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Thank you for following my journey. My name is Marjorie and I am morbidly obese. I have battled with my weight my whole life. I have had ups and downs yet I refuse to give up. Join me on my journey to claiming my body back. Is going to be a long road.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Do Not Deprive Yourself of your Guilty Pleasures"

" Deprivation is one of the most fattering things you can have"

 Here I am about to enjoy a Chilean Pastry.

I just came back from a dream come true holiday. My husband and I drove all the way to Victoria, BC. A place I will never forget. The ocean and mountains were breath taking.
Even though I was on holidays I strived to continue to make wise choices. But with that being said I did not deprived myself of the things I like to eat. Keeping in mind always portion control. Depriving yourself or skipping meals could very well be sabotaging your best efforts at weight loss.  I have learn in my weight loss journey that you can not deprive yourself or let yourself get too hungry because it’s more likely you will just end up overindulging on the wrong foods. I always find myself wanting to eat foods that I deprive myself of.  While on my holiday, I enjoyed few Chilean treats which I had not had  in over one year, so when I had them I enjoyed them but I always used positive self talk rather than beating myself up about it. I would say to myself..." I need to walk the malls so I can burn the calories I just had!" and I did a lot of walking. There is one thing we should all remember that when you deprive yourself your body is going to go out of its way to put away extra food store in form of fat to save up and or recover itself from the last starvation. There is nothing wrong to  indulge your cravings from time to time; it may just help to prevent the dreaded Binge. I  now know that is all about  balance! .I have stop saying "I can not have that"... now I say..."I choose not to have that". Food is one of the basic pleasures of life. Cutting out some guilty pleasure does not mean depriving yourself of something you like. Treat yourself on occasion, but limit yourself to smaller servings. This will help you resist the urge to splurge.

Chilean Pleasures!!

 Are you depriving yourself ?