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Chinese Food? Um, No Thanks...

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

I generally don't blame any one thing (besides myself) for my weight....but if I had to choose one particular food that is my Achilles Heel it would undoubtedly be Chinese food. I love it! I don't care that the meat is of questionable sources, I don't care that it comes with an extra helping of MSG. Whatever magical processes they use turns it into deliciousness with a fortune cookie! I have literally been to Chinese restaurants all over the world (except for China, that would just be weird!) So, tonight when my little girl "graduated" from gymnastics I let her choose what takeout we would get. I suggested Jimmy Johns but No, she wanted Chinese from the mall. Yikes! How would I control myself when I haven't had one tiny, succulent bite of Heaven since February???

We came home and I heated up a grilled chicken breast and sautéed carrots and broccoli from last night. I sat at the table and ate my food, while my family devoured my fav food. I enjoyed my dinner and didn't feel resentment or anger about it! So proud of myself!! Then came that moment.....dundundun! My 5 year old was full and her half empty plate sat there taunting me. I swear to you all, that sweet & sour chicken was doing everything in it's power to entice me. For a few minutes I sat there, staring at those edible bites mocking me while an internal battle raged on. Ya'll know what I'm talking about!!! Fat Me wants to quickly shove that food in my mouth before the new "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" me can Access the damage those few cold bites would do to me! Well, my friends, I am happy to say the score today is:

Me: 1
Chinese Food: 0

I know that the war is still on but I shall meet my old foe one battle at a time!
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  • _MOBII_
    Oh, Chinese food is often my undoing as well! One thing that helped me was to NOT hit the buffet, I figured out awhile back that the only way it is do-able is to get takeout.
    When me and my beau get takeout I just try and keep it in my mind that if I don't eat everything that I ordered...I can have it for my next meal too! (I would eat it every meal 7 days a week if I could!)
    1759 days ago
  • TREV1964
    This has taken you a determination of steel - well done. I think I personally would have had just a little bit of it using a teaspoon and eating it in such a way to devour as much flavour out of it as it would be possible to do so. Refusing to eat a food personally makes me crave it more.
    Nevertheless - very well done - you seem to be in control of the food you eat and not the other way round. Once again well done.


    1774 days ago
    Instead of depriving yourself from food you love, why not make it yourself? I'm with you on the chinese, omg it IS my favorite cuisine! If you made it yourself you can control what goes in, pump up the veggies and control the portions.
    1840 days ago
    AWESOME JOB!!! Chinese food is my kryptonite, too! I could eat it every day! I wouldn't, but I could! I used to go to the buffet at least twice a month before I started getting healthy and am proud to say that I haven't been there in almost two years. Great job!
    1841 days ago
  • HFAYE81
    AHHHHH emoticon this is SUCH an accomplishment! I know exactly what you mean, I had to do everything in my power not to finish my sister's uneaten stuffed crust pizza a few weeks ago (MY downfall!)
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  • _BABE_
    Great will power.
    1841 days ago
  • MINEA999

    I bow to the superior display of obvious strength and determination.

    You rock sistah. SO proud of you.

    1841 days ago
    You are actually stronger than you thought... emoticon emoticon
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