Thursday, January 7, 2010

Chapter 2 page 8

Thanks Susie for the comment - you rock! I appreciated you reminding me that "admitting it is the first step". Hi, I'm Lisa and I love to eat junk!!!!!!!!!!!

Tonight was my monthly "out to eat" with "The 3 Elles" ( so there was no exercise which is a bummer, but . . . I did eat healthfully (except the 2 martinis and 10 french fries. . . and 1 onion ring). I was able to eat 2 servings of veggies (no, the fries don't count), and drink 2 large glasses (not bottled, but was probably at least 32 oz) of water.

I read one of the blogs on the "Weighing In" ( blog list which discussed giving up chocolate for a whole year - then I read the comments. I think that would likely be the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but probably something I need to do. I would like to know more about why she did it (what motivated her and kept her motivated throughout)? How it is for her now that she has reintroduced it into her diet? How did she cope with the cravings? How long did the cravings last? I have often said that I have zero will power against dessert type things. I'm powerless over cake-like things with cream filling and/or frosting. I have attempted a few times to just QUIT eating them. Zero - not one bite. I have noticed that when I abstain from all desserts that are my triggers (frosting, cream filling, cake) within a week or two the compulsive urge to eat them subsides and I can actually arrive at a "no thank you" point. Without failure, as soon as I have a little nibble of something in the neighborhood of a trigger dessert - boom, I'm back to HAVING to have some. I'm so proud of that blogger's accomplishments and think it's time I return to abstaining . . . maybe not for a full year (maybe a month or two or maybe until the county-wide weigh in program ends).

What has been the hardest thing you have had to change in your diet? What motivated you to do it and continue? Most importantly, what did you learn about yourself from making the change?

p.s. Check out the Weighing In blog ( for a chance to win a $10 subway card!!!! Hurry, rush over there. $10 dude!!!! Subway - eat fresh!

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