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Old 06-15-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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I have these moments when i realize something so obvious I feel like an idiot for not recognizing it before. I had one this week. I've been on my plan for a year, and while I cook healthy meals and everyone eats the same food, I've still felt like I shouldn't deprive the rest of the family of their treats while I am trying to lose weight. So I try to buy stuff I don't like so much, but I pick up some chips for DH and some cookies or sweets for the kids when I am shopping. And usually I am fine staying out of it, but if it's that week before TOM it becomes pretty challenging, and when I cheat it is usually with that stuff. I haven't ever gone out of the house and bought something specifically for me to cheat with.
But I realized finally that we live one block away from a little country store with snowcones, ice cream cones, and lots of other treats. And the kids are old enough to walk over there and get something if they want it. And at our pool there is a vending machine stuffed with candy. i started thinking about how often they are faced with goodies, and it turns out to be almost every day really, almost every time they set foot out the door! Why on earth have I felt like I needed to keep it here for them too? I wonder if they weren't really my excuse to have it around when I wanted it...
Okay, I'm awake now, and that's the end of that. No more junk in this house, whew, what a relief!
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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that's a great revelation!!! good for you!
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #4
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:17 AM   #5
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Oh gee. You sound like me. I do the same thing.
I guess I need to be strong like you, because they don't really need the bad treats either with all of the other stuff they get!
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:54 AM   #6
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I have 3 grown kids that can hop in their cars and go get what they need. I have a husband is diabetic and shouldn't have the crap.....why do I feel the need to keep the crap in the house?......thanks for the revelation!!!! I really, really needed to see this.
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:36 PM   #7
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Good for you! I have to remind myself that this is a health concern and not just a weight loss maneuver. They don't need this stuff everyday. It's bad for their health, too.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:30 AM   #8
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Schmoodle - this is a wonderful revelation, really! You are so right. Treats should be treated as a special, once in a while thing. Candy, cookies, ice cream, etc really don't have to be part of our daily lives - even for kids.

DH and I go to the Brewsters every now and then, if we want ice cream. We have gone on 'cookie dates' to the coffee shop for a biscotti.

I am so, so glad you posted this. It is a wonderful reminder!
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