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Temptation & Self Control

Friday, January 06, 2012

These are my 2 biggest roadblocks when it comes to weight loss! If you set something good to eat in front of me I'm going to eat it and I'm going to eat it until it is GONE, I don't care if it's a dozen cookies, a whole pie, a bag of tortilla chips and salsa, etc. I can't stop myself, I'll try for a few minutes and then I start craving it and can't stop! I have to conciously remind myself over and over again that I will LIVE without that (insert junk food.)

I was very proud of myself yesterday, I sat through a 2 hour meeting with a dozen cookies (M&M, my FAVE) in front of me and didn't even touch them! It wasn't easy, I thought, "oh just one won't hurt," several times. The problem is I can't stop with just one. Just like an alcoholic can't stop with JUST one drink, I can't stop with JUST one cookie. The problem is unlike an alcoholic I have to have food to survive, so I can't just avoid it altogether. So that ONE cookie that I did NOT eat was a HUGE accomplishment for me.
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    emoticon I too have that problem BIG TIME!! One of my problems is that as I have gotten older I have become a really good cook and baker..and if there is any left in the house I have no control. Even the texture on my fingers will send me into a feeding frenzy. Today I am trying just one day at a time.

    Good Luck!!
    3218 days ago
    TADA!! It feels great doesn't it? See you DO have self control - and I know what you mean because I struggle with that too. If there was food I ate it.... and ate it and ate it.

    I am so proud of you!! emoticon
    3218 days ago
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