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Old 05-29-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
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I've always said I do moderation in moderation. Meaning there are a few things I have cut out altogether but most everything else I enjoy in small amounts. I don't eat fried foods (not worth the fat/calories to me) chips ('cause I can't control my portions) and store-bought sweets (they never taste as good as they look or that is what I have convinced myself).

OK today we had a luncheon in my office. When I put the salad I made for it in the refrigeator I saw the MOST gorgeous coconut cake. We have a couple of really good bakers here too. Imagine my relief when it came out and I saw it was from a grocery store! If it had been homemade the story might have ended differently, but I had salad and it was wonderful because I got the lettuce fresh from the farmer's market.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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I grumble a lot about the appalling quality of most food in this country, but you're right, it does cut out a great deal of my temptation!
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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oh....coconut cake....I want some.....oh......
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:33 PM   #4
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MMMmmmmm COCOnut.....

Well done YOU!!!!

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Old 05-29-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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As I said, if it had been homemade..................
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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store-bought sweets (they never taste as good as they look
I need to remind myself of this. It is sooooo true!!

Homemade is a whole different story!

Good job!
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:44 PM   #7
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My office went out today for lunch and the waiter brought my lunch minus the sundried tomatoes i wanted - he felt bad but no biggie, i ate it. When he was bringing the bills, he brought me a small piece of dessert and said it was to make it up to me -- it looked FAKE and not yummy at all, so i made sure everyone took a big giant bite and left the rest! no one even noticed i didn't even try it!!!

unless it's fabulous, i'm not spending my calories on it!!!
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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That is a fantastic attitude. That stuff NEVER tastes as good as it looks!
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #9
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But I WANT it to taste that good

Usually at home I made reduced sugar everything when it comes to sweets
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:06 PM   #10
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Saved by the label indeed! So rarely does that stuff taste as good as it looks (thank goodness!).
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:36 PM   #11
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i find reading the labels is so helpful. store bought treats often have so many ingredients i can't pronounce and often have hydrogenated oil or transfats. If i can't pronounce it, i probably shouldn't eat it
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #12
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What a great victory for you! WTG! And I agree, as appealing as that stuff looks, it is *never* as good as you want it to be... For a lot of things, too! I remember that a few months ago, for the longest time I was really craving some toffee (who knows why?! heh) but hadn't done anything about it, when finally I was at home and somehow unearthed half a bag of fun-size Heath bars that someone in my family must have been hiding... And though I resisted for a couple days, I finally gave in and ate quite a few of them, heh. And ya know what?--they were not at ALL as good as they tasted in my head! The toffee wasn't crunchy enough, the chocolate was waxy, etc... It really just wasn't worth it.

Especially as of late, I've really been trying to think twice before trying to satisfy a craving with something that might not be quite what I want... When I have indulgences now, I reeeally want to hold out for the premium stuff that I *know* is going to be every bit as decadent as I want/need it to be. I relish each and every one of my treats, BUT it just isn't worth it to waste the calories on something that isn't the absolute best, most delicious thing you can think of in that moment! Heh.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:33 PM   #13
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Great Job! Way to resist!
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