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Self Control

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I am so proud of myself. As I posted, I have not been doing well with food lately, and yesterday was no different. To be fair, the pizza was a margarita pizza and the snacking was on peanuts. But still not great. After having cold pizza for breakfast, I decided I wanted today to be different. I did two workout videos, I walked around town with my dad, I've walked up and down the stairs in his house so many times, and I had a fairly healthy lunch.

Then I got hungry. It was about 4:30 when I decided I needed something to eat, because I wouldn't make it to dinner. I didn't have many calories left and I really want to get as close to 5 vegetables today as I can (at this point, I'm just aiming for 5 fruits and vegetables, since even that is a struggle). So I went to the kitchen to find something to eat. I had seen the Cheese-Its and I wanted them so badly. I knew there were apples in the fridge, but Cheese-Its! So I stared at the cupboard for awhile, fighting between what I should do and what I wanted. Finally, I closed the cupboard, opened the fridge, and grabbed an apple.

Does it taste as good as Cheese-Its? No. But it's still pretty good. I feel better about myself now, I won't feel bloated later, and I certainly wasn't craving more apple when I finished, as I would with the Cheese-Its. I still want some, but I'm not hungry, so I won't have any. Maybe a different day, when I've gotten the fruits and veggies I need and have enough spare calories. Until then, I am so proud of myself for this decision. It may seem like a simple one, but I'm sure all of you know it's not. Self control is one of my biggest downfalls with food, and today I conquered it.
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    emoticon on the good food choice. As you say...another day for the Cheese-Its!
    2158 days ago
  • AHSOKA70
    This is great!!! It would've been so easy to grab the cheez-its, but you made the right choice. And now look how great you feel about your choice - keep on making healthy choices today! emoticon
    2159 days ago
    CHLOEAGH, congratulations!!! Self control has always been hard for me. There are many things that if they are in the house, I have to eat a lot of it. emoticon

    I do several things to help. I take a frozen pizza and cut it in a 1 serving size before I cook it and put the rest back for another day. I have substituted baked mini pretzels for other salty and fat containing snacks. I drink 1 cup of Tomato or Vegetable juice as an easy way to get in a vegetable.

    Like you, I wait to the last minute to plan a meal...I'm still really struggling with this...but I'm getting better by buying fresh veggies & meats so I have to plan meals. This usually results in me preparing my meals at a more appropriate time.

    Again, congratulations with your progress... emoticon
    2160 days ago
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