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Licorice and other temptations...

Monday, October 03, 2011

Today my boss gave me a bag of gourmet sour cherry licorice because I fed his cat while he was gone for the weekend. I took two pieces out and then took the rest of the bag to the back break room and put it in a cupboard, as far away from my desk as I could. In the afternoon, I again allowed myself 2 pieces. I was able to tempt myself without it leading to binge eating the entire bag. I've not had one of those "feeding frenzy" type urges for a while now -- though there have been times I've eaten too much, it was not that totally-out-of-control-eat-unt
t-some-more type of binging. This is progress! I'm sure I'll have those times, but at least they're not as often. Perhaps I'm finally starting to get the hang of this "moderation" thing.....
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  • ATGOAL135
    In the old days before getting healthy and eating licorice was always calling my name. A bag was on sale and I got some....and then wala, got some more because it was so good? I have no idea what it was about red licorice (except the sugar) that had me sooo addicted to it.

    I finally realized last fall that I was keeping it in the house and always seemed to want it through the day. I had to give it up "cold turkey"....and even then 3 times I bought a bag....ate one piece in the car and then got out of the car and threw the bag in the grocery store garbage.

    All of the above is true....and it took me doing that on 3 occassions before I could pass by the isle and not buy a new bag.

    I am glad for you that you could eat it at work and not go crazy for it like I would have I can't/won't ever allow myself even one piece of licorice because of fear of cravings coming back. (I have a few other of those trigger foods too....guessing most of us here "maintaining" do?)

    Best of luck to you in your continued strength and maintaining. One day at a time. Diane
    2654 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/13/2011 9:53:51 AM
    Oh, that fruity licorice! My husband brought some back from Toronto, and I racked up 200 cals. on it. Thank goodness he ate up the rest. But like you say, it didn't lead to a crazy binge, and that is real progress.
    Keep it up Mnnice...this is going to be a great month for both of us!
    2724 days ago
    emoticon great restraint!
    2724 days ago
    Very impressive! I have such an addiction that when stuff like that is within reach, it just calls to me all the time. I like your exercise of self-restraint.
    2725 days ago
    THANK YOU! I needed to hear that in time the full-out binges may get fewer and farther between. I'm still kicking myself in my butt for the one I endured for almost 3 weeks here just recently... and then I remind myself that that was the first "real" binge session in almost a year. So, maybe it does get better, the longer we have control, the fewer binges in our future! Here's hoping!!!

    Congrats on eating the licorice in moderation! emoticon
    2725 days ago
    Good for you! I wish I could say the same, but when it comes to cakes, cookies and candy - totally trigger foods. Can't have them in the house or near me!! Sugar is my cocaine.

    Congratulations on exercising eating restraint! I aspire to your example. emoticon
    2725 days ago
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