100 lb. Club - Trigger Food Victory Lap!




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thinpossible
04-25-2009, 10:43 AM
I am done with fast food, chips, candy, desserts, fried food and junk food. I've already had more than my fair share for my lifetime. These are the foods that are making me fat. I didn't get this weight grazing on carrots. Every time I eat them, I crave them more. And to be absolutely honest, I don't even like 98% of these foods. I love the anticipation of eating them. I use them to numb any big feelings I'm having, or to relieve boredom. I've deluded myself into believing that they make celebrations better. But as for the taste, if I really slow down and taste them? I don't like them. They're too sweet, too salty, too greasy.

Do I plan to cut them out forever? No I do not. Because that makes me want to run right out and buy a gallon of ice cream, and a bag of Doritos. Also, I think the chances of me not eating junk for the next 50 years are zero. So what I plan to do is avoid them like I avoid stepping in dog poo, but if I do eat them, it is absolutely no big deal, just wipe the poo off my shoe. Does that make any sense? Let me try to explain. I plan to never eat them again, but if I slip in some way, I am giving that no power whatsoever to make me feel bad. Because that makes me feel worse, and eat those foods more. So while I'm avoiding these foods like contaminated water or a contagious disease, if I eat some, pfft absolutely meaningless.

OK, sorry to be so long winded, I'm wrapping it up now. I'm also ignoring the critic in my head who is telling me this is a stupid idea. Shut up, Critic.

Imagine you're at a large track stadium with all of the people at 3FC sitting in the stands. You are going to take a victory lap around the track (burns more calories than a hug)!

Take a victory lap if:

Every time you resist eating junk food, or whatever food is a trigger for you, tell us what the food was, and how you let the temptation roll right off your back. Or how you hung on for dear life, but managed to pass it up.

You slipped, but kicked your guilt to the curb. Just waved it away like an annoying fly and said, "Go bother someone who is a slave to that stuff, because I'm not, tra la la!"


We need a pat on the back for resisting temptation, or not letting guilt get to us! I think it will help motivate us, and help us "just say no" if we know there's a crowd of people to cheer us on as we round the track!

:cheer3: Hooray! You did it, so take a victory lap!:cheer3:


thinpossible
04-25-2009, 10:44 AM
OK I'll start. Yesterday I didn't know what to make for dinner, I need to go to the store, and thought about the drive thru at Sonic. Then I said, nope, not an option, period. We ate grilled cheese on whole wheat bread, with lots of fresh veggies and fruit.

Then last night we went to the movies where I did not have any candy or soda. I refuse to pay concession stand prices for that stuff, and we were too late to stop at the gas station on the way. So hooray for being cheap!

2 victory laps for me :cheer3:

Leeesa
04-25-2009, 10:55 AM
Well, mine is a kicking guilt to the curb story... I went for a run yesterday with my friend who ended up blowing out her ankle on the trail, she had to hobble home. Feeling sorry for ourselves we went for coffee where a blueberry bar (like the date bar at Starbucks which is LOADED in calories and fat) was calling my name. I wish I could say I resisted, I didn't BUT, I only bought one, and split in half to share with her, that's Victory A, and then Victory B, I knew I hadn't worked hard enough during my run so I came home and worked up a sweat aerating my lawn MANUALLY (I have the blisters to prove it). So, I added the slip-up into my plan and I don't feel guilty for it. I will go for a big long run tomorrow and carry on :)


Jennelle
04-25-2009, 11:50 AM
LOVE this thread! :D

cfmama
04-25-2009, 11:57 AM
What a great idea!!!!

When I was grocery shopping yesterday I had to go down the frozen pizza aisle for blueberries. I really really REALLY wanted to search for a low cat pizza and SOMEHOW work it into my calories. But I didn't. I got my blueberries and amscrammed the heck outta there!

time2lose
04-25-2009, 03:02 PM
thinpossible originally posted: am done with fast food, chips, candy, desserts, fried food and junk food. I've already had more than my fair share for my lifetime. These are the foods that are making me fat. I didn't get this weight grazing on carrots. Every time I eat them, I crave them more.

