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Gave myself "permission".....

Monday, September 30, 2013

On this journey I have used "everything is moderation" as a way of thinking - it works for me. Yesterday I gave myself permission to think out of that box.
I planned (tracked) for a high calorie day - right at the top of my maintenance range.
Had a taste for a pumpkin square so I took a ride to what used to be my favorite bakery. They didn't have the pumpkin squares so I settled for a cinnamon roll with frosting and nuts on top. As my mid morning snack I cut the said roll in half and enjoyed every bite. Went on with my "rest" day and later in the evening I figured I already tracked the roll so why not finish it. So, I did - the second half just wasn't as delightful as the first.
I'm thinking my "everything in moderation" thoughts kicked in (after I ate the second half)..LOL I have no regrets about the "permission" type of day, but I do know it will be along time before I might try it again. My mind and body are just so in tune with a healthier eating (and moderation) way of I guess thinking out of the box should be taken lightly and with healthier food picks.
Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday. ((HUGS))
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    Good for you Barb!!! Great lesson learned! Isn't it wonderful how your mind and body are more in tune now? I look forward to the time when I can say I am on maintenance now!!! Soon, soon..... emoticon

    Happy October!!!

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    1666 days ago
    Makes sense to me. I think you are doing a terrific job on the maintenance.
    1666 days ago
    I'm stiff 'afraid' of some foods~ maybe the day will come, but not yet, for me!

    Some can and others can't.

    I so hope I'm not one of these that won't be able to partake of that particular food!
    Glad u enjoyed the first half!
    1667 days ago
    You did well by planning ahead. WTG!
    1667 days ago
    Just shows you how much you've grown in your tastes and choices. Good job. HUGS
    1667 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I am so with you Barb! I certainly have days that I know I am going to go out and have something that I am going to enjoy and I am going to love every single minute of it knowing that it is a very rare treat. I think this is a very healthy way to look at things that are so high in calories, knowing that they are a very rare treat but still be able to enjoy them without having to much guilt. After all, this is life and I want to continue to enjoy it but I certainly look at everything differently. As in, how hungry am I? What do I really want to eat? Will it be worth it and if it is, then I say let's go for it.
    You are doing awesome and we will continue down this dedicated path!
    Have a great Monday and that cinnamon roll really did sound delicious!

    1667 days ago
    Nice job! You are rocking the lifestyle!
    1667 days ago
    Isn't it funny when we give ourselves permission to splurge on a goodie from our past and it's just not all that any more??? I've had that happen quite a few times! Way to go enjoying that roll (at least half of it) and learning how the first half really was enough to satisfy! Here's to learning (or realizing) something new each day!! (((HUGS)))
    1667 days ago
  • RICKI157
    1667 days ago
    I have lost the taste for doughnuts and cinnamon rolls. They gag me now. LOL.
    1667 days ago
    emoticon and gives me great hope!!!! emoticon
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    1667 days ago
    Heck Barb, everything in moderation is all about those tasty not good for you treats. I am going to have one around Halloween. I still haven't tried the Cake Boss cupcakes that they are selling in the stores now. To tell you the truth after trying the Magnum bars(thanks Mom) and getting hooked, I was kind of afraid. I will have one for a treat. You have to buy six, that is another reason, but I will take them to my Mom's and share. They think I am being generous. emoticon
    1667 days ago
    Glad you enjoyed a real treat, and gave yourself permission to not feel guilty about it. I just hope it didn't come in Pandora's Box. emoticon emoticon
    1667 days ago
    So true... "food for thought"... :-)
    1667 days ago
    What a great thing to discover...your original idea was the best one! Even your splurges have their own degree of moderation. I guess it's a further example of why you're doing so well around here. You've learned so much along the way and have spread that knowledge around to us. You're super.

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    1667 days ago
    Wow, Barb..that is great! I love how your mind is changing along with your body. So it sounds like that first half was awesome and enjoyable , but not the second half. Your body is so used to "moderation" that it just didn't seem to feel right when you ate the second half of that cinnamon roll. Amazing and I loved reading this!I hope to get to that point too someday. Your journey continues to give me hope...Keep going...I love reading about your successes as you navigate maintenance. ((HUGS))
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    1667 days ago
    Good post. Good lesson.
    1667 days ago
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