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potluck..oh no!! ..POTLUCK, OH NO!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Oh yes..I consumed way too much..now I am suffering..The old saying is so true..You can choose freely..but once you choose..you can't change the outcome..or something like that..Bottom line is..I chose and I'm suffering..Tomorrow is another potluck..I am choosing to not go..Just no will power when it comes to all that good food..So I am choosing to go home after church and eat my "legal fare".
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    Believe me, I do understand. I do not like Pot lucks either. Too many temptations and goodies never seen very often. Just remember, start again the day after and get back on track. We are supposed to be able to eat anything, but in moderation. Not easy. Tracking does help me decide on what my choice will be for the day, but it is a daily chore not to eat the "other" things that seem like such a treat and I always think I deserve this once in awhile. emoticon
    Lately, I have had to eat out more than preferred and that is difficult too. We will help each other and we can do this, keep sharing and let me know what helps you and I will do the same. Have a wonderful day dear spark friend. emoticon
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    1825 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2013 10:09:35 AM
  • GRAMMY_22
    Potlucks can be a real challenge. My best trick is to take something that you can eat. If you have to have dessert, just get a small bite of it.
    1829 days ago
    Good decision. Some days are just harder than others. emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Dish to pass and pot lucks and buffets are also a challenge for me . I don't like to feel I can't trust myself in theses situations and I also don't like to feel I can't be with people I enjoy visiting with. I like also girlyque's rules. emoticon
    1830 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2013 7:15:25 PM
    1830 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    I like girlyque's rules. I always was told, if hungry, to wait 20 minutes before eating something else because it takes that long for the brain to hear the news from the belly that the belly has had adequate food. I might have to remember those rules the next time church has a potluck.....cause I'm not very good at potlucks, either.
    1830 days ago
    I always struggle with potlucks... I have made a couple of rules for myself. Making a game of it keeps me conscience of what I am eating:

    1. I only take 1/4 to 1/2 of a serving of anything I eat. (2-4 bites is ideal)
    2. I only take things I don't normally eat.
    3. I can only take some from half of the dishes (half the desserts especially)
    4. None of the foods can touch each other on my plate.
    5. Once my plate is full, I am done taking food. If I feel hungry still after eating what I have, I wait a few minutes, then might go back, but the rules above apply, plus I can't repeat a food.

    This way, I feel like I am treating myself to tasty things and not overdoing it.
    1830 days ago
    I hear you loud and clear! Potluck is just not lucky for me! Even if I steer clear of the dessert table, there is plenty of temptation and lots of gooey, cheesy, yummy casseroles and other tasty goodies. BUT, as you said, there is always the choice we make. I'm with you, I have to choose to do what is right for me!

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    1830 days ago
    A lesson learned!
    1830 days ago
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