What are those foods you just can't touch? Mine is milk chocolate. I can section it, freeze it, hide it or whatever but it still gets eaten till it's gone. Coke (the liquid kind) has been another addiction however it is under control at this time. I can have one, however I won't risk keeping it in the house.
How many of you have that food you can't resist? How many go on binges and swear never again? And I'm not talking about alcohol although all the addictions have common patterns.
Restarting Jan 11th, 2014
Starting weight: 201.6
Current weight: April 15th, 2014 = 181.2
May 1st goal = 175
Ultimate goal Undecided ? 150 to be assessed once maintained for a while
Height 5' 3"
Doritos - They have to be hidden or not in the house. Same goes with Cheez-its. Anything cheesy/salty is a huge weakness.
Diet Coke/Diet Dr. Pepper used to be a big one, though I now have that under control. I still want soda with certain foods (like pizza) but for the most part, I can say "No" or really CAN limit it to just one.
Chicken and Dumplings! I make a good one in the slow-cooker and it's REALLY hard to limit myself to one serving of it. That soft-bread flavor gets me every time. Similar to this is anything like biscuits or doughy food.
I was never much of a "binger" but I was one for "sneaking" food and I still get the urge from time to time to randomly hide a bag of something in the closet or speed down to McDonald's and get some fatty fast food. I find that if I give in once, though, it's easier to give in again, so I REALLY try to curb those cravings or find a compromise. It happened once last month (I gave in and got fast food) and immediately I was in danger of starting old patterns - Luckily work was too busy and I couldn't sneak away, so the urge passed!
Female, 30 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 8/30/13 = 179.8 (net: -35.4)
Current mini-goal: 175 lbs.
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130 lbs.
"You don't have to change your life today. You only need to change your day today."
I'll have toast if I go out for breakfast, or the occasional hamburger on a bun at a good hamburger place, and its like heaven. But I absolutely cannot have bread in the house. It has to be doled out in public in acceptable portions.
Tortillas for wraps, flax waffles for breakfast, fine. But, bread, no way.
That was then:
November, 2008: 315 lbs
November, 2009: 215 lbs
May 28, 2011: 254 lbs
This is now:
July 24, 2011: 237.5 (-16.5 lbs)
October 12, 2011: 222 (mini-goal)
September 1, 2012: 145 (goal)
I guess I'm a little different. Sure, I have my faves, but there's nothing I really can't stop with...and there's everything I really can't stop with.
I only keep mainly healthy stuff here, but when I get in a mood to eat, I can go through raisins, nuts, cereal, fruit, peanut butter, cheese, chips, tortillas, organic waffles, frozen yogurt, Triscuits, whatever is here. It's almost like the fact that I can eat something (or several things) is more important than what it is. I don't know what to make of that. But yes, I do go on benders or binges or whatever you call them, and I swear never again, but so far I haven't been able to figure it out enough to stop it. It's like flipping a switch, usually with an impulsive bite of something. It's like chain smoking, but with snacks instead of cigarettes. One of my biggest triggers is letting myself get too hungry, I do know that much, but I know that's not the whole story.
I'm working really hard to figure this out. It's (no pun intended) really been eating my lunch lately. If anybody has an answer, let me know.
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
Last edited by cjohnson728; 07-19-2011 at 06:07 PM.
The three things that I absolutely cannot have in my house are Cheetos (I agree, they don't even qualify as a food), birthday cake (vanilla w/vanilla frosting), and chocolate chips (if I buy them for baking, they never make it that far!)
Reached 30 lb. Weight Loss Goal April, 2010
Fighting The Battle to Maintain
If I am being really honest with myself, a good, microbrewed beer. DH insists on having an ample supply at all times. I can usually stop at 2 an evening, but it often takes some will power or a particularly filling dinner.
When DH is gone, I will usually empty the house of beer and I rarely miss it. But like chocolate or doritos for many of you, that seductive brown bottle clinking on the refidgerator door when I am reaching for salad makings can be too enticing to pass up.