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6/29/13 4:28 A

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BECCA917, that is an AMAZING idea! How did I not think of that!!!

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6/29/13 2:50 A

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Maybe you can convince yourself to drink a large cup of water before eating any dessert. It will fill you up so you won't want to eat, and by the time you are done with it, you may get too busy to eat anyway.


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6/22/13 1:58 P

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I used to do the same thing with my kids--if they wanted to drink pop they had to "buy it"!! No money--no pop!!!

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AMYTHBE
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6/19/13 7:50 P

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That sounds like an excellent idea. Being a broke college student, this would really cut into my funds!

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BECCA917
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6/18/13 2:35 P

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If the food wasn't free, would you still eat it?
What if you told yourself that you couldn't eat the food for free and had to pay for it instead? And, you set aside an envelope or jar that you paid money into for each of the treats? Like a reasonable price of $3 per dessert.

If that was me - I wouldn't pay the money. That would give it two reasons why I shouldn't eat the treats.



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5/28/13 11:35 P

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Hmm, actually chewing gum could help. We're pretty hygienic in our line of work, but since we don't actually put the food together on my job that isn't an issue. I don't just get sweets on that job either, I get full meals too (I can take enough vegetables off of another plate + have a small salad every time I work). And awesome people to work with, and they will work around my schedule. I've been there for three years, and surprisingly that job hasn't been the reason for any of my weight gain. Oddly enough it was the stress from student teaching that did me in...
However, the sweets aren't a good way to lose weight without some serious nutritional deficiencies.
I can understand the alcoholic working at a bar analogy, but there's honestly no better line of work in my town for that amount of pay. I've been working there for years too, and it's only been recently I've been resisting the urge for sweets. I just don't know how to control myself when I'm really tired. I've been thinking about asking someone I'm working with to hold me accountable or something like that....



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5/28/13 6:00 P

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I know when I was in the classes for my bakers assistant certificate, we weren't allowed to chew gum for hygienic reasons....sometimes when chewing, if mouth if open, spit squirts out. Not good. emoticon

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CHACHAOREO
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5/28/13 5:15 P

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Could you chew gum? When I worked in a bakery that's how I stayed away from the goodies. It was hard but I did it.

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5/28/13 1:57 P

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I'm with Sue. No way I'd take on that job. I know that doesn't help you if you want to keep that job but I don't have an answer for how to hang around sweets all day and not have problems.


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GINGERVISTA
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5/28/13 11:46 A

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The number one suggestion, which nobody wants to here is.......find a different line of work. To me, this would be like an alcoholic working in a bar. Just sayin'.

Sue
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Hello all,
I've been working on taming my sweet tooth for the past couple of months. So far so good, as long as I'm not at work... I work at a catering company, where there is usually left over food from events. Not wanting to throw it all away we store it, but 90% of the time the food is the dreaded desserts.
They're just sitting there, nothing stopping me from taking them, and there's no way I'm going to go up to a giant try of brownies or cookies at the beginning of work and throw them away (my co workers would look at me funny and be very upset and I don't want to deny them..)
Controlling these types of cravings at work has been off and on for me. I usually give in when I'm working there very late (for weddings) and I'm tired.
I've tried bringing snacks, but that hasn't worked out for me. I just eat my snack and then eat all the sweets in sight. I've also tried to avoid the area where the sweets are kept, but usually temptation breaks me down and I go there anyway....
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can change this situational craving?


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