100 lb. Club - I cant trust myself......

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02-08-2007, 06:30 PM
I went to buy a box of 100 calories snacks(lorna Doone)and i end up eating them all... I am losing fast....but Now have to keep them out of my home.......ughhhhhhhh my down fall!

02-08-2007, 06:34 PM
I find myself unable to buy a box either. So, I buy them one at a time, much more expensive, but in the long run, better for my health. I don't think we can eternally deny ourselves things like that, some can, I can't, and it's not realistic for me. There's no way I'll never have chocolate again, so I ration it, once a month. Thats it. SOme months, I even forget and don't have it. Good luck. But, lesson learned, right?

02-08-2007, 06:35 PM
Yep, I can't keep any refined sugary carbs in any significant quantity in my home for any length of time. I wish it was different, but right now it's not.

02-08-2007, 07:26 PM
I feel bad thing i will have one bag every other day,,,,but cant trust myself....but on a better note I lost a pound so far this week

02-09-2007, 05:02 AM

I can't trust myself either. I can't have anything sugary in the house - chocolate would just call to me. To me it's like putting a case of wine in full view of a recovering alcoholic and not expecting them to find that difficult - why make your life more hellish?! I worked on the ice cream and after going through a few tubs very quickly I soon settled down into just having a portion when I felt like it and even forgetting it was in the freezer - so maybe some foods you can conquer in time. If I want to have a weekly treat of chocolate I just go out and buy just that quantity that I've calculated I can have and enjoy it. Hope you can find a way of including your treats without feeling guilty.


02-09-2007, 09:53 AM
I just have to be strong...on a better note...I am Over half way to my goal

02-09-2007, 10:00 AM
I just have to be strong...on a better note...I am Over half way to my goal

That's great! I'm so happy for you.

02-09-2007, 10:59 AM
I don't think there is anything wrong with knowing your limits. I cannot have junk in the house. No cookies, no crackers, no sweets. I can't even have graham crackers. Nothing that I can quickly grab. But I can have low-fat ice cream (I have never been one to eat out of the tub) in the house. I have that at night, measured out. Go figure!!

I think that learning our limits is an important part of our journey!

Congrats on being 1/2 way to goal! :D

02-09-2007, 01:59 PM
I'm in the keep it out of the house category as well. Although I am trying to overcome it. It drives DH crazy 'cause when he wants something it's not there - tough luck!

Mrs Quadcrew
02-09-2007, 02:15 PM
Same here. I don't keep that stuff in the house. It isn't needed anyhow!

02-09-2007, 02:29 PM
Being someone who can overeat on energy bars -- my nutritionist had a suggestion, if it works for what you like, that I freeze my treats, so I can't overeat without some definite thought to it -- so I thaw one out a day. Also, I've been known to have my husband "monitor" treats and he hides them until I ask for just 1 -- he should be involved, right? It all sounds kind of childish but it works for me.

02-09-2007, 02:33 PM
My DH never went to the grocery store much. Now that I've thrown all the junk away he picked up some donuts, chex mix, and fried chicken this week. I won't touch it. He knows I won't. Just like I don't have the alcohol that is in the house. I am a recovering alcoholic.

02-09-2007, 02:45 PM
Sharon -- very great job -- you have strong will!! I keep telling myself there are just certain things I cannot have -- but I give in too often! I hope to get where you are some day!!

02-09-2007, 09:08 PM
I am alone....and freezing Chocolate make it better....

02-09-2007, 09:25 PM
OMG! I'm the exact same way.... I'm prob worse because I can't even keep my daughter's bitter biscuits or toddler crackers in the house!! I just get an incredible urge to munch.

02-09-2007, 10:20 PM
Its sooo hard then you feel sooo guilty!!!!

02-10-2007, 12:54 PM
Yeah, I know the feeling...often I think "Wow, I'd kind of like to have a little debbie, and that box is so cheap!"...and so incredibly gone two days later. I have to keep my treats somewhere I never see them unless I go out of my way to find them...I have a box of godiva truffles I keep in the back of a drawer for when I really, really need some chocolate or just a little pick-up. It only works because they're so rich...lesser chocolate I couldn't stop at just one with, but a single truffle feels like a massive indulgence for only 110 calories. (And the box was on sale! Hooray for Christmas clearances.)