Triumph Over a Tub of Ice Cream

My days have been pretty much the same over the last week - snacking until I feel like I'm going to explode. Today it was the same old story. After lunch I grabbed a Klondike bar. It was good, but not crunchy and salty. For my crunchy/salty fix I needed something else. I returned to the cabinet for Doritos. After one lunch-sized bag I grabbed a second. My start-over day, my Monday was on the verge of turning into another binge-day.

So naturally, I returned to the kitchen with my mind full of thoughts of ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauce. I grabbed the tub of ice cream and put it on the counter. I then opened the fridge to grab the caramel on the bottom shelf. As I reached down something stopped me. [press play on clip below for soundtrack of the next moment... story continues below]

... something stronger than the urge to binge stopped me as I reached for the caramel. I dropped my arm, stood back up and turned toward the menacing ice cream. I grabbed it, but this time without the intention of eating it. Just as quickly as my day had turned upside down I threw the tub back into the freezer, tipping it as it fell over on top of the frozen steaks. I have defeated the ice cream, for now.  I can do this and not even some not-so-great ice cream can stop me.

Have you had a dun-dun-dun-duuunnnn moment recently?  Please tell me - I need all the inspiring power-moment stories I can get!Photobucket



Good for you!!!! When I threw away an unopened jar of peanut butter a couple of weeks ago, I felt amazingly right with the world. And powerful. Cue music.


Good girl! I managed to overcome the siren call of a box of Triscuits earlier this afternoon. When this half eaten box is gone, there will be no more in this house for awhile. I simply can't handle them right now.


Way to go! I know, too well, how tempting it can be. I sometimes feel like the ice cream, nutella, chips, etc. are calling out to me. Quite strange i know. And when i have the power to say NO, it's a great feeling.


Good for you! That's awesome!!

I've had a few little teeny triumphs. Like the fact that we've had 4 bags of mini Toblerone bars in the office over the past month or so - and I haven't had a single one. Not even when I took a couple home for the bf because I know he loves them. There are even two little bars in my purse that've been there for a week without me devouring them. For a girl who ate an entire bag of "fun sized" Bounty bars 3 months back, this is a pretty big accomplishment!

Now I just need to learn how to channel that will-power to fight off pb&j corn thins and banana chips!

Dr. J

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