100 lb. Club - I'm in brownie ****!!!
11-17-2005, 12:14 PM
So let me clarify that Brownies are my favorite food.
Last night I went to a purse party, among other things they had were brownies. I was a good little giral and didn't have any. Then I come into work and walk by the kitchen and there staring me in the face are a whole plate of brownies. AHHHHH!!! I was in there getting water and I stared at that plate. They look perfect. I thought...Can you imagine how happy that would have made me before. A whole plate of brownies for the taking and there is hardly anyone in the office today, so I could have lots. And I would have eaten lots, all day long. I would have made myself ill on them and I would have been happy.
Today I am taking the high road, I will not have any. I won't even look up the calories on them. I cannot start or I will not stop.
I am in Brownie ****!!!
11-17-2005, 12:50 PM
:bravo: to you for passing up the brownies last night!! Stay strong today, Sandi. You can do it!! Imagine them covered with vomit or diesel or something really nasty. Can you get someone to cover them up? I read that people eat less candy when it's in a covered jar than they do when it's sitting out in the open.
11-17-2005, 12:51 PM
chocolate is the devil on my shoulder most of the time! :devil:
this is how I try to look at it to help that temptation, and I hope that it helps you: I picture in the world all the chocolate there is, tons of it really, every variety there in the stores for me to buy any time I want. Barring a major disaster, it will be there in the stores for the rest of my life. Tons of it. So, I don't have to have that piece in front of me because I have another goal right now. The chocolate will wait until I'm ready and it suits me to have it. :D (kind of nice to think there's that much chocolate, heh heh)
11-17-2005, 01:10 PM
I don't know how you are doing it! :)
but great job and keep it up!
11-17-2005, 01:25 PM
Awesome job Sandi...keep it up, OK?
11-17-2005, 01:27 PM
Good for you Sandi!! It doesn't mean you can't ever have brownies again, for right now, you choose not to. It's your choice, that's what gives you power.
11-17-2005, 01:42 PM
Girl, BE STRONG!!! I loooove brownies too so I know how it must be for you. But how you'll feel will be so much better than how those brownies taste.
11-17-2005, 02:40 PM
Oh Sandi I know just how you feel. I hate it when there is food at work. We are having a pot luck tomorrow so I know there will be stuff there. The only good thing for me is that I'm second shift and most of it will be gone. They still leave chips and and cookies though.
You can do this. I know how hard it is but you can win the battle.
11-17-2005, 02:58 PM
Way to go Sandi ~ you are awesome ~ doing great!!
11-17-2005, 03:06 PM
That is great..you are stronger than the brownies.lol
I know I hadnt had chocolate for 3 mo, then I broke down this tuesday night and thought "Im gonna give in a little and have a chocolate bar" I took one bite and couldnt eat the rest...apparently I do NOT like chocolate unless I am OVER 200lbs..lol Tell me how dumb is that?
11-17-2005, 03:34 PM
Whoo Hoo Sandi! You are winning the battle! Making the decision not to eat them or even look them up is victory :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: That deserves a celebrotory dance :D
11-17-2005, 03:53 PM
Sandi, I bow down to your willpower! How great that you did not eat the brownie! I am that way as well, I just can not stop at one bite. Marge, I love your analogy of how the chocolate will be there later! :D
11-17-2005, 03:58 PM
Sandi that is awesome you turned them down. You are doing great by refusing them today. If you feel your resolve start to slip, think of something you could possibly have tomorrow and plan it into your day for then. Not only will it help to keep you on plan it will give you something to look forward to tomorrow. :)
11-17-2005, 04:02 PM
that is so awesome that you know where your weakness is, and that you had enough will power to overcome it today. Everyone has them mine is donuts :doh: . but its all about choices. just like at the gas station. you did that too. You are doing so absolutly fantastic. Keep the faith and stay stong and you will get there. :cheer:
11-17-2005, 09:17 PM
It's so great to hear people in control of those urges! I am feeling less in control this week. I haven't completely given in or anything, but I certainly hear the siren song of the snacks!
11-17-2005, 11:55 PM
Sandi! Good job. So did you hold out all day?!?!
11-18-2005, 02:12 AM
I had one of those brownies. Girl, they were dry and not the chewy good kind but that dumb cake-like kind. They weren't chocolately enough and they totally had that funky made-in-someone-elses-house taste that really didn't sit right with me at all. I mean, I felt sick the rest of the day and now, that sugar rush is over I'm totally miserable and cravingy more naughty food. Agh. I totally wish I would have never even eaten one.
The Sandi That Didn't Resist
11-18-2005, 09:03 AM
You guys are great!! Thanks!
Happy to report I made it through without even a nibble!!!
11-18-2005, 09:16 AM
Way to go Sandi ~ I tried to make you a smiley something and it made my computer crash. Oh well ~ Again I say way to go!!! You are strong!!
11-18-2005, 09:34 AM
Great job resisting the brownies, Sandi! I'm proud of you!!!
11-18-2005, 10:42 AM
I've been running into that lately, too. I've been trying to actually cook dinner for the family at least twice a week. With Gem's help. ((she'll be 5 in April)) She's a VERY picky eater, so I try to make at least one thing each meal that she may like. So this past week it was Sweet Corn Cake (like you get at Chi-chis or El torito). This week, it's oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. The chicken we're making tonight is glazed with apple butter, and served with cheese grits. At least the recipe is from Cooking Light, so it's not too bad. But still.
I'm using much more brown sugar and sugar than suits my taste. If she puts it into the red cabbage, she may actually try it. (no luck there) Tonight we'll try the same trick with baked squash. Brown sugar and butter. See if she'll at least take a nibble once it's made.
My husband doesn't mind. He's a Southern boy, and likes his ham and chicken with sweet glazes. I never got used to them. HTey're not bad.. they just are kinda weird to my taste. *sighs*
Anyway, I understand fully the temptation fairy. I love the all-the-chocolate-in-the-world strategy. I may try that one next time. Now that the Hallowe'en basket is empty of the candy bars and only has hard cadies and such, I'm not as tempted. But with holiday baking coming upon us, we'll be seeing more and more temptations at work and home.
11-18-2005, 11:28 AM
WTG Sandi for making it through the day. You da woman :D Keep up the awesome job.
11-19-2005, 02:30 AM
SANDI! <bowing> Very impressive! I love brownies too!
11-19-2005, 09:38 AM
Imagine them covered with vomit or diesel or something really nasty.
Honestly thats not far from what I do sometimes. I think of all the other people sticking there hands in there to get a brownie or whatever. All these people who probably never wash their hands, yuck!
11-19-2005, 03:30 PM
Way to go, Sandi!! :bravo: Hope things are going well this weekend, too.
Victoria, I think I saw a news story about the germs in an open bowl of candy or whatever from people sticking their hands in to grab a handful. Now everytime I see an open bowl, I, too, think about what I could be putting in my mouth along with the goodies. No, thanks!!
11-21-2005, 01:10 AM
Very Very PROUD of you, Sandi! :)