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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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...

JANEY emoticon

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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.



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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


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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