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This Is A Test

Friday, November 14, 2014

I am home alone with a house full of junk food. Hubby has gone for the weekend. He was a dear and hired someone to drive him to the airport because big city driving is one of my least favorite things these days -- although today there was not fog like there was the last time I drove to the Tampa airport. I did get up after 4 hours of sleep to say goodbye to him and could not get back to sleep. So I know I am in a high-risk situation: fatigue, junk food, lots of unscheduled hours. Kids will be here later, but I'm alone with the food now. But I can do this!!!

I packed up the leftover Halloween candy and put it in his dresser where I won't see it. But you would not believe all the calorie-dense food in this house. I will deal with the gallons and gallons of ice cream, the BBQ, potato salad, crackers, cheese, cookies, nuts, bacon, rolls, bread, granola, sweetened cereals, crunchy and smooth peanut butter, chocolate syrup, waffles, maple syrup, garlic cheese bread, etc. At least the pies are frozen.

I have lots of fresh vegetables and fruits in the house: tomato, beets, onions, 3 color bell peppers, celery, carrots,broccoli, cauliflower, stir-fry mix, spinach, green beans, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, tangerines, apples, bananas and more. I'm going to make sure they are most visible on the counters and in the front of the refrigerator. I'm going to throw out the half of the Halloween pumpkin that I roasted slightly sweetened for the kids. They didn't want it; they wanted pie. Oh, well, I tried. The half I did plain is delicious and I've already eaten all the roasted seeds.

This is a test. Right now I've eaten approximately 400 calories and have 1100 calories left for the day. I need to plan my eating for the rest of the day and then stick to the plan. You know. Like I learned from Beck: NO CHOICE. Much better to make the choices ahead of time when I'm not hungry or face to face with a calorie-dense food I want. No CHOICE. I can do it!!!
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  • SWEDE_SU
    love the way you listed all the good (healthy!) stuff - that's what we need to concentrate on! emoticon
    1801 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
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  • JUNEPA
    Way to be proactive, overview the situation and make your choices ahead of time
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    1802 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    I hope your family ate most of your temptations and took the leftovers home with them. This is a tough time of year.
    1802 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Terrific blog and I KNOW you passed this test with flying colours. Having that amount of junk food around would drive me CRAZEEEEE but you are made of sterner stuff than me.

    Listing all the healthy stuff you bought for you -- that was key -- and making a conscious decision to eat what you bought to fuel your needs and your body.

    So sad too bad that your niece and nephew have followed your example but those with whom you share daily living space not so much.
    1802 days ago
  • GABY1948
    WOW you are GOOD! I would have probably gone around and thrown it all away! emoticon and rebought it for dh when he got home. Can totally sympathize about the driving...I don't drive in anything but sunshine which in MI is hard!

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    1802 days ago
  • _LINDA
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    You can because you are amazing! Sorry to hear you have so much of this stuff in your home :-((
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    1802 days ago
  • SUNSHINEYOURWAY
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    1803 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    I'm amazed at how much a little toughness over the first thing: Halloween... gives strength for the next thing: chili feed, and hopefully will parlay into further strength for the bigger holidays yet to come!

    NO CHOICE... you Beck-ers are echoing in my brain... I was walking with my blinders on past the food tables at work yesterday (cinnamon rolls as big as your head... and the good stuff, none of that plastic wrapped machine made stuff)... muttering NO CHOICE!

    You're going to pass this test, I know it! emoticon
    1803 days ago
  • LEWILL1982
    Tense up and make fists when faced with the temptation - it works for me about half the time (when I remember to make the fists)....focus on feeling as healthy as possible for your half marathon coming up. Sometimes remembering that the junk can cause inflammation in our joints can help me leave it alone, too.

    I had in my head I was going to order an individual size pizza today, then I was texting with my trainer about a planned work out for tomorrow. I then proceeded to order a big salad for lunch because I had just talked to him right before I ordered lunch. He saved me from a bad decision today. Sometimes knowing that you have to report in to someone can help you make the better choice because you just don't want to have to own up to it. :-)

    Good luck!
    1803 days ago
  • MJREIMERS
    emoticon and know that I am supporting you, long distance. Yes, this is a "true test" of extremes!! (Oh, it would be so hard for me!) emoticon
    1803 days ago
  • KRISKECK
    You can do it!

    One of the decisions I already made for the holidays was to drastically limit the sweets and special holiday eats I have in the house. I'l buy small amounts and send it home with the kids when they leave. And the one who lives with me is watching his caloric intake too, so he won't care. Plan to succeed!

    Oh btw your book review inspired me to go back and reread a book I enjoyed a few years ago called "Chi Running." Not sure if you're familiar, good appraoch to the mental aspect of running and also info on body mechanics, etc. Will do a brief review when I've read it again.
    1803 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2014 3:38:39 PM
  • 50YEARSAWIFE
    Wishing you lots of luck. I know you can do it! emoticon
    1803 days ago
  • FROSTY99
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  • -SHOREIDO-
    Oh yes you can!!
    If you can get your hands on that book "It Starts With FOOD" authored by Melissa & Doug Hartwig and like to do your own research and read its a book that really helps me maintain now.
    Once I have help understanding my behavior I find it easier to correct.!! emoticon

    PS Barbara (Onekidsmom) handle introduced us(the book& myself). Its just so informative!!
    1803 days ago
  • MARGARITTM
    Take a nice walk! Clears the head and bolsters the resolve!
    1803 days ago
  • CREPEDCRUSADER
    Just thinking about being up at 4 makes me want to take a nap. emoticon

    You can do this! Stick to your plan. emoticon
    1803 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    wishing you the best Marsha emoticon
    1803 days ago
  • MISSPEACHES3
    Oh my goodness emoticon I am wishing you LOTS and LOTS of willpower. Wishing you the best. emoticon emoticon
    You can do it emoticon
    1803 days ago
  • SANDICANE
    Oh yah baby, pre-plan and NO CHOICE! You've got the steps to success nailed!
    1803 days ago
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  • MYKIDSMOM215
    We always have a ton of Halloween candy and I put it in the pantry so it's out of sight out of mind. Works for my kids too, they aren't big candy eaters anyway.
    1803 days ago
  • CRUISEGAL55
    I find, when there is too much of everything around, I find a reason to leave the house. You are right....Plan...Plan... Plan. Love yourself enough to stick to it.
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