here's to healthy snacking

Monday, March 07, 2011

I had one of those moments this weekend, where I caught myself making a good choice and saw others making not-as-healthy choices that I would've been prone to make q month ago.

This weekend I went to a friend's get together. The hostess had set out a variety of different snacks and appetizer dishes (the gathering was around lunch time). There was a veggie tray with different things to dip in (honey mustard, ranch, etc) and a fruit tray with a similar set up, and then, there were lots bowls containing chips and various dips, cookies, brownies, cheesey nachos, ... you know, the usual tempting, but not good-for-you snacks. I grabbed a little plate and stuck to the fruit and veggie trays. Me and one other person were the only ones who did. There was about 15 people there, and all the others went for the other snacks.

A few weeks ago, I would've probably been one of the ones munching on chips and cookies, and although i don't eat perfectly, i felt like I had at least won this small battle by resisting the temptation of unhealthy snacks in a social setting. I don't have the strongest willpower and social settings seem to make it even harder. The scale hasn't moved in a couple weeks, and if its not moving towards smaller numbers, I'm at least determined to not let in slip in the wrong direction, until I get to loosing again. I'm trying not to let my "scale discouragment" get me into unhealthy choices or emotional eating. And I've been doing pretty good so far! Even though the scale hasn't moved the last 2 weeks, I feel much more energetic than I did a month ago!

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    It can def be a challenge to overcome. But it sounds like you did a great job of controlling. Small steps are the best way to go.
    3491 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Outstanding! You're embracing your new lifestyle! No matter what, keep watching your food, then add a little cardio, and ST. Consistency is the magic. I've been adding a new fruit or veggie every week as a change up. It's great to experiment and see what new ones you can add. Great news, Shelly. Keep up the good work! Hey we all need to get together again!
    3519 days ago
    Wow! Good for you, I hope I can do the same. emoticon emoticon
    3519 days ago
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