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What didn't you eat today?

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Pascall Wed 13-Jun-18 23:40:17

I Thought I'd start a thread for those who know the theory of healthy eating and, like me, probably do eat 3 healthy well-balanced meals each day, but who also manage to eat a ton of crap in between.

I don't need diet advice, I need willpower. I thought it might be motivating to record what I'd resisted. I have 1 stone 11lbs to lose.

So today I said no to deep fried chicken, second portions and a flake. I also didn't take my purse out when I dropped dd's friend home, so I didn't nip to the shop for a treat.

Anyone else want to join in?

Foggymist Thu 14-Jun-18 00:04:06

I didn't buy chocolate or an éclair from the lovely bakery to binge on while ds was at creche, I didn't even root in the presses for dark chocolate or a biscuit. I haven't had anything sweet other than fruit since Saturday, a record for me!

Blondie1984 Thu 14-Jun-18 00:23:11

Rather than willpower, you need to use your WHYpower - be really clear and specific about why you want to lose weight
E.g I want to lose weight because I want to take part in the parents race at school sports day and embarrass my child by crossing the line 10mins after everyone else or I want to ride a horse but am over the weight limit

Today I resisted the iced buns that were reduced in Tesco

OohOohMrPeevly Thu 14-Jun-18 07:11:55

On a daily basis I have to resists so much it breaks my heart. Today we had a work event and they laid on tray fulls of pastries and I didn't have any. That said, there are things I'd find much harder to resist so it could have been worse. Every time I am queuing to pay in a shop I resist things especially when the queue takes you past crisps, chocolate and the ice cream freezer.

Pascall Thu 14-Jun-18 22:32:36

I've been so good today! (Because I knew I was going to come on here) I hope that effect lasts. I love the idea of WHypower @Blondie1984, haven't come across that before. My 'why' is to get in and out of a wetsuit elegantly on a beach this summer grin

Today I didn't have chocolate at lunch time (a daily offering from my boss at work), didn't have anything to eat with a takeaway coffee, and didn't have a whole pizza or chips for tea. I also have had biscuits in my bag from a training session yesterday - and I didn't eat those!

@OohOohMrPeevly Shop queues are the worst - OneStop and Morrisons being particularly bad. If it's too late to order on line I go to Sainsburys. Nothing tasty in the queue area there, at least in the one by me.

Brilliant @Foggymist! What did you resist today.

Foggymist Thu 14-Jun-18 22:36:42

Well it turns out I've lost about 4.5lbs in 4 days by not eating all the lovely sweet things, so to celebrate I had a beer. I made scones with fresh raspberries and coconut, left out the sugar, so that's me still avoiding sugar for a 5th day whilst also managing to celebrate!

Oh and I saw an unattended abandoned still wrapped caramelised biscuit at a soft play centre, and I didn't steal it. I adore them, that's a big deal!

Nononononono33 Thu 14-Jun-18 22:44:34

I didn’t go to the chocolate vending machine at work today, even though it wasn’t a fasting day (I do 5:2) and work was quite stressful. I also didn’t buy a sandwich at Sainsbury’s for tomorrow’s lunch, I bought a salad at half the calories. Also went for a (short) run. Did eat pizza for dinner though.

Pascall Thu 14-Jun-18 22:53:57

Well done, that's amazing!

I'm weighing daily at the moment, but I know my weight fluctuates madly on a day to day basis, so I'm only going to record it weekly.

currently not eating chocolate or drinking milky coffee.

Casmama Thu 14-Jun-18 23:37:50

Had a really shit day and little food in the house so said to DH we would just get a takeaway. Then I reconsidered, thought about how hard I had been trying this week and had tuna steak and a baked potato instead- no veggies but still better than takeaway.

Blondie1984 Fri 15-Jun-18 00:54:54

I resisted crumble and custard - one of my absolute favourite things...was very grumpy for about an hour after but glad now that I didn't have it

GlassSuppers Fri 15-Jun-18 00:59:18

DD and I baked a cake this morning and I resisted having a piece.
I also resisted having any bread at lunch. Bread is my downfall!

Thank you for this thread smile

Myownwendyhouse Fri 15-Jun-18 07:23:49

When I see stuff now that I could eat I just remember how disappointed I am in my self as soon as I have eaten it.

Also. My jeans are to big now. So wearing them everyday makes me feel so good.

Today I resisted beans on toast and chocolate cake which I served my nan and lunch for tea. I clean eat so I don't normally eat that kind of stuff anyway but it smelt so good.

Foggymist Fri 15-Jun-18 09:14:37

@Myownwendyhouse that's exactly it, I've been eating what I want for months "because I'm breastfeeding", eating any sweet things I can when I get a minute alone, and then feeling horrible and pathetic for eating them. So anytime I think I want to do it I remember how good I'll feel if I manage to resist.

BangPippleGo Fri 15-Jun-18 10:36:25

I was out all day/evening so ate out for lunch and dinner. Chose a pret salad over a baguette! And then went to a burger place for dinner and went bunkers. Very proud!

GlassSuppers Fri 15-Jun-18 21:03:44

Went out today with DD on a playgroup trip and the lunch menu was just burgers and junk food so I packed a chicken pasta salad and took that with me for mine smile

Pascall Fri 15-Jun-18 23:14:25

Not the best day ever, but I managed to not have a few things: Second helpings at lunch and dinner (this included mac n cheese, bacon, fried potatoes). I also didn't have any chocolate after lunch or brownies after tea.

Also, I was out shopping on my own today for a few hours and didn't buy ANYTHING to eat! Shopping on my own is my achilles heel. No one knows you see hmm

@GlassSuppers you're welcome. I'd been thinking about it for a while. Recording what I eat does nothing for me, and I kid myself about what I've had. I wanted somewhere to celebrate my moments of strength.

Well done all - keep making good choices. @Blondie1984 I would definitely have caved at crumble and custard. Kudos to you!

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