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Spark Coach 6/16/2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

So today's SC challenge for me put a smile on my face. The challenge was to eat at the high end of my calorie range. I felt like I got a free hall pass. LOL I usually eat at the low to mid range with an occasional high range. Well today I was "told" to eat at that higher range. This fit in perfect for the day. We were going out to Applebee's for a late lunch (DH choice) and I pre decided to have a Bourbon Street steak (something I remember eating a lot). So I did order the steak with a salad. Well after eating 1/2 of the steak and 1/2 of the salad I just couldn't eat another bite. Took the rest home for dinner. We also stopped for dessert. Well after eating 1/2 my dessert.....I was done. So now the dilemma. I have 1/2 steak, 1/2 salad and 1/2 dessert to finish tonight and still be in my higher calorie range....I managed to eat the salad; passed on the steak and tossed the dessert. My eating habits have changed so much (for the better) that my body just said "NO MORE". I'm still smiling, but have that "Thanksgiving Day" after dinner too full feeling. Thank goodness the night is almost over and the challenge has been met......with some leftovers for tomorrows lunch. Yum.
Funny how I feel guilty when I get to that high calorie range or go over. And yet when I was "given permission" to do it I just got "stuffed". I guess the real trick here is to stick with the calorie range that works for me. Or is it?
Thanks for stopping by to read this blog......HUGS!
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    Great blog! It has encouraged me to start SC. I have the 3-month free trial from buying the book. I'm thinking I should give it a try. Thanks, for that!

    1754 days ago
  • ZIGGY122
    emoticon It feels great to be able to listen to your body and only eat to fuel it, doesn't it emoticon
    1765 days ago
    I think the lesson is that now you're truly listening to your body. You can feel full. You are eating fuel. It's such a different feeling, isn't it? This is truly wonderful! Sorry I haven't been by sooner - my notification thing is all confused. emoticon
    1766 days ago
    Good for you!
    1767 days ago
    Sounds great to me. I wish I were in your shoes! LOL.
    1767 days ago
    emoticon Barb. It was Father's Day. I ate at the high end of my carbs on sat. I made slow cooker pork chops and had a baked potato. I shared with my Mom. My brother did not want to partake. He thinks if you don't fry a pork chop then you shouldn't eat them. Too bad his loss. Brianna is having a graduation party on Saturday. I am sure there will be tons of food. Over 300 people expected. She has a big family on the other side, plus the party has two other graduates. Her maternal grandmother had 12 children. Pray for me. emoticon
    1767 days ago
    That's awesome!
    1767 days ago
    Great blog, Barb! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1767 days ago
    Great job! I know I can no longer tolerate that "too full" feeling!
    1767 days ago
    What a great "lesson". I've had that same experience from eating at the high end of the calorie range....that Thanksgiving full feeling! It seems when I go out to eat now, I end up taking half the meal home. I like getting two meals out of one. lol

    hugs...Mary Anne
    1767 days ago
    Doesn't it feel good to be told to do something you would not normally do? It was a perfect fit for a perfect day! And you have leftovers to make it last a little longer.One day of guilty pleasure. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!
    1767 days ago
    That is wonderful Barb. We learn so much when we stay consistent with our eating patterns. I think you do whatever works the best for you as long as you don't consistently go below your calories and you never see the scale moving or your clothes getting any looser. This is such an individual call. Hope things even out for you!!! Have a great week to come!

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    1768 days ago
    Great blog, Barb! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1768 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    That is such a great feeling isn't it, to look at food left on your plate and think, I am not hungry anymore, I don't even want to eat that. It happened to me today too and when I think that last year at this point, I could have easily finished what I ordered for lunch, but had no desire to do so.
    Great job, keep up the great work. It is so great when our bodies decide they no longer need the food that we use to so easily give in to!
    And I bet you didn't order okra with your steak either!! LOL.
    Have a great Sunday and keep on being awesome!!
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    1768 days ago
    I think that's the lesson I learned on those days when I ate @ the high end of my range. I learned that FULL feeling . . . that uncomfortable full feeling . . . and I didn't even finish the meal!

    It's great that you handled it in just the right way . . . recognizing how your body was feeling and listening to it.

    HUGS and smiles. Hope that your DH had a wonderful Father's Day.
    1768 days ago
    great job Barb, I think once in a while you give yourself the choice and the approval of eating at the high end but I do have to agree that when you get your body used to a specific level it's hard to go over just because you're not used to it!!

    Take care!


    1768 days ago
    Awesome! I have yet to start with my 3 month spark coach. You did a great job! Have a great evening!
    1768 days ago
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