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ONWARD AND UPWARD ~ Avoiding Sabotage


Friday, May 24, 2013

Where I go to church we have some of the best cooks! I knew someone had the talent because cooking is not my strongest forte. Every week there is a family meal on Wednesday and mouth watering foods displayed on the long table of the Fellowship Hall. The desserts are eye-popping with aromas that tantalize some of the strongest of wills.

When confronted with situations such as these; what's a gal to do (or fella)? Chocolate, not just any ol' chocolate, makes me weak at the knees. You know the kind I'm talkin' about, oh yeah. I did really good cooking my food and taking it with me, making certain I had a treat of my own. This way I didn't miss out on visiting with all my friends before the lesson of the night. I didn't even gander over at the dessert display. People do sit with you, oh yes, with platefuls of dessert and then it happens.... yummy rich, decadent chocolate that resonates with flavor and you haven't even put it in your mouth!

Game Plan time. Yes, I held to my willpower and plan. I didn't fall to the temptation even though I was yearning to. I may have not been able to be as successful the next time. I have chosen to not attend the dinner. I eat at home and get to the Fellowship Hall just about the time I'm fairly certain many of the people have cleared their plates away. This gives me several minutes to say hi and enjoy my friends and maybe meet some new ones before the lesson begins. This plan is working for me.

Most of the people in my life are supportive and are helpful. I have friends who are extremely active and burn more fat and calories than they put in and sometimes they forget, but it isn't on purpose, so a kind answer or reminder is sufficient. I have other friends who eat for all the wrong reasons and this is where they are in life. I avoid being around during snack and food times. That way I protect me and I don't offend them. I love those around me and those I come into contact with too much to want to bring an unnecessary offense to their lives or hurt them in any way. I believe they return that love.

In reading the tips today of how to reply with a kind answer on "food pushers" I have come up with a couple more ideas from that and I am building my arsenal should I ever need it.

Continuing Onward and Upward...

Here's to Sparkin' with you!
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DEEEBEE 5/24/2013 11:37PM

    Fellowship is so important for a church...but too often the fellowship revolves around food. There were a lot of potlucks and barbecues at our former church, and I just made myself eat only a little of each...still too much, and it was awfully hard to avoid some scrumptious desserts. (Actually, I couldn't.) The church we attend now has salad luncheons for the women about six times/year, and I find those more manageable, diet-wise. And, then, every Sunday people baked cookies or coffee cakes or brought doughnuts or treats from the grocery store. The baking duties rotated, and when it was our turn, I had to bake something. I'll bet church potlucks and desserts after Sunday services are a big temptation for many of us.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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