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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Went to a party this afternoon and gave myself permission to have one indulgent. That indulgent turned into many indulgent's. I cannot allow myself to have any because this is what happens-I go overboard. When I go to a party or some sort of occasion it seems that I do not have self control even if I have a plan. I think about what might be at the part and tell myself scan the food and see what you really wan't and just have a taste. I end up having everything and sometimes even seconds. I go into some kind of a frenzy lol. I need to come up with a plan B. A plan B could be as simple as eating before I go... Any suggestions??
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    I also watch what others eat at parties. Usually the thinner people are very selective about what they choose.
    1718 days ago
    I have improved greatly in this dept. I used to go for the gooiest stuff there and lots of it. Now I am more likely to go for the veggies and fruits. I usually get one sweet thing. A friend did well filling half her plate with veggies and fruit, a quarter with protein and stuff with those carbs that need limiting --like bread.

    Have you 'come over to the veggie lovers side' yet?

    1718 days ago
    I guess the biggest thing for me is asking myself "how long will I have to be on the treadmill to get rid of those calories?"
    1727 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    I also trend to go overboard with certain foods- one taste just opens the door instead of satisfying my craving.

    My strategy is to eat my 'regular' meal before I go and bring almonds (I have cocoa almonds for sweet cravings and bbq flavor for savory cravings) and cheese sticks in my purse. I make a 'policy' before we get there like 'I'll only eat cheese and foods on my plan'. If there are no foods on my plan, I discretely eat my snackalongs.

    It also helps me to continually sip a very hot drink or very cold strong flavored water instead of eating.

    Happy Day!
    1728 days ago
    Don't go to out hungry. I use to save up calories for parties and then was so hungry that I could have eaten a plate. So I have a salad or some soup before I go.
    emoticon Just don't give up this is all part of learning process.
    1730 days ago
    I have a very complicated set of "rules" that I follow for food... it helps me. Also, in situations like parties and potluck dinners I get a plate, put bites and tastes of foods I want on it. Once that plate is done, I pop a piece of strong mint gum in. I find that not only helps wash out the food taste, but curbs my desire to eat more.

    1730 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    I would say to do your very best and then move on. Tomorrow is a new day. Unless you are going to parties all the time, it may hinder you some, but you won't fail unless you quit trying! Hugs!
    1730 days ago
  • PATTIE441
    I do the same thing, girl! I found this link, that I hope will be helpful. We can do it! emoticon emoticon
    1730 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2013 6:03:30 PM
    Do you have a friend who can help you at such times? Like, "I'm trying to make healthier choices. Can you help me not go overboard?" Do you like veggies? When I am at festive foody occasions, I try to steer clear of high fat/starch/sugar and focus on fruity, veggy, or purer protein. Not always possible, with tempting goodies! I make sure I do my exercise and behave myself the rest of the week!

    Blessings on this journey to a healthy lifestyle.
    1730 days ago
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