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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Well I am in the later end of my Spark Coach program today, and I am to write about an area of my life that needs moderation....Hmmmmm.... EVERY THING!

I believe my whole life needs moderation. I can't do things half heatedly. Everything is all or nothing for me. Always has been. Is that from my experiences in childhood? Is it from my military background? Or is it my genetic makeup? I am not sure. But some of my previous blogs can give me a hint of areas to work on.

I think that because my weight and diet have such an important role in my life at this time, I will first focus on my areas within my diet I need to tend to . Sweet treats are more of a kicker to my diet than I once thought. For example, the girl scout thin mint cookies. Oh, boy do I like them. Well knowing that they were in my freezer was driving me mad! It took everything in me to not eat the whole box. I tried real hard not to eat more than 4 cookies (one serving) each day. But I came to the last few left and I panicked. There was six in there. I had to eat all six because if I didn't my husband would and then I wouldn't have them!

Warped thought. Duh! If I eat all six, there wouldn't be any left either! But that didn't cross my mind. I just couldn't let someone else have the last two! How disturbing! That was like I was in a kill mode regarding the last cookies! It was a fight or flight sensation. Scary really! OMG, do I feel like that about my food often? Sadly, yes I am!

When did I get this way? When did I get such aggressive thoughts about food? Wow. I have done that a lot. I often ate so much more than just one serving so I can get the last of something! Wow, that is really sad.

But I am not going to analyze that. What I need to do is compliment myself on the self discovery, Way to go Linda! And then I have to fix it.

I think I will start doing that little baggie thing with my food. One serving in each little bag. And only allow myself to eat them in moderation. If I do that and they come out an uneven number when I initially put them up I can give the extra to my husband. I don't think I would worry then about them being the last ones because I have more in baggies. That will also help my mind in knowing how many I have left so I can prepare myself mentally for the last ones.

All this will be a different way in dealing with this issue of over eating and eating in moderation! But I know I can do it!
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    One thing I tell myself is: You've had more than your share for over 50 years, so a little less is a good thing. It doesn't work all the time. I grew up with 4 sibs and everyone fought for the bigger piece.
    1815 days ago
    Way to go! You are figuring out things that you want to work on to make it better! Way to go!!!
    1816 days ago
    oh my goodness!!!!! you made me laugh so hard i almost started crying! why, you ask? it is so unbelievable that i do the SAME THING! oh my goodness, then you had to eat all six so your husband didn't eat them, then you realized that either way they are gone! that is SO ME!

    also, i am very much an all or nothing kind of person. if i go over by just a couple of calories, i might as well get mcdonald's big mac, large fries and coke... and of course, about 6 or 7 chocolate chip cookies!

    my "vice" is milk duds! i CAN NOT get enough, and now that i am thinking about it, i will probably obsess about them the rest of the night! when i buy a box, i can't stop at just a few, all or nuthin' baby! they are gone! although now i know that if i want them, i better make room for them when counting my calories.

    thanks for sharing this and making me laugh, glad to have someone that is like me!
    1816 days ago
    Congratulations on figuring out what causes your weight issues. I like the idea of putting things in one serving bags. But also, it's okay to have half a serving of food. emoticon
    1816 days ago
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