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Avoiding Holiday Goodies -- Pats on the back

Looking to concentrate on the positive, instead of the negative.
Post here everytime you avoid tempation, if you want, you can post when you give in, hopefully we'll avoid instead of giving in.


Sat. Dec 10, 11:08am

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A Good Idea

This is good, sometimes I feel so negative when I "cave in', I fail to reward myself enough for all the things I'm passing over. Yesterday at work (12 hr shifts) I skipped homemade cookies and pumpkin bread, passed on the fudge. Finally succumbed to some peanut brittle, then back on track.
Today at a party, I skipped all the fats and carbs, ate off the veggie tray, and had only a thin sliver of birthday I am proud of that.Yay for me and I earned a smiley face sticker for my calendar ...really :) Debs

Saturday, December 10, 2005, 11:56 PM

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As i was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store today I looked at the display of candy and chocolate and i wanted it ALL. I took a deep breath, looked away and still wanted it, waited several minutes there in line, got all the way through the check out process and still wanted it but didn't get any. I felt like I was protecting my inner child with boundaries and that's way better than candy...mostly ;)

Sunday, December 11, 2005, 12:18 AM

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Oooh Fun!

My work had an entire doughnuty, pastry laden, saturated fat fest all laid out the other morning when I came into the lobby. My coworker ate two doughnuts & a brownie throughout the day. Me, I stuck to my cut up veggies as planned. I was very proud!

Sunday, December 11, 2005, 2:26 AM

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I went to a holiday party tonight and I didn't leave stuffed! I ate moderate portions and a very small dessert and there were no holiday cookies there at all, but we didn't miss them! I get a gold start for today!

Sunday, December 11, 2005, 5:52 AM

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This is a great idea! I am trying to forgo sweets right up until Christmas day--not that I plan on eating 5 pounds of cookies that morning or anything--just want the day to be more "special." I find it makes it easier to pass up all the temptations at work--a restaurant with outstanding baked goods and cooks that like to bring in treats all the time.

Sunday, December 11, 2005, 6:26 PM

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I skipped impulse buys at the checkout while shopping today AND went to an engagement party and didn't eat or drink a thing! Wow - too busy chatting and so no one noticed, either.

Sunday, December 11, 2005, 7:44 PM

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avoiding holidaya temptation

Debs, you get a smiley face from me, too. Consider this a sincere pat on the back from someone whose good initentions have a hard time being heard over the clamor of her sugary inclinations. Got to keep trying, though. Plan, prepare, and practice--that's my motto.

Sunday, December 11, 2005, 8:44 PM

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homemade cookies !!!

I went to a friends house with my hisband tonight and she was making homemade from scratch cookies and pastrys!
I had 5 cookies. it seems like alot but if could have seen the amount of cookies that she had...wooohooo!
Im proud that i ONLY had 5 :)

Sunday, December 11, 2005, 10:02 PM

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Only 5 is a HUGE accomplishment. I know all too well what it's like to go to town with a dozen (or two) cookies. Well done.

Tonight I mentally battled with myself over a bag of peanut butter M&Ms. I finally reasoned that I hate waking up feeling full and gross, and that I can have them in the morning if I want (which I won't, since chocolate covered peanuts don't go with oatmel or eggs).

Sunday, December 11, 2005, 10:31 PM

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chocholate covered cherries

I gave into having some, but I walked by them at least 3x's before I gave in. Also, no dessert from Appleby's or Cracker Barrell!!! Did give in to 2 pcs of Hershey's minitures.

Monday, December 12, 2005, 3:53 PM

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