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After dinner eating fiesta

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

I did pretty well today overall. Went to circuit training at 5:30am this morning. (I know! I can't believe I woke up early, either.) it's nice to have that extra free time in the morning to focus on myself. Ate fairly well and even got over 9,000 steps in (in addition to my workout class this morning). We went to a concert in the park after dinner. My husband bought a bag of popcorn and cotton candy for the family. Popcorn is my nemesis. I ate a ton of it. It was the overly salty kind, too. It was disappointing knowing that it's still the kryptonite of foods for me and I absolutely cannot resist it. Next time, I'll ask him not to buy it. After the concert, my kids wanted to check out a gelato store in town that we've never been to. I had one scoop of stracciatella and savored it. It's rare that I get ice cream when my family gets it. Logic told me to get the "bambino" sized cup which would have been about a half of a scoop. Yet, I opted for one scoop. I would've been fine with the tiniest size. About half way through eating it, the initial "wow factor" of the first bite had long since worn off. A general rule of thumb for me going forward needs to be, "Go small". I plan to get up early tomorrow (5am) to hit the gym. I suspect that my evening binge may have caused some gain. Either way, there's nothing I can do about it now. We shall see in the morning. Two big positives that have come out of all this -- I've been consistently going to the gym for the last three weeks... AND I've been going early.. which is completely unlike me. I was never a morning person before. As long as I get to sleep by 10, I can usually manage the 5am alarm without too much trouble. So, I'm curious -- what is your "kryptonite food" that is hard to resist and how do you work through not indulging?
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  • BARBWMS
    My usual kryptonite foods are chocolate and Mexican food. I handle them differently... at least in the early stages of reassessing my dietary patterns, I pretty much don't even think about chocolate, though on Sunday mornings I put a slug of torani no sugar chocolate in my coffee. Mexican food is different.... I limit the quantities pretty significantly when it's stuff like enchiladas, green chile burritos... but I go ahead now and then and have a limited quantity. I know that if the scale shows a gain it's most likely water retention from the cheese, so I keep that in my head. And then I go back to more disciplined eating. I've found that if I am too strict and too restrictive it's harder to hang in for the long run.
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