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If only this were true . . . .

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I've been in the frame of mind where I could almost have persuaded myself of this. So it's been emotional eating for a while, even though I knew it wasn't a good idea! So some serious re-thinking is needed here. From tomorrow I will again monitor my portions, not give way to between meals eating, and resist the BLTs (bites, licks and tastes). Boredom is not the problem. For some reason that I can't fathom being busy makes me want to eat, especially when I've completed the task. I eat regularly during the day so it isn't a case of ignoring hunger while working and then eating to make up for it. Obviously something going on in my head rather than my stomach. emoticon
This week's 5% challenge involves reducing food intake by 100 calories and I think this will be helpful in helping me to concentrate on what I'm putting in my mouth.
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    1742 days ago
    Seriously, it actually is true--leave out the milk, sugar, and especially the alkalai, and chocolate is one of the healthiest foods going. When I can work the 40 cals into my diet plan I have a square of Lindt 86% cocoa chocolate bar, to give my body cocoa's essential antioxidents. I also add a teaspoon of Hershey's non-alkalai unsweetened cocoa to my fruit smoothies. Search out some SP articles on all the health benefits of chocolate--it is one of the superfoods when not overprocessed. God is good: the processed food industry is not
    1751 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/4/2013 10:51:30 AM
    Love it....
    It would be awesome if it were true....lol

    I am sure you can get to grips with this....
    I have it at times as well then come out of it and achieve
    1753 days ago
    I know you can do it . But if you get someone to say that chocolate is veggie please forward that to me emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago
  • LARRI2010
    I have been saying for years that chocolate is a vegetable. In fact, I think it's actually a fruit. Chocolate and vanilla and coffee and tea - all forms of vegetables! (Works for me!)
    1754 days ago
    Chocolate, banana bread, lemon cake, blueberry muffins ... sigh

    1754 days ago
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  • MISSY455
    I hope this week's LTGL helps you get back on track. Good luck!
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    1754 days ago
    Hope you are able to get back on track soon!
    1754 days ago
    Good luck with your goal!

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    1755 days ago
    This weeks challenge cutting 100 Calories might be tough for me, as always seems to go over my renege. I am not trying to make this a habits but sometime life is tough to not have those extra chocolate in our life. But I shall keep pushing.
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    1755 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/31/2013 9:22:32 AM
    I had an emotional eating day yesterday and was miserable so I understand some of that but like you, I want today to be a new day. emoticon Good luck today with your goals and have a wonderful weekend. emoticon
    Love, Chelsea emoticon
    1755 days ago
  • MLH148
    If you unwrap the chocolate bar, then only eat half, does that count toward cutting 100 cal? emoticon
    1755 days ago
    cute thing about Chocolate!---Keep Sparking Spa emoticon rkly friend! Lynda
    1755 days ago
    I agree as it does come from a plant. emoticon
    1755 days ago
    Sometimes when I feel the temptation to eat something that's not good for me I try to imagine how little nutrition it holds - and cast about in my mind for something that is as satisfying but has more nutrition. I sometimes can even imagine the tasty but empty food as being made out of cardboard ... and suddenly that blueberry donut doesn't seem so tempting.

    Of course - all these tricks only work sometimes - that's why we need so many of 'em

    Keep up the good work.
    1755 days ago
    Suz is right... a little of what you fancy is okay- it's all about balance.
    Don't beat yourself up hun emoticon emoticon
    1755 days ago
    Actually Penny, Chocolate is good for you .. But only in portions Lol !
    You will get back on track soon .. Don't stress about it .. Hugs Susie. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1755 days ago
    Yeah, I'd like to count chocolate as a veg. Carrot cake too. Doesn't quite work that way, does it?

    Maybe your body is just in winter mode.
    1755 days ago
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