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Journal Entry July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

I have been going crazy, giving in to cravings. Well maybe just a little crazy as I have been eating healthy 50% of the time. I know that I should not make any foods "no foods" and I have been doing that. When I put foods on a "no list" I want them even more.

For the last week or so I have been eating my "no foods". I have had 2 or 3 small bags of chips every day and yesterday I had 6 mini candy bars and one regular size one. I shared a loaf of french bread with butter with my hubby. The day I ate the bread I ate little else. When I write it down it doesn't really look like I did much damage but to me it felt crazy.

My clothes still fit me the same but the scale says I have gained 3 pounds. Chips every day could have put on a water gain that would show on the scale. I have one small bag of chips and one bag of pretzels left in the pantry, the pretzels are going in the trash can right now. There that is done, I don't need all that salt in my diet, no one does. I am not making them "no foods" but if I want them I will get a little bag and not eat them every day.

I have come a long way losing 30 pounds and I don't want to put that all back on. I need to make wiser food choices and stick to them. Eating a little of my crave foods once a week is better than eating them every day. I need to take small portions and just one serving a week. I know I love these foods and putting them on a "no eat list" has gotten me in to this crazy frame of mind.

Today is a new day and I can make the choices that will make my life better. Today I want a hamburger. I don't have to have the fries that come with it I can say I just want the burger and stick to my guns. I will not be tempted by other foods. What I want is the burger not fries. Some other day I will order just the fries if that is what I am craving and share them with my hubby.
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    thanks for sharing your struggles and rebirth
    1805 days ago
    I'm the same way with "no" foods. As you try and get back into healthier habits, remember's not about being perfect, it's about doing better than yesterday =]
    1806 days ago
    You CAN do this Kathryn! emoticon
    1806 days ago
  • COREY195
    1807 days ago
    Stick to your guns! That is what I need to do.
    1807 days ago
    Doing great! Nice job throwing away the pretzels.
    I, myself threw away the pasta, today!

    I hate wasting food, but gluten is making me so sick, I had, had it!

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    1807 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    You've been doing pretty good, don't beat up on yourself.
    No food is forbidden Kathryn, unless of course you consider it a 'trigger food' that you will not stop eating till it's all gone. But everything in moderation seems to fill an emotional thing with me . . . eat a bit of whatever I crave and then let it go.

    Burgers . . . you might be better off making your own with ground chicken or turkey and make some 'oven fries' to go with them. Awesome meal!

    Keep on doing well, you've come a long way!
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    1807 days ago
    I can relate to what you are saying, I am not eating as healthy as I should or could so really need a serious attitude adjustment there. At least you are aware of the problem and I think your plan to handle it is a good one. You are doing ok. Have a fabulous Friday.

    1807 days ago
    emoticon You are doing emoticon !!!
    1807 days ago
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