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No More "A Little of This" or a "Little of That"

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I'm heading out to get groceries and ruefully acknowledge that after losing 34 lbs. since October 08, I got a bit cocky with myself. I thought I could handle just a little bit of the bad stuff. For example, a sparkfriend helpfully suggested a "little sliver" of pumpkin pie on Thanksgi ving instead of my fantasy of the entire thing. (Last year, my first on a diet, I gave it away!) Well, my idea of a sliver is very different than most people's. And, honestly? I still have a long way to go in figuring out control. I'm an absolute child sometimes. Have a wonderful day, friends.
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  • VICIOUS421
    I have trigger foods that if I have them in the house I can't just eat one cookie or 1 small sliver of pie or cake I just don't have that kind of control yet and am not certain that I ever will but the one thing I can do is to not buy them or bring them into the house.
    3004 days ago
    We've all been there and still visit on occasions! emoticon Being a child means we explore and we grow from the wisdom we gain from exploration. Enjoy the journey and don't dwell on the bumps we experience on the journey. emoticon
    3005 days ago
    I think if you are an absolute child sometimes, you are lucky. So people are very old, new smile, giggle, or make mistakes, (that they will admit) So now your grown up self takes over. Back to work. Your success is outstanding. There is an article on Sparks about portion control, size of a golf ball, tennis, deck of cards, good visuals. I'm trying to get this down and use it when I have to. We can not live just in a safe secure homes, we need to practice portions. So I just take what I think is right and cut it in half. Couldn't hurt. Hope you find the article emoticon
    3006 days ago
    I share your pain and problem. Keeping all sweets out of the house is the best way to avoid eating it. Thanksgiving was tough for me.
    3006 days ago
  • JLITT62
    It takes time. You have to be patient with yourself. I had 1/12th of a pumpkin pie plus a scoop of apple crisp. And would've been perfectly fine with that since I had a healthy dinner, if I hadn't had the cookie later!
    3006 days ago
    I AGREE. emoticon
    3006 days ago
    Its tough I thought the same thing and just now getting on track again. emoticon
    3006 days ago
    I find I have the same problem with serving size when it comes to ice cream. My idea of a serving is about a quarter of the container! That and Reese's Peanut butter cups are my real downfalls if I have them in the house.
    emoticon Maybe I should just keep them out! Duh!
    3006 days ago
    If I hadn't finally learned portion control I would still be weighing in at over 300lbs. I am still a long weigh from goal weight. The portion control and learning to say no to certain foods sure has helped.

    3006 days ago
    Wow we so row the same boat! If I expect to keep from sinking~I just have to avoid getting in it!!!! ha! Keep your chin up the best way to learn is to find out through life experience itself. What you know now, you were wondering about prior to the sliver of pie, ummmm...or the whole pie. Now you will be able to talk other out of that very same thought.

    Tis okay....carry on with shopping, and feel light hearted about making healthy choices, as well as possibly preplanning for Christmas and the New Year holidays ahead. :o)

    ~SmilinDi~ emoticon
    3006 days ago
    I know what you mean. I'm not good at having just one bite or a sliver of anything. I'm better off not having it at all. Have a good day!
    3006 days ago
    I shooulda realised and kept my mouth ducttaped! Ah well. You know yourself the best of any of us. Ever since I announced i was giving up sugar, people "very helpfully" said, "Come on, a little won't hurt". And after I woke up from my 3 hour nap,,,,I said, "nope! Gotta eat what YOU CAN to be healthy." ! TRUE STORY.. I'd conveniently forgotten that when I mentioned the "sliver".. Sorry hon. TC HUGS Laurie
    3006 days ago
    If I don't measure, I am sunk. I am a dab to generous
    otherwise. It does not matter if it is pie or HEALTHY
    casserole...........too much is - just plain too much.
    I do not need to be so "good" to me..........LOL......

    3006 days ago
    I've been with SP for two years... and although I do not follow the "prescribed" diet, I've found that logging ALL my food is so helpful! And I measure! If I don't, that "serving size" gets bigger and bigger as time goes by!
    3006 days ago
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