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KittyKat1465
07-15-2011, 03:12 PM
Someone brought in a delicious chocolate cake and it has been calling my name all day. I know I shouldn't eat it but I need someone to tell me how not worth it it is.


alaskanlaughter
07-15-2011, 03:18 PM
you said it yourself!

"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be."

Looks like it's time for THE WILL today ;)

I just love your quote...I need to copy that :) But I feel for you...cake is one of my downfalls.

It.Is.Not.Worth.It!

TheBunneh
07-15-2011, 03:19 PM
Imagine how icky and upset you'll feel after you eat it. It's definitely not worth it.


alaskanlaughter
07-15-2011, 03:20 PM
i seriously just wrote down that quote and taped it to my computer!

KatieC87
07-15-2011, 03:23 PM
Girl, it will not taste as good as you think it will! As soon as you're done, you'll regret it and want to kick yourself in the butt.

What often helps me is to focus on how many calories it is versus how many calories I burn in the gym. Granted, I'm just starting out again, but I burn 225 calories in 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. So I think, "Seriously, Katie? You want to spend 30 minutes on the elliptical tonight to make up for 5 minutes with a piece of chocolate cake?"

You can do this!

p.s. In the future, you should keep a low calorie treat nearby. I bring a 100 calorie cup of pudding with me to work, so if my cravings get too intense, I know I'm not screwing up the entire day on one snack. Good luck!

KittyKat1465
07-15-2011, 03:25 PM
Lol I am going to go outside so it stops staring at me and calling my name.

midwife
07-15-2011, 03:26 PM
"You can take a step forward or you can take a step back. Your choice." <----that's what I tell myself in these situations.

MaryB75
07-15-2011, 03:40 PM
Check how many calories it is and think about how much you'll regret it. Yesterday two of my coworkers wanted me to go out to a Mexican restaurant (my favorite) with them. I didn't want to be rude so I went and drank water while talking to them then picked up a salad on my way back. What helped was reminding my self how good it felt when I weigh in and have lost weight. You can do it!!

zoodoo613
07-15-2011, 03:42 PM
Here's my strategy with stuff like that. Wait it out. If you can just wait, someone will eat it before you have a chance to, saving you the decision.

JohnorTammy
07-15-2011, 03:42 PM
I know how you feel...Me?, I'd throw it in the trash and tell myself I remember what they taste like, I've eatin tons of them. Good luck........John

Emme
07-15-2011, 03:45 PM
I've heard "people" and "articles" state that the first two bites of something are always the most delicious and fulfilling, and that after that our taste buds just kinda don't register the taste as good as the first two bites were. If you think that you can get away with just having a tiny piece that consists of two bites, do it! Savor the two bites and be done with it! :) But if you are like me and eating two bites would lead to eating two pieces (or half the cake) then don't do it...it's not worth it if that ends up being the case!!

caramelkitty
07-15-2011, 04:02 PM
You're doing so good! You dont need the cake! :)
Trust me, I had a cookie the other day after giving into temptation, and it...didnt...even....taste....good.

so on top of guilt i had to deal with disappointment.

the cake wont be good. now walk away. lol

KittyKat1465
07-15-2011, 07:32 PM
I'll admit that I had 3 smalls bites. Felt really ashamed, but then I realized I would have normally eaten a huge slice and I was kinda proud of myself for being able to stop at 3 bites. At least I didn't have to obsess over it anymore.

mateosmama2005
07-15-2011, 08:27 PM
Just throw it away or else it'll keep calling your name! or give it away...

Snaplet
07-15-2011, 09:20 PM
I'll admit that I had 3 smalls bites. Felt really ashamed, but then I realized I would have normally eaten a huge slice and I was kinda proud of myself for being able to stop at 3 bites. At least I didn't have to obsess over it anymore.

No shame there. In my opinion 3 bites is a really healthy choice, both mentally and physically. :bravo:

theox
07-15-2011, 09:22 PM
I'll admit that I had 3 smalls bites. Felt really ashamed, but then I realized I would have normally eaten a huge slice and I was kinda proud of myself for being able to stop at 3 bites. At least I didn't have to obsess over it anymore.

Sounds like a win to me! Good job! :carrot:

mamakat
07-15-2011, 10:46 PM
when something is calling my name that I don't like, I tell it I'm not listening. Heehee. You did great. I could have never stopped at 3 bites. :bravo:

christine123
07-15-2011, 10:57 PM
To OP - sounds like a success to me!! Great job on the 3 bites.

juliana77
07-16-2011, 12:00 AM
That's great! Don't beat yourself up about 3 bites. It's a thousand times better than denying and then binging later. I have some kind of treat (generally <100 cal) every day, otherwise I would go crazy.

KittyKat1465
07-16-2011, 12:15 AM
Thanks everyone!!!! I definitely feel ok about it. I satisfied my craving without over indulging which is what it's all about right? :)

lovehopefaith
07-16-2011, 12:35 AM
Thanks everyone!!!! I definitely feel ok about it. I satisfied my craving without over indulging which is what it's all about right? :)

That's awesome!!! You just proved that you can have a taste of something without eating the whole thing. You should be super proud of yourself - You could have easily thought "oh well Ive already had a few bites of something bad may aswell have the whole thing!"

ShanIAm
07-16-2011, 12:55 AM
I had this issue with a meatball sandwich last week. I reached out to the awesomeness that abounds on this message board while it was sitting next to me ready to eat. My 3FC friends told me to sabatoge it with salt, water, whatever. I took it to the kitchen and doused it with half and half creamer. I did admit to having 3 bites of it first but I was happy I reached out.

I am glad you made the decision to reach out here too. Consider us all your sponsors! LOL And eating only 3 bites is perfectly fine because you stopped yourself and that in and of itself is a HUGE accomplishment. Way to go girl!

:cheer:

And you threw the rest out, right? :D

jendiet
07-16-2011, 01:08 AM
i'm going to be the devil's advocate here. I think if you are obsessing over that cake, maybe you should just eat a small piece. I really think the chocolate cake will sabotage you in the long run if you don't.

*** i forgot to post this earlier , but I see you already conquered your craving. good for you.

Snoofie
07-16-2011, 02:57 PM
I guess I'm different than everyone else in this thread, because if I really want a piece of cake, I'm damn well going to have it. I don't buy into deprivation, and for me personally, if I want a piece of cake and deny it to myself, I'll end up eating something else that ends up being MUCH worse for me than if I had just allowed myself a piece of cake in the first place.

*shrug* Obviously everyone's different, and I might be a bad influence, but I say that if you really want a piece of cake and you can stop yourself at a small piece, why torture yourself over it?

heathermichigan
07-16-2011, 03:42 PM
Honestly??
Cake and cupcakes are the one REAL indulgence I allow myself. I just have a 2 inch by 2 inch piece of cake or a small cupcake (take off some frosting if it is REALLY frosted) and count it as some carbs/fat for dinner. I don't have it a lot, but I find that if it is a really good cake, I will feel so deprived that I'll eat a whole bunch of other food to make up for the craving.
It's all about balance!!