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collegefbfan8898 07-30-2010 03:24 AM

WOW! What Motivation...
 
Check this crap out. Wife goes to the store yesterday and comes home and says I brought you a treat. A damn Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (times 2). I mean what in the world? She knows I am doing this change thing.

Man, what gives?

Oh yeah, I did not eat them.

01gt4.6 07-30-2010 04:10 AM


Originally Posted by collegefbfan8898 (Post 17169)
Check this crap out. Wife goes to the store yesterday and comes home and says I brought you a treat. A damn Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (times 2). I mean what in the world? She knows I am doing this change thing.

Man, what gives?

Oh yeah, I did not eat them.

send it to me, I'll take care of it for you.:D

fletch8502 07-30-2010 11:37 AM

Great job! Don't you feel good about your choice? Now give them to someone else, throw them in the garbage disposal, or pour something toxic on them so you don't give in later... =) And tell your wife to bring you an apple next time! =)

nottango 07-30-2010 11:38 AM

Expect that kind of thing to happen a lot, especially if you are losing weight quickly. Do NOT blame anyone for trying to sabotage all your efforts. It's natural human behavior (and fascinating) to try to change you into the image of you (overwight) that they know and love.

collegefbfan8898 07-30-2010 12:18 PM

Yeh, I just didn't eat it. The crazy thing is I haven't craved a lot of that crap since I gave it up. No burgers, no fast food, except Subway (which is a better choice). Also, I had my cheat meal yesterday. The Chinese Buffet, but I did pretty good. No deep fried foods. Tons of broccoli, sauteed green beans, chicken skewers done on a rotisserie, and fruit. I know the sauces are pretty bad for you, but it was a cheat. I used to never eat veggies there, so I kind of evened it out.

I tell you, though, I paid for it later. Either body wasn't used to it, or the major amount of fiber kicked in OR BOTH.

It is good to be regular!

almeeker 07-30-2010 03:25 PM

Believe me it could be worse... We have a 7 year old DD, who is skinnier than a pole bean. She's my biggest saboteur, not only would she bring me the peanut butter cups, but she would unwrap them and when I opened up to say "no thank you", she would stuff one in my mouth. It's one thing to say "No thanks" to candy in a package, it's a whole 'nother ball of yarn to spit out chocolate when you haven't had so much as a lick of it since New Year's Day.

Luckygir15 07-30-2010 03:46 PM

If it makes you feel any better, this week my boyfriend begged me to eat his leftover potato a few days ago and his leftover pizza last night. I said no a few times, and he finally convinced me to eat them.

I'm regretting it. Only lost .4 pounds this week. He knows I'm trying to eat better, and still insists that I eat these foods even when i don't need to!

Very frustrating. My fault though, I need to stand up to him and JUST NOT EAT IT!!!

midwestj 07-30-2010 07:15 PM

You will definitely get this a lot. People will tell you how proud they are of what you are doing and your sacrifices and immediately then ask you to go get ice cream with them. They just don't want to feel uncomfortable indulging around someone with such strong self control.

wannabefitgrl 07-30-2010 08:15 PM

Agreed. My best friend can't even bring herself to tell me that I look great (probably because she has gained almost 30 pounds in the same time that I've lost about 60). Oh well.

In the self control department, I've been having a tough week or two. I feel hungry constantly and for all the bad things I shouldn't eat (tortilla chips and chocolate and just dessert in general). I've been looking at dessert recipies almost nonstop this last week. I haven't made anything, haven't even bought the ingredients to be able to, haven't even made the things with ingredients I have on hand anyway, but man do I want to! I'm afriad I'll be set up for failure this weekend since I'm going home for a family get together and there is guaranteed to be lots of heavy starches, butter, and chocolate desserts. I think my only game plan is to bring chocolate merengie cookies (40ish cals a piece) so I can have a little dessert and then immediately start chewing a piece of gum to keep from snacking. Good luck to me on that!

collegefbfan8898 07-30-2010 09:10 PM

I know the feeling. We are going on vacation Monday. Me, wife, two kids, and wife's parents. MAJOR FAILURE AHEAD. One night is pizza, one is a steakhouse or seafood, and every morning is either gravy and biscuits or pancakes (not whole wheat flour). They pack the whole room with cookies, crackers, snack cakes, etc. I feel like getting a big "NO THANK YOU" tattooed on my hand so to say that each time they say have another piece of pizza or is that all the gravy you're gonna have. These folks get offended very easily.

