When I reported my "big" loss yesterday (of 1.4 lbs. - important only because it was the first time since December that I'd lost more than 1 lb. in a week) someone asked if I'd done anything differently during the week that may have contributed to the extra loss. The answer is YES!
Yes, I made cookies on Saturday and ate a few spoonfuls of uncooked dough. Yes, I also bought Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies from a friend's daughter and ate EIGHT of them on Sunday. Yes, because on Monday my mom brought me chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day and I had one on Monday and one on Tuesday. (She also brought me some Dove chocolates but I haven't gotten into those YET).
So one may assume that this weight loss was an undeserved "fluke", but the reality is that I did my best to log ALL my little extras and adjust my other meals a bit to accommodate the extra calories. I did have to estimate the spoonfuls of cookie dough (I figured them at equal to two full cookies), but otherwise I was pretty much on target.
The point of all this is that it is possible to fit treats into your meal plan. When you eat cookies or candy, you don't have to beat yourself up. You don't have to throw in the towel and figure you might as well keep eating since you screwed up the day anyway. You need not publicly flog yourself on your blog because it really is okay to have treats from time to time!
I know that some people have issues with sugar and sweets and consider them trigger foods that are best to be avoided. I used to believe that too actually. For me now, however, not eating certain foods makes them much more attractive and desirable. I guess it is my inner rebellious teenager!