That is the story of my life!! I am like an alcoholic except my addition is junk and sugar instead of alcohol, 1 is too many and 1000 is not enough.

WarMaiden
04-25-2009, 04:15 PM
I really really REALLY wanted to search for a low cat pizza and SOMEHOW work it into my calories.

Cat pizza IS hard to resist ;)

It's amazing how, a year in, my trigger foods aren't in the least attractive to me anymore. In fact, healthy alternatives to my trigger foods aren't that attractive; I constantly evaluate them for nutritional content, and reject them if they don't meet my standards. Case in point: Last night was my "free" night, which means I eat yummy healthy food that I want, but I let myself have more of it. I'd planned to have a cup of no-sugar ice cream. But when it came time to have it, I decided to have something with better nutrition instead (cup of milk, cocoa powder, agave syrup, with a side of a spoonful of peanut butter). And even while I was making this better choice, I was kind of laughing at myself for not being able to make a junky choice! I just don't want the junk at ALL anymore. Amazing.

thinpossible
04-25-2009, 05:27 PM
I only bought one, and split in half to share with her, that's Victory A, and then Victory B, I knew I hadn't worked hard enough during my run so I came home and worked up a sweat aerating my lawn MANUALLY :woohoo:

I really really REALLY wanted to search for a low cat pizza and SOMEHOW work it into my calories. But I didn't. I got my blueberries and amscrammed the heck outta there! That's great! I bet you feel a lot better than if you'd eaten it.

It's amazing how, a year in, my trigger foods aren't in the least attractive to me anymore. ...I just don't want the junk at ALL anymore. Amazing. I hope I can say that this time next year!

Numina
04-26-2009, 10:15 PM
OK, I do feel pretty good about this one!

My husband had a really lousy weekend, culminating in hurting his back so that he can hardly get out of a chair without help. I wanted to do something good tonight so the weekend ended on a more positive note and offered to go fetch any restaurant food that appealed to him.

He chose food from Olive Garden --- and oh, yes! there are several "trigger foods" that call that joint home. So I just fetched manicotti for the kid and lasagna (a personal fav) for the husband, along with surprise tiramisu for both. I even stayed in the kitchen while they ate, although not at the table with them. For me, this was a big victory!

So, putting on my running shoes, taking my lap and waving at all the cheering supporters from 100+. We really can do this together!

Beverlyjoy
04-27-2009, 07:12 AM
This is a great approach!

thinpossible
04-27-2009, 08:07 AM
:cheer2: Awesome job Numina :cheer2:

I had a major craving for junk Friday and Saturday, and didn't eat any! Friday I ate raw snap peas instead, and nothing on Sat.

rockinrobin
04-27-2009, 08:22 AM
I had a major craving for junk Friday and Saturday, and didn't eat any! Friday I ate raw snap peas instead, and nothing on Sat.

Atta girl!!!! THAT'S the way to do it.

I LOVE sugar snap peas. Had them myself this weekend. I cleaned them all up and put them in a plastic container. My whole family nibbled at them all weekend long. There's none left. I won't buy them again till the weekend though. It's a treat I save specifically for then.

As you can see, we've definitely "re-defined" what a "treat" is in our home. And I ADORE it. :smug:

time2lose
04-27-2009, 08:53 AM
Sometimes I get distracted by the first part of the posting and don't read the entire thing as I should. I did that with this one and failed to get the real message of taking a victory lap for resist eating junk food, or whatever food is a trigger for us! It is a great idea and I am sorry that I did not support it as I should have. I love the imagery!


Well, I am now!
This past weekend one son brought home pizza and the other made brownies. I just totally ignored them and stayed with my planned meals and snacks.

A victory lap for me! :cheer3:

ladynredd
04-27-2009, 09:15 AM
This past weekend one son brought home pizza and the other made brownies. I just totally ignored them and stayed with my planned meals and snacks.

