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Monday, July 25, 2011

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**On another note, I hit an all-time high today of 125 lbs! A well-meaning relative dropped off some "chocolate-chocolate fudge cake" from Walmarts/Sams Club and knowing how good it is was my undoing. Mind you, I have been struggling for weeks for some reason - the heat isn't helping.

From this day forward, no one will be dropping off goodies at my home. If I am not buying them, no one should be bringing them in either. A sliver would have been bad enough - 2 very large pieces means I cannot control this food. Add this to my little list of "NO" foods.

I think I need to make a new sign for my door. We used to have a "No Smoking" sign, now I need one for "No Chocolates Of Any Kind Allowed In This Home" to hang prominently on my doors.

I do know it is temporary weight gain, but it should have been avoidable too.

... it says, "no chocolate zone" emoticon
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  • v SPRINGBREEZI
    Yeah, I understand that one. It always seems to happen when you are doing really well and it knocks you off track.
    Family events have me off track now trying to get through them.
    1763 days ago
  • v FORMYDARLINGS
    Linda . I know that weight will come off. I have no worries about your determination. Sometimes we do need to indulge just to rememeber where we have been and how far we have come. A few steps down a forbidden path doesn't have to turn into a voyage. Could you make me a NO CHocolate sign for my door and by that I mean my mouth, too. LOL See you in Spetember, thinner,

    Gini
    1764 days ago
  • v GINGER_LOSTALOT
    Oh, I hear ya! There are several no-no-don't-go-there foods. I can do a little bit of very dark chocolate, though, without getting carried far away...

    You are so sweet (pun, there) for providing support for Shelby.
    1764 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/28/2011 6:28:45 PM
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Gonna check out your recommended link.

    And: my sympathies on the chocolate thingy. I managed to deeply offend a friend who wanted to drop off a homemade fig loaf; had to tell her (nicely, I thought) to please not do it. Because . . . delicious as it is . . . I'm not going to be able to not eat it. And eating it is going to trigger other food cravings. Grrrr. Which I'll be battling for weeks (like taking a bottle over to an alcoholic, basically).
    1766 days ago
  • v KINSBAILE
    We have the ups and downs. It'll go back down! :)
    1766 days ago
  • v ASTORRES1
    Linda....YOU are strong...and I know you can withhold the urge....YOU will win back the pounds gained!


    amy
    1766 days ago
  • v RORYLYONS
    I love chocolate..but it doesn't like me...Wonderful idea attaching a sign on the door.I know you will do this..woof! emoticon
    1766 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
    My DH would be very disappointed but I'm with you on this one! Take care-hugs!
    1766 days ago
  • v GRALLEN
    I think it's rude for people to do that especially if they know how hard you've worked to get where you are today. They should have brought a nice veggie or fruit tray.
    1766 days ago
  • v SUNFLOWERGAL40
    I agree with several others that you could sell those signs! I would take one for when I go back to school in a couple of weeks. I'll need all my willpower and more to deal with that.

    I also agree with everyone that you will turn that around in no time. You are definitely on of my biggest motivators and inspirations! emoticon
    1767 days ago
  • v ITS_MY_TURN_NOW
    I should have a No Chocolate sign too!!! The heat is getting to me too, you are not alone there. Cake is everywhere! This week I have my husband's birthday today and my son's on Friday! I wish I could just buy cakes and be done but with our food issues I have to make them. I baked a cake today and will make another one on Thursday! They are small but ugh!!!! I need all the help I can get here so please send positive thoughts and warm fuzzies!!! LOL Make that cool fuzzies!!!! Baking cakes in this July is crazy and warming up my house even more. Sigh....
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    Julee

    1767 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
    Hi Linda!
    Chocolate is Fatal for me too ..
    I don't have a sign on the door but is a great idea.
    I think and hope, I am past that now .. if I do indulge I only have a piece ..
    I can do that now ...
    Once upon a time the whole bar would go in one hit !
    To be absolutely honest .. I only like the really dark chocolate any way .
    So it is much easier to say no thank you !!
    Love and Hugs Susie
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    1767 days ago
  • v HELEN_BRU
    Love the idea for a sign!

    You are so motivated, Linda, I am sure it won't take long to get back to your weight again.
    1767 days ago
  • v MARTY19
    What a wonderful blog. Leslie is a wonderful motivator as you and I know. I wouldn't get worried about 125. You wil turn it around and be back to 117 before you know it. You are the most motivated person I know.

    Love you
    Marty
    1767 days ago
  • v KIKI0531
    I would like to purchase one of those signs for work. It seems like all the yummy treats that no one wants in their house, they bring here. I don't mind it once in a while but we have a woman here who does it all the time. I am constantly refusing her offers.

    NO, I do not want a double choc chip cookie. NO, I do not want a piece of your leftover birthday cake. NO, I do not want a bear claw. I am surprised this woman sleeps with as much sugar she ingests in a day. NO joking !!


    1767 days ago
  • v DAWNWATERWOMAN
    I love that idea of a sign on the door. Perhaps that is what I need too! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon
    1767 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Linda I've visited the blog hun.
    Glad you know your gain is tempory and can easily be recified- but remember it's not ALL about the scales hun! emoticon
    1767 days ago
  • v MEADSBAY
    Went to 2 cookouts yesterday and enjoyed an ear of corn, a bit of pasta, some wine and a little dessert.
    Back on track today and will avoid the scale until next Sunday.
    Please send me one of those signs, too.
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    1767 days ago
  • v JENNIFER_67
    I think you could make a fortune selling those "No Chocolate" signs.
    1767 days ago
  • v OLDERDANDRT
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    1767 days ago
  • v GERMANIRISHGIRL
    You crack me up, Linda! Maybe you should back up your sign with a gun! emoticon
    1767 days ago
  • v TERRYT55
    Thanks for the link......it is a great blog! I need a No chocolate sign too, along with a no sugar sign!
    1767 days ago
  • v DESTINYE
    LOL on the sign!
    1767 days ago
  • v SIMPLELIFE4REAL
    Thanks for the link....I'll check it out.
    1767 days ago
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