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12/25/11 12:33 P

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Food poisoning is so serious. You can lose your kidneys and die.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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12/25/11 1:31 A

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I seldom ever go to a potluck anymore, for those same reasons - one never knows....

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12/24/11 12:55 P

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I've heard some real horror stories. It makes me shudder.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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12/24/11 11:29 A

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People are so funny at times, lets clean out the fridge and give it away to someone....lol

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12/23/11 10:50 P

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I also have problems eating other people's food. I don't like potlucks for this reason. I once had a friend ask me if beans that had been left in the fridge for 3 weeks were still good. emoticon emoticon

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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12/23/11 2:51 P

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To stay on track, I bring my lunch and eat only the food I bring to work. i take the goodies I am offered and when the person is gone I either throw at away or give it to someone else. I I don't won't the appear mean or unpleasant. This strategy works.

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12/23/11 10:04 A

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How I solve the food and goodies given or offered to me at work...

1. Golden rule: I always say No thank you to food cooked by others ... homemade stuff. (unless I know the persons cleanliness habits which I dont so I politely say no thank you, I am on a diet, seriously).

2. Food that is pre-packaged (processed) like fine chocolates that I got for a gift from my Supervisor, I gave the entire package to my son, for real.

Question: WHY can't people give regular chocolates or regular candy???? ya know something that I "will" eat LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL like hersheys or Mr. Goodbar or Hersheys Kisses chocolates..... but no.... they come with the fantasy stuff I never heard of, so it is easier to not eat those. LOL



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12/16/11 10:28 A

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It sounds like everyone has their own unique effective way to deal with this problem. I know I don't want to start the new year after having packed on a ton of pounds.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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12/16/11 5:03 A

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I remember what 300lbs looked and felt like, I never want to go there again. That was the stuff that made me that way.

2 different companies sent us fruit baskets, so there are a few healthy type things as well.





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12/15/11 10:38 P

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Pretend that everything in the break room or wherever the goodies are have got mold on them - that certainly does it for me!! Or tell yourself that this person that made the stuff doesn't wash their hands, etc. - Or whatever else grosses you out. Mold does it for me!!

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12/15/11 10:30 P

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Yup. Just in the past week I've been tempted by 50 lbs (not exaggerating) of mini candy bars, two different cakes, gifted goodie bags of homemade chocolate candies and chex mix, a bottle of wine (red, so I will save that for christmas and share with the family), four team lunches and one office breakfast.

I've decided, as long as I am super good all day, I'm allowed one treat at the end of the day. That makes it easier to pass up - its not "no, can't have it." Rather, its "not now, I can have one easier". I know its not ideal but its how to get through the season. I adjust my calories: carb and protien intake accordingly.

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12/15/11 8:40 P

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My BG dropped on me a few times at work and I almost passed out, lost all the color in my face and it made me feel bad the rest of the day.

I dont wish that on anyone.

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12/15/11 4:23 P

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I can totally relate as I don't do well with temptation either. So I avoid it as much as possible.

I have learned some tips.

I avoid areas in the grocery store that have garbage foods. In the check out lanes I read the magazines to avoid seeing the candy. Same anywhere I go. I don't look at what I don't want to see.

Co-workers are usually really understanding about diets if they know it is for a medical reason and not cosmetic reason thus I let people know that I don't want to be tempted by the bonbons unless they know how to do CPR. That usually laugh but it causes some questions where I can briefly describe what it's like to have a 30 blood sugar and almost die - in lay terms - hunger, sweaty, staggering, nauseated, confused, shaky, nervous, numb, tingly, dizzy, irritable, drowsy, blurred vision, unable to speak or slurred speech, on to coma and if not treated................death, etc. People tend to get it.

Usually at most places you work they have places that are food landmines and I learned to avoid those places. If it's a break room, avoid it. If you need a drink of water or some tea or coffee have some one bring it to you.

Or bring your own thermos. My hubby does that for other reasons. He works with grimy people who don't wash their hands after using the rest room and doesn't want every cold, flu, G.I.virus that goes around. You work with grimy people too. Picture those cookies that you are tempted by covered in feces from someone who went to the bathroom and didn't wash their hands because it happens everywhere, including your work place. I see it every time I go to Wal-mart. Did you know that one of the main causes of food poisoning are potlucks?

Bring your own healthy snacks. An Atkins bar or a homemade protein smoothie, though certainly not health food, sure beats most of the really junky stuff that you encounter at this time of year and it satisfies the candy urge. Nuts satisfy my salty cravings. Try some cheese, nuts, etc.

Make your own homeade healthy snacks - roasted flavored garbanzo beans, cheese crisps, low carb cookies, low carb fudge, etc. There are some good recipes.

It helps if you are in charge, like I was, or if you have some rapport with those who are because you or they can nix a lot of this nonsense. I told my staff that if they wanted to bring goodies they were to be healthy.

When did we get to the point where we decided that holidays were a good time to poison ourselves with the worst food options possible? When you are offered this stuff picture yourself having a gigantic seizure from low blood sugar where people you respect and that respect you see you wet your pants. I was almost there and cringe to think what could have happened. But I'm a nurse so people around me know what low blood sugar looks like and how to treat it. They know how to do CPR and how to get someone back from the edge. I no longer work but I still see my friends and they appreciate that I keep myself under control and that no one, including my family, has had to deal with me having a hypoglycemic attack in years.



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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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12/14/11 7:48 P

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Our office looks like a bakery.....with all the trimmings

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The abundance of treats, the office Christmas lunches, etc. It is driving me crazy!! Someone in our office decided instead of exchanging gifts, some one would bring their favorite Christmas treat every day until our office Christmas party. Every time I leave my desk I have to pass all of them. It is making me crazy! I can't wait until January -- I hope everyone goes on a diet for a few weeks.

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12/14/11 5:07 P

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The only thing that I do not like about this time of year is all the goodies that come into work. Between my co-workers and our patrons it is quite overwhelming. I have trouble with temptation at times and I don't have that stuff at home, but I can't avoid work. Yesterday, I was disappointed for giving in to temptation. Today, I was able to restrain myself. All the foods that made me overweight in the first place have taunted me this past week. Unfortunately, I have never been one of those people who can just have one of something either.

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