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Oh No! I thought these were gone!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I think I can say I am back on track. Finally, it was a struggle; especially since my husband and I developed a fondness for the Kirkland brand of European Cookies from Costco. We would buy some for gifts but always ended up eating them before we wrapped them. I am so glad that it was a seasonal item and they are no longer available, less temptation now.

Imagine how I felt when I was cleaning up the spare bedroom and underneath a pile of blankets was a forgotten box of cookies. My first thought was,"I am going to hide these and make them my stash." My second thought was, "Why? I ate so many of them that they no longer tasted good."

It reminded me of my childhood days when we would get candy as a treat and I would attempt to save mine, but my sister would eat it. So I started to eat all my treats in one sitting. Plus, I grew up in a large family and at meal times it was a free-for-all; those who grabbed the fastest got to eat the most."

I realize that I do not need to be concerned about what others are going to eat and I need to focus on what I need to eat for my health and well-being. It is not a victory to be able to grab the most junk food. That is not a good prize to be striving for.

With that thought, I have resolved to focus on eating more of the things that will properly nourish my body and give me the fuel I need to have the energy I need. I have been fairly successful this past week and as I reviewed by weight since December 9, 2013; I have lost a little over 4 pounds. I did that by making an effort to not eat so much junk food.

I am currently reading Joel Furhman's Eat for Health and it is giving me a different mindset. Lately, I have found myself being judgmental about others who need to lose weight but seem to be eating foods that contribute to weight gain. However, I know that I am no better than they. You know the saying, "Don't point your finger at some one because when you do, you have three fingers pointing back at you." If I know better to point my finger then I have enough knowledge to do what is right for me.

I am looking forward to seeing what change lies ahead.

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  • DS9KIE
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    2269 days ago
    I have the same behaviors - certain foods I can't keep around. Growing up we had 5 kids in the family. If you didn't eat fast, you couldn't have 2nds. I still struggle with eating slowly and portion control.
    2276 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    I relate to so much of this blog, especially the part about being raised in a large family and eating the food as soon as you see it because it would soon be gone. I like your points about not stashing junk, because it is not a "treat". I appreciated your comments on my blog, by the way. We definitely have challenges in common.
    2276 days ago
    Growing up at my house, sweets and treats were a reward and you had to consume them as fast as you could. I'm still trying to change that mindset.
    2277 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2014 10:46:25 AM
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    Very insightful! So many times, unhealthy habits are a reaction to childhood situations that don't exist any more.
    2277 days ago
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