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What Part Of No Did You Not Understand?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spark Coach said:
"Is someone sabotaging your weight-loss efforts? Why do you think that is? What can you do to stay in control and address the situation? Write a blog today about your plan, then put it into action!"

Ah, yes, the food pusher. Although I do not have anyone doing this to me right now, I have experienced it many times in the past. Sometimes, someone isn't really "pushing" food, but offers you something you don't need or even really want but socially ... is it polite to say no? There's an alternative as I discovered just the other day.

I was offered a piece of birthday cake at work for someone's birthday. I didn't have enough calories left to eat it, but I didn't want to offend the cook, so I said, "Oh, that does look delicious! May I take a piece for my lunch tomorrow?"

She was delighted to oblige, and I didn't have to eat the calorie-laden cake then, or later, because I gave it away later to someone else who was more than delighted to take it off my hands.

It gave me an idea for the next time I am faced with a food pusher. Either claim to be too full or beg to take some to eat tomorrow. Can I help it if tomorrow never comes?
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