A victory lap for me! :cheer3:

And cheerleaders! :cheer2::cheer3::cheer2::cheer3:

Both of those are big trigger foods for me and I would definitely have had trouble resisting. GREAT JOB!

Donna D., Hemet, CA

Numina
04-27-2009, 09:20 AM
Pizza AND brownies? Both in the house on the same weekend? And you just walked right by them BOTH??

TimeToLose, you better take TWO victory laps! Great job!

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Numina
04-27-2009, 09:25 AM
Thanks, ThinPossible! (and I think this is a great idea for a thread -- thanks for that, too!)

And high fives to you, chickie, for stepping past the evil, lurking junk food right up to something so very good for you!

Get those running shoes on and take a lap!

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JulieJ08
04-27-2009, 12:03 PM
Do I plan to cut them out forever? No I do not. Because that makes me want to run right out and buy a gallon of ice cream, and a bag of Doritos. Also, I think the chances of me not eating junk for the next 50 years are zero. So what I plan to do is avoid them like I avoid stepping in dog poo, but if I do eat them, it is absolutely no big deal, just wipe the poo off my shoe. Does that make any sense? Let me try to explain. I plan to never eat them again, but if I slip in some way, I am giving that no power whatsoever to make me feel bad. Because that makes me feel worse, and eat those foods more. So while I'm avoiding these foods like contaminated water or a contagious disease, if I eat some, pfft absolutely meaningless.

Makes great sense to me, I was just thinking about this this past weekend. You can choose to give something up, and still have a process ahead of you of completely making the change. But the decision is made. You know you're done with believing in XYZ, whether it's a food or concept or whatever. On the other hand, you could do very well for a week or a month or more at 100% giving something up, but you know in your heart you haven't permanently given it up.

thinpossible
04-28-2009, 05:00 PM
We're moving this weekend, and I'm so stressed about money and getting everything done. Sheesh, I'm like a stress ball. This is prime eating time for me, but I am NOT going to Walgreens to buy a candy bar. Not, not, NOT.

Rowenna
04-28-2009, 05:20 PM
Oh man, I was doing so well, I was even getting to the point where I would go to the grocery store, walk by the oreos and doughnuts and cookies and think "I'm better than them! I don't even want them!" Then I got attacked with a huge party weekend, where there was wayyy too much snacky food around, and I ate a few oreos - that in itself was pretty great, that I only had a few, and not the whole box!! But on the other hand, it was a major trigger and I am now back where I started of wanting every last piece of junk food that is within my sight. I went to the grocery store today, and walked by the Little Debbie/Zebra cake section, and I had a terrible craving for it... Which is ridiculous, because I haven't had one of those in five or six years, even when I was eating whatever I wanted.

Does that happen to anyone else? When I'm eating whatever I want, some things aren't tempting, but once I deprive myself of the things I want, EVERYTHING looks tempting!

I just hope I can make it through this week because I KNOW the temptation and cravings will dissipate... it's just getting there that takes effort...

midwife
04-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Cool thread.

I had a bad day at work and there was a birthday cake from my favorite bakery in town. I decided the calories weren't worth the face plant into it.

Woohoo! Victory lap!

thinpossible
04-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Cool thread.

I had a bad day at work and there was a birthday cake from my favorite bakery in town. I decided the calories weren't worth the face plant into it.

Woohoo! Victory lap!

Yay! :cheer2::cheer3::cheer2:

time2lose
04-29-2009, 11:30 AM
Just got back from the birthday party for my boss. I bypassed the cake, donuts, little sandwiches, and got a few strawberries and grapes. I walked around, talking, eating my fruit slowly and escaped from those foods as soon as possible! I did want some of the cake but knew it would just start a sugar carving!

I think I will take a couple of victory laps!

ladynredd
04-29-2009, 12:35 PM
Go, time2lose, go! Take those laps!

Donna D., Hemet, CA

thinpossible
04-29-2009, 12:53 PM
Just got back from the birthday party for my boss. I bypassed the cake, donuts, little sandwiches, and got a few strawberries and grapes. I walked around, talking, eating my fruit slowly and escaped from those foods as soon as possible! I did want some of the cake but knew it would just start a sugar carving!

