Day 331 : So, how'd that candy jar treat you?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I really do hate the lack of self control I have when it comes to sweet things. I mean, I look at it and it's -there- and I can't not eat it.

This, friends, is why I can't bring Skinny Cow products, more than one cup if ice cream, candy, or 'treats' of any kind into my home in any quantity beyond one.

We talked at the group meeting this week about hunger vs. cravings and I'm still thinking about it. About not eating just because I look at the clock and it's 'time.' Or, how about not taking a piece of candy from the damned jar just because I walked past it? Ugh. Frustrating. I just need to think of a better question than 'are you hungry?' because clearly that question isn't enough to keep me from eating.

I just need to focus. I need to plan like I used to.

Alright, I'm done whining.

It's been just about two weeks since the Half and I haven't run at all. I want to be sure my hips and knee are back in order. After my hips felt sore just during a walk yesterday I'm willing to wait. So, I made BFFs with my foam roller and urged them to settle down.

Plan for today is a nice walk over lunch. I already had breakfast, three mini tootsie rolls, and I'm thinking about the can of soup I packed. I'm just going to try and refocus on the beautiful weather and the nice long walk I'm going to take.

It's alllll about the focus, people!
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    So my issue as well. I love me some sweets but I've been really working on not consuming every sweet thing I come accross, mostly I'm eating less sweets but I will die if I'm told I can't have ice-cream anymore.
    2337 days ago
    I'm a sugar junkie too. When I make a plan and a pact not to eat it - it's all I can think about and the cravings make me crazy. If I can just not think about candy...think spinach instead :)
    2340 days ago

    I had to stop bringing home those little boxes of the Skinny cow peanut butter wafer chocolate bar candy things. I'd eat them all T..T Why do they make it so delicious if you aren't supposed to eat all of it?!? SRSLY!

    I don't know why I can have amazing self control around cookies, chips, soda, etc.. but candy/ ice cream? omfg.
    2340 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    I know exactly what you are saying... I have trigger foods too and it is tough to let go of them... you are doing great and I feel happy that you could blog about it!!

    2340 days ago
    I have problems with food in my house also!
    It does not matter if it's "diet" food or regular food.
    If it's there, it will eventually call out to me!

    Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon
    2340 days ago
    The problem is...I can't reward myself with just one treat. Once I takes a will of steel to stop. Sometimes I just quick run to the bathroom and brush my teeth...if I think of that before too much damage is done. I know exactly what you're talking about in your Blog. It's a never ending battle. Hang in there! emoticon I don't keep treats in the house, either. That works pretty well.
    2341 days ago
    I also now put off having one treat until the end of the evening. Something to look forward to and often by the end of the evening the urge has passed. Good that you recognize that behaviour. I am sure you will come up with some good strategies. It is tough, I know from my own sweet tooth! emoticon
    2341 days ago
    I literally just took a sigh of relief from my cravings and urges by trying to hold off of any mindless eating until the end of the day where I would reward myself with one treat within my range for calories that day i.e. 40 to 250 calorie treat as an end of day reward.

    It's now been 3 days and I haven't had the cravings any more - not even between meals! I can't recognize myself.... Try holding it off for a certain time of day and stick to a certain amount and see how it goes? I've also substituted shop-bought treats with homemade ones to cut fat and sugar.
    2341 days ago
  • EWL978
    I have discovered that if I have it in the house, I will eat, eat, eat the stuff...and if I don't bring it in the house....I couldn't care less and don't miss it!! I can't explain it better than that, but it seem that it just sits there, waiting for me to cave in, and I do!! And, if I don't have it, I won't go out of my way to get any.

    So, I guess the solution is to just walk past the goodies in the supermarket and tell them "goodbye" and I'm planning on doing that from now on just as I have done in the past!!

    Thanx for giving me the incentive...hope it helps you to think that way, too!!

    Keep on keeping on and let me know how you're doing??

    2341 days ago

    I know what you mean with the mindless candy dish, I've had success by trying to make sure I'm mindful of it - acknowledge the urge and answer "no", difficult but effective.
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