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Sunday, March 10, 2013

What in the world got into me today?? Am I just determined to shoot myself in the foot or what?? I got off to a good start, had a very good nutritious lunch....and then it happened. Sat down to watch a documentary with hubby, who decided to bring along a bag of sweet potato chips! Fine for him, right?

Ah, but there went my sneaky little hand, right into the bag and up to my mouth with those pesky, crispy, crunchy chips. Not just once, either. After a few dips, sweet hubby got up, went to the kitchen, and returned with some lovely big sweet green grapes! Not a word was spoken! Did I marry a sweetheart or what?!

Why in the world do I do things like that? Sabotage myself! I wonder if others have these unplanned, unexplainable forays into illicit snacking? What in the world makes us do it??

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    Sweet girl, I'm not sure you sabotaged YOURSELF as much as you got sabotaged. I also live with a "civilian" - one whose only weight problem is struggling to keep in on. When he (or your sweetie) has the bag of whatever RIGHT THERE, it's just not a fair thing to do...unless you have your own snack - one you really enjoy - right there.

    Your hubby did a wonderful thing - the right thing, I think, and ALMOST perfect. The next time if the two snacks came out at the same time, you might have had only ONE chip...just to see what they tasted like. :)

    It was a great learning experience, and an opportunity to feel loved, too. You're moving constantly forward, and you WILL succeed!

    emoticon emoticon :) Gail
    1627 days ago
    You have a true gem there, Charity! Please try to see the wonder in this - You have a truly loving supportive partner, and that makes it so likely you will succeed!

    He didn't criticize, scold, or make snide comments, he didn't pull his chips away and make you feel deprived. He recognized that the food HE put in front of you (which in another situation I would name "sabotage") was a problem, and he decided not to be part of the problem.

    As for why you ate them - we all have been there. I've sat eating something I knew I shouldn't, reminded myself of it, and kept on. Even when I was starting to feel overfull, I would keep eating until it was gone. In my head somewhere was the idea that I had to get rid of all the bad food - but I was being the garbage can!!! It's a disconnect in our brains, and we each have to find the way to talk ourselves out of it. For me, it was just that concept - I was eating things I should have put in the garbage. I am NOT a garbage can!!!
    1627 days ago
    Everything and anything in moderation is ok.

    First, you had some chips....... then grapes......progress! emoticon

    When it comes to weight loss; progress not perfection is key.
    1627 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We only want to eat like everyone else.
    We only want to be able to eat anything we want and not have to gain.
    We only want to hang with someone and eat socially
    We only want to enjoy the taste of things we like despite the fact they are not good for us and undo all our hard work
    We only want to respond to what society taught us was okay but wasn't
    Don't beat yourself up just try to convince yourself its not worth eating something that has such a high price attached to it.
    God Bless your sweetie for understanding and assisting you how inspriational that even he sees all your hard work and is will to support it
    Resist often enough it will become a habit
    Resist until it becomes resolve and all your dreams will come true

    1627 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/10/2013 4:57:55 PM
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