I do really well with this goal until I take a trip home to visit my parents and eat the entire contents of their pantry. I still haven’t managed to go to their house and not gain 10 lbs (no joke).
But, right now I’m doing a great job of staying away from junk food because I don’t keep it in my house, and my partner is really supportive of my need to keep the snacks “out of sight, out of mind.” So for now I’m going to consider this goal completed, and hopefully I won’t have to re-add it again after my next visit home! 10 months ago
I just got back from a three week vacation… and I ate my face off. Pretty sure I gained another 10 pounds. I do so well at home, then as soon as I stay at someone else’s house, I can’t control myself. I need to learn to say no to my family and to myself. I need to learn a little self-control.
Back to the beginning… 13 months ago
I’m doing really well with this goal. Since I got back from my trip to see my parents (just over a month ago), I have only had junk food once. The key is not to have ANYTHING in the house that, if eaten in excessive quantities, will account for too many calories. Eg. chips, candy, chocolate, crackers, granola bars, sugary cereals, granola, etc.
However, I am going on a trip next week to visit various family members, and there will be MANY temptations. Everyone tries to feed me wonderful and delicious goodies and I’m too weak to say no. It sounds pathetic, but it’s true. If something is in my Mom’s fridge, I eat it. All of it. And more. So I’m going to have to figure out a game plan for my trip, because I don’t want all my hard work to go to waste. I need to learn self-control! 14 months ago
This has been going surprisingly well… until last night. I ate not one, but TWO chocolate bars. And they were delicious!
But, now back on track! It’s a pretty easy thing to do, actually. I don’t buy anything that can be construed as “junk food”... and I can make a lot of things into junk food. Like crackers, for instance. I’ll eat the whole box if left unsupervised. Same with granola bars. So, the contents of our pantry and fridge are pretty minimal, but it works for me. This is not a goal about eating healthy, it’s a goal to prevent unhealthy snacking. I can have whatever I want for meals, but no snacks that are really bad for me. 15 months ago
I never realized how hooked I was on junk food, until I decided to quit. Not doing so good, so far. Sweets are my addiction. 6 years ago
All of today was going great. Not a single piece of junk food. Until tonight. I went to my SJLC meeting and there were these amazing flat bread chip things!!! SO GOOD! so much regret. oh well. this WILL be my only bad day of the week. 16 months ago
I began this a while ago, and since I’m new here, I’m just adding things as I remember them. This one I have actually been pretty successful. There are two mottoes that have really helped me.
1. Don’t go cold turkey! Have a bite or two of your favorite sweet. Just don’t shove your face with twenty kit kats. Share a fun size with a friend, and have one of the bars, but not two. I know it sounds hard, but afterwards, you realize that your sweet tooth is satisfied. If you keep eating more, they lose their temptations anyway.
2. if you ABSOLUTELY MUST have a full slice of that chocolate angel pie your grandmother made for Thanksgiving dinner, think about it before you do. That pie is likely to show up at Christmas also right? Then tell yourself that you can either have a slice now or later. That way you save yourself at least 200 calories in the long run.
P.S. Once you skip out on the dessert once, you will find that your desire for the dessert decreases! Once you reach this, don’t continue bargaining about whether you can have it or not. This is the time to stop this food completely! 16 months ago