I said no to more than a serving of cookies. If I don't indulge occasionally, I will end up eating the whole package. I have to remind myself that I can still have more cookies later and that I don't need to eat all of them now.
One of the court reporters my firm uses always brings a box of dunkin donuts whenever she comes. I like to open the box, look at the donuts, breathe in the donut aroma, then close the box and walk away. You'd think that would make me want one more, but it actually satisfies me.
I use to keep candy in my office. I told myself it was for my coworkers who always stopped by to visit. One day I noticed all the empty wrappers in my trash can and realized I was lying to myself.
Edited by: MSTALLINGS at: 5/26/2010 (14:11)
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688 5/26/10 2:09 P
I said No to Dairy Queen ice cream cake at a bday party last night!!!! That was so unlike me because I LOVE that cake! I was so proud of myself and woke up this morning and actually lost weight, that made me saying no sooo worth it.
I say no constantly to that nagging voice that calls me fatty..... Tells me to stop trying, that I will never loose weight so I should just stop trying. I said no dieting. Everything is alright in moderation. I said no to being negative. :) life awaits.....
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310 5/26/10 1:52 P
Alcohol- all kinds. I don't need it to have fun and I defiantly don't need all of the empty calories.
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615 5/26/10 1:50 P
Holy Cow!! I've had to say No! to QVC!!!! It is the most addictive thing!!!
It is all about what I have said "YES" to. When I bake chocolate chip cookies for church once a month I say "YES to having 2 cookies and not 2 dozen. I say "YES to running for 10 minutes longer and not no I can't do it. I say "YES I will have a salad for lunch and no I don't want to. get the picture?
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252 5/26/10 1:49 P
I said no to my favorite chocolate. :-D Didn't know I had it in me.
I had to say no to Starbucks and buying lunch at work. Not only was I spending almost $15 a day between coffee and takeout, but I knew it had a lot to do with my weight. I'm fortunate that I live walking distance (10 min) to work, so I can go home for lunch. Not only does this cut out the cost and the calories, but I also get 40 minutes of walking in a day!
I've also said no to drinking quite a few times. A bottle of wine a night was a habit I'd fallen into and at 500 calories a bottle that adds up! Not to mention the crap I'd eat after drinking it.
I've made a number of other changes, but these three have made the biggest difference.
I've learned to say no to everything. Nothing happens to me when I need to walk except my walk. I am a VERY picky eater. Most people hate going out with me so when I say no to that I think they are really thinking Thank God! HA
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6,206 5/26/10 1:46 P
ice cream and eating out
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This morning, I said no to that little voice inside my head that kept screaming 'STOP RUNNING!!!' and ran further than ever before without stopping.
I say no to bread most days. Which is really hard when your Grandfather is a chef, and an Italian one noless, and specialty breads are his, well, specialty. I love bread but it doesn't love me. It makes me groggy and moody. I will plan on having some on a special occasion though.
I say no or a minute amount of white flour, white flour products & veggie oil, lard, any kind of butters and milk fats. Any kind of chips or snack crackers that are made from lard, butter, white flour. I now eat multi grain products There is some milk fat in chocolate so i keep it to a minimum amount.
I said no to ice cream last night. It was screaming to me VERY loudly especially since I have caramel sauce and nuts to go on it. Whew....it was a close one.
Edited by: CENEVILLS at: 5/26/2010 (13:17)
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1,330 5/26/10 1:13 P
Today I said no to both the cake and pizza being served at my daughter's 3rd grade end-of-year party. It smelled good, but pizza is definitely a binge food of mine and one slice leads to five. I did stop by Mcdonald's on the way home and treat myself to a 150 calorie ice cream cone as my consolation prize. I feel triumphant at the moment.
Fitness Minutes: (69,446)
5,285 5/26/10 1:11 P
yesterday I said NO to a late snack of chips and twizzlers
A couple of days ago at work my boss came in with a big tray of mini-cupcakes that looked sooo tasty. But i was SO proud of myself when I said no thank you :). It amazed me. And you know what? I didn't think about that cupcake after I said no until just now..so obviously I didn't need it and didn't regret not having it.
I said "no" when I went for that extra piece of pizza. I stopped myself and thought "are you really still hungry" ... and what do you know I WASN'T. I was happy I stopped myself because after I sat there awhile my food settled and I was full!!
So I'm on a mission. I got concert plans, beach plans and cruise plans between now and October. I've set weight loss goals for each event. But, my workouts are getting interrupted with things I'm just not saying "no" to. THAT'S GOTTA CHANGE!
Let me practice.
Can you work late on this evening instead of that one? NO!
Instead of eating at your place, can we go out? NO!
Can I just hang out at your house and watch TV? NO, I gotta workout, but you can go with me.
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