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How do YOU cheat??

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Ok, I am assuming that I am not the only one who occationally eats something that I know full well is BAD for me but I eat it anyway.

So here is my question to those who 'cheat'. HOW and WHEN??

With me, I will go for a few weeks sticking to a strict meal plan and being very good. Then, I will take one day and have whatever I want. I still stay REASONABLE in that I keep my BS below 140 after a meal or snack, but the calories, carbs and fats are simply 'forgotten about' for the day.

The next day, I am back on task. So my whacked sense of logic tells me that it was just one day and now I am back on track.

Do you have 'throw away' days, or do you just sneak a cookie every other day? OR, do you never cheat?
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My problem cheating becomes a snow ball effect. Today one cheat is fine, tomorrow two cheats is fine and so on and so on. My weight is my biggest concern right now as I have my BS in line and off the insulin. Yes cheating will put me back on insulin. I guess what I am saying is my cheating hurts my weight right now more than my BS.
fortunately, I don't snowball. I will suffer through and 'miss' some of my favorites for several weeks, when I break, I break. but then I am quick to regain control the next day. It took me years to put on the weight, I am trying hard to get it back down. This system is working for me, just wondered what others do.
What is working is great, keep it up. For me it just seems as soon as I cheat it becomes easier to cheat again.

I too like you am losing weight. I started back in March lost 75 and would like to get rid of 25 more but the scale has not changed in the last two months. I know I am working out more and probably am building muscle but it is frustrating not seeing the scale change.
I try to cheat while still staying on my diet, if that makes any sense
if I'm in the mood for something I know I shouldn't have, I eat a couple bites, then give the rest to my boyfriend to eat *laughs*
it helps satisfy my craving, so I'm not eating my way across creation trying to make up for not eating what I actually want
You know I have been known to do that now and then. But since it is not good for me I don't give it to my wife but I throw it in the waste basket. Or give it to the dog.

I remember 25 years ago when I quit smoking. I would give in and go buy a pack. Smoke one kick myself and throw the rest of the pack in the waste basket. I wouldn't even give it to someone else. Expensive process but in the long run I won.;)
I started out around 200 about 10 years ago when I turned 50. I had always exercised but kept extra weight on with 6 pregnancies in 10 years. My last daughter was born when I was 39. So between that and peri menopause and then full menopause I was very overweight. I made the decision after I saw some Christmas pictures of myself. I started to work out 2-3 hours a day and did diets like Atkins and South Beach. In about 5 years I lost 50 pounds and went from a size 16 to a size 8. That is when I was dx'd with diabetes. The first thing the doctor said was maybe you could lose more. I was 148 at the time and thought he was crazy. I decided to give up all processed food and 4 years later I am 112 pounds, the weight I was in high school in the late 60's. It took me awhile to get used to the new me. My friends think I am way too skinny but I am muscular and getting used to the thinner version of me. I have had to replace my wardrobe. Luckily my daughter in law gave me some of her hand me downs. For awhile I could share clothes with my 21 year old but even now I am thinner than her. I feel I am healthy and the lower weight is great for my bgs. I wake up around 90-100 most mornings and rarely spike over 120-130. After meals I return to my fasting within 2-3 hours. Diabetes can be managed with tweaks to your lifestyle. I am 5'3.5 and I think I look pretty good for a 60 year old woman.
Congratulations, job well done. I am sure you are an inspiration to many people. Just hearing your story you are to me.
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