Post # 1
I just ate 2 mega chocolate chunk cookies and they did not taste good enough to be worth the calories! Ughl. I’m feeling sick now. I’ve lost 13 pounds in the last 5 weeks, with 15 left to go, and I’m having trouble resisting my chocolate cravings.
Plus I haven’t worked out since Friday. I keep intending to use the Jillian Michael’s DVDs, but never get to it. Working full time, plus a 2 hours driving, plus a 10 month old leaves very little time and energy.
Post # 3
I know how hard it can be to resist! I’m a chocoaholic, and trying to lose weight without giving it up is a challenge. Some suggestions:
- Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding (60 calories)
- Skinny Cow Ice cream – chocolate ice cream cone is amazing (products range from 100-160 cals)
- One piece of chocolate – and I mean, one hershey kiss, or one square of a chocolate bar!
- Oikos makes a chocolate-on-the-bottom Greek yogurt that’s really yummy, too! (and high in protein!)
Congrats on your 13 pound loss! Keep it up!
Post # 4
Don’t be too hard on yourself! Maybe next time you feel a chocolate craving, allow yourself a little something and then you won’t be overpowered by two giant cookies?!?! Does your 10 month old crawl or scoot around the house yet? Maybe engage in a game of “chase” to keep yourself active and in tune to your baby at the same time… I’ll bet you can burn off at least half a cookie by playing with the bebeh!
Tomorrow is a new day, a new chance for you to achieve your goals. Every day is a new day, so let today go!
Post # 5
Agreed- Don’t be too hard on yourself!
AND- Skinny cow is AWESOME. Tastes just as good as the regular stuff.
Post # 6
I feel the same way. I have 2-3 pounds to go to get to my pre pregnancy weight and would like to lose an additional 10 pounds after I reach that. But I too work full time, and commute an hour each way. We have a treadmill and weights and an exercise ball downstairs but I am normally way too tired during the week to use it! I’m hoping to force myself tonight.
Post # 7
i know the feeling my Fiance just ordered us a chinese take away thinking he was doing something sweet as its been a long day with my 13 month old teething, smells so good but i can practically feel the calories sticking to me ….oh dear. congrats on losing 13lbs though try not to feel too guilty everyone needs a treat now and then, your a working mum you need chocolate lol x
Post # 8
I agree please don’t be so hard on yourself. Having a cookie or two every once and a while isn’t going to kill you or take away the 13 pounds you have lost. That is amazing, but please don’t beat yourself up for one little thing! I know it’s hard but sometimes you have to fake it until you make it. Once you start working out more, you will have more energy and want to work out. You just have to force it at first!
Post # 9
Don’t be hard on yourself; you’ve done an amazing job! FYI this was me last night at 12:00 am. I was getting ready to head to bed but I had this craving and what did I do? Opened the bag of Andes mint chips I have had since Christmas and ate a small handful. I was mad at myself but it didn’t crush me or my goal. I woke up and it was my weekly weigh day and I dropped more weight. It won’t hurt you. Some things I do to help with the cravings is sugar free pudding, the 100 calorie treats are amazing especially the Oreo ones. I have these Kudos snack bars with M&MS that are only 100 calories a piece. It’s a little bit that keeps my cravings at bay when I’m busy. Trust me I’m sure your getting cardio in dealing with a 10 mth old; all that lifting etc.
Post # 10
I agree with everyone else. It won’t undo all your hard work, which is amazing! I recently discovered Think Thin protein bars that are AMAZING. They taste delicious, have a high amount of protein and vitamins, and are very satisfying.
They run about 230 calories a piece, and that’s mainly because they are meant for post workouts. I usually eat a whole one after a hard workout, but when I have chocolate cravings, 1/3 or 1/2 of it is just as yummy and more satisfying because of the protein.
Post # 11
agreed, don’t be so hard on yourself. i am NOT giving up my sweets but i am excersising and still losing weight albeit slowly ;P
Post # 12
It’s hard not to get down about yourself when you “cheat”, but, really, healthy living is about the sum of all the parts, not one isolated instance.
For me, chocolate is one of those things that snowballs into more and more chocolate lol. What helped me was to drink a cup of coffee or some iced tea sweetened with stevia. It gives my hands something to do, and gives me the caffeine & sweetness I’m likely craving without waking the “I-need-more-dessert” monster.