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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Apart from the 2 bites of chocolate on thursday I have been working on being sugar free again for about 7 days now. The past two days were completely sugar free.
From december 2nd on I ate 'rubbish' (sugar foods) for one week, and before that I was 'sugar free' for 6 weeks. I hope that this mean I am back on track.

Yesterday my husband got his 'christmas package', not sure if that's a tradition in the US, but here most companies give their employees a box filled with luxury foods and/or wine, cosmetic products and such. This tradition started back in the beginning of the previous century when many men would spend their wages and their end-of-year bonus on alcohol. The bosses started that habit of giving a box filled with food so that the money would go to the family not to booze.
We opened his package and of course it was filled with things like chocolate, crisps, popcorn and sweets. Thanfully I have a small cupboard in the basement that can be locked and I asked my husband to put away those tempting foods and hide the key. I'm so glad he understands my situation. I was surprised about how difficult it was for me to see these sweets and know that they are in the house. I had hoped that by now they wouldn't be such a trigger any more, but, I will just have to deal with it as it is.

I posted this elsewhere on SP today but I think it's good to post it here as well.
I try to remind myself: it's importabt to remember what I *really* want. Do I want to just indulge and not have to say no to a food? If that means I get fatter and my health is damaged? When I put it that way it becomes easier to really WANT to say no.
We say no to the food but yes to a sense of control and more balance and health in our life.
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    It sounds like you’re handling the situation very well. Receiving such a “gift” can be quite difficult for those of us with food issues. I have a gift in my house right now I’m trying to forget about. A lock box might work! Good idea!
    1274 days ago
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    You're doing amazing! That's nice that you have a box that locks up.. I'm gonna need one of those when I go back home lol

    And great job resisting temptation, I am in awe of your self-control.
    1274 days ago
    You can do it!
    1274 days ago
    Interesting information about the way the food box started.
    That is so true that it helps to remember your reason for why you are doing it. I do think that it greatly influences behavior.

    1274 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    The bosses here in the US do not follow a "country" tradition of giving gifts to the employees - it depends on the company you work for. Some are very generous, others are afraid to offend anyone that does not celebrate Christmas and thus do not recognize the holiday with gift giving - others will have Secret Santa or Yankee Swap gift exchange among the workers...many companies here will have a holiday lunch for the employees or a bonus in their paychecks...it is very varied. I think it is nice that your husband's boss gave him a box - and unfortunate that it is filled with temptation! LOL Good thing you are able to lock it up!
    1275 days ago
    So glad your DH agreed to put the tempting itmes where they wouldn't be a bother to you.
    1275 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Some times we just have to be kind to ourselves but be honest that we have 'weaknesses' and luckily the bonus temptations will not last too long! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hugs and best wishes Donna xxx
    1275 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    Everything in moderation. Good luck!!
    1275 days ago
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