Yesterday something quite interesting happened. Here in Australia, we have sweets of course, but there are some American sweets that I hear people rave about and I also know of an awesome German made chocolate, but are hard to find here in Australia.
Anyway, we went to a international food store yesterday and my mother in law, sisters in law and my partner were all going giddy over the candy, saying they wanted this and that because they had it when they were kids, or their Dad gave it to them when they were younger (their Dad was originally from the states).
I was walking around and honestly there wasn't all the much that really interested me. I ended up getting a flavoured (as in not just plain chocolate) of the german chocolate I like and some M&M flavours we can't get here in Aus. But even so I wasn't that interested.
It made me realise I don't have the big of a sweet tooth really. I was more interested in the normal items, like Black Beans (can't find normal black beans, only VERY HIGHLY salted chinese black beans), hickory smoked liquid, hot sauces, etc. As well as some of the different flavours of snack crisps/chips.
Compared to the rest of my family I don't have a sweet tooth. I have that chocolate sitting in a drawer next to me, but I have only taken 1 small piece of each to try and left it alone.
I know what you mean! We bought some "Nutty Buddies" for my visiting Grandson and there were a lot left over. Luckily my husband has finished them off--it was HARD watching him eat them each evening. I had fruit/veggie popsicles instead.
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Thank you for sharing. I hope to be at a point where I can say no just because it is there.
This week so far hasn't been all too promising, I keep grabbing a few marshmallows here and there. But on a bright note, I made my gorgeous Anzac cookies today by special request from my partner, and I didn't even go to eat 1.
I think if those marshmallows aren't gone in a couple of days, I am going to ask someone to hide them from me. I was fine not touching them until someone went and opened the packet.
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Been there and done that. I am a food addict. Food is my drug of choice. I can't have just one of anything sweet or junky. I have to have all of it. I have a disease.
I truly know how you feel! I love living alone and making food choices just for me. Have been off all sweets and junk food for 6 months. That was easy except for yesterday. It was so hard to stay away from all the temptations but I did. The cravings were making me crazy. Had a potluck lunch at my house for 13 women. There was one table devoted to fantastic sweets and some were my favorites. They kept calling my name, loudly! This morning even though they are all out of the house the cravings remain.
I learned that I have to work on healthy food choices the rest of my life. If I give in it may cost me my life. Have seen it before with friends. Like I said, food is my drug... Yesterday I learned a big lesson.
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So, since I started on the healthier path, I feel great, and of course I have had my plateaus as well as ups and down, I have kept going.
For the past year I have been living with others for financial reasons. Problem, one of them frequently buys junk and bakes junk food for her daughter. May sound ok, its for her daughter, but if, for example she makes cupcakes, her daughter will eat 2 of a batch of 12, then the rest is open for everyone else to eat.
I can avoid buying junk food when shopping and only get it when I have a real strong craving (which was maybe once a week-fortnight). Since moving in with the others, there is ALWAYS some form of junk food around. Especially right now as not too long ago it was the daughters birthday, and there was a lot of junk food not consumed. Some stuff I ended up throwing away like 3/4 of 2 cakes, stale potato chips, uneaten cupcakes and jelly. But there are still some things left in their packets unopened.
IT IS SOOOOO hard to just not devour it all. I was very strong the first few days, then the 6th day, I was like, I'll just have 1 small thing. By the end of the day I had eaten 1/4 packet of marshmallows, 1/2 packet of cheezels and some icecream with caramel topping.
So here I am 2 days later, not kicking myself but rather saying, "its enough". I need to learn to control myself even when there are temptations in the house. I used to do it, I had little serving size portions that I'd touch once every few days.
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