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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

A Confession

Easter/General Conference weekend proved to be rather difficult for me in the willpower department.

And I caved.

I ate some cinnamon rolls and a Cadbury egg.

But before we get all depressed about it, let's talk a little bit about what I ate last Easter weekend. And last General Conference weekend. Probably about 25 Cadbury Eggs. And maybe even that many cinnamon rolls. Not to mention all of the other chocolate Easter fare.

So, I am not despairing. I have fallen off the wagon for but a small moment.

Mostly, I am awesome.

"As you attempt to make big differences, remember to appreciate the small differences. And remember that you don't always have to reach the goal you set in order to make a difference." - Win Borden

34 comments :

  1. Good for you! You need to splurge every once in awhile so you don't completely fall off the wagon. I eat healthy, exercise like crazy, have reached below my pre-4 kids weight and I still ate like a COW on Sunday. At least 2 orange rolls, monkey bread, Easter candy, seasoned potatoes, egg casserole with cheese. . . and let's not even mention dinner.

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  2. This is what we call a slip, in substance abuse treatment. It doesn't have to be a full blown relapse. I believe in you, Lara! :)

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  3. O.
    M.
    G.
    Did your eyeballs fall out? Are you still alive?

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  4. Back on the wagon!! Hilary is a crack up!! Stay strong though dear, it's hard!!

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  5. I've done the same. I love you!

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  6. What everyone else said. No big deal really. I'm proud of you for knowing you are awesome and not despairing, because despair leads to the real binge. Stopping at one chocolate egg counts as a victory- not a defeat!! What I'm curious about is if you noticed it allergy-wise.

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  7. Anna: Oh yeah. I was pretty sick. I won't be doing it again in the very near future...although, it tasted pretty yummy! I don't think it was worth it, though. And that was a good thing to learn.

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  8. That's not much. I would have caved too.

    I love the new header, by the way.

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  9. So what does it mean if I never eat cadbury eggs and this year I've already eaten three of those bad boys?

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  10. I totally needed that quote today. Thank you!

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  11. I was there right along with you. So I guess I'm awesome too eh?
    Cake, Lion House rolls, Easter candy - you name it. Hopefully my 90 minutes of cardio today helped :)

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  12. This isn't the kind of juicy confession I thought I was going to hear. What about something terrible you did like cut someone off in traffic and then slam on your brakes or some equally heinous crime. A Cadbury egg? A minor confession.

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  13. OK, how long has it been since I was here?? Your header is darling!!

    And I think you're doing great with this new eating plan. Since it's as much about feeling all right as it is about will power, then how do you feel? To me, that's the real test. Don't want to go back to feeling cruddy!

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  14. Love this quote - it's inspiring! Knowing it isn't ALL or NOTHING :)

    Kristin

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  15. You are amazing. I think I would just say I could eat anything I wanted that whole day, once I ate one thing. Then the next day I would do it again. Sorry you didn't feel well but it's great motivation, I guess. I need to develop an allergy to brownies. . .

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  16. We are only human and we slip up sometimes but I think you are AWESOME. That is all.

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  17. 1) LOVE the new header.

    2) I was thinking about you yesterday. I couldn't stop myself from eating handful after handful of M&Ms. Soon they were gone. I have a headache now. I don't know if it's from my neck being out of line or sugar withdrawal. Probably both. But I was thinking about you off of sugar and realizing that your life was probably happier than mine!!!

    3) I couldn't find Cadbury eggs this year. It made me very sad.

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  18. Okay, we all have our ba moments (or weeks in my case), but then we run to catch back up to the wagon and climb on it.

    Doing great!

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  19. I so need that quote today. THANK YOU!

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  20. You are awesome! That's what I needed to read after seeing a gazillion pictures of Reese's easter eggs on another blog. Thanks!

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  21. It's so nice to know that falling off the wagon doesn't mean staying off the wagon, right?

    You're doing beautifully. I'm very inspired by you.

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  22. I LOVE this. I didn't have a French silk pie this weekend. I DID have too many mini Snickers. But I didn't have the pie. That counts!

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  23. Bummer on not feeling good. I wish you an allergy-safe cinnamon roll like treat. For someday. (Safe bread loaded with cinnamon? Maybe raisins? The butter and cream cheese are another matter) Congratulations again on recognizing the victory in restraint!

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  24. It's OK - if you can admit it, you still have self-control and can get get right back on track. It's when you have a big binge and pretend it never happened, that's when you've got a problem. Of course I don't know this from personal experience...heehee

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  25. I'm still on your last year's diet.
    And I'm pretty much okay with that.

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  26. oh my heavens - i'm so far off the wagon that i cannot even see the trail anymore! haha...well actually, that isn't funny at all! ((((sigh)))). good for you! i think you are a rock star for only eating one egg!

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  27. I know how you have a tradition where you make cinnamon rolls every conference weekend (a tradition that I blatantly stole from you, by the way). You know you needed to allow yourself to eat one or three. I'm glad you are not being too hard on yourself.

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  28. I've eaten so much junk since Easter. I wish it was only a few cinnamon rolls and a Cadbury egg. I haven't even done any Shred for a few weeks (I've been taking it easy on the tredmill instead).

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  29. I fell off the wagon over the weekend too. Mine involved doughnuts, chocolate and peeps.

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  30. I loved this muchly,

    "Mostly, I am awesome."

    yes, you are!! :) (especially seeing as I nearly ate my weight in festive Easter peanut M&Ms)

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  31. Me, too. I mean, I fell off the no-sugar bandwagon over Easter weekend. Trying to do better - I guess the point is that we keep trying!

    By the way, this is Mary Marble (I changed my google email account).

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  32. I LOVE that quote. I need it. It is so good to hear that you also fall off sometimes too. Sometimes it just doesn't seem fair that we shouldn't be able to enjoy a little. Great post.

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