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PantherIII

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 10:43
Evil or Very Mad Ohhhh no, it is the evil Dr. Taco Bell!! Bad Grin

My arch nemesis is taco bell. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their food and I live walking distance from one. I often break down and eat this food more often then I should. However, it is always with the same consequences... I am even more hungry than before and I feel guilty for letting food take me over. No. 6 Beef Baja w/a Mt. Dew to drink, aw heck, throw in a steak quesadilla. That's me, in the everyday fight with my Dr. Taco Bell. Today, I still struggle with that kryptonite.. Thank my lucky stars I'm in good enough shape to work off those guilty pleasures. Some day I may not be so lucky, do any of you have an arch nemisis? Or maybe had one when you started your new way of life?
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kokusho

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 12:47
chocolate... or any sweet food for that matter. At my workplace, there seems to be candy everywhere. Every desk seems to have a jar full of laffy taffy, starburst, m&ms, hershey's, etc. And it seems like every week it's somebody's birthday and they're having cake. It's awful and I wish people would stop celebrating birthdays at work. The temptaion is ALWAYS there... just slowly wearing me down...
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k8yk

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 12:51
My frenemy WAS potato chips. I swear, 120 of the 122 pounds I lost was gained by eating potato chips- like entire family sized bags of the things in one sitting.

I beat that sucker into submission though. First, I outright banned them. No Potato Chips. Then I told myself I could have them, but only single servings (which is like 10 chips BTW). And I had them occasionally, and realized they made me feel kind of ill. Now I don't even want them at all. I could stand next to the ginormous bowl at a BBQ and not eat a single chip with no issue. Winning the War on Chips!
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kokusho

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 12:55
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First, I outright banned them.

Yeah, the only way for me to do away with snack binging was to not buy it at all. I had to reduce the temptation as much as possible... I think that means I have no will power... Smile
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k8yk

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:00
I used to do a lot of "Fat People Thinking" which was why I had to ban them. That includes things like:

"I already ate a handful and messed up my diet, may as well finish the bag. I'll start over tomorrow."
"If I eat them all now, I won't eat them tomorrow."
"There are only a few left, may as well finish them off."
Etc.

Now I eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full. I listen to the way I feel, not just my taste buds. Know what you feel like after you eat an entire bag of chips? Complete and utter s##t. I'll never do that again. Really. Never.
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kokusho

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:05
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"I already ate a handful and messed up my diet, may as well finish the bag. I'll start over tomorrow."
"If I eat them all now, I won't eat them tomorrow."
"There are only a few left, may as well finish them off."

hahaha. wow. yeah, I still have those thoughts. My parents house is just filled with all kinds of snack food and when I go over there, my diet just goes down the toilet. I still have not learned how to properly deal with that kind of temptation.
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radiochick

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:17
Its really hard! We had some starburst jelly beans out, and I thought, I can have a few... then I wanteda a few more. Then I realized that even if I did have a few more it wasn't going to be enouhg I would want to eat the whole darn thing. So I yelled for my husband "Intervention, intervention!" LOL It's more of an outloud acknowledgement that wow, I need help here, I'm putting them away.

So, I'm not there yet either. But, on my way I guess.
PantherIII

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:24
radiochick wrote:
Its really hard! We had some starburst jelly beans out, and I thought, I can have a few... then I wanteda a few more. Then I realized that even if I did have a few more it wasn't going to be enouhg I would want to eat the whole darn thing. So I yelled for my husband "Intervention, intervention!" LOL It's more of an outloud acknowledgement that wow, I need help here, I'm putting them away.

So, I'm not there yet either. But, on my way I guess.


