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A Lesson Learned

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A Lesson learned!!

For the past two years, since being a Spark member, I have not baked cookies or made candy at Christmas time. Well, I blew it this year and decided to bake them, figuring I could control myself. WRONG!! So the only good thing that resulted from that is that I know there is no way I can have any trigger foods in the house at any time. I am a true, died in the wool, food addict!!
Well, this is going to be a better year~~2012!! No resolutions made. They always seem to be made only to be broken. But I am going to stay on track and be sure to track my foods every day.
Just as I did after my 'party' on New Years Day at my house, after the party, I will send any left over items with my guests. It felt so good the next day to look around my kitchen and not see any trigger foods there.
I still have a problem with peanut butter so I can't have that in the house. Yes, I know, peanut butter is actually healthy. But not the way I eat it. I do find myself slowing down in the peanut butter aisle of the store but so far I have been strong and don't allow any to jump into my cart.
This is going to be my year; I am claiming it for myself. And I sincerely hope that I don't have to come back to a blog with my tail between my legs and admit defeat.
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  • no profile photo CD5807913
    I'm in total agreement ----- cookies/candies = temptation!! I can't deal with them either! Lesson learned --- sometimes I'm a slow learner though!

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    3007 days ago
  • LOSIN4MYSELF
    This is your year! You can do it.

    I too suffer from the peanut butter addiction. One spoonful leads to half the container (or the whole container). Unfortunately for me, I have a 4 year old little fella that LOVES it too, so I have it in the house, and I have to smell it as I am making his sandwiches. Talk about torture!

    I have to laugh a little bit about resolutions, because I don't really ever make them, so this is one of the fist times that I am doing it. I am hoping that I will use them more as goals, and less as things to say I failed at.
    3007 days ago
  • NANFACEMIRE1
    Arlene, emoticon This is a Fresh Start for everyone..We can all do it.
    3008 days ago
  • KITT52
    I am the same way, I did make candy but boxed it right after I made it, saved 4 pieces of fudge and ended throughing 2 pieces away as Gary would not eat them and I knew if they were there I would eat it.....

    I have these issues with mixed nuts, the kind with salt and fat...I just can't stop eating them, so this year no matter how hard I tried to talk myself in to it I did not buy them....
    3008 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8072637
    I totally understand where you are coming from regarding baking and having trigger foods in the house. Be glad that you don't have to have peanut butter in the house...that's a staple of my kids' diet! Yes, lesson learned. Good for you on the no resolutions. I don't make those anymore either, for the very same reason. You can do it! emoticon Christine
    3008 days ago
  • 3CHIHUAHUA
    YES, I made a ton of cookies this year also
    bad idea
    I won't do it next year

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    3008 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7866181
    You can do it Arlene!!! I can completely relate to your blog. For most of us I think this is a lifetime deal that cannot be cured but can be managed.
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    3008 days ago
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