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Sweetalot

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Posted: 11 Jul 2014, 09:03
I control myself by not closing the door to any type of food, junk food included. The minute you tell yourself you can't have this or you can't have that, you put yourself in a prison of food and that's all your mind will seek to have. Once I told myself I could have whatever I wanted, I had the freedom to make wiser choices because nothing was off limits.

I'm not one to eat fast foods but this morning after my workout at the gym, I had an Egg McMuffin even though I'd had breakfast at home before going. I realized that my breakfast had not been substantial enough to sustain me beyond my workout - and I don't feel guilty about eating it either.
Gaëts
Deb_N

Joined: Nov 13
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Posted: 11 Jul 2014, 13:09
When my family is at home with me, I am free to eat what I want and have no problems with my healthy food choices, but with guests in the house I feel pressured to eat what they are having. I can't force them to eat healthy, so I do eat some things that I would not normally eat, in small portions, because I don't want them to think I am a health freak. When I am some place else, I don't have much choice, so I choose wisely as much as I can. I practice moderation but I'm really a minimalist at heart. If that makes sense. Smile
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Re-energize

Joined: Jun 14
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Posted: 11 Jul 2014, 15:34
Deb, I am looking at your 157.8 lb and saying to myself, wow I can't wait till I reach this number. I am sitting at 180.4 which use to be 198 lbs.
You are definitely doing the right thing to have such a great loss..I just hope that I can have such success..My goal on Monday is to have reached the 170's... these happy feet will do some dancing for sure... Smile
Deb_N

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Posted: 11 Jul 2014, 15:41
Thanks! It is not always easy. In January I lost and gained over and over, with one pound lost for the whole 31 days. February was better and each month I usually lose five pounds. I don't want to suffer to lose weight. Little by little the fat is leaving. You are doing great!
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wholefoodnut

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 11 Jul 2014, 18:54
Deb, if I have guests I cook things I like to eat, tailored to their taste somewhat. I do add more meats than I normally eat and I do add a bit of things I know the kids eat. I've always cooked whole little processed foods, so it works for me that way. Very few people complain about real home cooked foods.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
mummydee

Joined: Feb 10
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Posted: 12 Jul 2014, 08:05
Deb_N wrote:
When my family is at home with me, I am free to eat what I want and have no problems with my healthy food choices, but with guests in the house I feel pressured to eat what they are having. I can't force them to eat healthy, so I do eat some things that I would not normally eat, in small portions, because I don't want them to think I am a health freak. When I am some place else, I don't have much choice, so I choose wisely as much as I can. I practice moderation but I'm really a minimalist at heart. If that makes sense. Smile


I have no problem being a 'food snob' lolShock When people visit me, they know they will get only clean healthy organic and natural foods... they want to eat crap, they have to bring it. I have coffee in the freezer and stevia in the cupboard, they want sugar, then bring it with you! By the end of the weekend no one is hungry, all are full and happy and most enjoyed everything served.

They all come back so it can't be that bad an experience!Laughing



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