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My biggest enabler

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tomorrow I'll be going out with my mother, I need new shoes and am going to see my brother in law about some "barefoot" ones. It'll be a full day of shopping and eating.

Mom has decided to go to Culver's and told me she has coupons she wants to use, one of them being for their concrete mixers. She did ask me if anything was not "on my diet", I keep telling her I'm not on a diet, just watching what I eat, but in her mind I'm dieting, so I'm just not going to push the issue with her.

I went online to see what kind of mixer I could have with my lunch... which will probably be a salad or chicken sandwich to make sure I don't have a huge lunch, but even with half a mixer, it'll still be half my calories for the day- and just before weigh in day too...

Getting back to my point, I went online to see which mixer I can have. Just the custard that goes into the mixer is 682 calories for the small (not the mini). Then you're supposed to add things! I plan on at least getting some fruit into it if I'm going to do that kind of damage, raspberries and blueberries instead of some kind of sauce or candy. Then I'll have to only eat half of it for 350 calories instead of killing off the whole day. If I were to finish off the whole thing, it would be half my calories for the day and then to add something solid to my lunch brings me up to my calories for the day after eating breakfast.

How quickly does that add up? If I can manage to convince my mother I just don't want the mixer then I could have both the salad and the chicken sandwich for fewer calories than just the mixer. Just because the second one is free, does not mean that I want the free one, she can save the coupon for when she goes out with Dad.

At least I'm prepared if I end up with some ice cream with lunch. That's what research is for before you go out, especially when you know exactly where you will be going. I have options and hopefully Mom will understand if I decide I don't want ice cream for lunch.

It's just so hard to say no to her.
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  • TANYA602
    What a great idea to plan ahead! I'm 47 and still terrified of upsetting the parental cart!
    2189 days ago
  • MISSG180
    Do they have lowfat or nonfat frozen yogurt as a possible substitute for the ice cream? That and fruit can be a reasonable alternative. Good luck!
    2189 days ago
    I know what you mean. I'm 53 years old and I still have a hard time saying no to my mother. But stand firm, they will accept your decision. I'm glad you have a plan, that is so smart!LOL
    2189 days ago
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