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So That or Because?

Monday, March 26, 2012

I was at Costco today, and had to maneuver around the crowds at the sample purveyors. One was for a frozen eclair. I actually wanted to get to the shelf behind the crowd, and one woman in the line asked me if I was waiting for a sample. I told her, No, I'm not much on samples because I feel guilty if I don't buy the item being sold. She said that if she were as thin as I am she'd eat the whole box.

Actually when I first joined WW to lose weight all those years ago, I had the same goal: get me to my target weight so that I could then eat whatever I wanted. Once I passed the "maintenance period" that WW used to have, I realized that I am thin not SO THAT I can eat those things, but BECAUSE I DON'T eat them.

Let me never forget that, no matter what temptation is presented to me!
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DESERTJULZ 6/3/2012 4:41PM

    I prefer the giveaways at Trader Joes to those at Costco!

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WVAWACKADOO 4/4/2012 6:04PM

    Thanks for sharing...I am fortunate, that most of the free stuff given out at the Kroger doesn't appeal to me...but hey, if it was all baked goods...I'd be "Grazin" & that is how I put my weight on. I love that SP lets us know that we can eat anything, but it is really helpful to use Mindful Eating...that slows me down & I end up making better choices...Take care...

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67CAMARO_SS 3/28/2012 1:31PM

    You're such an inspiration Nell! Thanks for sharing your thoughts & life-wisdom.... once again :)
I do have to chuckle at so many people in line for free giveaways in a lot of places. Usually - it's simply not worth it.
June :)

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SIMPLY-EVA 3/28/2012 9:17AM

  That was awesome! Im going to share it with my WW buddy. We are both struggling with the rules and tracking but this puts it all into perspective.

Thanks!

Eva

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FISHINGLADY66 3/27/2012 10:01PM

    You have changed your lifestyle and I'm sure you are much healthier because of it. emoticon

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BANKER-CHUCK 3/27/2012 1:51PM

    You are a very wise person. You have learned your lessons well about weight and health management.

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KMIRANDA2000 3/26/2012 7:48PM

    Amen sista!

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MEADSBAY 3/26/2012 3:57PM

    Some wise words here, my friend!
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TAMPATINK67 3/26/2012 1:15PM

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Wisdom... I really appreciate your comments Nell - you succeeded at the goal of loosing the weight AND have conquered the maintenance... Something very few do. Your practical, straight forward "common sense" approach is fabulous. Rational, non-emotional.

Just the facts Mam. Just the facts!

Thank you for continuing to blog on Spark and share your key learnings!

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