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  Week of 7/2/2009 - Featured Board Post

I Am In Control

Just thought I would share a little about something I overcame yesterday. To me it is a big deal. I have been dieting now for 7 weeks and I have lost 21 pounds so far. I am following a 1200 calorie diet every day. I try to drink 10 glasses of water a day and get at least 25 grams of fiber daily as well. So far it is working wonderfully.

I read that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit, so I refused to eat at any buffets until I had passed the 21 day mark. Anyway, last night, after mowing my lawn, cleaning my pool and cleaning for 7 hours non-stop, in addition to swimming for an hour, I had some extra calories left over after I had my dinner. I saw a pack of 4 donuts left over from my kids. My favorite kind. I saw that they were 210 calories for the 4 and decided to have them, since it would not push me over the calorie limit. I had my friend eat one, to bring it down to 156 calories for the 3, and just as I was about to eat one I realized that donuts and cakes are a big weakness for me and that it would start a craving for more on another day.

I put the donut back in the package and handed it to my friend. I had a 100 calorie pack instead and felt like I had just climbed Mount Everest. When you finally realize that you are the one in control, that trigger foods no longer make you bend, there is nothing like that feeling. I have a ways to go yet, but I am certain I am going to make it. I am in control.

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