Moderation In All Things  

vrec_dawn 40M
854 posts
2/24/2006 4:23 pm

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Moderation In All Things

...including moderation.

Here's some stuff I wrote this morning at work:

Sometimes you just have to give in and go nuts. You can't be strict all the time.

Lately my diet regimen has been a SlimFast and a Centrum for breakfast, a cup to a cup and a half of home-made soup for lunch, and a sensible dinner that includes a serving of at least one non-starch vegetable. During work I allow myself one to two cuts of coffee and/or tea throughout the day. At home I allow myself a handful of PF Goldfish, two chocolates, and if I'm unsatisfied, all the carrots I can stand. **LOL**

And, as you can imagine, that combined with various forms of exercise have enabled me to lose a bunch of weight.

But sometimes I have strange cravings. Like this morning. And I do naughty things. Like I hit the vending machine at work for a Hot Pocket sausage and pepperoni pizza slive, and then again for a double cheeseburger.

And then I feel sick, because I'm not used to eating that much in such a short time, and because of all of that grease. **LOL**

But, I figure, I have the craving for a reason. Normally I don't give in to such temptations, because they're not that strong. Perhaps I just had to binge because I'm starving my body of some nutrient that it needs. I've also been recovering from a cold, so maybe I just needed more 'fuel' to re-energize. I don't know.

Unfortunately we don't come with a built-in diagnostic computer. Instead we have vague and unexplainable cravings, that, unfortunately can also be so easily confused with addictions.

So while a small part of me tries to make me feel guilty about going a little nuts, the rest of me just tells that part to go to hell, because normally I'm quite good. **LOL**




Sweet Abandon
Calories, carbs, grease, and fat;
my reckless shame is held back.
Vending oddess with bountiful bossom,
sells me ambrosia from the heaven.
Cardboard, sawdust, tasteless, vile,
sane judgements held back for a while.
Intelligent thought processes stop,
for my delve into this slop.
Bad for health and for my diet,
one sweet morning all guilt is quiet.
I do not care how bad I've been,
as I clutch cheeseburger in my hand.
To hell with emptiness from SlimFast,
who's hunger control never last.
Tomorrow I will be a saint,
but for this morn I sure ain't.
Calories, carbs, grease, and fat;
guilty pleasures are where I'm at.


LustyTaurus 48M  
21253 posts
2/24/2006 5:41 pm

Calories, smalories...lmao.

I think you have a good handle on things.

There's always sexercise to wear off those few extra pounds anyway.

lustytaurus


Tala4u2 54M  
2961 posts
2/24/2006 6:05 pm

Sounds like a normal example of excess in moderation. Make stotal sense to me.

Tala, Wizard of The Kingdom of BooBoBia, DEITY,
PERVlander


singleagain53578 47F

2/24/2006 6:16 pm

Pfffft diets suck. I have been on the South Beach one myself but lately I just do not care. I still watch what I eat, and am careful not to eat too many of the wrong foods. Food cravings are soooo darn hard to control sometimes but it's not good to starve yourself either.

~SINgle~


singleagain53578 47F

2/24/2006 6:18 pm

p.s. I just ate 6 donut holes. Grrrrr so not on my somewhat diet. What's for dinner?

~SINgle~


rm_sallyride 68F

2/27/2006 9:18 am

cravings, addictions.. I have them all when it comes to food. I hate those days when I have an unexplainable craving, because I will eat everything in sight trying to figure out just what it is I'm craving! Sometimes the craving is for salty, and I eat chips. Some days it's for sweet, so I eat chocolate. Everyday is a constant struggle to NOT eat. Sounds like you are doing good though. KRL and I have been dieting since new years. He has lost 14 pounds and I have lost 8. Just a drop in the bucket of what I need to lose, but better than gaining anyday! It's also hard since I can't exercise because of the injuries from my car accident. Keep up the good work!


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