I agree with everyone telling you to not bring those items into the house! It is hard this time of year as my husband and kids feel I am depriving them of the holidays since I'm not baking cookies and cakes like I used to....So I suggest they go out to get those items.
Note to myself- Eat smaller portions and more vegetables!
For me, the first two weeks were just getting used to the tracking of food. I set myself no expectations. I was just trying the program. That actually gave me a great start. The feedback taught me that I really wasn't correctly aware of what and how I ate previously, even though I've been working on being careful for two years. The actual written goals and daily tracking are showing in my weight loss. I gave myself two years to get to my main goal weight. I set smaller goals of 5 to 10 pounds along the way. Maybe this could help others.
I know that if there are sweets in the house, I will eat them. So I've stopped buying them. I do have my popcorn fix. I do air popcorn and am occasionally bad and add the butter.
But it is not bad (after a while you get used to it) when it has nothing on it. Maybe have a few pieces of raw nuts. The protein helps. I keep them in my desk so I don't reach for the cookies and candies that are around the office.
Also, take a look under our general discussion area. We have some ideas there.
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Hey guys - I'm new to this team. I was actually on the sparkteam page for 20 Somethings with 29-50 lbs to lose when I saw a link to this team. It was like you guys dropped into my lap, and it was so needed! See, here's my big problem/trouble - My husband and I are munchers, dessert-aholics, sweet-tooths...all of the above. I am able to stay within my calorie range during the week, but come the weekend my husband and I both go WAY overboard. I know we shouldn't, but the problem is I don't know how to change. We love cheesecake and chocolate chip cookie mudslides and pie and icecream and popcorn...anything dessert-like! We need to get a grip and learn to limit ourselves, but I'm not sure how to do it. I would love your guys' help!!
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