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I won!! The muffin lost!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

So I had a box of bakery chocolate chip muffins sitting on my kitchen counter. I wish they weren't there, but I still buy them for the family. I know I shouldn't but with kids still in the house I feel like I still have to have some grab and go breakfast items. Again, I know there are plenty of better grab and go choices, but that's another blog.
Anyway, I packed one of those muffins to take to work for my "breakfast" two days in a row, knowing full well, it was not a good choice. BUT........ it has been so long since I ate one of those and it just kept calling me!! It just looked so delicious and I could almost taste the chocolate chips melting on my tongue.... yum!! But I kept thinking...... that's probably close to a 500 calorie meal and it doesn't carry any nutrition. In less than an hour I will be hungry and I won't want to eat because I already used up more than a third of my daily allowance. So yesterday I ate my Fiber one English muffin and peanut butter and brought the muffin back home. Yay!!
Alas, today the muffin found it's way back into my lunch bag. I had already packed my breakfast and lunch for the day, but as I was going out the door, I threw it in there and said: I think I'm going to eat that today just because I want to. So again...... me: "it looks so good" my conscience: it's bad for you. me: but it's only this once. my conscience: it only takes once to start a downward trend. me: but I really want to eat it. my conscience: it's almost 500 calories of empty nutrition and you will be hungry in another hour.
Well I ate the Special K breakfast sandwich that I packed: egg, turkey sausage, cheese on an english muffin (240) calories of fiber, protein and calcium (little fat) and the chocolate chip muffin is going home again!! And now that I have blogged (and bragged) about it I know it won't tempt me again!!
Without Spark People I would not have won this battle!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Take THAT muffin!!! Hit the road, and don't ya come back no more, no more.....LALALA emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1783 days ago
    "Damn those chocolate chip muffins! They keep getting up on their little muffin feet and jumping into my bag!" Or, "I didn't put them there. There must be Lilliputians afoot!" I'd say something silly like that and end up eating the muffin. You reasoned it out and made the right choice. You're building your "resistance muscle" every time you do that. emoticon
    1783 days ago
    I don't know how you did it! I probably would have stared at that muffin in my lunch bag countless times! You had such will power and added temptations! I like how you planned your meals around that imposter muffin so that you had backup so you would not cave in to the dreaded muffin.

    Now that I think of it, my backup plan would be that I would picture myself with a muffin top figure to boot and that muffin would go sailing to the pail!

    Great work! emoticon
    1789 days ago
    I truly liked the positive self talk you gave yourself. You were right you would have felt hungry in an hour and would have been mad at yourself for those 500 calories. emoticon emoticon
    1790 days ago
    Good job!
    1792 days ago
    Wonderfull! emoticon Keith
    1793 days ago
    Job well done. I hate it when those pesty things call our name. But to win the battle is the best.
    1793 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Great job on avoiding the muffin!

    But just think about how you're teaching the kids to eat by providing that. They can get away with it when they're young, but someday they won't be able to. I wish my mom had taught me more about healthy eating (she couldn't really cause she didn't eat healthy herself).
    1793 days ago
    Good job! It's never easy to tell those yummy but "bad" foods no. You're a strong one. emoticon
    1793 days ago
  • LEWILL1982
    1794 days ago
  • STEPHANIE302013
    great job!!!
    1794 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    That is quite the battle to win! Way to go!!

    1794 days ago
    YA YOU emoticon
    You 2
    Muffin 0 (but who's counting?) emoticon
    1794 days ago
    It is not always easy to resist temptation - so glad you did it - for YOU!

    Keep up the great work - because YOU are WORTH IT!

    1794 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    The bombshell epiphany moment right here (a little paraphrased): It's empty nutrition and you will be hungry in an hour. ("...it's almost 500 calories of empty nutrition and you will be hungry in another hour. ... ")

    Love, love, love this kind of self-talk because it's true and it's positive.

    I'm glad you chose to win this battle - because it is your strength and self-talk that won it!

    1794 days ago
    Throw it out!! Why keep torturing yourself and putting yourself at risk?
    1794 days ago
    when I do give in to those temptations, they are never as good as my head made them out to be - and I usually feel like there is a rock in my gut

    an ounce of dark chocolate M&Ms? Fine. (yeah, I'll weigh them out & put the rest in the freezer for another craving on another day)

    A full size cupcake with LOTS of frosting? Bad idea. Not that I would know that from experience or anything...like MAYBE if they were giving them out at one of those wholesale clubs or something, for instance. On a Saturday morning. And MAYBE you'd just run a 5k and you were starving. Not that I would actually KNOW what that's like or anything.
    1794 days ago
  • CDCSMITH2013
    Way to go! I know what you mean with the kids at home. Still adjusting to the boy being back and trying to balance snacks, etc for him, is quite the task somedays.
    1794 days ago
    You're making great choices!
    1794 days ago
    I feel that you are amazing and I will remind myself what you said about is it worth the calories will I be hungry again. I found you to be very inspiring! Thank you emoticon
    1794 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    You deserve a emoticon
    1794 days ago
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