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I Just Defeated (Some) Of The Macaroni Salad... NSV!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Now, I say some, because I should have done this prior to eating 2 of the 3 servings! But better late than never. Macaroni salad, for whatever reason is a trigger food of mine. I know this, and I RARELY buy it because I know what will happen. They have the huge tub, and the very small tub, which I would think is maybe 2 servings, but it's 3, with 330 calories PER SERVING. I could easily eat the whole thing. I had been doing so good, and it was on sale at the store I tricked myself into thinking I could handle eating one serving at a time, in moderation. Boy was I wrong.

I had less than a serving earlier today with my sandwich, and even tonight when I wasn't hungry reached for it. Put it all in my tracker and it blew my already iffy day to 2400 calories. I was still eating it thinking OH WELL, the day is ruined. Then I stopped, mid chew and I said there is still SOME right here, it isn't gone yet.

I took out a plate, put it on the food scale, weighed it, almost 1 whole serving remained. I threw it face down in the trash, and turned on the trash compactor and practically skipped out of the kitchen! I went right back to my tracker and throwing away what didn't look like much saved me about 300 calories! That is more calories than I burned on my walk with Sparky. I feel like a million bucks, I'd feel like 2 million if I stopped even sooner, but it is an amazing feeling to see that food has no control over me. emoticon

I simply can not handle buying that. I eat everything else in moderation, even things I really, really, like, but I don't have issues with any of those things, it's just the macaroni salad, so as of today, for real-sies this time, macaroni salad and I are no longer frienemies... We are done-sies. emoticon


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SIMONEKP 5/12/2013 8:20AM

    Great job

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PROJECT_SUSAN 5/1/2013 3:49PM

    I am so proud of you and you certainly deserve to take a dance of success for throwing the rest away! That is so good! May we all learn from your example here today! I just would like to remind you to write that down and add it to your woo hi I jar!!!

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EILEEN828 5/1/2013 2:15PM

    Huge high five! It would've been sooooo easy to just "eat it up and be done with it." I'm with you there are just some foods that should never make it into your house. They have this powerful draw in which you are always aware of it.
Recently my husband bought some crackers that I really liked and used to binge out on. I was determined that I wasn't going to eat them. Unfortunately he also bought a bunch of other chips as well. So since he doesn't eat a lot at a time, he had so many that it was taking forever for them to disappear.
Finally I decided to try some after at least a week or more. Thankfully half the box was already gone. When I tasted them they seemed a little stale. In fact they were pretty flavorless and seemed particularly dry in my mouth. So even though I ate a few, trying to get some enjoyment out of them, it basically killed my desire for them. I hope that remains my opinion about them and that I will be able to reject them more readily in the future. I'm planning on not buying them but they could still end up in my house.
I've been putting a bigger focus on real, fresh foods lately and I think it is changing my perceptions of what tastes good to me. Getting starches off my list of snacks is a big change for me.
Again, congratulations for identifying a trigger food, doing battle with it and winning! Next time will be much easier. Keep hammering home that this food is unhealthy for you, and it's only power is that of a habitual taste sensation. Embed that idea and then you'll probably get annoyed with it, instead of pining for it. Next time you taste it, really critique it and see if you really like it that much after all. I find that premade macaroni salad has a metallic like flavor in the background that I think is bad for me. I use that for my "reason" to avoid it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 4/30/2013 5:31PM

    Well done!!!!
That's determination!

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STARSUB99 4/27/2013 2:57PM

    Way to go girlfriend! Smack Down on the Macaroni Salad... emoticon

For me it's the mini choclate eclairs from the freezer section.
They are banned from my house, shopping cart - I don't even do that aisle anymore at walmart...

Here's to defeating the enemies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GEMINIGEM6 4/27/2013 2:45PM

    That's a great victory! And boy can I relate. I love macaroni salad!! Lol.

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JESSICA_STULTZ 4/27/2013 12:02AM

    Woo hoo! That just goes to show that you have the willpower to make good choices for yourself. Some days I wish I had better willpower!

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JUDY106 4/26/2013 11:26PM

    Have have foods that i can't have in the house or I won't stop eating them also. You are doing the right things by not buying it again. I don't think i will ever be able to handle some foods and they will have to be out of my life forever. That's OK. I will feel better without them and live longer too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 4/26/2013 4:24PM

Awesome self-control!

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BETHIEBOOPS 4/26/2013 11:41AM

    BOOM! That's how you DO! You go girl. You better feel super proud of yourself- you did an AWESOME thing there :)

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5KGRANNY 4/26/2013 10:12AM

    Man -- that's like me with red licorice!! Excellent job!!!! You are making such huge strides, Stephanie not only in eating but in life in general. I'm proud of you!!! emoticon

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    good for you !!


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ADARKARA 4/26/2013 7:59AM


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Good job in dumping the macaroni salad in the compactor. It was headed for your hips. A most excellent choice. Have a good weekend. My husband buys it in 2 qt containers from WalMart. Many servings have been ingested standing in front of the refrigerator. If that isn't bad enough, sometimes I make it into a dip with my potato chips.

sharon emoticon

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ADZY86 4/26/2013 7:30AM

    That's fantastic! Well done you for taking back control. You're right to feel proud of yourself.

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PEGGYO 4/26/2013 7:06AM


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GHOSTFLAMES 4/26/2013 4:54AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VICKI2705 4/26/2013 4:31AM

    emoticon !!!

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CORTNEY-LEE 4/26/2013 4:15AM

    awesome job!!!

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JUULEE 4/26/2013 4:12AM

    Well done you!!

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