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Stupid peanut butter

Monday, January 12, 2015

Jiffy peanut butter is not our friend! emoticon So ticked off. I woke up this morning and I don't know what I was thinking. I reached into the cupboard and pulled out a jar of peanut butter and ate a spoonful then another. When I was done with the second spoon I looked down and realized what I had done and felt my heart sink. emoticon So I start reading the back of the jar and WOW!!! is that stuff no bueno! 200 calories for 2 spoons of peanut butter 18 grams of fat. There went breakfast that fast. Kind of made me sad I had my heart set on eggs this morning lol. I am just glad I was able to catch myself and stop. Has that ever happened to any of you? Wake up in the morning and just eat something without realizing it? I'm not going to let it ruin my day. I will adjust and move on! emoticon
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  • PATTYR81
    Yep. I've been there and done that many a time!!!

    I try to follow the strategy of not having tempting things in the house. I read a post "If it's not there, I CAN'T eat it!".

    Alas, DH and DD's CAN buy and eat snacky, junk, fast foods and often bring them in the house. They 'try' to be considerate of me, but being focused on what THEY want to eat, I can't really expect them to follow my food plan.

    One strategy I'm trying these days is to consciously THINK about what I'm going to get from the kitchen to eat. (I'm not so good at writing a food plan in advance, altho that's worked for me in the past.). I keep telling myself, 'Get the cheese stick. Get the cheese stick. Get the cheese stick.....'. Then I get it and leave the kitchen.

    I LOVE your mindset!!!

    2312 days ago
  • PUDDLE13
    I don't buy chocolate spread for that very reason! The important things are that a) you realised, b) you stopped and c) you didn't let it ruin your day!

    2314 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15201693
    I've done that, many times. Just eating and not thinking, like its an automatic reflex, or I'm asleep standing up and feeding myself at the same time. The way you handled it was terrific!
    2314 days ago
  • GINA180847
    I think peanut butter is tough to get away from. I love that stuff but I love the all natural. I will try the almond butter in the future when I am in maintenance not trying to lose weight. Don't be too hard on yourself Robbie at least it wasn't brownies. I have done that saw and ate them in a flash and then regretted how it made me feel. Your response to doing this is amazing. How the heck did you get so smart?
    2315 days ago
    Yup ... been there, done that - with a "taste" of peanut butter, that "just one" cookie that lead to 2 or 3 or 4. Just a heads up, that bagel with cheez whiz will cause the same kind of cringe when you look at the % of your daily calorie intake you just ingested. The good thing is that now you know, and you're not letting a little slip set you off on a spiral of "what's the point" binge eating.
    Good work!
    2315 days ago
    Thanks for all the replies! I threw it out as soon as I realized what I was doing. I dont even know how it survived the "Bad for me food" purge lol. But its gone now and the house is a healthy food zone once again!
    2315 days ago
    I have done that myself on occasion. With Peanut butter and with other craving inducing things. I frequently devour a whole large bag of potato chips. I try to completely avoid that aisle at the grocery store now, cause if they are even in the house they won't make it through the night.

    2315 days ago
    Yep - this happens to me ALL THE TIME! I'm doing great for a few days, and then BAM I'm eating a half a bag of Ghirardelli chocolates (happened yesterday).
    But I like your response. Time to stop the binge and move on!

    You can do it!
    Keep it up!
    2315 days ago
  • KATIAT325
    Oh yeah, I've done that. I'd still go with breakfast. Calories aren't the end all be all. Have a good, slightly lighter, breakfast, so that you won't feel starved later.

    Also, check out the ingredients. Of the commercial PBs, I like Skippy Natural one. Don't beat yourself up about it. There's always the next minute to do something right. Do 10 jumping jacks or something. I know it's not 200 calories, but it'll get your blood going and heart pumping.
    2315 days ago
    You stopped that is what counts! And you didn't let it ruin your day so you get double points for that emoticon Just keep plugging away. Keep tracking your food, doing your workouts, making small changes, you'll get there this year emoticon
    Oh, and ditch the peanut butter and switch to almond butter, it is better for you.
    2315 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/12/2015 1:34:17 PM
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