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I am still an addict

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I was in Target today because my packed lunch didn't satiate me today. I was hungry. In search for something healthy since I passed all the fast food places without any issues. Well Target is not a very safe place either. I walked down the peanut/cashes aisle. Looked at trail mixes and decided to pass them up. THEN I get to the candy area. One King Size Hershey bar in hand. I had the calories budgeted and was in a weak spot. I was hungry (mama always said, never shop for food when you're hungry!). I proceeded to the cashier feeling "eh" about this transaction I was going to make. I also picked up a bag of Turkey Jerky Perky (100 calories/no fat/200 sodium for the entire bag). THAT was a great choice, but the chocolate was over 300, a lot more fat and would NOT be good.

Well, as I proceeded through the pharmacy, I had a STRONG moment. I happened to walk down the protein bar (not much better, but a little better) where I picked up a balance bar for 200 calories, protein and some sugars. I quickly snatched the Brownie Almond bar up, threw the Hershey in the same shelf and 'ran off' to the cashier with my total 300 calories of better choices. Whew. Saved.

Outcome - good.
Realization - good
Process - painfully scary, I could have binged if I didn't click at the right moment or went down another aisle instead of the protein bars.

Saved by the bell.

Now I am working out and very proud that I realized I am still an addict but am realizing my weaknesses and TRYING to change. Each day gets a little better, but damn sugar is hard to kick!!

Have a great week!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Victory! It's very hard for sure. I declared the next 2 months dessert/sweet free and I've caved a few times even with that resolution in place. Sigh.

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READY4CHANGE81 3/18/2013 2:27AM

    I've been there so many times, great job!! Feels so great to know you can do it. :)

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/13/2013 5:27PM

  what a proud moment for you!!!

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GRANDEFILLE 3/13/2013 9:58AM

    You should be very proud of the restraint you managed to show! You're definately on the right track if you can do this!

Congratulations and have a great day!

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KING_SLAYER 3/12/2013 11:13PM

    Good job Dave! You overcame the weakness and make good choices, proud of you buddy!

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DOUGDC 3/12/2013 10:18PM

    I do not always enjoy the great success you had. Congratulations. I have to keep the house free of things like Snickers (my personal weakness). But even a bag of almonds can move from healthy snack to overload when I let the portions get out of control.

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MRSHONEYCOMB 3/12/2013 9:53PM


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    That was a great move, even if it was a close call. emoticon

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_BABE_ 3/12/2013 9:42PM

    It's making choices everyday and bravo for making the best of a potentially bad situation. Just a note...did you pack enough for lunch? I suggest having some almonds and fruit ( or whatever will float your boat) standing by as back up next time....said the woman who just made oatmeal quinoa date cookies ( trying to tell herself they are healthy). emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 3/12/2013 8:37PM

    Good job! It is tough....lot to be said for Cold Turkey for 2 weeks to reset your metabolism!

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FRUITYFUL 3/12/2013 8:18PM

    Good job!

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BACKYARDER1 3/12/2013 8:14PM

    No Hershey bar is gonna ruin Dave's day!!!! emoticon

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    You did great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 3/12/2013 7:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You did awesome!! Great choice!!! Proud of you!! emoticon emoticon

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