I think I will take a couple of victory laps!

Excellent job!


I really have a fast food craving today. Maybe I'm just bored with my food. I think I'll treat myself to the Whole Foods salad bar.

thinpossible
04-29-2009, 04:36 PM
I came way to close to making a fast food run today. I let the debate in my head start up, "should I?" etc. I should never debate with junk food because it WILL win, it's stronger than I am. I think its the combination of the stress of moving and the convenience of junk food.

Anyway, I resisted! I went to the Whole Foods salad bar, like I said I would. Had a yummy salad with just veggies, a wee bit of dressing and nothing fattening. If I can just make it through the next couple of weeks, I'll be OK.

Jen415
05-01-2009, 09:39 AM
Y'all, this is amazing....I have completed four days sugar free! :)

time2lose
05-01-2009, 09:42 AM
Yeah! That is great. It is hard to do and you should be proud of yourself!

Numina
05-01-2009, 10:16 AM
Rowena, I think you have a good point about developing sudden cravings when you “can’t” have something. I have decided that I can eat whatever I want – but I will not deceive myself about the consequences of that choice. Most of the time, knowing I could have that treat if I wanted to makes it a lot less demanding! Take a victory lap for avoiding those charming little cakes and for having such a good insight!

Midwife declines the ever-popular birthday cake! That definitely earns a victory lap!

TimeToLose skipped all the bad food, ate good food and still socialized at an event --- that’s a lot of good decisions in one short period of time. Put on your running shoes!

ThinPossible pushed the fast-forward on the fast food and stuck to her plan --- a very healthy salad instead! Another great choice and another reason to take that lap of victory!

Jen415 is on day 4 of a sugar detox --- and I suspect that is nearly as tough a detox as many illegal drugs! Such stick-to-it-ness deserves a victory lap!

Congratulations, ladies, on a series of good choices under difficult circumstances! Time to enjoy your run!


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midwife
05-01-2009, 01:16 PM
Great choices, ladies!!!! :carrot:

thinpossible
05-02-2009, 12:00 AM
Y'all, this is amazing....I have completed four days sugar free! :)
Well done!

Star2Be
05-02-2009, 12:11 PM
Oooh, I just *love* the concept of this thread! For me, feats of "temptation resistance" have always been the most impressive, so I love reading everyone else's victories and have been waiting for the opportunity to share one of my own... Well, today I finally have one! Last night, I grabbed a quick dinner with some of my friends at our coffee/bagel shop on campus, and while everyone else went nuts with these massive delicious-looking bagels with various kinds of flavored cream cheese (one girl's whole dinner was literally a "pizza bagel" - two halves slathered with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, then toasted - and a cup of blackberry lemonade!), I got a modest veggie wrap (minus the schmear that was supposed to come on it, heh) and a fruit salad cup. I felt really good about that! And then a little later, my friend and I had a little bit of extra time before the comedy show we were planning to go to, and she suggested we go grab dessert--eek!! :yikes: I was just like, "Um, no, that's okay, I'm still pretty full from dinner..." (and I was), and thankfully she didn't press the issue, though a little after that she bought a brownie from a bake sale we happened to pass by at our student union, and being the awesome friend she is, she offered me half--and I said no! Not even a single bite! :angel: Hehe!!

Mikayla
05-02-2009, 08:43 PM
On Friday I had a super busy morning and I was running a ton of errands. Anyway I really had to use the restroom, so I decided I would stop at the next place I passed which happened to be a Dairy Queen. So I went in and used the restroom, after I came out I wanted to eat there so bad. I was hungry and Chicken Fingers and a Blizzard sounded so good. BUT I just walked right back out, I drove down the road and bought some brown rice sushi and went about my day! :cheer:

Star2Be
05-03-2009, 12:46 PM
^ WTG! Now that ya mention it, Dairy Queen sounds really good right now... I don't know if I would have been able to resist if it were staring me in the face like that, hehe! Well done. :cp:

