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9/1/13 10:55 P

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For a while I said if I find it I'll eat it all and they wouldn't get any........... yep, that's when I fell off the wagon, gave up and gained a lot of weight over the year.

Before that ......... and now....... I told my husband and son both that if I find those sweets upstairs I was going to throw them in the trash because I CANT be around it. And YES I did and it was on top of trash where they could see it. They had to drive to store to get more if they wanted it.

They are really good now and keep sweets downstairs. It was worth the expense of a lesson because I can't have it upstairs for 4 weeks at least before I can walk away from it.

.......... It isn't that they don't care. They don't understand because they don't have that intense hunger for sweets. My son is like," just don't eat it then." I've tried to explain but if you don't have that sugar addiction you don't understand.

If you don't love yourself....how can you expect others to.


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8/29/13 10:25 P

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YES!



It would drive me insane! He would buy me things knowing that I was trying to lose weight. I can't help but think sometimes he was secretly trying to sabotage my diet. Now, he is diabetic and he is behaving a LOT more.

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8/27/13 2:42 P

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My boyfriend is a huge trigger. And not even in the sense that he brings bad foods into the house but because he can eat ANYTHING and not gain a stupid pound. Also, because he doesn't crave sugar the way I do. It sucks!

WE CAN DO THIS!


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8/23/13 9:26 P

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So how can we motivate husbands and other family members to keep the junk food away? Maybe put a note on the fridge in large letters asking to please keep the junk food out? Planning in rewards if it happens? Maybe getting a second mini-fridge to put in the kitchen?
I know nagging does not work but gets everyone annoyed so we have to make it easy for them to do the right thing and difficult to do the wrong thing.
Birgit

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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8/23/13 11:23 A

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My husband & step son is a trigger. They will eat icecream every night. The other night I was cleaning out the closet, hubby came to closet to see what I was doing & stood in the doorway eating a darn icecream sandwich! I slammed the door in his face!!!
Then I have asked them & asked them to keep the icecream in the garage deepfrezer. I open the freezer in the kitchen & it's back in there. I take it back to the one in garage and later on, it's back in the freezer in the house. It's really as though, he don't care!

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7/30/13 3:46 P

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Stopped hubby snacks for 2 weeks but today bought him his cookies and chips. I do feel strong to avoid them. Nights is the hardest for me. Starting over again but I know what it was like to be 196 few years ago and I can to it again. I only fail if I don't try. Learning to stay calm and drink water. I also stop drinking soda. Decide to weigh-in once a month, stopped looking at the scale it does help. Thinking it is a mistake.



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7/30/13 2:47 P

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LOL - yes! My hubby eats sweets ALL the time and I guess I can't really substitute this trigger!

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

"It's just me and this one day"

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5/5/13 6:40 P

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Moms can be the hardest. Maybe your best chance would be to say it as it is: "My life is in danger if I can not eat a healthy diet, please support me in my efforts!"
Then if she expects to be taken to unhealthy eating places have her get a taxi or mail order and keep that stuff in her room (in a separate fridge if necessary). With adults respect needs to be mutual to live under one roof and she should treat you as an adult.
Hope you can make it work, and find a way to be both nice but also very firm. I know it can be very hard but look at it as a responsibility to your daughter first, then to yourself, then to your mother.

Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 5/5/2013 (18:43)
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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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5/5/13 6:17 P

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Ouch... and that whole "just say 'NO!'" probably doesn't go over very well with mom, does it?



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5/5/13 12:10 A

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Not so much a husband as a mother. I live with my mom. Every day (especially on weekends) she wants to go for a treat. Ice cream. Cookies. Soda. "Family treats."

I worry not only for our health (after all we are adults), but my daughter is only 16 months. I'm worried about her picking up bad habits so early.

I've tried being nice. I've tried being direct. I've tried hinting. I've even tried distraction. It seems we always come back around emoticon

One day at a time.


