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Leaving a Bad Relationship


Monday, September 20, 2010

I'll tell you the problem with having Oreos in the house--they're so dang noisy! No matter what room I'm in, I can hear their siren song: "Come to me, baby! You know you want me. I'm here for you; I know exactly how you like it," and all sorts of b.s. that I swear that I won't believe the next time but I always fall for it. Always.

Now it's easy to say that I could just tune them out since I know from sad experience that they're lying to me--they really DON'T fulfill all my fantasies like they claim that they will--they just leave me feeling used and abused. "Come on, baby, just one--I promise!" I've heard THAT line a thousand times and I know that I'll just end up with a bag of Oreo crumbs, an empty feeling, and that dizzy, sorta sick queasiness that I know so well.

But I'm weak and they eventually wear me down. "Come get me--it'll be different this time." As if. "You can stop at one; you can stop anytime you want. Really." Eventually I succumb. Every single time they're in the house, I eat every last one of them.

The only way to break myself of the Oreo jones is to keep as far away from the lyin' devils as I can. I don't care if they're PAYING you at Safeway to take them off their hands--I'm not falling for it. I don't care if I have to get a restraining order--they're NOT coming into my house again!

Because as soon as they start their sweet-talkin' from the cupboard, ("Oooh, Baby! You know you want it. I won't ever leave you hurtin' again. We can be soooo good together...Just once for old times sake??") I know that I'm a goner.
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TREV1964 9/10/2013 10:08PM

    Great blog by the way.

Personally we do not have any form of biscuits in the house nowadays and this way if ever I want something like this I have to go three miles to our nearest shop to get them so I have to be really committed to source them.

Not only are biscuits very moreish but when in your cupboard are so very instant and very easy it can lead to a binge just like that. I personally find that if the convenience and immediate availability isn't there the craving tends to go away almost instantly.

If this is not so easily do-able try wrapping up the oreos individually in cling film so you can grab a packet of one and less than 100 calories as opposed to a full packet of 12 and the 1000 to 1200 calories that go with it. The same method of breaking up a bar of chocolate and wrapping up the individual chunks with aluminium foil before putting them in the freezer so you help yourself to a chunk instead of a bar. This works for me and others that I know and if it can help then go for it as an alternative.

Cheers

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SHARONA_P 10/19/2010 4:57PM

    Resist! Kick that oreo habit to the curb! You can do it! And a good first step is just never bringing them in the house! : ) If it's in the house, it is pretty likely that I'll eat it. so help yourself by skipping that ailse in the grocery store.

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HIPPICHICK1 9/23/2010 2:16PM

    I have a baked goods rule in my house: If I didn't bake a low sugar, low fat version of "it," I refuse to eat it. I know if I bake it (which is rare since I have little time to bake) it will actually have nutritional value! If someone else baked it, well....prolly NOT!
Glad to see you have kicked that sweet talker to the curb!


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GRYPHON55 9/21/2010 10:31PM

    Ah, you're inside my head, only with me it's cookie dough. That siren song is piercing, and I know what you mean about not having them in the house. Your post made me cringe and laugh at the same time! We're so human, all of us emoticon

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GRAMMACATHY 9/21/2010 5:04PM

    I dumped Mr. Oreo. He is a sneaky devil. Right now I am struggling with Mr. Chocolate Chip Cake. I need to give him the boot too.
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_RAMONA 9/21/2010 12:02PM

    Brilliantly put... stick to your guns!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/21/2010 9:12AM

    LOL. I can relate. I have blinders on when I go down that aisles. I don't see the Oreos or the Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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LLEWIS6879 9/21/2010 8:54AM

    It's SO true... Trigger foods do have a draw that is almost sexual, and yet, empty calories, like empty sex just leave you feeling BAD.
As a huge sugar junkie (way past "Carbs" I used to eat brown sugar out of the bag...) I could never understand that thing how people said they felt bad after eating too much sugar. "Too much sugar" was something that wasn't even a concept to me.
Now that I've been eating differently...
Well, at a Labor Day barbeque, I decided to forgo appetizers because I wanted the deserts. And I ate them, without reservation or guilt. Less than I used to but more than I should have...
and I went to bed that night just feeling awful... head, stomach Blah...
I actually thought I was getting sick!
It didn't occur to me till the next morning that I had done this to myself...
I just have a very difficult time having that stuff in the house. Don't buy it Elsie... It's like heroine! Crack!! Meth!!! An empty high, then a FALL!!!!!! The more you have the more you want...
AND it's ALMOST as hard on your teeth.....
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"My name is Laura and I'm a sugar-holic..."


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ZAHNASGRANDMA 9/21/2010 8:30AM

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SCHWINNER! 9/21/2010 7:43AM

    I have the same problem with Double Stuf Oreos - I know your pain all too well. I took the same approach - just don't bring them into the house, and then they're easy to resist!! :)

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DANCINGGARDENER 9/21/2010 6:49AM

    aaaaaaarrrrr.... They are talking in my head!

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MRE1956 9/21/2010 4:52AM

    Yep - gotta HATE it when those $#!@# things speak to ya......



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MORRISDATTER 9/21/2010 1:42AM

    Oh, man, they should be illegalized along with all their sugar-soaked friends! Addictive buggers. Get to your nearest OreosByTheBags Annonymous as soon as you can. You can do it! You've taken the first step against those lying, sickening, headache-giving, sickness-inducing yucky things. The next Safeway guy that tries to lure you back in, jist wap 'im upside thu hayad!
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THEONEBLUEGECKO 9/21/2010 1:12AM

    I love this. The sounds are so tempting, chip bags, cookie containers, all those things the family is snacking on that you are trying to refrain from the best you can. I even find that TV shows about food temps me. I was watching a cake making show and could not stop thinking how much I was wanting cake - even though I actually don't really like cake that much.

But Oreos are among the worst, one is too small to satisfy a craving and more becomes just too tempting.

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FWBLONDIE 9/21/2010 12:25AM

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READY2ROCK206 9/21/2010 12:24AM

    *tee hee* I have an empty snack size oreo pack my son left next to me on the couch - luckily it is empty and I think there are no more packs!

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READY2ROCK206 9/21/2010 12:24AM

    *tee hee* I have an empty snack size oreo pack my son left next to me on the couch - luckily it is empty and I think there are no more packs!

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FWBLONDIE 9/21/2010 12:23AM

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TUCSONJILL 9/21/2010 12:21AM

    Too funny, Elsie_Bee! Kick those lyin' bums outta there!

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FRIENDOFBACH 9/20/2010 11:55PM

  Stick to your guns! and Bravo!
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