My latest food victory was last night when I went out to dinner at one of my *favorite* restaurants--I love it because it not only has tons and tons of delicious vegetarian/vegan foods, but a pretty wide variety of these amazing vegan desserts. :hungry: Going to this restaurant usually requires a special trip, so I always feel like I "should" indulge when I go there, i.e. ordering whatever huge high-cal entree I want AND dessert, because it's really hard/nearly impossible to find good vegan food (especially desserts!) on my campus, so it always feels like I should take advantage of the rare opportunity to get some... But for some reason last night it just kind of clicked with me like, Hey, this isn't going to be the last time I *ever* go here--I think I can survive without having a big splurge this time! So, I ordered one of the healthiest menu items instead of the huge lasagna meal I wanted, and - get this - I DID NOT GET DESSERT! That was a HUGE accomplishment for me, because generally getting dessert is like 90% of the fun of going to this restaurant in the first place, hehe! But I had just had a delicious (planned) piece of cake last week, and I've resolved that I will not have another indulgence like that until I've hit the 150s, so somehow I was able to resist... I'm still not really sure how! :dunno: But I'm very glad for it, and proud of myself! :D

Numina
05-03-2009, 11:54 PM
WOOT, Meredith! Two different occasions of eating out, one in a restaurant with which you have an (ahem!) "history" and you stayed right on course! No dessert, no partial brownies, no over-indulgence of lasagna --- just good choices right down the line! Looks like you will be moving on down to the 150's (what a lovely number!) in the very near future, so put on those shoes and hit the track, gal! (By the way, the mini-goals achieved list at the bottom of your signature makes VERY nice reading!)

OMG, Mikayla --- you snubbed a DAIRY QUEEN? If I walked into one of those joints, I would land face first in the ice cream for sure! Excellent job for walking in and walking out without taking some extra pounds of fat ala mode with you! Now, get out there, take your lap and don't forget to wave at the folks in the bleachers!


VICTORY LAPS!

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thinpossible
05-07-2009, 09:13 AM
We went out for dinner last night to celebrate my daughter's birthday, and I didn't have any dessert. Not a bite. Which is not to say I've been perfect, because we've also been moving, and that makes it a challenge to eat right. But at least I've avoided the vast majority of junk and fast food at a time when it would have been very easy to indulge.

thinpossible
05-07-2009, 09:15 AM
On Friday I had a super busy morning and I was running a ton of errands. Anyway I really had to use the restroom, so I decided I would stop at the next place I passed which happened to be a Dairy Queen. So I went in and used the restroom, after I came out I wanted to eat there so bad. I was hungry and Chicken Fingers and a Blizzard sounded so good. BUT I just walked right back out, I drove down the road and bought some brown rice sushi and went about my day! :cheer: Woo hoo! Great work!

Going to this restaurant usually requires a special trip, so I always feel like I "should" indulge when I go there, i.e. ordering whatever huge high-cal entree I want AND dessert, because it's really hard/nearly impossible to find good vegan food (especially desserts!) on my campus, so it always feels like I should take advantage of the rare opportunity to get some... But for some reason last night it just kind of clicked with me like, Hey, this isn't going to be the last time I *ever* go here--I think I can survive without having a big splurge this time! So, I ordered one of the healthiest menu items instead of the huge lasagna meal I wanted, and - get this - I DID NOT GET DESSERT! Awesome! It's so great when you have a simple revelation that turns your thinking around!

Star2Be
05-07-2009, 08:29 PM
Thank you, Numina and thinpossible! You ladies are too sweet. :D

And thinpossible, WTG resisting the dessert last night and keeping up pretty healthy habits despite all the stress of moving--it sounds like you've been very busy, and it's always really hard to be able to plan out good choices and such when everything is such a whirlwind! So, it's just like what you said: it's not about being *perfect*; it's about making an effort to do the best you can, and it sounds like you have been doing really awesomely. Great job! :cp:

