I Don’t Cheat Like I Used To

September 17, 2007 · 6 comments

I have yet to be “perfect” any week on my diet, although I have had good individual days.  It’s still pretty hard to string together a full week.

But what I have noticed is that now how I define cheating has really changed.  Before cheating would mean eating a half a package of Double-Stuff Oreos, 2 King Sized candy bars, three quarters of a pizza.  Bad food and lots of it.

Now when I cheat it’s a too big bowl of grapes, a couple of scoops of orange sherbet, an extra piece of cake, a couple of slices of pizza.  I suspect over time that my desire to have things like cake and pizza will abate and I’ll truly only be having issues with too much of a good thing, like fruit.

This week is going to be a challenge because when I travel I typically eat very poorly.  I’ve packed some fruit and nut bars and a good attitude - hopefully that, and knowing I will have to write about it, will keep me on the straight and narrow.

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Kathyj333 September 17, 2007 at 10:06 am

I have to travel next week, and I ma afraid I will stray from my diet. I hope I can stay motivated to exercise, too. The hotel I’m staying at has a workout facility. I think that measn a couple of treadmills, an exercise bike, and maybe an elliptical.

I hope you do well.

Rachel B. September 17, 2007 at 4:14 pm

The good attitude will be your best bet for a trip. So much of this is mental.
Congratulations on your 2 lb loss, as well.

GeorgieGirl September 17, 2007 at 6:08 pm

Hey John! Packing the positive attitude was a good use of space in your luggage!

It’s fun to see how we’ve changed in our ideas about food… That is one of the main things I’ve discovered about myself as I read through my food journal.

poundslayer September 18, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Congratulations on the continued losses, and sorry for being away so long!

I am finding the same thing. My cheats are not usually as drastic as they used to be. Too much sherbet or frozen yogurt etc. The occasional bagel with light cream cheese.

Personally, I don’t limit myself when it comes to fruit and veggies (with a few exceptions). The way I understand it, all that water and fibre more than offsets a few extra calories from natural fructose.

Bring on the grapes, baby!

john - from fat to fit September 20, 2007 at 6:27 am

Thanks all. I did well on my trip both with exercising and eating, and I am really happy about that. This is a part of my life I need to be able to control. As for the grapes, I’m talking a pound of grapes. Maybe I’m wrong, but I can’t see how it can be good to gorge yourself on anything, even something like fruit. But, it’s certainly better than some of the alternatives!

Chicken Fat September 22, 2007 at 4:58 pm

I’ve been doing weight watchers since Jan 07, and I noticed that not only did my desire for things like pizza and other fast food wane, my body totally goes into fits when I eat that stuff. Hopefully, you’ll find that this is the case too! Good luck, and I loved the Stock Market analogy, it’s so true!

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