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What Is Your Usual Rationale?

We have all succumbed to a second helping of something indulgent, and well . . . over indulged. Generally, when peeling back the wrapper on that second devil's food cupcake, we start to make deals with ourselves.

I don't know about you, but my rationale always involves more exercise. I tell myself I will run, bike and swim more. How about you? When you abandon moderation how do you rationalize your actions to set yourself back on track? Tell me . . .


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nowari_101 nowari_101 8 years
i always tell my self Diet starts tomorrow :P
seraphimm seraphimm 8 years
I was so scared to see the poll results after I voted MOVE ON!! Thank God most people agree a cake isn't going to kill you :)
Taadie Taadie 8 years
If I cant convince myself I dont need it then I eat it and just know its not helping me. I try not to let food make me feel bad.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
Exactly CNDIAPPLRed. But still, ever since my brother and his wife bought over THREE cakes, I've been very careful. I mean one day is fine, but I've been eating them for almost a week now. *Hangs head in shame*
Gosh, I'm just not that obsessive about the food that I eat. If you're going to eat a cookie, eat a cookie. It's no reason to already start thinking about how your going to burn off the calories the next day. I'm not an unhealthy eater and I find that if I indulge a little, a cookie or 2 doesn't automatically mean I'm going to wake up 5 lbs. heavier. Not to mention, it makes me a happier girl. :)
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Unfortunately, lately I've been splurging on chips and candy with NO rationale (because the gym was closed for a week and I just "let go"). I depend on a daily workout to make me eat better, if that makes sense. Normally if I'm working out consistently and I have a cookie or two, I tell myself "back to the gym tomorrow"!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I work out a lot, sometimes up to 3 hours a day if I have time. I usually don't think twice about eating a little treat now and then. I generally think of it as "fuel" for my workouts.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
oh Sonia, I would not be able to resist!! Thanks guys! :) When I'm training for a marathon I do 2-3 18-20 mi runs ... they take about 3:30? Now I'm training for a half ironman and an ironman next year, so my excuse is/ will be: I biked 6 hours, gimmie some cookies! hehe
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Ugh. I try to tell myself not to have any more sweets and will make up for the food with more exercise... it was so hard back in Hungary. My aunt baked different sweets every single day. o.o;
esweet esweet 8 years
I have a wicked sweet tooth and enjoy dessert at least a few times a week. As long as it is in moderation, don't worry about it! Exercise balances it out in the end...
millarci millarci 8 years
20 miles, runningesq?!? OMG! I bow to you!
millarci millarci 8 years
I usually will tell myself that I won't have anymore sweets for the week. Sometimes it works. Sadly, sometimes it doesn't. Then I promise myself that I will exercise more. LOL!
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
Wow, 20 miles . How long does that take in the morning? I do everything in moderation. so that I don't feel guilty if I have a little something now and then.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
I ran 20 miles this morning -- I'll eat whatever I want ;)
jessie jessie 8 years
i eat one serving then thats it. no seconds! as much as i somtimes want too!! :) then life goes on..
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i used to try to justfiy things in my head but then realized that that's all i'm doing - trying to make myself feel better about something. if i want it - i guess i'll eat it and deal with the consequences afterwards. grated i work out a lot so i'm not overly worried- but that's not the thought that's in my head if i want sweets
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I eat healthy and do the elliptical 5 days a little treat every now and then isn't going to affect me. I also break my healthy diet once a week and enjoy bread, wine, mashed potatos...etc...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I usually just try to move on!
elizabee123 elizabee123 8 years
I wait. I eat slowly on top of it. So if I get seconds it's usually because I'm still really hungry. I try not to do seconds of desserts, but sometimes it calls my name way too loudly and I just give in. I work out about 5 times a week, so I don't worry about making up for it at the gym.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
It depends. Most of the time I let myself indulge a little and then move on. But if I've really overindulged, I promise myself that I'll work out that much harder tomorrow.
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