I am *hoping* that I'll be able to take a victory lap soon, because my mom recently told me that she mailed me a package of these amazing-sounding vegan "everything" cookies... Acckk!! I know (or at least I'd like to think!) she only meant it as a sweet, thoughtful gesture, NOT to sabotage me or anything, but I don't know what I'm going to do with a half-dozen cookies. I certainly don't plan on throwing all of them away, but I'm hoping that just having them around doesn't trigger me to binge and eat them all at once (which is unquestionably what I would have done in the past). So yeah, *hopefully* I'll be able to figure out my best option and come back here sometime soon for my lap! :crossed: Hehe.

thinpossible
05-11-2009, 10:49 AM
On Friday, movie night at my house, all the kids and the hubby had some candy, but for my treat I had a low fat yogurt. Go me! :cheer3:

Slashnl
05-11-2009, 01:54 PM
So glad I read this thread. How cool!

So, I'm adding. I had a good news, bad news weekend. Klondike bars were on sale at the grocery store, so I bought some... for the family. I had 2 on Saturday night. Gah!

But, my daughter thought I should have some for Mother's Day too and I just said I was too full... which is true.

Not worth a full lap, but maybe half a lap.

Star2Be
05-12-2009, 02:18 AM
I am *hoping* that I'll be able to take a victory lap soon, because my mom recently told me that she mailed me a package of these amazing-sounding vegan "everything" cookies... Acckk!! I know (or at least I'd like to think!) she only meant it as a sweet, thoughtful gesture, NOT to sabotage me or anything, but I don't know what I'm going to do with a half-dozen cookies. I certainly don't plan on throwing all of them away, but I'm hoping that just having them around doesn't trigger me to binge and eat them all at once (which is unquestionably what I would have done in the past). So yeah, *hopefully* I'll be able to figure out my best option and come back here sometime soon for my lap! :crossed: Hehe.
Oooh, I just realized that I totally forgot to come back and take my lap!! And I earned that sucker, too--in fact, I think I'm going to take TWO laps. ;) The first one is for handling the situation with the cookies my mom sent: she sent me a half-dozen huge vegan "everything" cookies, and sure enough, they are absolutely amaaaazing. BUT I am extremely to pleased that I have *not* binged on them! I got the package on Thursday night, and had ONE cookie (yep, you read that right--ONE cookie!) that night, with a ton of water to fill me up and stave off the urge to reach for another, and it worked! Then throughout the next couple of days, I gave away two more of the cookies to two of my closest friends, who I knew would really appreciate them. Then last night, I had ONE more as a reward for finishing a paper (for school) that was due today. There are now just two of those cookies left, and I plan on spacing them out like I did with the first two. I gotta tell ya, I am SO proud of myself!! :D

The second lap is for the box of peanut butter Fiber One chewy bars that my mom ALSO sent along with the cookies--curses!! :censored: Not only do I LOVE F1 bars, but the peanut butter ones are my favorite--so much so that I realized that I *really* cannot keep them around anymore because I inevitably binge on them every freakin' time. :rolleyes: Sooo I was really worried about having that box in my possession, especially since I knew I couldn't eat them anyways because they're not vegan, but I had this intense fear that I was going to binge on them, because I've lost control with those darn things so many times in the past. But before I could think much about it, I very quickly resolved to offer the box to a friend who is a fellow F1 fan, who naturally accepted them quite happily... Crisis averted!! *Whew* :dizzy:

WTG resisting the candy, thinpossible!! What is it about watching movies that just makes a person want to eat? Something just doesn't feel *right* if I'm sitting watching a movie without my hand in some kind of box/bag/carton... LOL! :lol:

Slashnl - Hey, as far as I'm concerned, ANY good choice you make is a victory in its own right, and certainly worth celebrating! You could have been triggered by falling into an all-or-nothing mentality, where you would have reasoned, Well, I already had two of these Klondike bars, so I might as well finish off the package--but you didn't!! Well done. :hat:

Numina
05-12-2009, 08:58 AM
My husband is out of town, so I took my son out to dinner last night. He picked an all-you-can-eat salad place (because he knows that salad is good for me --- nice kid!). Well, of course those joints also include an all-you-can-eat pizza bar and an all-you-can-eat dessert bar! YIKES!

