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Cheat Day

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Okay. I can truly say for the last 30 days I have stayed on "spot" (stayed within my calorie limit, exercised every day, read food labels, and resisted temptations). However, today I decided I was going to "treat" myself. I took myself to Ruby Tuesdays and had a bacon cheeseburger (no fries and half a hamburger roll). I had the salad bar and tried to steer clear of the obvious no-nos but I'm sure the calories were more than I should have had. So, while I didn't go completely crazy and didn't have one of their marvelous desserts, my calories were well over what they should have been. So, was it worth it? I would have to say "no." Not when I think about all the hard work I have put into being healthy and making better choices and that big lump I feel in my stomach. It was immediate gratification and I have gotten it out of the way. Its really weird but I feel I can stop myself next time cuz as good as that burger tasted, it isn't worth it. The point is, I now fully realize that to reach my goal of permanent good health, I can NEVER go back to having a cheeseburger without realizing how bad it is for me.
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    I think it's important to not forbid yourself from having those foods you love but that aren't necessarily good for you. All things in moderation. The one time I allowed myself McDonald's I planned ahead and had what amounted to a kids meal. My eating had changed so much that it was more than enough and I haven't craved it since. If I deprive myself of things it just makes me want them more and sets me up to fail. Knowing I can have whatever I want (portion controlled of course) I find I crave those things far less. Take it for what it's worth but it works for me.
    1110 days ago
    Don't feel bad about it, tomorrow is a new day. Try to build in treats into your plan so you don't feel deprived. Sometimes you only need a taste.
    1124 days ago
  • JIMA64
    Don't beat yourself up. If you do it may become several days. Get busy thinking ahead not behind.
    1124 days ago
  • ISLAN1261
    We just need to know our limits.
    1124 days ago
  • ISLAN1261
    I started here on the 7 th and lost almost 10 lbs in the first week. I realized personally I have to give myself a treat once in a while or I TOTALLY go off! I don't think treating yourself once in a while is necessarily a bad thing.
    1124 days ago
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    We are all guilty of it at some point. Don't beat yourself up over it. Once in a month isn't the crime of the century. Next time you get the urge, think about how you felt this time.☺
    1124 days ago
  • K52631
    I almost gave into to a whole combo but instead I had a subway club on wheat flatbread...even though the bread was alot it was more healthy
    1124 days ago
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