it's the small victories

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tiahui

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Posted: 25 Oct 2010, 19:58
This might not seem like a big deal to most, but it just made my night. I didn't eat enough calories in the day(poor planning, overestimated the calories in my lunch) and on the way home looked forward to making up for it with dinner.

I cooked up a tasty concoction that contained 2 l/bs of ground turkey, with cheese melted on top. Enter it into my diary(I do it before I eat so that my brain knows exactly what's happening) and it put me at 3% over my RDI(but still with in my net carb limit) and I was a little depressed. I'm a binger and eat what's in the pot, and control portions by not cooking more than I should eat. So kicking myself for screwing that up, then moved to the justifications we all know so well- "I'm going to exercise so it'll be fine" (I'm capable of quickly tumbling down that slippery slope).

As I finish half of what I made I go and refill my bowl and then get this strange feeling. Fullness. SATIETY. The demon in my brain started to try to sabotage me, "Well I already made it," and worse, "You can fit that in your stomach."

Guess what? I just placed my hand on my tummy and said "I'm FULL."(below my RDI) I just put the food away and had to brag a little. I can't wait to go exercise.

BTW- Where do I get those distance to progress bars everyone has in their posts?
Sheanaj

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Posted: 25 Oct 2010, 20:11
WTG!!!!!! Isn't it great?????
sherilyn70

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Posted: 25 Oct 2010, 20:31
Nice work! The hardest part is not the food, it's the mental blocks and understanding why we do what we do. You stopped an old pattern and acknowledged you didn't need more food. That means you're very well on your way to a healthier person. Smile
Onecrazyhors...

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Posted: 26 Oct 2010, 00:58
Wow, that's really great. I'm like you, cant leave food sitting out without eating it so only make exact portions. Well done on the self-control.

For the progress bars click 'My Fat secret' top left, then on that page click 'my signature' on the toolbox on the right, then select 'Include a ticker on my fatsecret.com forum posts'.
kkd1125

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Posted: 27 Oct 2010, 13:41
Great achievement, tiahui! I agree it's those little moments when you do something "right" that you thought you could never do -- that make you really pleased with yourself -- that propel you forward. Keep it up! I try to enter in all my food into my tracker BEFORE I cook it so I don't cook too much, or knowingly go into it with the idea that I will pack up half of it to take to lunch the next day.



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