But I had 2 plates of a really good-tasting mixed green salad ..... AND NOTHING ELSE! The kid had 3 monster dishes of cookies/cake/ice cream/fixings and I wasn't even that interested.

Believe me, this was a new experience! YAY, ME!

Numina
05-12-2009, 09:10 AM
ThinPossible --- First, you went out to dinner and politely turned down dessert. Then, you had yogurt when all those around you sat and ate candy? And al this while you are still in the middle of the chaos that is moving a family into a new home? EXCELLENT WORK! You better take a double trip around the track, waving at all your excited fans!

Slashni --- Oh, those Klondike bars are darn hard to resist. The boys are hooked on the Heath bar ones and believe me, when those are in the fridge, they sing to me! So, kudos to you for being able to turn them down the second day; you had your serious face on that day, didnít you! Hope you have your running shoes on because you are taking a lap!

Meredith --- I sure hope your friends appreciate all that you are giving up to them! You gave away 2 homemade cookies AND are eating the remainder in a slow, planned way that fits into your calorie schedule? AWESOME! And you just totally gave away a box of sweet bars that you love but just didnít fit your new healthy lifestyle? That deserves an ďAĒ for sure! Get those track shoes on and join ThinPossible in a double lap!



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Star2Be
05-13-2009, 11:26 AM
He picked an all-you-can-eat salad place (because he knows that salad is good for me --- nice kid!). Well, of course those joints also include an all-you-can-eat pizza bar and an all-you-can-eat dessert bar! YIKES!
"YIKES" is right!! I heard about a place like this that just opened in my hometown, and I immediately decided that if I know what's good for me, I will *never* go there! LOL! "All-you-can-eat" places have never been such a good thing for me, cuz, well, I can eat a LOT. ;) Awesome job staying away from the pizza and dessert, Numina! That must have been sooo hard... Go take your lap; you have definitely earned it!! :cp:

thinpossible
05-13-2009, 01:00 PM
My husband is out of town, so I took my son out to dinner last night. He picked an all-you-can-eat salad place (because he knows that salad is good for me --- nice kid!). Well, of course those joints also include an all-you-can-eat pizza bar and an all-you-can-eat dessert bar! YIKES!

But I had 2 plates of a really good-tasting mixed green salad ..... AND NOTHING ELSE! The kid had 3 monster dishes of cookies/cake/ice cream/fixings and I wasn't even that interested.

Believe me, this was a new experience! YAY, ME! Woo! You GO girl!!!

Numina
05-13-2009, 01:00 PM
Thanks, Meredith!

The all-you-can-eat salad place is doable, even with pizza and desserts, but those buffet places, with all-you-can-eat roast beef and fried chicken and mashed potatos and nachos, etc. scare me. I not only don't go it, but I avert my eyes when I drive past them! :rofl:

Slashnl
05-13-2009, 01:21 PM
Thanks, Meredith!

The all-you-can-eat salad place is doable, even with pizza and desserts, but those buffet places, with all-you-can-eat roast beef and fried chicken and mashed potatos and nachos, etc. scare me. I not only don't go it, but I avert my eyes when I drive past them! :rofl:

Just pretend that they are closed... TO YOU! They don't want you there!! ha!

SnowboundChick
05-13-2009, 01:32 PM
Pepsi has always been a problem for me. I'm on day 3 of not having any and I feel so good about it!!

Numina
05-13-2009, 01:42 PM
Thanks, ThinPossible and Slashni! And you know, those places might NOT want people like me to go in there: "OMG, she'll ruin us!" (Although the sad truth is that I see a lot of people my size and a lot bigger going in or out of those buffets...)

Numina
05-13-2009, 01:47 PM
Donna, I am so there! Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi is my thing! I love it! And yet, it seems like when I drink it, I end up wanting a whole lot more sweets and calories. Not to mention what it does to your teeth and bones and digestion.

