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not going commando on my food, et al

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Was gone for the weekend out of state which involved 930 miles round trip. Some beautiful scenery but traffic I should have guessed at on the way back, plus some upsetting news on the way, led to my forgetting to top off the tank before returning the rental car-to the tune of 10 bucks a gallon to refill the tank. Curses!

I had been considering some rather strict food limitations to my plan (to see if they would cut down on my desires, as some claim they do) but decided I should start with going back to sticking most of the time to meal contents/sizes that have worked for me in the past, even if I don't find them as satisfying in terms of pleasure as I once did. It can be tricky to figure out how much flexibility to include. People with compulsive eating history can have a hard time having every meal open to decision-making (and it's not the way it's done in slim cultures, which has been one of my general guides for success since 2010). I may keep track for awhile of the certain foods I feel lend themselves to my overeating them, though I have been notoriously unwilling to do that in the past. I am not willing to track all my food all the time and have mostly maintained without it. Some of them I don't actually like enough to have anymore; the others, I am willing to see how well it works out trying to manage them.

Had a meeting with a guy doing some work on my garage (that had been the source of the upsetting news) that went better than I thought it would. Let's see now if things unfold as implied.

Got a new friend coming for dinner tonight. I warned her that she will be a guinea pig for my trying some new recipes. I actually like my food fine, but I don't think all of it would please other palates, and I want to do more entertaining, so I'm trying to experiment more. She claims she'll eat anything!
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    I never realise how 'individual' my current menu is until I'm away from home!
    140 days ago
    I don't have any foods off limit but I know my trigger foods. When I eat a trigger food I have to be hyper vigilant with how I feel and make sure it doesn't turn into more than I should eat. Good for you for trying out new recipes, sometimes that's a good thing. Keep up the good work and I hope all goes well with the garage.
    140 days ago
    Nice to see you here again.
    141 days ago
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