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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to control the pie hole

I'm struggling with snacking.  At work it's not much of a temptation because I don't have access to a fridge full of food.  I could go down to the vending machine, but I'm a penny pincher and don't see spending the money on a bag of chips (thank God).  When I hit the home front hide your children and lock your doors!  I'm in the kitchen shoveling the food into my pie hole as fast as I can.  I feel hungry and food just calls my name. 

I don't know how to control it.  Maybe my willpower is gone.  Today a friend posted this picture of me on Facebook. 


I wanted to punch her in the face.  Not literally, but I really wanted to delete it.  Maybe this picture will motivate me to stop the food madness.  If I don't handle the snacking now, then I will look like the above picture again.

13 comments:

Julie said...

I'm sure that your friend didn't intentionally mean to be inconsiderate of your feelings but you have lost weight and made progress. Unless she is completely unaware of that, I can completely understand how you are feeling about it. I would take it as thoughtless on her part.

jolybla said...

I have a love/hate relationship with "fat face" pictures. On one hand...ugh! Embarrassment, but on the other...Yay! A reminder to stay the course. Just remember you WILL NOT fail...if you NEVER QUIT! You can do this girl...just keep moving forward:)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Does it help to have a plan for what to snack on? Snacking isn't necessarily the problem, it's what you snack ON. If you are snacking on a veggie tray or some apple slices, it's not that big of a deal. Granted, I know that the salty crackers and stuff like that is what you WANT to snack on (don't we all) but that's where having a plan helps.

NAN said...

I would suggest having HEALTHY snacks all bagged up in your fridge when you get home and sigh, boring as it is, know what you are serving for dinner. A crock pot can become your best friend if you prepare it at night. I imagine you are hungry when you get home, the kids want your attention and you're TIRED! My married daughter is lucky; son-in-law does all the grocery shopping and cooking. She is the man bread earner though. You don't want to gain any of the weight you lost- I have been maintaining but it's my own fault! I need to heed my own advice.

Kristen said...

i know the feeling. i drink water in the car on the way home that way i feel full. PS you look so beautiful in that photo!

violinista said...

I hate it when other people post bad pictures of me on Facebook without my permission!! Just another reason to delete my account...

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

I know the feeling! Snacking is killing me right now!~

HS @ Our Debt Blog said...

Stick to more proteins... that helps with snacking.

HS

Mer and Mo said...

Snacking can be hard - but if you pack some good snacks for yourself during the day, the temptation to snack when you get home - sometimes I save my apple for the drive home - gives me that little bit of fullness before I walk in the door and have to deal with dinner, homework and what not...a good glass of water also helps, too. Love the new picture of you at the top - very glamorous!!

MO

Jennifer said...

For me, when I lost a bunch of weight on Medifast, i realized that it was the fact that I was paying for it(we pinch pennies) and it made me not cheat. And once I got a chunk of weight off it kept me motivated. I actually saw so many differences in me(not jsut the scale number). I lost pretty quick on that plan. I came off the plan and didnt gain much at all. I just went back on to get the last 20 lbs off. It is a rigid plan and there isnt much room for cheating, and for me, its not an option since I am paying for it! I still have to feed the family their food but overall, I dont mind bcause I know its only temporary. and I am not wasting any of the food I bought because I know which stuff is my favorite this time. I never thought that I would need something so rigid to get the weight off. Another lesson learned about myself along this journey. My point is, that you will hit your point, like I did and the motivation will come. You will find what works for you. Hang in there! I think that pic is nice!

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

I have been having the same problem, I try to chew gum and drink lots of water.

135by2012 said...

I do the same thing when I get home from work. I the only thing that stopped me from the habit was eating an apple or some veggies on the drive home. That way I don't walk in the door starving to death.

The Ninja said...

Ah, the snacking, I hate my urge to snack. I often plan meals with carefully measured snack type foods to help curb the urge. But it's so ingrained. From before I can remember I would sit at the kitchen table devouring bags of chips while reading books. So I'm smart but I am a dork and I have a big ass. I feel like this was not a good plan.

If it's possible get the snack food out of the house, at least until the urge gets a little less overwhelming. I did that back in January, it's been a great change. Now carrots are my snack food, I know it sound trite but really I crave them as much as Doritos.

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