So WOOT! WOOT! for you for walking away from the siren sound of a pop tab opening. 3 days sounds like a long time to me! Better get those running shoes on, because you are taking a lap! Don't forget to wave to your fans, lady!



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Slashnl
05-13-2009, 03:49 PM
Thanks, ThinPossible and Slashni! And you know, those places might NOT want people like me to go in there: "OMG, she'll ruin us!" (Although the sad truth is that I see a lot of people my size and a lot bigger going in or out of those buffets...)

Ok, that's not what I meant!!
They just don't want you because you are one of those people losing weight and you might be an inspiration to the other diners... and then they'll lose business because no one will come back... on and on and on!!

:)

Numina
05-13-2009, 05:31 PM
Oh, I see what you meant now, Slashni! I knew you meant no offense and I took none, and I hope you don't mind that I misinterpretted what you were saying. (It actually tickled my funny bone...)

:D

Star2Be
05-14-2009, 10:50 PM
Time for another lap!! One of my classes ended a bit early today, so one of my closest friends and I were hanging out on the quad, just chilling out and soaking up a bit of sun in the extra time before our next classes... Well, naturally, he decided that he had to go get a snack from our student convenience store. :rolleyes: And get this--he had the gall to buy an entire bag of peanut butter M&Ms, even though he knows that anything with peanut butter and chocolate is quite literally like Kryptonite for me. Of course, there was no way I was eating them, because they are definitely not vegan (heh), but it drove me absolutely NUTS to have to sit and watch him eat the whole bag... I could even smell them, and I swear my mouth started watering. All I wanted to do was snatch that bag out of his hands and either stomp on it furiously OR start frantically stuffing the whole thing into my mouth! :o

Luckily, I just so happened to have a delicious juicy pear with me, so I munched on that instead... My stomach was crying out at the smell of the peanut butter-y deliciousness, but I would NOT give into it! This is a huge victory for me--I don't know how I can fully communicate how nearly impossible it is for me to resist peanut butter and chocolate things. That really is like the mother of all triggers for me, and I am simply amazed that I didn't even have a single one of those d*mn M&Ms. I feel strong! ;)

SnowboundChick
05-14-2009, 11:34 PM
My boss went to get us treats to day and asked what I wanted. "An apple" I forgot my snacks today. He was sweet and say he supported me and brought me back two apples. They were delicious!

Buttercup
05-14-2009, 11:50 PM
[COLOR="Blue"][I]This is a great thread for me too!! Victory lap for me!!! I was at Costco today. I walked through the bakery section and it smelled wonderful! I LOVE cookies and they had the homemade package of choc.chip, oatmeal raisin, and white choc. mac. I picked up the package and felt the saliva starting to drip! I actually smelled the box! Then thought- I have had these cookies. They are wonderful. But I want to stay on plan because I am worth it and that is better then any cookie! I put the box down and walked away without a backward glance! Victory lap!!!!!!!!!
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thinpossible
05-15-2009, 08:03 AM
Pepsi has always been a problem for me. I'm on day 3 of not having any and I feel so good about it!! Wow! That's terrific! I hope this is day 5 for you!

Luckily, I just so happened to have a delicious juicy pear with me, so I munched on that instead... My stomach was crying out at the smell of the peanut butter-y deliciousness, but I would NOT give into it! This is a huge victory for me--I don't know how I can fully communicate how nearly impossible it is for me to resist peanut butter and chocolate things. That really is like the mother of all triggers for me, and I am simply amazed that I didn't even have a single one of those d*mn M&Ms. I feel strong! ;) Wow! Two victory laps for you, and a slap upside the head for your friend ;)

This is a great thread for me too!! Victory lap for me!!! I was at Costco today. I walked through the bakery section and it smelled wonderful! I LOVE cookies and they had the homemade package of choc.chip, oatmeal raisin, and white choc. mac. I picked up the package and felt the saliva starting to drip! I actually smelled the box! Then thought- I have had these cookies. They are wonderful. But I want to stay on plan because I am worth it and that is better then any cookie! I put the box down and walked away without a backward glance! Victory lap!!!!!!!!!
:running:Nicely done!