Well, if you watch The Doctors and Dr. Oz that show what the junk foods do to the inside of your body, you would not eat it or want to. I find it very easy to avoid them. When I moved here six months+ ago, I bought a package of cookies and most of them are still in the cookie jar, very hard and stale now. I can go to the potlucks and not eat the sweets. It is all mind over matter but if you don't mind, it doesn't matter. I very seldom go to the potlucks here, mainly because I don't know what is in the foods. Yes, I like salty things occassionally so I will eat them, but not very often.
I wish you good luck in getting over your cravings.
I was listening to a podcast of Jillian Michaels and she was going on about how her cravings took over the other night and all the things she tried to stop them! It was good for this woman to know that even she has this issue! I think the trend here is correct. We'll never get over them but they do become less frequent. Fantastic job on the frosting! We've had one in our fridge and I, too, would have done that exact same thing. YAY for progress!
It's so great that you've been able to leave that frosting alone and to avoid buying the holiday goodies. I haven't been able to get that much control yet, at least not consistently. I hope there is a day when sweets hold no more appeal for us than paper plates! Until then, stay strong.
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You never get completely over it, but it does get easier to handle. You will learn when you are tempted (for me when I'm bored), and what tempts you (for me it is salty things). Timothy has some great ideas on how to handle shopping. We have "family lunch" on Monday and I allow myself to eat anything I want with no guilt for that one meal. Knowing I can do that makes it easier the rest of the week. I just tell myself wait till Monday and you can eat it. Then Monday I just have to decide if I really want it or not. Most times I don't, but if I do, I can eat just a little and there is no guilt involved.
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I was in 2 food stores today & saw some of the most delicious holiday junk food. OMG, peppermint bark, give me strength! I did not buy any of that stuff, but I am obviously not over it either. I am secretly lusting after it. I have stayed strong. Even on Thanksgiving I was pretty good, I did go over my calorie count, but nothing crazy. My willpower has been strong. The fact that I have had a half a can of frosting in the fridge, for a month and have not gone near it is a small miracle. Before SP, that frosting would not have made it past day 2. I would have eaten the whole thing, right out of the can with a knife. And then I would have hidden the empty can down deep in the trash, so no one would know. So, there is improvement, but I can't help but wonder if I'll ever get to the point where those rich sweets hold no more appeal then the paper plates.
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