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Weekly challenge Jan 22 - 29/08

Ok everyone this week's challenge is to refuse offered food. I am talking about the cookies people try to make you eat at work, the desserts people force on you that derail and tempt us just when we're trying to be good. I don't think if you're at someone's house for dinner that counts but perhaps no seconds and no or minimal dessert. I think it ties into us taking ourselves first and not eating to please others. Good luck everyone!

Mon. Jan 21, 9:06pm

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okay - learning to say NO!

Monday, January 21, 2008, 10:26 PM

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Great goal!

This is a good one. I always feel bad for turning down food...which is stupid. This will be a good goal for me this week.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 10:42 PM

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Tidyed, I'm glad you posted this one! The places where this hits me are:

Staff room treats when I'm teaching
Kids who don't finish things ("Here, Mom, want the rest?")
Brett bringing home sweet junk from the office or suggesting a candy bar
Women's gatherings which always have food
Costco samples

I've gotten pretty good at handling these, but can always use a reminder--and focusing on it for a week will probably show me that there are other times that I'm not aware of.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 1:01 AM

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I'm game for this challenge. I don't really know when I'm offered treats and stuff, but maybe if I make it a point to say no this week I'll realize just how often it happens and how often I cave in. Good luck to all!!! We can beat the crazy food extras. YAY!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 8:47 AM

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This is awesome! I work in a restaurant and whenever we have banquets (every day!!!) the chefs say "Here try this!" and I just have to. Cookies, browies, pastries, canipes, so, so much. I've been really good about saying no the last couple of weeks but this should help me ALWAYS say no. (They push harder because they know I am trying to lose weight!) I'm on a mission, JUST SAY NO!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 1:37 PM

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I hit Costco today and took only a small grapefruit juice sample.

1:37--they push harder because they know you're on a diet?! Okay, well, here--when they say "Try this," they don't actually specify HOW you should try it. So try it--try throwing it. Or smashing it under your foot. Try bouncing it. Report back to them how well it flew, smashed, or bounced...


Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 4:43 PM

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HAHA!! Good one mejaka!! I totally agree. I work with a couple of guys that don't necessarily try to sabotage my weightloss, but they do think that me working out is stupid. They say this because I won't go to breakfast with them anymore after work because that is my work out time. You know what I told them? If I go have breakfast with them, they owe me a day in the gym. Usually we play basketball. It's excersize and I get to do a different workout compared to the usual machines and such. However, if I could smash the food in their faces, man that would be great!!!!! I like this thread. Keep them coming.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 1:36 AM

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I am in. :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 3:10 AM

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I like this one...It will make me more aware of just how often I accept an offer even when not hungry just to make others feel good but I need to feel good in those jeans ya know the ones two sizes to small,besidesI do not log these "little things" as my calorie intake b/c I often forget about the one cookie or small choc candy...Thanks OP for getting me refocused today

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 8:37 AM

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Ok this one won't be easy. All the super thin, ultra-athletic women I work with have their 3.00pm chocolate break and will never take no for an answer when I try. The thing is they can have just one piece of chocolate but once I have the taste for it I have to finish the lot!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 9:03 AM

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