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SUUSSUUSSUUS Posts: 14
1/23/07 4:43 P

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Cmightym, have you tried hot tea with honey? One tablespoon of honey contains only about 65 calories, and a Coke has about 200. Also, the hot tea will help you drink more slowly.
I swear by hot tea with honey for a sore throat. it's very soothing.

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UMSCOTTA Posts: 21
1/23/07 3:33 P

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Fancy coffee drinks are mine. With 3 shots of espresso and whole milk and chocolate syrup and caramel and whipped cream and sprinkles YUM.

Plus everything you guys already mentioned.

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1/23/07 3:27 P

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The commercial they're running for Papa Johns with the garlic breadsticks. Damn those garlic breadsticks.
At least I know they probably don't taste nearly as good as they look.

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1/23/07 3:05 P

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right now it's coke. i'm getting a cold, and whenever i'm sick all i want to do is drink cold, sticky coke and coat my throat with the sweet healing nectar of high fructose corn syrup. i drank 8 ounces last night, and it helped put me above my calorie limit (the peanutbutter cups i washed down with it didn't help any).

what's a good substitute? i want sugary drinks for my sore throat, but it's really going to ruin my good thing i've got going here...

oh, and how i miss cheese like an amputated limb. i've been trying to eat really strong cheeses, like real parmesan sprinkled on my food, so that i get the most bang for my buck.

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LJHEALEY Posts: 38
1/17/07 12:00 P

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my husband has told me that when he was a kid he sat down with a tub of crisco and started eating it with a spoon!

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1/17/07 11:55 A

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It is totally gross, but I love it.

I have vowed, that someday before I die I will sit down and eat a whole brick of cream cheese. I should probably do that while I'm very close to death though :)

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1/17/07 11:49 A

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Hey, chubbyknees...have you thought about making your own peanut butter? I make it in tiny amounts (just enough for some toast, etc) in a coffee grinder. That way I don't have a huge jar sitting around.

pinkie, I hear you! I can easily put away that much wine, especially if I'm cooking (it kind of makes me less hungry, though). I'm trying a couple of things: avoiding alcohol for the most part during the week (which isn't as hard as I thought it would be, I just don't go to the liquor store), really watching the moderation on weekends, and trying to think of wine more as a treat than as a given. There's no way I would be able to meet my calorie goals otherwise.

ETA: Ha, Kari, I just saw that commercial last night. It made me a little nauseated though. I love butter, but not THAT way.

Edited by: MPLSMAY at: 1/17/2007 (11:50)



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1/17/07 11:48 A

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Pinkie- do you have the YMCA commercial there where the woman sits down and eats a stick of butter?
I don't know if it's local to here or not, but it's so funny.

(and sadly, something I could probably see myself doing in an extreme moment of weakness!)

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1/17/07 11:34 A

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Buttered toast, buttered noodles, buttered fingers.

Booze. I'm thinking that it might be time to cut the drinking out cold turkey. Maybe for 30 days? If only to reduce my tolerance-- I'm a freaking lush. I had a bottle and a half of wine the other night. Which lead to cookies and ice cream.

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1/15/07 3:24 P

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peaaaaaaaaanut butter!

PB & I have had a really abusive, dependent relationship since I was very, very small. I just don't think it'll ever be alright. I can't buy it anymore, which hurts - *sometimes* I let myself buy the 'just nuts' kind but even that is gone within a couple of days after I buy it.

sick, sick confession: because I am a very supportive aunt to my little adorable nephew, I *had* to buy some frozen cookie dough to help with his Karate club fundraiser. How could I say no to his tiny 5 year old eyes? So now I have a tub of frozen peanut butter cookie dough in my freezer....which I have taken a spoon to - I think I might just give the whole thing to a friend or something because it says just one cookie (about 1.5 tbsps of the dough) is *7* grams of fat!!! I might just throw the whole thing out. Although almost half of it is gone :(

damn you PEANUT BUTTER!!

Righteous - I too, go out for brunch every weekend - I'm now in the habit of immediately putting all my homefries/hashbrowns onto someone elses plate.

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1/15/07 2:44 P

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All of the above. I love sweets, salty things, beer, wine. I love it all. Ugh.


My hardest habit to break is weekend brunch. My roommates go out for brunch every weekend and I joined them yesterday. It was no fun eating the granola and yogurt with fruit, while they munched on Eggs Benedict and Huevos Rancheros...



