Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Oh my, today was such a day. I could not stop my craving for some chocolate. It was brutal. I just absolutely could not fight it. So in the end I caved and had half of a Hershey Bar with Almonds. I went over my calorie goal for the day by 1 calorie. I figured I could live with that. I have been so good and I just needed a little break. At least I can say I took a break, but did it within reason. I didn't go hog wild, I just relaxed a bit. The only thing that gets me with that is that so often in the past it didn't take much to get on that slippery slope of saying..."it's just one chocolate bar..." or whatever the excuse may be. I am fighting such a mental battle lately and I am not really sure why. That may be a topic for therapy this week.

I am watching Biggest Loser tonight, one of my favorite shows. If only weight loss could happen like that in real life. If the only job I had was working out and eating right I suppose it would. But alas, I have a real life in the real world and some days you just need a piece of chocolate!


  1. Good for you! When you have a craving like that, sometimes it is better to satisfy it in a reasonable way rather than denying yourself so much that you finally fall WAY off the wagon. So I think you did exactly the right thing.

    The cravings do get better the more restriction you have. Hang in there, you are doing great!

  2. Our brains are wired to find food pleasurable. No restriction will ever change that. So, the challenge is finding the balance between pleasure and overindulgence (which for me usually isn't fun at all, after the fact). I try to have something yummy everyday. I pick something that is portion controlled, and make a point to eat it v.e.r.y.s.l.o.w.l.y. so I can reallly experience the flavors and textures and enjoy whatever it is to it's fullest. I do this EVERY DAY!

  3. Great advice Babe. Life is too short not to enjoy it, just have to make it a special experience. :)