January 22, 2012

NSVs & Tracker 22

I know this sounds weird but I feel like I had a REALLY successful day today even though I hardly hit any of my food group targets. I knew my day wasn't going to be perfect pretty early on but I still kept it under control.

Also, I thought of 2 huge NSVs for this week that I didn't share in the Highlights section of my earlier post. Here they are:
  1. I spent the evening/overnight at my parents' house and did not eat any sweets or any food besides what I tracked. That has hardly ever, ever happened! I always find candy or cookies or something to graze on, usually after everyone else is asleep. This is the home I grew up in and for some reason it is a "trigger" location for me. Maybe it's not anymore? I didn't even realize this victory from last night until just a while ago. I did not struggle with temptation while I was there!
  2. I made two dessert-y type things for other people this week and did not eat batter on either one! On one of the cakes I usually leave a good 1/2 c. of frosting in the bowl to "lick" (right, it's more like drink!) but this week I filled my sink with hot soapy water and tossed all the bowls, spoons, beaters, etc. in there before I could do any damage.
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7 comments:

Wishful Shrinking said...

I love seeing other people track. I find it interesting that you include things like potatoes and red beans as veggies. My nutritionist has me put those as starches. Keep up the good work!

Mom on a mission said...

Way to go on your NSV'S:)

Morgan said...

Hooray for not grazing at you parent's house! I know how that is - at both my parent's house and my mother-in-law's home, I tend to graze and snack and eat cookies and soda and other things, not to mention overeating at dinner. Last night was family dinner at my mother-in-law's, and I filled half my plate with salad (and used a vinaigrette) and had a half a piece of lasagna. That way, when I had seconds, (which I knew I probably would) I was only having the second half of my piece of lasagna, rather than a whole other piece. So my "over-indulgence" wasn't so bad as usual. It's the small things, right?

Rosa Frazier said...

Great job tracking! I think it is interesting that you made a connection with your childhood home and it being a trigger. It is very hard for us to make that connection. I hope you have moved past it and can stay overnight without going on a foodathon. Congrats!

Rosa @stuffingmyfeelings.blogspot.com

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Great job on your NSV's!

Kyle Gershman said...

Tracking was an essential tool for me. I kept certain mantras in my head, i.e. "If you bite it, you write it!" "If you hog it, you log it" "A moment on the lips, ends up on the list."

You get the idea...it was the only way to prevent hundreds of empty calories from being consumed.

Underlining any good improvement program is 100% honesty.

You are doing great!

Todd Swanson said...

congrats on the NSV. Best of luck on the new changes you are getting so close.