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1/15/07 1:00 P

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Hi, I'm new! *waves*
I'm a sweets girl too. I love cake and cookies and the worst of all is ice cream. I'm challenging myself to not have any dessert for 30 days. Hopefully I can do it. It's my worst problem by far.

ARABELLITA Posts: 29
1/15/07 12:59 P

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oh I here you vikarious! buttered pasta is one of my fave meals ever!

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1/15/07 12:51 P

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Cheese. I love all kinds of delicious, stinky, runny, foreign cheeses. It's not too hard to just not go to the cheese counter, but I do miss it.

Salty things.

Luckily I'm not too fond of candy, although I do like to bake. Especially fruit-based desserts.




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1/15/07 12:02 P

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I fell prey to one of my pitfalls last night - buttered noodles.

I was good and ate a serving of spaghetti, and I was full and fine. But then a couple hours later I went back and ate the other cup of noodles with salt and butter.

Even with those added, I was only like 40-some cals over for the day (though I was way over for fat) - so I'm not too upset.

Edited by: KMEMN1 at: 1/15/2007 (12:07)
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1/15/07 11:56 A

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Sweets, bread, cheese and ice cream. I could go on and on ,my list is long.


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SARAHLAND Posts: 37
1/15/07 11:55 A

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Ice cream and chocolate are definitely my biggest enemies. I can just not have any ice cream in my house or it is gone. And I don't do the low-fat frozen yogurt thing because it just doesn't satisfy the craving at all, only makes me want the real thing more. So no ice cream for me for now. And for chocolate I am trying to make sure it is really good chocolate if I do decide to splurge.

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ARABELLITA Posts: 29
1/14/07 2:24 P

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well it's only been two days, and so far I haven't had pitfall "foods" (although I did have two nacho chips at the basketball game yesterday) just hungry! but in general, I'd say chocolate. I get mighty powerful cravings before my period, I don't know if I can stand up to them!

LJHEALEY Posts: 38
1/14/07 11:51 A

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mine is carbs, especially salty carbs. but anything like bagels, french fries, chips, crackers, pretzels. also chocolate.

my only solution is to just not have it in my house. or if i want to have crackers or something i try to buy kashi baked crackers or something remotely healthy.

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1/14/07 11:05 A

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Oh good lord - I could go on forever.

I think my biggest downfall is sweets. I love cookies and candy and cake and bakery goods and if it's got sugar I love it. Usually I do pretty good at limiting it (candy especially) - I've never been one to go buy a candy bar and eat it, and instead can usually make do with a bite of candy (I ALWAYS want something sweet after a meal.) Actually though, twice last week I got to the end of the day and went "huh. I didn't have any sweets today!" which is pretty amazing.


I love snack foods too. I had a bad bad habit that everytime I went into Wal_mart I'd walk out with a bag of chips or a box of Cheez-its or something. Last weekend I ate 12 cups of homemade Chex mix (that's the whole batch if you're wondering). Its totally sick and crazy.

My only way around that is to just NOT have it in my house. And if I NEED chips or something I buy a small bag.


And, I am quite glad that I don't really drink - maybe a beer every couple months. It makes things easier.

SUUSSUUSSUUS Posts: 14
1/14/07 9:28 A

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You all probably know mine: beer! Man, I LOVE beer. If I were God I would ordain beer to be a food group all on its own. Beer only comes in 500ml cans/bottles here.Two beers equals about 400 calories: between a third and a quarter of my daily calorie allowance! And it's a bloater, too! And it gives me gas, but you probably didn't want to know that.

I am not going to kid myself and pretend that I will stop drinking beer. But I treat it like candy: I can have one when I've been sticking to my meal plan for the day and still have a bit of extra space. I don't drink from the can, but pour it into a small glass. One can makes three small glasses. I also mix white wine with fizzy water (a one-to-three ratio) for a lower calorie fizzy drink. I don't drink soda at all, ever, so that allows some space for a beer or a spritzer. But still, every time I have gone over my limit it's been because I had a beer.

So, what's your nemesis? What is the one food that you really should but can't resist? Which one always threatens to push you over your daily calorie limit? And, most importantly, how do you try to limit its tyrannical powers?

"Option paralysis: The tendency, when given unlimited choices, to make none." (Douglas Coupland, Generation X)
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