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2/16/14 5:38 P

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This discussion reminds me of something I heard ..maybe from Flylady:

A lot of us hate "wasting food" by throwing it in the trash. But if you eat it just to avoid throwing it away, those extra calories are going to be "wasted" as extra pounds on your body. And it takes a lot of work to undo that damage.

More importantly? *Your body is not a trash can.*

That really hit me hard. To me it seems like a parallel of free food: "I might as well eat it." After all, if you don't, you'll be missing out -- and that fact right there, more than the question of WHAT you're missing out on (a greasy doughnut? two bites of baby food while cleaning up dinner?), is what triggers us to go for it.

You are always more effective chasing what you DO want than running away from what you DON'T want. That's a really important mindset to develop.

One step at a time!
I can do it! I'm fearless!

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1/13/14 2:53 A

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That's a great way of looking at it, Platinum. I've started deleting my emails that I get at work about free donuts in the kitchen. We have vendors that bring us snacks all the time and we get office emails about food in the kitchen. I just delete them now and lose myself in my work. Out of sight out of mind is my motto.

"Don't sacrifice your future for a momentary pleasure"

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"

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1/11/14 10:02 P

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Words have power...redefine that word for yourself and you can change your approach. The food may be free (doesn't cost money) but it's costing you in other ways. If the "other ways" are greater than the impact of the money, then it's not free. At least that is the way I think of it.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

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1/4/14 4:51 A

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I do that too. Something about free food (not only sugar) just makes me go nuts.

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1/3/14 7:18 P

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I have a similar problem. Free food means eat that food, with no regard to nutritional value. I am developing more wisdom concerning food options presented to me, and slowly making wiser decisions.

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1/3/14 12:28 P

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Great observation. Now have a plan!

~ Sheri ~

You have 3 choices.
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1/3/14 12:14 P

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For the first time in a long time, I am actually looking at the sugar I eat. Its not a bad of a quantity as I thought but there are no limits or controls on how much I will eat when presented the opportunity. What I mean is I won't usually buy it but if someone gives me say... a tin of cookies? gone in minutes! Didn't even taste good.

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