We have finally gotten into our boxes of GS cookies this week and they're going fast! I made quiche and scones for breakfast yesterday, then lasagna with french bread for supper...all YUM!!! Tonight I'm making an apple pie. I figured I needed to get it out of my system a little.

Next week it's back to eating within my calories, tracking everything, etc. including favorites rather than having off-limit foods. I don't know how people can do it...cutting out foods permanently. I mean obviously, you taper off eating the unhealthy stuff and make it a rare treat, but I'm not a fan of making some foods forbidden and this week is why. I end up trying to "catch up" on favorites. Not ideal. Plus, it's doubly difficult for me since I love to cook and bake when I have time! Gotta get my fix!

P.S. I was probably doing a bit of emotional eating earlier in the week due to Sunday's events so that didn't help, but thanks to my beautiful Sparkfriends for your support. It really helped and things are already getting better.
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    I agree... moderation is the key. Otherwise you just always feel deprived, and that will usually lead to a binge... at least for me it always did.

    Something bad about the words "never again." I've removed them from my vocabulary! emoticon
    1868 days ago
    There shouldn't be any "off limits" foods. There is just "moderation". Depriving yourself only makes you want that food more. With stress, moderation goes out the window, for most of us.
    Cheer up, next week is a new week, and a new start to your healthy lifestyle.
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    1872 days ago
    I have found that if I set my sights on a caloric range and stay within that.... allowing myself to eat what I want to in moderation, so that I don't ever feel "cheated"..... I feel better & stay on task better. Admittedly, there are some foods that I can't eat because they are trigger foods for me..... but if I REALLY wanted it, I would eat it in moderation and fit it into my caloric range to keep from having a large gain. Glad that you're keeping it all in perspective. Enjoy your fun foods and then GO LOVELY LIMES!!!! We're going to lose lose lose!!!! emoticon
    1872 days ago
    Just remember not to let your Grace Week turn into No-Holds-Barred Week!
    1872 days ago
    You are so right. You definitely need to have some serious willpower if you choose to make some foods off limits. I do eat some of the 'bad' stuff'...but just small portions so I'm not feeling deprived. emoticon
    1872 days ago
    I had the same type of week! I'm getting back on track. I have been drinking water and didn't resort to my all time favorite, Pepsi, so that's been a positive thing. I try to stick with the philosophy: Halve it and have it. Have an awesome weekend!
    1872 days ago
    It's ok to eat comfort foods sometimes. If we don't ever give in, we never feel satisfied! Just remember moderation.
    1872 days ago
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