I am going to do my best not to bend too much. Hell, I really feel like not even eating when I get down there.

OH, the dangers.

almeeker 07-31-2010 02:45 AM

We're also planning a big trip, 2 weeks in sunny FL in August :eek:. This idea was brewed up by the in-laws, don't ask me how or why. So some of my game plan is: take some of those "fullbars" and when I feel like I'm going to cut loose and eat the place down, start with one of those and a big bottle of water. They work a little, not something I would lose weight on long term, but it does help when you feel a binge coming on. Also I read one poster that said to chew peppermint gum, which makes you feel like you just brushed your teeth. I quite like gum, so I bought 3 jugs of sf peppermint and wintogreen, to take with. I don't need that much, but with 6 kids around, I need some decoy gum in order to keep them out of the stash I do need. The other thing I'm going to do is wear my pedometer everyday, just to make sure I'm getting in a good amount of steps. And 2 of the 3 hotels we're staying at have a workout facility and if I don't get in my steps, I hit the gym, end of discussion. I'm also going to try and eat salad for at least one meal everyday, cobb with ff Italian dressing.

nottango 07-31-2010 12:04 PM

I'll be in a cabin in the Smokey's. Sounds like it should be easy to stick with healthy eating, but I buy all the crap my kids have been begging me for when we're on vacation, so I'll be surrounded by junk. My plan: long walk/jog every morning (bringing the dog-better than any alarm clock!). hiking, rafting, or horsebck riding, etc...with the kids. I bought some fullbars, too but I'm not crazy about them, and they certainly don't live up to the sales pitch. I am plannng to over-eat, but my goal is to not gain more than 3 pounds (lost 9 pounds in 6 weeks recently). I was going to take a break from writing down everything I'll be eating, but I think I'll bring along a notebook and log it when I get back. Even thinkin of pre-measuring the M&M's into 1/4 cup portions. Also, guess I'll get the pre-portioned Cheetos and BBQ potato chips, rather than the "Family size" bag I usually get for vacations.

almeeker 07-31-2010 12:30 PM

There was another post a while back asking for camp recipes that were healthy, you might search for that one. The funny part about us is that if we were going camping the food would all be pretty healthy, but staying in a hotel and living off "the Disney food plan" has "welcome back big fat butt" written all over it.

When we camp we do a lot of tin foil dinners with chicken and lean beef, and we nosh on apples, dried fruit and trail mix. My kids are getting pretty astute about junk food. They don't even bother to ask anymore. Last night we went to the company picnic and when the pinata was busted open my kids each got 4 pieces and then stopped. When my DH asked them if they wanted more out of the bowl on the table, the oldest one said "naw, it's all just straight sugar", and I got all warm and tingly inside.

Yep, I made a little book using excel to write everything down, and I have a pocket calorie book that I'm taking as well. I have heard that some of the Disney menus have calorie counts on them, which should help. It's just that 2 weeks is a long time for me to be completely off plan, and I'm a little worried that I won't jump right back on once we get back. Ugh.

Lizzycritter 07-31-2010 01:48 PM

I'm really regretting forgetting my notebook, cause I'll tell you what, I've only stuck to the plan once or twice since I've been back from my vacation. I'm also dealing with raging PMS though, and that's always my biggest saboteur. Fats, carbs, starch.....ugh ><. And I've been overly busy running around everywhere catching up on appointments, household projects, visiting relatives etc, letting myself get too hungry during the day and bingeing at night. Today is another day though, and I'm starting over yet again, had a good breakfast and I have time to plan out the rest of my day. We'll see how it goes. Getting started is the hardest part, and I really feel like I'm starting from scratch again. At least this time I'm starting at 152 instead of 182.

crazycat0221 07-31-2010 07:58 PM

So.....I'm wondering what everyone does when they feel like they need something sweet.
I go grab myself a diet rootbeer. I try not to drink many diet sodas....because I think they make me want more carbs....like chips and things. Sometimes a will grab a diet hard candy....ok maybe more then one.....six. Am I doing the wrong thing? What do you guys do?

almeeker 08-01-2010 01:14 AM

For sweet cravings it varies, but currently I'm into frozen yogurt and frozen fruit. I buy the yogurt for the kids, it's in tubes or small cups and we toss them into the freezer instead of the fridge. My favorite frozen fruits are watermelon, black cherries and red seedless grapes , but I can eat waaaayyyy too much of it, so I have to ration it out. My other sweet grab is protein bars. I've found one that tastes like tootsie rolls and it soothes the savage sweet tooth pretty well.

fletch8502 08-01-2010 06:09 PM

For sweet cravings, I like Skinny Cow ice cream products, cottage cheese with Splenda and cinnamon, sugar-free hot chocolate, a small piece of dark chocolate, a Rice Krispie treat, peanut butter banana shake, Greek yogurt with blueberries, a banana cut up and microwaved with Splenda and cinnamon, milk with light chocolate syrup...

