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6/22/08 3:18 P

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I have had this same problem and put out a couple of posts and here are some of the better responses I have received: 1. take a small helping of each dish so that you do not come across as rude. If they make you a cake, scrape off the icing. 2. Load up on any healthy items they DO have: salad, cooked veggies, ham or turkey so that it looks like you have a full plate. 3. Eat before hand so that you are not as tempted. 4. Bring some snacks with you. If you know they will have chips and salsa, bring some whole wheat pita. As them if you can bring a healthy dish.

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IRISITA76's Photo IRISITA76 Posts: 30
5/27/08 4:02 P

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thank you for replying to my message.. it means a lot!

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5/27/08 1:25 P

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I have watched a very clever lady here at work (she had stomach surgery and didn't eat much of anything for over a year). She never admitted to the surgery but we could tell she had it from her habits. Anyway, one of the things she used to do is dish up a plate of whatever we were having.....take one bite....monopolize the conversation and then mysteriously get up and start doing something else (cleaning up, back to work, go to the ladies room). By the time she came back, we were done and she threw hers away.....she was expert at it and once I caught on, I began to try it myself......

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DEBBAJUNE's Photo DEBBAJUNE Posts: 592
5/27/08 11:40 A

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I have the same problem. But learning to choose the right foods is important. I have learne to say no...I will bring my own snacks that are apporpriate for me. It's a learned choice of what you can and cannot eat.Good Luck!! emoticon

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It just makes good sense to be satisfied and at peace with yourself and others, and to enjoy life now.


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5/27/08 11:27 A

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Since it's a stressful time for everyone, how about letting them know that you're bringing some stuff --- then bringing along some healthy choices (or buying them when you get into their town)? Tell them that ESPECIALLY during this stressful time, you'll function better if you stick with your healthy lifestyle changes.

For the not so great choices, try the "just two bites" rule. Take just a couple of bites and really savor them.

Kara

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5/27/08 11:22 A

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I've been here for a while and I've lost 13 lbs. so far. I've been working really hard and I love the results.
My husband and I are leaving town for a week to visit his family since his 2 grandmothers (whom I adore) are really sick and things don't look very optimistic.
I'm really scared about this because when I lived close to my in laws and visit them every weekend they would constantly sabotage my efforts to loose weight. I tried once the atkins diet but they kept waiting for me at their house with barrels of soda and buckets of chips and salsa. I got so frustrated, so I told them I wouldn't go there anymore because their food was tempting me all the time to fail. They promised to have something special for me the next time, and when I arrived to visit my mother in law had a HUGE chocolate cake waiting for me on top of the table.
No need to say that with that support system I actually failed (which was maybe a good thing since Atkins doesn't seem to be a good idea anyways) but their attitude always made me very sad. I finally moved from Ohio to Nevada and I got here a support net so wonderful! My friends, coworkers and of course my husband, they all try their best to support me and keep me accountable. But now I need to stay at my in laws for a week (with all the emotional charge this family moment is bringing to all of us) and I haven't even told them I'm trying to eat healthy for fear that they will do things to sabotage it again.
I have not clue how to keep myself from falling into desperation and hit the submarine houses over there.
Any ideas or strategies?

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