Moderation In All Things  

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

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

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.


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,

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.


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?


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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