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Greg will never know . . .

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall is now here and I want to eat comfort food - especially CHOCOLATE & SUGAR. For the past two years I have pretty much avoided sugar & thought of it as a POISON to my system. The last couple of weeks though - whenever I go shopping, the candy aisle just SCREAMS for my attention.

Here's the really weird thing - when I look at the candy the only thought running through my mind is "Greg will never know". Greg is my husband and is very supportive of my pursuit to be healthy. He would question my decision to eat candy, but ultimately not give me a bad time. So, why on earth would the thought "Greg would never know that I ate the candy" run through my mind?

Right after the thought "Greg would never know" comes the thought "I WILL KNOW - AND I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ME".

So I guess I'm using this as a learning experience - I am strong enough to not give in to temptations - especially temptations that I consider to be poison. Great tasting poison, but poison none the less.

I am happy to say that I have not given in to the temptation.

I deserve to be healthy! I CAN DO THIS!


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This is added several days since I posted the above:

Greg went shopping with me today and as we went past all the YUMMY sweets - I leaned over and said "I can eat these and you'll never know". He laughed along with me as we walked on by . . .

I did get one treat though - a coffee flavoring that is sweetened with SPLENDA - NO CALORIES!!! It's gingerbread and I'm enjoying a cup of decaf with the gingerbread flavoring right now. WOW - am I glad Greg talked me into buying the bottle!
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  • IWILLBE145
    Good for you for finding a way to resist temptation. Even if "Greg would never know", your body would. Having just the thought of him in your mind is a great way to keep yourself on track!
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    Charlotte
    4211 days ago
  • DHARRIS10
    Congrats on resisting the temptation! I wasn't so lucky about a week ago. Wanted a Klondike Bar...had a Klondike Bar. Although, it did still fit into the calories for the day! I'll justify any way I can :(
    4300 days ago
  • BUTTERFLYTOUCH
    Congrats on staying so strong!! You rock!!
    4301 days ago
  • MR.NET1
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    On your way of dealing with temptation.

    ***But try resisting this one***

    Havin'...

    "a treat" emoticon

    With yur' understanding and...
    "so sweet hubbie" emoticon


    That atta' git' yur' mind off poison!
    Paul emoticon

    4302 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2009 3:31:12 AM
  • HARPERLADY
    I bet you think about greg at that time as a reminder . our brain works in mysterious ways and he would give you comfort and keep you on track(help with your choice)i had sugar free pudding this afternoon cause I have been craving chocolate as well and a craving for something saucey,tangy an meat and cheese (might be pizza) but cant get a handle on it, good luck keeping those craving in control emoticon
    4303 days ago
  • BENTONHEALTHY
    I can understand the cravings - I am surrounded literally by candy here at work -- all kinds. I think it is wonderful that you have found methods to resist. And we all do that in a different way.
    4303 days ago
  • JORETTA2
    God bless your heart. I know that craving, and you are right this time of the year calls for comfort foods.
    Have you checked out the WW recipes that use chocolate? I know that you probably want the other kinds of sweets, but WW does have some good foods especially in the desserts.

    WTG for not giving in. You have come so far to turn back now.
    4303 days ago
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