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Food: 1 Sparker's Junk is Another Sparker's Treasure

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I just read a blog by TUBLADY & it got me thinking about FOOD, what things I don't even notice, & what things I can't leave alone or even stop thinking about.

Hands down, the worst of all for me to have in the house would be "Dad's Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip Cookies." They call to me. They take up my thoughts & no matter how many I eat, it isn't enough. There is no fill line for these in me. I also have trouble with treat dishes. If I see it, I want it. At work, people bring in treats & set them on the side of the counter where I sometimes work. I want to eat the crap even if I don't even like it.

Sometimes, I have bought Halloween candy & stored it at my neighbour's. This works well for me. This year, I decided that I would not buy any until tomorrow. We get a lot of kids here, usually over a hundred, & it should be cheaper tomorrow anyway. I can always take any leftovers to work on Tuesday & put them on the counter that I despise.
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What about those things that I don't give hoot about? Ice cream can sit in my freezer & go all frosty & gross & have to be thrown out. I like ice cream, on occasion, preferably soft & in a cone. If it was in the front of the kitchen freezer, I would eat more. I bought some Lindt mini dark chocolate bars about 2 or 3 years ago, so if I really wanted something, it would be there. Well, there are still 2 hanging around. I should throw them out, but I haven't got around to it. If those were Toblerone or peanut butter cups, they would be long gone (to my store of hormone excreting, excess adipose tissue.) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
So, what do you think? Do you have some foods that are deadly & some that are not even given a second thought? What makes it so? Why these so different for each of us? How do you cope with this?
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  • CANNIE50
    Peanut butter does not have the hold on me that I know it does for others, and Ranch Dressing, which I know a lot of people just love, makes me kind of sick, but around certain types of candy and cookies and cake, I am like an unsupervised, ravenous kid at a dessert buffet - it's not a pretty thing. Yet, sometimes I can turn away. Mood & protein consumption have a lot to do with my cravings and how much they rule me.
    3357 days ago
    Pizza is the devil. I can ignore peanut butter, chocolate, ice cream, etc but put me in the same room as pizza and I am lost.
    3362 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6427585
    Cake and muffins are the food I can NOT stay away from. But I have found that I can make them with applesauce or pumpkin instead of oil and I don't have to frost them! I just like the CAKE... so I can actually indulge myself now. I will still EAT the WHOLE cake if it sits out though... so now I make it into cupcakes and freeze at least half of them! (gotta keep SOME out for hubby and dd)

    The foods that can sit around FOREVER and not bother me for even a MINUTE are the salty things. Chips. With the EXCEPTION of Fritos ... and I don't know why, but I absolutely LOVE Fritos! I CAN resist them... but if they stay around for "too long" I'll end up in them! But I don't BUY chips at all ... only my daughter buys them and brings them in the house. Hubby has a hard time staying out of them -- and we're both on low sodium diets so I hide them when she brings them in and then even SHE can't find them! LOL!

    But I have healthier foods that are really BAD to have in my house too. Cheese? OY! I could eat a POUND at a time! (real cheese) Bread. GOOD bread. I can't STAND white bread - but that's all hubby will eat. I buy good whole grain breads ... and pumpernickel... mmm mmmm! But then I WANT it! Most of the time I can be happy with just a sandwich at lunch time. But SOMETIMES? I have had to throw a whole bag of perfectly good bread AWAY just to get it out of my own reach! SOME days a girl just NEEDS CARBS! Oh... and rice! Or even my steel cut oats! I mean, they are GOOD for me... but not 3 cups a day! emoticon Lately I'm even finding GRAPES can be a problem. I eat WAAAAAAAY too many of them! I should ONLY bring food I don't LIKE into the house!
    3367 days ago
  • MINDA31807
    Grandma's brand cookies that they sell in the vending machines- the ones that are 150+ calories per cookie-especially the peanut butter ones. Rarely can I walk by a vending machine see them in there and not get one or two or three packages, each with two cookies. What to do about it, don't take paths past vending machines at work- it can be done.
    Chex mix-bold or hot and spicy- I'll pour on serving, then another. I try not to buy any now, its worked for the past 3 months but the season for homemade chex mix is nearly upon us.
    3368 days ago
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