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There's chocolate in the break room

So far I've avoided it, but as it gets closer to lunch, I'm starting to want it more and more. Please encourage me to stay away!!!

Tue. Dec 4, 1:17pm

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DOn't do it!!!! You'll regret it so much so. THe chocolate is for those people who want huge thighs and a big butt without energy to even get through the day. STay away.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 1:21 PM

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It is okay to eat chocolate, just in moderation...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 1:41 PM

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Be tough, you can do it. Take a walk around the building, or go find a healthy snack to have instead. Or, a small cup of sugar free hot chocolate may be enough to cut the chocolate craving.
Do it for YOU!!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 1:43 PM

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OP here

Yes! You're brilliant!!! Sugar-free hot chocolate! Mmm! I'm excited already. First water, then my lunch, then, when I see the box of chocolates mocking me, I'll instead go to the cabinet with the hot chocolate mix and make myself one.

And I know the moderation thing too, but I'm just starting off again on this journey, and, at this point, will not be moderate about the chocolate, but will have several if I have any.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 1:48 PM

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Just tell me where you work. I will come and dispose of the chocolate for you.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 2:00 PM

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Drink hot tea, chew some gum, eat your lunch early if you get hungry. Go for a walk - if there is a market near by, get some sugar free halls vitamin C to suck on.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 2:01 PM

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Definitely stay OUT of the break room - I know I can't sit and look at it and not indulge...if it's not in front of you you're less likely to eat it!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 2:05 PM

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I worked in a place that was over the top in the snack sense. I am not much of a rule person (or a diet one either) BUT to get past all the crap that was constantly staring me in the face I developed a strategy....which was...AT WORK if I didn't bring it....I didn't eat it... EVER.

I ate chocolate...but only the best chocolate ( that I paid for and brought to work and ate in TINY quantities).

And guess what....I lost about 50 pounds I gained working there. I eventually quit too because I didn't like working there and that drove a lot of my eating. But that is another story.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 2:20 PM

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OP again

Staying out of the break room is, unfortunately, not an option. It's a small little office (only 3 of us) and what I am calling the "break room" contains our fax machine, color printer, copy machine, and, most importantly, the water cooler. I'm way better now though. I had lunch, homemade split pea soup a co-worker brought in for me (probably not the healthiest, but way delicious and way homemade), some honeydew melon, and an orange juice. I'm full and happy. And I have cranberry juice in the fridge and powdered sugar-free hot chocolate in the cabinet if I start to get weak later.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 3:13 PM

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OP: 1
Chocolate: 0

Tuesday, December 04, 2007, 3:18 PM

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