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My pledge!

CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone
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I am pledging to have NO BISCUITS AT WORK! And no desserts or treats being offered around!

I know it sounds obvious! But I had factored some in to my calorie count to make it 'all ok' ... But as lately just having one has been a slippery slope to having more I am going to get a grip and say NO to all !

I must get a hold of myself and stick to my plans! Today is day one!!

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lucigret
lucigretAdministrator

Have you joined TrimmerTeachers January no Junk Challenge - I am sure you would find it helpful to stick to your pledge :)

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Stalk
Stalk1 stone

I think you are very wise, CrimsonMama, I find if I have one of something, then I want more, and also I tend to feel ridiculously hungry when I get home.

It's still not easy ,though, especially when there is a lot of stuff around for a long period!

Very best of luck with it, I'm sure you will do it.

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Tiggerr

Good luck CM, I know you can do it :)

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Sheperdess

That sounds like a really positive step CrimsonMama. Good for you. I’m using my snack calorie allocation for some fruit to replace the biscuits. It stops me feeling I’m missing out.

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Subtle_badger

How did it go today?

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CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone
in reply to Subtle_badger

It went good today! I avoided the biscuits (I even wondered why I couldn't resist them before as it seemed easy today!) And the desserts were Apple Pie or Strawberries in Jelly. I'm not keen on pastry nor jelly so they were easy to avoid.

The real test will be if they do chocolate sponge with chocolate custard this week! Hopefully not!

I was just looking up random articles about tips on getting back on track after Xmas and am about to look at motivation tips. I've also lowered my goal expectation so it doesn't seem so far to get my reward! And then worked out some more rewards ready for when I reach my goal and set my next one!

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Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer

Hi CrimsonMama , sounds like you are doing the Junk-free January challenge! You are welcome to check in to the thread as often as you like and let us know how you are doing, or to look for support and inspiration. I posted it last Wednesday, but I am about to post new one, as the number of responses means it has become very unwieldy.

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CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone
in reply to Trimmerteacher

Ooh I am definitely not junk free! My diet is mostly junk food. But calorie counted junk.

Its adding more junk that goes over my calories which is my downfall!

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Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to CrimsonMama

Well you have done really well to lose 6 stone eating junk! It shows that calorie counting works though 😊👍

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CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone
in reply to Trimmerteacher

Calorie counting most definitely works! I lost my six stone whilst still eating crisps and chocolate daily. And chips almost daily. I don't post my daily meal plans as people would be 😲😲😮😨!!

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StillConcerned
StillConcernedAmbassador
in reply to CrimsonMama

Eating junk can disrupt your appetite hormones, making it more likely to go over.

We're all grown-ups, and it's about making informed decisions. Over Christmas I decided to break with years of steering clear of junk and had Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, mince pies and chocolate for instance. I didn't eat them with impunity however. I kept the portions small enough to just replace what I would normally eat for carbohydrate, and with my meals. Whilst not ideal as a long-term strategy because it doesn't provide the vitamins needed for instance infrequently not a problem.

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CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone
in reply to StillConcerned

My body is used to junk. I've lived off of a carbohydrated, high fat and high sugar diet my whole life.

I didn't get fat though until after I had my first child. Eventually lost weight but got even worse after my second child. Made worse by depression and a bad relationship.

I know the " what" I eat isn't ideal but I am not going to change. I dislike"healthy" foods too much.

My downfalls, besides my sweet tooth, are comfort eating. I eat to make myself feel better if I'm stressed or sad (doesn't actually work). I eat to celebrate! And I boredom eat - or like to eat when watching TV.

My failures are definitely on me! On not controlling myself. If I didn't eat junky foods as part of my normal diet I could excuse the odd slip up!

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StillConcerned
StillConcernedAmbassador
in reply to CrimsonMama

What happens with a lot of people is that they build up habits of what they eat and are reluctant to change. The fat accumulation, which isn't visible with everyone, is the result of hormonal changes that occur unnoticed on the inside. Things like a sweet tooth are another symptom, although with some people it manifests as wanting starch that they associate with savoury. This is because their hormones predispose them to store carbohydrate, so it doesn't reach the cells for use leaving them wanting energy. They can't tap into their fat reserves whilst this is happening either, so they get hungry between meals.

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CrimsonMama
CrimsonMama6 stone
in reply to StillConcerned

Well I do have issues with my hormones. I didn't know at the time but I have - and perhaps always have had - endometriosis. I struggled getting pregnant due to irregular ovulation and low progesterone and I have always had terrible mood swings with pms. But due to my endometriosis I have to have the injection contraception to stop me having periods. Which also means I don't get the terrible pms. But I have also found the hormone contraceptives give me an increased appetite. I don't know how much that ties in with what you just said! But if a sweet tooth is also a symptom that's very interesting!

Not sure of the "cure" though??

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