What was your last horrible temptation and how'd you do?
Im very thankful southbeach has got my appetite under control, 2 months and counting. I really was surprised by my willpower and lack of temptation. SO I was quite surprised how my body turned on me when my daughters boyfriend baked her a cake. Not the cake, the smell of the baking cake.
Two months is pretty short to be getting overconfident. I was freaking out over how the scent was affecting me. I was a Pavlov dog. A few weeks later my daughter was baking muffins and the same thing happened. I otherwise have been fine and no, not much baking done here but boy was I feeling tested.
I ate 3 pieces of vegetarian pizza Saturday night. I was already at my base calories so I think I went over that day but it was soooo good. I think I have a craving for the fresh veggies, plus TTOM which I never realize until it's obvious.
Doritos at a birthday party! I did well, ate fewer than a handful...just enough to really taste them, but then walked away...way away, all the way outside! :)
I ate a fudge round this morning, and normally I only have a sweet once a week. And it's not a fudge round. But my fiance bought them last night, left them on the sofa, and it was the first thing I saw after prying myself away from my homework to look for food.
I have yet to go over to that box. And will probably avoid that box like the plague until my fiance, or the dog, finds it and empties it.
Aside from that instance, normal temptations (the oreo jamocha ice cream at Baskin Robins..), I'll spray my tongue with diluted vinegar if I know I shouldn't have it. I tend to not want junk after that.
I was eating chips, and then quickly put them away... then made some low cal pop corn and douced it in Tabasco sauce. So good... And probably less calls then I was gonna eat anyways.
Oh and Dummy me made cookies.. for... no.. reason.. at all. And they are Soooo good. Like Moist in the middle still two days after goodness.
Yeah, I wanted to sperge on dinner tonight so I kept my cals low today (starving... ohhh but it will be worth it...)
Cellulitedelight, I used to eat bits of mustard which had a similar affect on my appetite and I imagine thats the vinegar in the mustard.
The Fresh Bakery section of my local H.E.B. Where the have the various pastries to choose from right there in your face. I had 2$ and I could have bought 3 of those delicious cream filled donuts but after looking at them for the longest time my brain managed to fight off my stomach, bear in mind it took a good 3-4 minutes to finally snap out of it.
But I won the day! VICTORY OR DEATH!!! THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE!!! RAWR!!!
Baguettes! They are so good. I can not stop when they are around me. I used to eat a whole one practically every day, but now I'm smarter about it, and I just don't buy them.
But if I do.... there's no stopping me. I would say I'm a carb-aholic, but it's the only carb I pig out on.
I had a craving for sugar last night. hate to say that I didn't do all that well (hangs head in shame_) I ate one bowl of special K and oh....about 300 cals of chocolate chips....which actually isn't hard bc those things are 80 cals a tbsp! But hey I'm a work in progress....
my last bad craving was cake and ice cream (it's birthday season in these here parts), and I gave in, but only after having a healthy dinner. It cut down on the amount of the sweets I had, and I didn't feel deprived.
they are like caramel popcorn without the hulls.....about 30 minutes ago. Had too many...but I been drinking shakes and eating fruit all day...it was inevitable,lol
cheetos. How did I handle it.........ha.......I ate the whole box in 2 days.
I bought it, smug, but it was like a a drug addict buying drugs and saying, "oh I'll just put these in the cupboard" ha ha. Oh how we lie to ourselves.
I bought it saying, ok, it will be cheaper to buy the big box and divide it into little bags and have one aday, but in the back of my mind I KNEW what was going to happen and it did. I watched TV with my hand in the box saying hmm, I can put it away anytime, munch munch.....ok, just another couple handfuls.....munch munch, ok, any moment I'm putting it away.......munch munch.......I'm getting up out of the chair.......munch munch.
I admire anyone who has family in the house. Thankfully, (food wise) I live alone, so no one is baking anything in this house and I only have to keep my healthy stuff here. otherwise, it'd be soo hard.
Last week I bought a butter cake at a bakery for my hubbie's birthday. I knew I could resist, besides the cake was small and I knew there wouldn't be any leftovers!
Anyhoo when I walked in the bakery I almost felt overcome by the scents and sights! It was as if I had never seen so many Tasty and colorful treats on my life. With a tremendous effort I gathered my wits, paid for the cake and skedaddled. Oh, and I didn't eat any. Sugary treats like that are a binge trigger for me.
So tonight I am going through the channels on tv and they have this show on Krispy Kreme Donuts. Shoot me in the freakin head!!! All that glaze ooozing over the fresh hot mmm ok I will stop talkin dirty now, anyhoo I turned the channel and drank a bottle of water. Did I mention that a new donut shop just opened right up the street????!!!!! I think I will go pray now.
The thing I notice more is now that I've cut back.........what I do eat taste MUCH better, like every meal and snack is a treat.
when I was eating and gorging, it was mindless eating and had no special meaning. Now simple things taste wonderful and I savour them. know what I mean?
My last temptation was literally five minutes ago in a shop in town - I really had a craving for a big bar of chocolate, but instead I bought a "Special K" cereal bar type thingy with only 90 calories in it. Dunno how I am going to fare over the coming long weekend though (its a Public Holiday on Monday here in the UK) as my boyfriend has said he doesn't have time to see me at all for a couple of weeks. Yeah....right......enough to drive a woman to chocolate! Okay so the writing is on the wall as far as the relationship is concerned, but I am adamant that I will emerge in a few months at least a stone lighter in the most outrageous dress ever! Until then though.........aarrrgggghhhh!!!!!!!
My boyfriend wanted to go out to lunch yesterday. We went to a Taco Bell/Pizza Hut combo building.
How I handled it: One personal pan pizza is 700 calories so I split that and a nacho with him eating a total of 700 for lunch which wasn't too bad, especially considering that for me, I always eat lunch as the biggest meal (it started when I had marching band in the evening and needed enough food to get me through that)
went to my folks last weekend - how did i handle it - awfully
fudge, and I ate it.
I'm really fighting the urge for a real home baked carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Just like the one my mom bakes. Which is weird because I hardly ever crave sweets. But if I bake one, then I'll end up eating the whole thing in a couple of days.
And No, these baby carrots that I'm eating at the moment aren't doing the job. Bummer.
last night, icecream (mmmm...my favorite). I ATE it! and I don't feel guilty because I still stayed in my calorie range for the day.