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Cake at the office

When we have cake at the office (which is every other week since we celebrate everyone's birthday), I find myself eating 4-5 slices in a day. If it didn’t make me sick after awhile, I'd probably eat the whole thing. Anyone else have that problem?

Fri. Mar 24, 3:30pm

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well yeah....like today. I had my lean cuisine lunch w/ orange and 1pt bar for lunch. Yeah I was satisfied and then what did I do? I went into the kitchen where they were having food for someone's retirement and what did I do? I made myself a taco salad w/ chicken and salsa and grabbed a cookie like I hadn't eaten all day! Why? I don't know. I wasn't hungry, but Qdoba chicken sure sounded good at the time and I justified it by saying that I needed to get in my veggies. Yeah right. I try to avoid the kitchen at all cost, but sometimes I can't help it. You're definitely not alone!

Friday, March 24, 2006, 3:39 PM

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It depends. I find that if I think its ok for me to eat it becasue I feel lighter or becasue I've been good, I do. Unfortunately, once I do, I never seem to stop until the cake is gone or I get sick.

Today I got sidetracked by a barrel of brownies. I am not even a brownie fan!!!!

For me, especially when I know something is going to be there on a regular basis that I struggle with, I opt not to have it at all. I plan around it with something that I can eat without guilt. When I do indulge, I just force myself to get over it and move on.

Friday, March 24, 2006, 3:41 PM

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I love eating a lot, even if it makes me sick... Try cutting back to two slices maybe? Then ask yourself if you're hungry enough for an apple or some carrot sticks...if not, you're probably satisfied. Get some mints or gum to keep your mouth occupied afterward.

Friday, March 24, 2006, 4:26 PM

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When I treat myself and have a piece, it always leads to another, another, and another, so what works best for me is just DO NOT have it. I also hate that out of control feeling.

Friday, March 24, 2006, 5:09 PM

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I'm the OP, thanks for all the feedback! I'm an all or nothing gal, so I'm gonna try to just not have any. I've only had two pieces today :(

Friday, March 24, 2006, 5:16 PM

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Sounds familiar

I have the same problem. Once I eat some (especially cake), I find that I want more and more. I don't get sick from it either. I am a binge sweet eater. I am working on portion control! It is tough though.

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 8:38 PM

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Why does everyone always celebrate with food at work? It's so frustrating....instead of cake, people bring in Krispy Kreme donuts to my office....what's really amazing is that the person who buys the donuts buys enough for everyone to have 3 or 4......and of course there are always lots left for a couple of days. I've been good the past couple of time and said no thanks.....but it's awfully hard!

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 9:07 PM

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The only "retaliation" I have ever had was a small event with my group where everyone had to bring their favorite "snack." Everyone else brought things like brownies with Reese's cups in them, and I made a salad with lots of fresh pears and raspberries and walnuts and a great dressing. Everyone loved it!

Monday, March 27, 2006, 12:35 AM

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That's really typical of almost every place I've worked except the last one. We were a group of dark chocolate lovers. For their birthday someone might buy a box of french, belgian or dutch chocolate and everyone might have a square or two in the afternoon with tea or coffee. It felt almost 'european' (especially since the squares were more of a european serving size). I loved it.

OT: That salad with pears and rasberries sounds great! Since spring is getting closer we might need a salad thread....

Monday, March 27, 2006, 1:39 AM

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I have to resist by thinking "Is this worth the calories? Would I rather spend them on something else if given the option?" It's easier to resist plain donuts, which I know I don't like that much, if I know I could go home and make myself no pudge brownies, which I like a lot better. Or have a Skinny Cow ice cream cone. Or a piece of super rich dark chocolate. All of those sound much better to me than a krispy kreme. I get into trouble when we have specialties cookies, but then I spend my 5 or 6 points for one and am good for the rest of the day. Less guilt because I know I really wanted it.

Monday, March 27, 2006, 9:58 AM

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