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KASHII's Photo KASHII Posts: 1,598
4/28/13 3:50 A

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*lol* yessss... hubby is definitely NOT a good influence on me these days!!! Plus, our relationship started over a love of food - healthy and non. But that means I have these old emotional ties to wanting to include food in our dates and activities. Movie, games, hikes with a picnic... we're working to cut sugar from his diet so that he can help motivate me, and finding ways to have NO food, or HEALTHY food around if we want to snack. We're getting there :)



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4/11/13 5:27 A

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Love the tip EXOTEC about the shopping basket! Thanks - I'm going to start doing that:)

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4/10/13 6:35 P

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My husband has not joined me in taming the sweet tooth. However, he is encouraging of me doing it. Instead of bringing me candy bars and chocolates, he know asks if there is something else he can get for me instead. He has been so good about eating his snacks at a time I am not with him. I don't expect him or anyone else to not eat in front of me, but I really do appreciate that he is trying so hard to be encouraging.

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4/10/13 3:41 P

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Amen Birgit!!! Autoimmune diseases and inflammatory dietary issues are frequently not recognized as nutritional in origin. Just because you don't feel something in your gut doesn't mean it isn't wreaking some sort of health hazard(s) elsewherel

I have temptation issues around my husband, too. He has much more of a sweet tooth, and "snack tooth", than I have. But these things *look* good...and I find myself succumbing to at least a taste when I otherwise would not. He shouldn't be having them, either...he's Type 2 diabetic, which makes it worse for him - it just slows me down in losing weight.

As for shopping, at least when he's with me, I put a hand-held basket inside the regular basket. Anything he wants to pick up that's not on the list goes in the hand basket, along with anything I find myself tempted by. Before I check out, I/we go through the contents of that basket and whittle it down to one thing, or perhaps none. Or perhaps a dollar limit (like $5). The rest goes to the checkout staff to return to the shelves (I'm sure they hate this!).

It doesn't completely eliminate the problem, but it helps.

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they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
(attributation forgotten)

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We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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4/10/13 2:49 P

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Good issue to address whether it's your spouse/significant other, ads/commercials or any external factor. We have a lot of internal chit-chat that we have to address, but external forces also impact our resolve and we have to make a plan for that as well.

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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4/10/13 12:47 P

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We never get away with eating unhealthy. I recommend you watch the movie "Hungry for Change"
It is a real eye opener.

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4/10/13 12:14 P

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I truly don't think anyone gets away with eating garbage in the long run. They may not get fat but they can still get autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer's, cancer ... those of us who get fat at least have symptoms to tip us of about the damage we are doing. Some people just drop dead one day.
Birgit

You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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4/10/13 5:53 A

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Change how you look at it. When my hubby is eating lots of junk in front of me, I tell myself he's the one who isn't taking care of himself - even though he can eat it and not gain weight, he's still eating unhealthy foods that will not nourish his body.

I also have just learned to accept that my body is different from his (and others). While they might be able to "get away" with eating tons of garbage, I cannot. I have to take care of me.

Having a healthy substitute handy works too.

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4/10/13 1:14 A

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I love the idea of checking the grocery cart and taking things back out. I do that a lot, too, it works really well. emoticon

Birgit

You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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4/9/13 5:47 P

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Regardless of who it is, if you have to watch someone else eat snacks - husband, wife, mother, roommate, etc. - it is so very hard. Glad to hear your husband is on the bandwagon with you now. As an added thing, maybe you can reach an agreement that there will be just one snack after dinner, or whenever it is you have to watch him eat. Then you can have a planned snack at the same time and you don't have to watch him over an extended period of time, which can wear one's resolve down..



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4/9/13 1:56 P

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Seeing my husband snack on treats made me want them to even though im not a "sweets" person. I prefer salty things but know that isnt healthy either. Once i got him onboard with cutting sugar out, things have been alot better, grocery bill went down to,i hated taking him to the store because he went for all the unhealthy things ice cream, donuts , candy, etc. i can walk in with my list get what i have to get and get out. If for some reason i crave something sugary i think what else can i use this money towards or before i pay i look in the basket to see what i threw in without thinking. I usually take two or more things out because i dont need it or really want it . But were just taking it one day and shopping cart at a time.

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