Lol! I love this Smile
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RikuHearts

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:28
I've ALWAYS been a huge ninja turtle fan, and I attribute that at least partially to my love for pizza. Didn't matter what kind, where from, what time of day, or anything, I LOVE PIZZA. That's always been my big vice. Used to be able to eat a full 16" in under 2 minutes. I'm sure I could still do it, but I'm past that now. Still not to where I want to be though. Couple weeks ago we got pizza for dinner, and I had 3 slices of 14". One slice was veggie, one was meat lovers, and one was pineapple and ham. My goal was only to have 2 slices. But its still improvement. 3 slices of 14" instead of the 2 full 16" I used to eat by myself for dinner. LOL, I'm with you guys though. I had to totally cut pizza out of my diet for over a year because I just couldn't control myself. Smile
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:33
Ice cream is my villain, and I've only had one regular Good Humor ice cream sandwich since 1/11. Let me tell you, just that one was not at all satifying. It made me want at least three more because the taste was incredible. When I hit my goal, I'm going to have to save ice cream for special occassions only because I don't believe I can eat a serving size. I think I'll still eat a pint.

I have started eating sugar-free candy. They stave off the feeling of deprivation because I'm not a candy eater so I can control myself, and they're sugar-free so i don't feel guilty.
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PantherIII

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:35
Pizza holds a very dear place in my heart as well. Papa Murphy's makes a "Delite" pizza which is a very good alternative to other order/carry out pizza chains!! Check it out!
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StacieRitz

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:38
I am right there with Kokusho...SWEETS. I can control these urges in my normal day to day, but if I am met with a bowl of peanut M&M's, cake, homemade cookies or treats I am a goner!

This continues to be my hardest battle to overcome
mallenx4

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 13:44
I second potato chips! I used to love sitting down on the couch at night once the kids were in bed and snacking on plain potato chips and chip dip. Now chip dip isn't too bad for you. I still buy it every once in a while and dip carrots and celery in it. But a whole bag of chips is another story, and it would be nothing for DH and I to finish off a bag every night.

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Finnsldy

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 14:13
Chester The Cheetah = Super Villain

Cheetos/Cheez-itz OMG I know I write this on every post but MAN O MAN! I sure do fiend for these snacks on a regular basis. I almost bought the 100 calorie pre packed Cheez-itz to take the edge off. But then I thought to myself, "You're just going to keep opening one pack after another" which will pretty much defeat the purpose. But if I was trapped in a room with a bag of Cheez-itz and Cheetos, the villain would surely win that battle.



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radiochick

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 17:34
k8yk wrote:
I used to do a lot of "Fat People Thinking" which was why I had to ban them. That includes things like:

"I already ate a handful and messed up my diet, may as well finish the bag. I'll start over tomorrow."
"If I eat them all now, I won't eat them tomorrow."
"There are only a few left, may as well finish them off."


Kate, "fat people thinking"? I'm offended! And, I'm shocked that I'm offended!
k8yk

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 17:39
Are you really offended or are you joshing me? Smile All it means is "thinking that made me fat" - like the examples I stated, no offense intended.
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lisakp71

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 17:54
Salty crunchies will still take over my brain sometimes. The current "toughest to resist" front-runner is Snapea Crisps, original flavor.

I don't know what it is about those things! For the most part I am low-drama about eating reasonable portions of 'sometimes foods', but I am rather weak in the face of those little yum-nuggets. They are a very rare purchase! Thankfully, 1) my kids love them too, so my trick is to buy them in their sight so that I have no choice but to share, and 2) a full bag is just over 3 servings, not 20 or something. But still!
Z'sMama

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 18:00
Pizza, pasta and red red wine... And with a 4 year old in the house it's hard to avoid any of the above.
ferlengheti

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 18:14
I'm with Z. Pizza and red wine. In astonishing quantities. Also, roast meat, bread, and cheese. Together. With Mayo.
I've never met a cheese I didn't like.
gkcfm95

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 18:40
LOL! I think my list includes everything above! taco bell, pizza, french fries and pretty much anything else I can pick up from a drive thru. also, anything salty or covered in chocolate. do they make chocolate covered potato chips? and a big bowl (or carton) of ice cream, mmmm. but not so sadly, I don't think I miss any of that. now I like my veggies as much as I used to like all that stuff Smile

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