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Roco's Bakery and Chocomonster under control.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

We went to Roco's bakery to get cookies for the kids (and the not so kids as well). They had my favorite cakes: Italian cheesecake in all sizes, even mini, and my favorite chocolate blackout cake. The prices (in dollars, not in calories unfortunately) are not bad.
Well, I saw the cakes but said no to them. Maybe for my birthday, I decided.
The cookies are glorious. We got some large ones for the kids and for my husband. We also got mini Napoleons and a pound of regular sized assorted cookies.
I had one mini Napoleon and one small chocolate-dipped chocolate chip cookie, and stopped there. Wow, I am so proud of myself! Before, I would have eaten most of what we bought... And the chocomonster would have kept on pushing me to go for more and more and more...and I would have felt very helpless, out of control and angry.
Now, thanks to my Spark journey, I have decided that I want to feel "normal", meaning that I want to eat what I love, enjoy it in moderation, and not feel like an out of control person after I eat what I love.

Well, I am pleased to report that although the Chocomonster is trying to do his thing, I have something more important to take care of, which is, actually being able to be "normal". Now that is a more important motivation than the Chocomonster and its "thing".

You can change unwanted behaviors replacing them with more important motivations. Although I love chocolate and baked goods, I love even more feeling that I can enjoy and still stay in control. After you eat your portion, you get the taste of it. Any further portions will not make things better, either as far as taste or, more importantly, as far as self-respect goes.
If I can do it, so can you. I love Sparkpeople!
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    2545 days ago
    AWESOME blog! you are doing it! portion control, self-control, putting yourself and your self-respect first! emoticon girl! You can enjoy what you love, in small portions :) Keep doin it!
    2557 days ago
    I'm dancing for you .....happy dance!

    What a wonderful feeling for you. This is a big deal. You've learned a great deal and I bet you feel GREAT.

    Well done! You can KEEP doing it too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Have a GREAT day today. emoticon
    2573 days ago
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!!!!
    2573 days ago
    That is so awesome! I still eat everything I love, too. Like you I just don't feel the need to eat it too much or too often. Congratulations! emoticon emoticon
    2573 days ago
    Great Job & Great Blog!
    2573 days ago
    I have to start by saying you are one BRAVE woman! I’d have caved the minute I walked through those doors. Cookies are my kryptonite!

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    It’s so great that you were able to tap into that amazing willpower of yours and satisfy your craving with "just enough”. *bows down in awe*

    "You can change unwanted behaviors replacing them with more important motivations.” - I will definitely have to remember this next time I’m staring my nemesis ( a.k.a. emoticon ) in the face.

    Way to go!!!

    2574 days ago
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