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Proud!!! and ashamed at the same time.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Exercise, I am doing good, nearly every other day I walk or run. PROUD!!

Food choices, dear Lord in Heaven........I am doing awful! Every cookie and starch and horrible thing just JUMPS into my mouth! I haven't tracked in days because I can't even remember all of the horrible things I have eaten. I have to do better. I have to do better!

Here's my theory: I am SO picky about what I eat. The qualities that food must have to be part of my diet are this: is it delicious, fattening and horrible for you?? I have eaten it in the past 2 weeks!! YIKES. I blame no one but myself and my choices. ASHAMED.

HELP.

KG
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  • PROJECT_SUSAN
    I have to say that the 3 food groups you listed have always been a staple in my house. lol That is just down home cookin' in my book. But...I am having to read a different book these days. LOL I do have some of those things around because my son and daughter buy their own groceries and they buy those foods. Oh yeah and my husband will buy some things now and again. It is funny what he will buy me in an attempt to bring me something healthy! lol

    Don't beat yourself up!!!! Times like this happen. Try to get yourself to at least write things down before you eat it. Take one day at a time. Think about how far you have come. Think about how this food will affect your journey. Commit to moving forward!

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    3186 days ago
  • CSTERLING
    Great job on the excercise...

    Don't beat yourself up over the cookies, just make sure you are as honest as you can be and track it. The simple act of taking accountability and tracking it goes a long way to keeping it under control.

    Keep thinking positive and you'll move in the direction you want to move.
    3186 days ago
  • KING_SLAYER
    Ahhh, cookies. fresh chocolate chip cookies are my kryptonite! I avoid them at all costs (except on Saturday which is my free day). Everyone says moderation is the key and that is almost always true. However, there are sometimes when a certain food can't be moderated, we just lack the will power to stop ourselves and we binge on them. In those cases I suggest a complete restriction for at least a couple of weeks. Then get a small package and try to moderate yourself. If you can't, restrict again for longer. It is difficult, but sometimes we must suffer great pain (physical or psychological) to get to where we want to be. Best of luck to you.
    3187 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12301615
    Small changes! If you want cookies.... make it a COOKIE.... I so understand where you are coming from. Just do a little at a time. Do the best you can one meal at a time.
    You are right that you need to track. It has helped me so very much. I track at the end of each meal and if I can and know for certain what I am having I track before my meal. I find it makes me accountable each meal instead of trying to remember what I have eaten all day.
    Good luck! Again try small changes and don't overwhelm yourself.....
    3187 days ago
  • DOTTIEJANE1
    One choice at a time , do not punish yourself we are human and learning a NEW LIFESTYLE take mistakes. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3187 days ago
  • BUSYGRANNY5
    You've received some great advice from others, just wanted to say... keep on keeping on..you're on track with the exercise....

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    3187 days ago
  • COURTNEY055
    I believe in moderation. Like the other lady had said, nothing is off limits. It's to be eaten in moderation. Don't over do it. If u do give into something sweet of high cal food, use your tracker and see what you have left for the day and use those cals for whatever meal u have left to eat. However, if those cals left are next to 0 then it's time to get out and work that snack off!! You are doing so great with your exercise I'm sure you could burn it off in no time. You just have to be careful and really try to track. You'd be surprised how many cals are in the yummy stuff we like. I agree too that once you get into the healthy lifestyle you won't even want the sweet (or whatever your preference is) you'll probably opt for fruit or some kind of protein. you'd be surprised how much u better u feel physically. BUt, either way, you're on your way!! You've got the exercise down now we just have to focus on the other part!! Remember that you are fabulous and you deserve to be happy and healthy!! Best of luck to you!! Courtney

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    3187 days ago
  • OLIVIANIGHT
    For me it took a while to sort out my eating. The thing that helped most was the food tracker. I'm a bit of a number freak so I actually enjoyed working out what I could eat to balance all the numbers - get my protein up without overloading my carbs etc. If you can find a way to engage your interest like that it would help tons.
    Also WOO HOO on the exercise!
    3187 days ago
  • STEPH-KNEE
    OMG, delicious, fattening and horrible are my 3 food groups... is that bad? ;) LOL. I am constantly compromising with myself on what I can and can't have. Now, I have nothing that is off limits, but it simply turns into "well if you eat that, it is this many calories, so now your dinner has to be x amount less, is it worth that?" Can you find a way to balance it out? Like okay I'm going to have a cookie, and track it, and adjust dinner or breakfast or whatever accordingly? I know just because that works for me doesn't mean it works for everyone else... and in fact it probably sounds silly to a lot of people. I have even said to myself "you are all out of calories for the day, but tomorrow you can have (insert thing I'm craving)". The amazing thing is, having to wait actually makes it yummier the next day, and sometimes I even forget all about it ha ha.

    I hope you can find something that works for you, because I totally want hubby to have to pick up his jaw off the floor when he sees you! :D Plus I know how badly you want this, plus I think you rock. Congrats on the exercise though, that is outstanding!! :D

    P.S. the fiber one 90 calories new chocolate chip cookies are to die for. 10 seconds in the microwave they are pure heaven. :)
    3187 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    I think the more you get into the whole fitness lifestyle, the easier it will be to resist. Just remember that for now, every cookie you eat is another 10 minutes of cardio to offset it!
    3187 days ago
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