Yeah, I kind of have a sweet tooth. =)

collegefbfan8898 08-01-2010 10:31 PM

I am the original poster. Check this out. My wife goes to Sam's Club yesterday and got a membership and received a $20 gift card. She brings home a dozen donuts, and then proceeds to TELL me about the bags of frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts they have there. Not buys them, tells me about them. I haven't grabbed a donut yet, and don't plan to. THEN, we are on our way to church today. I tell my wife that the hotel we are staying at has a fitness room. She rolls her eyes and says, "Well, if that is what you want to do with your vacation time". I mean like an hour a day in the fitness room is going to hurt anything. I swear.

We had to go out to eat today (family was in from out of town) and they picked an Italian eatery. I grabbed a small pan pizza with light cheese and banana peppers. I thought about it after we left. I could have ordered the grilled chicken breast sub with all the healthy toppings I wanted and leave off the bread. Didn't do it, just didn't come to mind til we were halfway home. To make up for all the carbs in the crust, getting ready to have an omelet with cheese, carrots, and broccoli. Vacation starts tomorrow, and it has not gotten off to a good start as far as healthy eating goes.

me2forever 08-02-2010 03:30 PM

I see you and I kind of started at the same weight - wow you have done wonderful.
Any ideas or help you can share I would be greatful.
Thanks.

midwestj 08-02-2010 06:49 PM

I think the biggest lesson I have learned on my journey so far:

Its your body, you're in charge, NO ONE is going to make the good choices for you, it is up to only you. Your success and your failure starts and ends with you.

When it comes down to it, you probably have more enablers around you than supporters, and we have to find it within ourselves to say: "This is whats important to me, and I will not stop until my goal is reached."

maryann1950 08-02-2010 08:08 PM

Oh tell me about it!My hubby loves to bring home food surprises when I am trying to lose weight. This time so far so good. lol. Now if I just get my grand daughter to stop begging me to buy junk when we are in the grocery store that would be great. lol.

zinal 08-11-2010 01:29 AM


Originally Posted by collegefbfan8898 (Post 17341)
I am the original poster. Check this out. My wife goes to Sam's Club yesterday and got a membership and received a $20 gift card. She brings home a dozen donuts, and then proceeds to TELL me about the bags of frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts they have there. Not buys them, tells me about them. I haven't grabbed a donut yet, and don't plan to. THEN, we are on our way to church today. I tell my wife that the hotel we are staying at has a fitness room. She rolls her eyes and says, "Well, if that is what you want to do with your vacation time". I mean like an hour a day in the fitness room is going to hurt anything. I swear. .....

I know when I lost 50 lbs 5 years ago my husband was NOT supportive at all. He would complain about what I ate, how much I ate, that I exercised too much. He lost his job, so he began cooking and would purposely cook fried food, potatoes, everything I could not eat. After working 60hrs a week, I gave up trying to cook for just me and ate what he cooked. I gained my weight back and 10 more lbs. I realized that he was worried that when I lost the wait I would not be attracted to him, which he was and still is overweight. This time I sat him down and let him know I was doing this for me and our family, because my health has became a big issue these past 2 years and my weight is making it worse. I advised him I would eat healthy, but still low carb. and exercising 2 hours/3 times a week. He isn't fighting me any more and actually went out of his way to buy sugar free candy for Mother's Day. Maybe if you try to let her know that this is for your family as well as you, she might be able to get on board. Either way, keep up the good work walking away from temptation. I know how hard it is. I have a German Chocolate Cake my best friend just dropped off for my husband and boys, and believe me I do hear it calling my name, I'm just trying to ignore it.
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snafuken 08-11-2010 06:41 PM

[QUOTE=midwestj;17422]I think the biggest lesson I have learned on my journey so far:

Its your body, you're in charge, NO ONE is going to make the good choices for you, it is up to only you. Your success and your failure starts and ends with you.
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Well said !
Reading great quotes like this one provides me with motivation and inspiration.
I'm sure others will agree.


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