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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

All day today I’ve been having small troubles. I was in a kitchen at my work for a large part of the day preparing the food for the kids. And this is when I would normally eat twice as much just know – “TASTE.” Well today was different I tried really hard and I ate the minimal amount required to make sure everything was okay taste, temperature and all.
On top of that, all day I was dragging my feet and not wanting to go to the gym. It so far, I’m tiered... all the excuses are good... right. I was going to just train a little bit at home and then I unfortunately had decided to forget about just get home, shower and relax. I figured one missed day was going to be so bad...I went yesterday after all.

As if that wasn’t enough challenge for one day, another one hits me in the face when I get home. As I go into the kitchen to put my things into the fridge a large box of brownies and mini cakes just sit there on the counter. I would normally just say F*** that and eat at least one of each and maybe even an additional one (the one I liked the most).

I almost did – but then I thought of all the hard work I’ve been doing, my weekend indulgences, the scale and my nutrition tracker (I did not want to enter mini cake 220 – 260 calories). And with a lot of hard work... I not only walked away but I skated my way away. THAT’S RIGHT ! ! I took my roller-skates, walked out of the house and took a ride – me, myself and I.

That ride lasted a whole 70minutes and allowed me to clear my head, think of what I really wanted and rethink those mini cakes. Was it really worth eating a mini cake (or cakes) and have a few minutes of pleasure or go take a nice ride have the 70 minutes of pleasure from that and also gain the other benefits – ultimately leading me to my goal? I chose the second one and when I got home I was so proud of myself – I would have NEVER done that before!

* I mean look at those things... they look so good - Right! But I just walked away and did some exercise instead. *
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  • CARO_D23
    I not only did not touch them that day… but they are all gone – and I didn’t even eat ONE emoticon
    2091 days ago
  • CARO_D23
    I was wondering... did you have any good recipies I can try that would satisfy my sweet tooth and cravings sometimes but that wont kill me lol

    2097 days ago
    There are quite a number of really good recipes on this website. Lots of sweet desserts that won't make you feel guilty! I had a sweet tooth today as well, I was painting the bathroom most of the morning and I was really hungry! I had a 16 ounce bottle of water and some grapes to just take the edge off until I could decide what I really wanted. I realized I had a real taste for trail mix (one of my favorite things). I had some here that was for my grandkids when they came to the lake but it is not calorie friendly! So, I made some myself. It was just what I had wanted and I savored every bite. 182 calories, it was filled with protein and I even put a bit of mini chocolate chips in there too for that sweet!

    It sounds like your getting good at realizing how hard you have to work to get the weight off and a sweet treat that is not calorie friendly isn't worth that 70 minute roller skating trip! Good for you, I'm proud of you and the choices you made today!
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    2097 days ago
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