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A new form of terror...dun dun dah!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This dark grey morning, suspecting nothing, I innocently strolled into the Lab only to be faced with horror of shock horrors...an undergrad bearing gifts!! Now this can be a regular event after the undergrad lab project training but at the end of May?! AFTER the exams?! revolutionary! Worst of all she came bearing one of my greatest downfalls...Cadbury's milk tray....Cadbury's has (to my shame) been enough in the past to tempt me away from my vegan attempts and has even been my willing accomplice in my apparent mission to gorge myself on sweet treats until either my stuffed to the gills stomach or my lactose intolerance (i know, i know) makes me ill... and there it is, sitting there, all purpley and unopened...but I can nearly smell them... ahhhh

But wait!
I have a cunning plan...
1.sharing,
2.lactose is bad and
3. portion control (I'm a genius right?).
I'm gonna be the most generous person in the building today, because each one they eat it one less for me to eat!
Ok second, lactose is baaaad, I know I'll feel rotten afterwards. Lets face it, in the past I have ignored feeling awful later for instant gratification because those are two great great words...instant.... (now now now now!) and gratification (need I say more?). Problem is, instant gratification only lasts...yup, an instant...so it is unbelievably not worth it.
Plus I've got a beautiful healthy meal plan for today all food I'll enjoy because they are yummy and good for me.
So ok, number three, last chance saloon...As I live in a country (Ireland) of 'Ahhh go on! ah you will, sure just have one, they're only little! sure we're all having one! you'll miss out if you don't take one now! go on! ah you will you will you will!...it can be hard to resist.
I will bear in mind that each one of those milk tray bad boys is 50 fat laced calories and limit myself to a maximum of two. Because I understand that no treats isn't the right way to go etc etc...but If you enjoy a few glasses of wine as much as I do then you'll understand I have plenty of treats lined up for this week.

Phew, ok, I'm psyched up, ready to face those sneaky fatty bullies!
Never thought I'd ever compose a stream of consciousness berating a box of milk tray but hey, surprises around every corner.

yours in strength and military like courage
Peachy x
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SQUEAKYTRISH 5/26/2011 3:32AM

    uh milk tray! the bane of my life! well done for the self control x

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MINNESOTAMAG 5/25/2011 9:53PM

    Loved the blog! I feel your pain. Fridays at my job are "treat days" and so everyone brings something in to share. Usually something bad. When days are more stressful, I'm even more tempted because "I deserve it," even though that is totally backwards thinking!

Being a teacher, worse yet are the end of the year parties where kids bring you something "special" that they made for you (special translating to no fewer than 500 calories each that they will be crushed if you don't eat). My old self would have just eaten all of it. So hard sometimes!

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TURTLERASKIN 5/25/2011 10:53AM

    Ha! If it were me, I'd take the box and put it somewhere else in the building, with a big sign saying, "FREE TO GOOD HOME." Good for you for planning!

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CLWALDRO 5/25/2011 7:14AM

    emoticon plan to get rid of the extra candy that has been the monster in the closet for you. They are like a dragon that needs to be slain once and for all and you hold the sword in your hand.
I have discovered that if I make a big fuss over the non-food gifts I am given and only give minor attention to the food that i enjoy the non-food gifts even more as they can be kept. and just like the instant gratification food is gone in an instant.
You did slay the dragon today!!!
Good luck as you continue the amazing journey to better health.

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ROBINROSE3 5/25/2011 6:23AM

    Good for you. I simply hate when co-workers pass around the donuts, birthday cakes and cupcakes. But I always prevail and stand tall and ridged on the outside, pretending I do not like them anyway and reminding myself how far I have come and how far I have to go. You are strong and AMAZING and Cadbury is not worthy of your body. Good luck to you today and have a great and healthy day. ~Robin~

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