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GWENDO51 Posts: 102
6/12/13 10:01 P


LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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6/12/13 6:28 P

No food in the bedroom! The bedroom is only for sleep and sex. Make it a rule and stick to it!

GWENDO51 Posts: 102
6/12/13 6:11 P

I've been known to get up in the middle of the night to get lays potato chips. I now keep my keys with my gym clothes next to the scale. emoticon

Edited by: GWENDO51 at: 6/12/2013 (22:02)
MAYBER SparkPoints: (120,147)
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6/12/13 2:32 P

my trigger foods are potato chips and ice cream
Just can have neither in our home
Have been buying fruit scicles from the dollar store and they satisfy
one day at a time

223DAISY Posts: 1,831
5/5/13 2:31 P

My biggest snack temptation are the Jalapeno Cheetos's. It can get scary...

GWENDO51 Posts: 102
5/3/13 4:06 P

My temptations are Lays Potatoe Chips-Classics or Lays Stax. I go to the gym at 5:30 am and I know that they are delivered at 6am. I had a second chance at weight loss surgery and I will just have to ssay no. I am learning to eat nuts. (1 oz).

REGINA_PHALANGE SparkPoints: (17,659)
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5/3/13 9:49 A

Doritos are the WORST! That's the one thing I absolutely cannot keep in the house because I will lose control. I try to limit their role in my life as just a "party food."

FYI - I've switched over to Pop Chips (cheese or barbecue flavored) when I'm feeling the need to binge on chips. I think they're just as tasty and a much healthier alternative to Doritos (except for the fact that the sodium level is still very high).

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,744
5/3/13 9:15 A

Doritos, Cheetos and nuts are my temptations. We have an office happy hour every week and these are put out. I figured what a serving of each was in terms of size and calories and decide ahead of time which I am going to have then leave room in my range for the snack.

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5/2/13 9:30 A

WELCOME to Sparkpeople and belated Happy Birthday!
emoticon for dropping the pounds. You're doing FABULOUSLY!!
Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself as if you were your best friend.
You're doing emoticon !
Progress not perfection! We all hit a bump in the road now & then. Instead of getting down on yourself try giving yourself a pep talk. It was a little slip up. You'll do better next time b/c you're worth your best efforts!

CLIMBERS_ROCK SparkPoints: (57,790)
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5/2/13 9:19 A

My doc is driving me crazy, but I don't want to start over with a new one. Ugh

L1ZB3TH354 Posts: 331
5/2/13 8:49 A

Doritos, Cheetos and M&M's are my mortal enemies. I just keep them out of my house completely! I have absolutely no will power at all when they are close by. Focus on the positive, and don't let the negative thoughts take over your progress.

NOTANINJA SparkPoints: (18,863)
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5/2/13 8:25 A

Doritos are the devil. emoticon

5/2/13 8:07 A

Cheetos are my enemy. I really can't be anywhere near a bag, especially an open bag. Once I start eating them I have to pretty much eat them until they're gone. Don't beat yourself up too much, you couldn't have gained 3 pounds of fat from the Doritos, even though you probably did retain some water. :)


CAMAEL100 SparkPoints: (27,996)
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5/2/13 7:53 A

I agree with the no food in bedroom line (and I am not the perfect house cleaner!!!). It does encourage eating in hiding.

I weigh every day but I will wait a day if I have eaten something I know will make it bad! That will help you not feel 'punished' for every slip up. When I have a slip, I drink lots and eat well and it usually sorts out in a day or two.

Instead of beating yourself up over the scale, congratulate yourself for the gym workout!! We are very good at focusing on the mistake and not on the good work!

KLL19144 SparkPoints: (5,456)
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5/1/13 10:57 A

that's a great idea....I think that I will make that change soon. We are actually in the process of having the downstairs within a month of should go to normal....(dinners in the dining room) :)

ANARIE Posts: 13,184
5/1/13 10:55 A

I was going to say the same thing as the previous poster. It might be time to teach your daughter that food does not ever belong in bedrooms. You don't necessarily have to limit food to kitchen/dining room (although I've noticed that most people with very clean houses do that), but definitely make bedrooms off limits, for cleanliness as well as healthier eating habits. I know that taking snacks into the bedroom where no one monitored what I was eating was part of my childhood weight problem. Telling her that it's because of sanitation might be better than saying it's so you know what she's eating, though.

KLL19144 SparkPoints: (5,456)
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5/1/13 10:54 A

I sure will :)

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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5/1/13 10:45 A

Ditto what all the others said, and, next time, clear the room of all food before going to bed :) My "rule" is no food of mine is allowed upstairs. My SO will take food up into the loft, his "man cave" but it's never anything I want.

KLL19144 SparkPoints: (5,456)
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5/1/13 9:38 A

I have, but honestly I forgot all about that :)

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
5/1/13 9:19 A

have you ever watched the Biggest Loser? I saw a few seasons when the participants filled up with water right before the weigh in to blow the weigh in and change the game. I used to go to weight watchers and I made sure i went to the first meeting in the morning. I didn't eat anything, drink anything or do exercise before I stepped on that scale.

KLL19144 SparkPoints: (5,456)
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5/1/13 9:14 A

thanks soooo much.... I looked up what you said and you are exactly right :) whew...feel much better.....It's funny how easily water can put a few pounds on the scale. I may start monthly weigh-ins as well :)

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
5/1/13 9:10 A

I find that salt does affect my weigh ins, but after i do a hard workout, the next day I am definitely heavier.
Weekly weigh ins are a better bet. Give your body a chance to adjust to the exercise. Personally I weigh in monthly.

KLL19144 SparkPoints: (5,456)
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5/1/13 9:04 A

really? I was really beating myself up about this....I am trying to stay away from the scale every day (dont wanna get obsessed) but I feel everytime I eat something wrong Im punished....OK...I'll start weekly weigh-ins vs daily lol...I'll also make sure that I get more water in

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
5/1/13 8:51 A

i am not sure it was totally the doritos. The high impact exercise could have something to do with the water retention too.

KLL19144 SparkPoints: (5,456)
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5/1/13 8:48 A

My daughter left a bag of doritos in my bedroom the other night. Well I had a high impact Zumba session at the gym.....wasn't hungry at all afterwards (I had dinner prior to the late 8pm class). I woke up in the middle of the night so hungry....I know my initial reaction should have been to grab the water that I keep next to the bed, but no...I went for the doritos....woke up and gained about 3 lbs...Is there that much sodium???? I'm guess that I am retaining extra water now :(

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