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Should or Shouldn't

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Super bowl weekend and the conversation is on whether on should or shouldn't eat super bowl snacks, fried foods, pizza, chips dips, etc. Over 4 years I've been on my weight loss journey. I had to yo yo dieting for years. At 289 pounds I told myself I had to change all my unhealthy habits. I did and it was slow but I ate healthy normal foods and control my portions. Now at 206 pounds, I still eat a normal portion control diet. Today I will eat what I call junk food today at my super bowl party. I'll have pizza, chips, dip, etc and enjoy the game. I don't focus on what I should or shouldn't eat, there are no bad foods and restrictive dieting in the past set me up for failure. So today I will eat normally some snacks and pizza oh and a cocktail, I'll maintain portion control enjoy the friendship and the super bowl too. Tommorow is a new day.
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  • JIBBIE49
    315 days ago
    I hope that we can get out and about before the vaccine arrives but--it will be scarey for sure as they keep talking about the 2nd wave-- so terrible!--Lynda
    480 days ago
    Thank yu for the warmer weather--- and--we are enjoying it! -so thoughtful of yu-Lynda--*S*
    487 days ago
    Its so great eh to be below that 200 mark-- I know--I have been there-- Niceto hear from yu my friend-Lynda
    488 days ago
    Great reminder! the only way to 'live 'our diet and not 'be' on a diet.
    533 days ago
  • BEDA65
    How did I miss this blog?
    Must have been wearing rose colored glasses and couldn't see past the CHIEFS!!!!
    Ok, enough of the CHIEFS!!!!

    Got that out of my system. Just playing around.

    I am sorry I didn't respond earlier though. I totally agree with you on this. We have the same attitude about eating. And deprivation doesn't work for me either, if I can't have something, makes me want it more.
    Kind of like my comfort food last night. I ate the whole pan of food. 1500 calories on top of my day.
    Was up 2 lbs on scale this morning.
    I'm normally not an emotional eater, but hey, everyone has a comfort day, don't they?
    537 days ago
  • OTEN36
    Everyone once in awhile we say to heck with it and go out.
    Of course one pays for it most the week afterwards.
    However I find these times are getting fewer and fewer that
    I want to do this.
    A super good attitude.
    Keep up the good work.
    sota emoticon
    542 days ago
    Honestly - one pizza never ruined anyone's healthy eating journey. It's one after another after another. Hope you really enjoyed the party.

    And mighty thankful for your kind bloglove on my post yesterday. Let's all keep on sticking to the promises we make ourselves, eh?
    544 days ago
  • KATEBUG-37
    Love this mentality! Other than legit food restrictions I have ... I think it's way better to focus on portion control rather than deprivation (which at least for me just leads to a giant binge!) Way to go!
    546 days ago
  • no profile photo CD23656714
    That's the best way to do it-way to go!
    547 days ago
  • LSIG14
    I agree! Enjoy your junk food in moderation because by denying yourself certain foods, you set yourself up for a binge down the road when you finally give in to the craving. Have fun!!
    548 days ago
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    548 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13307225
    Yaaay! I loved your entry today. Good on you!!! We can practice portion control on "junk foods" and enjoy ourselves. Rigid thinking and behavior isn't the most healthy either!

    I am making pulled pork sliders, with sides of chips, veggies and apple Brandy cocktail... Lookin forward to Jenny Lopez at half time.... (heard she was performing).

    Have a blast Rebecca! emoticon
    548 days ago
    Have a fun, fun day with friends, the game and the food. What a journey you've been on! You have built up good habits and have shown yourself that you can plan and portion for the long run. Way to go! Let me know what your favorite commercial was, ha.ha. :)

    548 days ago
    Sometimes a little of each helps you not feel deprived or just pick your favorites and let the others pass
    548 days ago
  • ROSENJ1965
    That's the perfect attitude - you got this! Enjoy your day.
    548 days ago
  • no profile photo CD25067231
    Thanks for sharing
    548 days ago

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!

    One of the best places to start to turn your life around is by doing whatever appears on your mental ‘I should’ list.”
    ~ Jim Rohn

    548 days ago
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