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Goodbye Peanut Butter

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Well... I did it. I threw out the peanut butter. A jar of JIF, a jar of Smucker's Natural Organic and a jar of almond butter... gone. It was hard for me to do, but I know that I am better off for it.

I thought long and hard about it and realized it is one of those "trigger" foods I shouldn't be around. I was doing well with the moderation for a while, but then it got to the point I couldn't stay out of it. Every time I got up, I was getting in the cupboard to have a lick, and that is not ok. I am just sabotaging myself. I don't want to go back to where I was. I WON'T go back to where I was!

Now, my next thing to kick is the iced coffee. Yes, I have been making room in my plan for one, but I don't need to be drinking that crap. I thought about asking for an iced coffee with no cream then putting Truvia in it to see how I like that? If I did that it would take the calories down to 0. I might try it? I might not. I should just kick it all together.

the Curve game was awesome tonight. They lost, but I still had a good time. I got a walking taco, but honestly, I didn't eat hardly any of it. I just didn't feel like eating. Even my boyfriend remarked at how little I ate. I did have more than my fair share of those almonds though. I know I had at least an ounce or more of those little suckers. They are so good and so addicting! I shouldn't have gotten them, but the thing is... you can smell them throughout the entire ballpark. My mouth literally waters from it. So, I got them and the leftovers are in his lunchbox for work tomorrow.

We stopped at the ice cream stand on the way home and I had a soft serve twist baby cone. At the most, it has 3 tablespoons of soft serve. It was good, and that little bit was perfect for me. It didn't make me sick, didn't kill my goals, and was just enough to enjoy. It took me as long (well almost) to eat that as it did for my boyfriend to eat a medium sized cone.

Tomorrow we are going to the Bedford County fair and I was stressing a little bit about eating there. Ok, that is a lie - I was stressing a lot about it, but I am sure I will make an ok choice. I can have a hamburger with no bun or a slice of cheese pizza. Who knows, there are TONS of food vendors there, and you never know what I might find. I am not worried about it. I will most likely not really even eat tomorrow except for breakfast before I go and then something there for dinner. Honestly, we will be outside all day in the sun, and if today was any indication of what tomorrow will be, I won't want to eat any way.

I got a new Fitbit. The battery in my Ultra took a crap, so I wrote to them to ask them what I could do to fix it, and they sent me a new one! How awesome is that? I love Fitbit! They are terrific!

I think that is all for now - I hope all of my Sparkies are having a terrific weekend.
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    I had to give up peanut and all nut butters too! I found out that I'm slightly allergic to all nuts and legumes. Once I got it out of my system, the water weight went away and I felt so much better!
    1695 days ago
  • HINK2013
    Way to go! Sometimes you just have to do the hard things because in the end its' better for you.... for me, I have got to stay away from chips and crackers, those seem to be things that I eat mindlessly and end up eating way more than I should.

    Hoping that eating at the fair went ok for you!!
    1700 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    I totally get this! My magnetic-food is crackers. Any and all kinds.

    (Recently I 'found' a box of oyster crackers in the back of my pantry and you'd have thought I found a winning lottery ticket! :)

    I have to keep them OUT of the house or they call my name constantly until I eat one. Then I eat them until I throw up. YUK!

    Good Job!!!!
    1700 days ago
    emoticon Keep up the good work emoticon
    1700 days ago
    hopefully they have chicken on a stick! SO much easier and better to eat anyway! I know what you mean about trigger foods-- I luckily am not triggered by peanut butter but my daughter is-- I keep it in my locker at work!
    1700 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    You may not always have to keep nut butter out of the house, but as a distancing tactic, it's a good one. It can be harder to have opportunities to learn to work nut butters in in small quantities because they don't serve them many places, but I do know that having "trigger" foods in safer situations- not at home, alone- over time helped me learn to have them in smaller quantities. Some I just don't have around because I need the space for things I eat more often.

    This is all part of adjusting your new eating life. Excellent!
    1701 days ago
  • MOGAL1946
    I, too, love peanut butter and usually have 1 tablespoon a day in my oatmeal. Sounds like you are making some wise choices. Keep up the good work.
    1701 days ago
  • SLACHETKA103145
    You are braver than I a veggie person I have to have...yum. Limit to 2 TBS only though and not everyday!

    1701 days ago
    Hallo CORTNEY! Glad you had such a good time, and good for you for making wise food choices!
    Ah, the PB! Love/Hate that one!
    Have fun at the fair! And don't sweat the almonds, they are an ok trespass.
    Bless you!
    1701 days ago
    Good for you!
    1701 days ago
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