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Some days I miss the cookies

Friday, February 01, 2013

Before I started losing this weight, I would easily eat a whole bag of cookies, or candy, or pastries.

Now I tend to leave them at the store. If there are single serving sizes of those items, then I will allow myself a little treat occasionally, but I still know I can't buy the "value package" of any of those items. They may be the best price for the ounces, but when I just need a little something, I'll pay a little more for a lot less. I actually save myself money buying the one little package.

There are days that just don't go the right way and I start craving things I don't normally crave anymore. If I'm frustrated, it might be some pastry or fresh bread item. If I'm mad it's a box of candy. I'm bored, I may actually crave chips.

Fortunately they aren't lying around for me to easily have. If I did that, I'd never lose the weight. It's fine to have these items at special occasions, but not on a daily basis. I'd just gain the weight back if I had them all the time.

Today, because it's really cold (-13 F at the bus stop this morning!) I'm kind of craving cinnamon rolls. I probably could have them, but they'd have to be made from scratch and I don't know if I'm up to that much effort for a craving that will probably be gone by the time I'm done making them.

So, although some times I miss my cookies, it's usually a passing thought and is easily distracted by some other task. Those cookies can stay at the store or in their original ingredients in my pantry. I don't really need them nor do they bring me the pleasure I desire anyhow.

I'd rather do something that I can see the progress of instead of a momentary lapse in flavor.
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  • KANOE10
    Great choices. I keep those things out of my house also. I also spend the extra money and buy 100 calorie packs.

    1906 days ago
  • TANYA602
    You have come so far! I read somewhere today that our emotions last 90 seconds, and this includes that need to satisfy cravings. Funny how we can actually talk ourselves out of something once we realize that we have control, not the food.
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    1906 days ago
    Yes, I do love my sweet treats and miss them! (You mean it's not normal to eat an entire bag of cookies/candy????!!!) I do allow myself to have them sometimes, though. Sometimes, yes, it will lead to eating the bag, but I'm getting better at controlling the urge to binge on sweets (esp. chocolate). Like you, I seem to crave different things with different moods.
    1908 days ago
  • ACRAIG921
    I too love the cookies!! I find it hardest at the grocery store. I was there yesterday and I walked by the fresh bread and baked goods and it looked so good, but I kept on moving and it did not go home with me. Keep up the great work.
    1908 days ago
  • CC3833
    That is awesome! Go you! And I thought it was cold here... 11 degrees in the morning... But I'll take 11 degrees over -13 any day!
    1908 days ago
    You're doing a great job. Good way of thinking.
    1908 days ago
    I have those thoughts a lot too. *Most* of the time, I'm able to pass on it. Stay strong!
    1908 days ago
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