Cancelled Trip and Treat Toss

love2eatinpa, 27 February 2010, 23 comments
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So the class trip ended up being postponed due to the snow storm. I worried for nothing, but then, now I’m totally prepared for when the trip is rescheduled, so thanks everybody for your great suggestions!

Other stuff…. On Thursday night I was sitting at my local pharmacy after a trip to the gynecologist. Without getting too gross, let’s just say that instead of the binge monster knocking on my door, in it’s place, the yeast monster has made a visit down-under three times in the last 10 weeks and I needed some serious meds.

So while I was sitting there waiting for my Rx, I see a guy walk up to pay for his stuff and he has a Haagan Daaz ice cream bar. Hmmmm… there are treats here and I did not have my dessert after dinner. So being that I’m feeling pretty uncomfortable and am surely deserving of a treat, I mosey on over to the refrigerated section. The options are limited, which is a good thing, but I did hone in on a small snack package of Dibs (bite size pieces of vanilla ice cream with a Nestle Crunch chocolate coating for those not familiar) that had a fall-in-my-range amount of calories. I had never tried them, so with a high level of expectation, I happily grabbed them.

While waiting for my meds to be ready, I opened them up and had a couple. You know what, they weren’t so great. Just ok. So I *gasp* threw them in the trash instead of wasting my calories on something that I didn’t love. Did I, a compulsive eater for 30+ years who almost never cared what the food tasted like because all I wanted to do was get it into my mouth over and over again, actually toss away a perfectly good ice cream treat??? What has become of me?!?!?

I was quite pleased with myself, though of course I hated to waste the money. (In hindsight, I could have saved the remainder to bring home to my family, but I didn’t want to sit there with a frozen treat as it might prove too tempting.) I actually followed the intuitive eating process of only eating something if you love it. So a small victory for me – yay!

Well, off to go slipping and sliding trying like hell not to fall skiing today with the family! Have a great weekend!

Have you ever shocked yourself and tossed perfectly good food away because it wasn’t as good as you expected?

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  1. Anonymous Fat Girl
    27 February 2010, 9:18 am

    I’ve never done that before but I can only imagine how victorious you must have felt throwing that away!

    Come to think of it, I think I’ve been trained to not throw away anything. You know, clean your plate, don’t waste food. It KILLS me to leave anything on my plate. I’ve been trying really hard to leave even just a bite lately, just to show that I can do it. It’s hard to retrain yourself to do something that you’ve been programmed not do since you were a child.
    .-= Anonymous Fat Girl´s last blog ..Inspirational & funny personal trainer stuff =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i know, for so long i would clean my plate and everyone elses. hardly anything ever got thrown away, ESPECIALLY an ice cream treat.
    i’ve read that too, try to leave something on your plate, but i find that very difficult as well. that ‘s why i like or order a big honkin’ salad when i go out to dinner so i can eat every last morsel, instead of getting non-rabbit food that is delish, but must force myself not to clean my plate.

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  2. Alicia
    27 February 2010, 9:26 am

    I’ve noticed that my taste buds have changed over the years as I continue to develop healthier eating habits. For example, during the customary monthly birthday celebration at work this week, I didn’t partake in the angel food cake or the chocolate cheesecake, mostly because I had just finished lunch. However, I just wasn’t feeling it at that moment. Of course, one of the other ladies came over and said, “you didn’t have any cake”. It’s funny how when you make a healthy decision you get called out for it, and when you overindulge you can also be judged.
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..recipe review: cheesy lasagna rolls =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    you know, alicia, i think you’re right and our taste buds do change once we adapt healthier eating styles.
    and isn’t it bizarre that if you eat nothing or too much, you feel like you are being judged. a lose-lose situation for us women. and yes, i just said that, i don’t think men are judged that way! =)

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  3. christie @ honoring health
    27 February 2010, 9:27 am

    Hooooray! That is awesome!

    I have thrown away food I didn’t like. Sometimes my husband does like it but I no longer feel guilty about throwing food away.
    .-= christie @ honoring health´s last blog ..Changing Back =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, christie! hooray for you too! i didn’t feel guilty about it all, just tickled with myself that i really did it. =)

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  4. Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42
    27 February 2010, 9:57 am

    Wow! Good for you. (I never understood the attraction to Dibs. I don’t like them, either). The sugar in it would have fed the yeast monster anyway.

    I’ve been putting off a trip to the gyn for several years. I just posted about that.
    .-= Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42´s last blog ..I Don’t Want This Gift To Myself =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    well, to be honest, gina, i think if i got a full container of dibs from a supermarket instead of a snack pack at a pharmacy, they have been fresher/better, but i don’t need to try them again. and oooh, bonus that i made a good medical choice for myself as well, thanks for that info!
    going to the gyno is not high on my fun-things-to-do list, but i think it’s important to get my yearly. i can’t wait to go read your post now…

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  5. Missa
    27 February 2010, 10:34 am

    Hey, you did the right thing. Why waste calories on something that isn’t absolutely scrumptious. I did this with tater tots yesterday. They looked fab, but they ended up having a weird aftertaste.. Dumped them in the rubbish bin.

    Cheers,
    Missa
    LosingEthel

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    good for you! it’s kind of empowering, isn’t it?

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  6. jackie callahan
    27 February 2010, 10:55 am

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    I could never bring that into the house even though the serving size calorie amount was acceptable because I would be totally kidding myself if I thought I would stick to the serving size. So congratulations to you for being so brave to throw it away,Yahoo! That said, I know I do need healthy treats, I must plan on little cheats that will satisfy my sweet tooth, and so I don’t feel deprived. This website is for a link I found that has some amazing healthy but indulgent food. Her Sweet Potato/Poppy Seed Paste Pancake Roll-ups looks amazing. I haven’t figured out the points yet, but if we have to splurge (in order to save our abstinence) isn’t it way better to splurge on whole food than empty calories? Especially empty calories that will set us up for more cravings?
    .-= jackie callahan´s last blog ..Clear Skies =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i am finally to a point now where i can have things in the house (for my kids) that don’t call to me. that in and of itself is huge.
    and my gosh yes, never deprive yourself! i have chocolate every day. i think it’s one of the reasons i’ve remained binge-free because i’m not eating celery and carrots every day, i’m eating foods i truly enjoy and look forward to.

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  7. Jody - Fit at 52
    27 February 2010, 2:14 pm

    Loved this.. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! I roll by that rule – if I don’t totally love it & it is not worth the calories for me, it goes! Like you, I hate to waste but better that than useless pounds on the bod!

    Very proud of you & you should feel the same.. I know you do! 🙂

    Hope you had fun skiing! Great exercise!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..LIVESTRONG Wants Healthcare Reform =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, jody! it’s so funny how the thought of throwing something out would have NEVER crossed my mind before i got into recovery. you know what, i guess i am kinda proud of myself.
    skiing was fun and yes, definitely a workout even for a novice like me. i bet i’ll be a bit sore tomorrow, but a good sore. =)

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  8. Sagan
    27 February 2010, 2:57 pm

    That’s awesome! I usually try to save food and give it away to others, too, but sometimes it’s better to just throw it out- absolutely no chance of us being the ones to mindlessly eat it if it’s thrown out.

    Yay for intuitive eating!
    .-= Sagan´s last blog ..The Living Healthy in the Real World Guide to Grocery Shopping, Part Five: On a Budget =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    yes, as much as i’m in recovery, why would i take the chance of having something i might mindlessly eat again? i would probably justify it by thinking – we’ll, i just want to be sure i don’t like them, maybe this next one will taste better…

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  9. Diana
    27 February 2010, 9:42 pm

    That is so awesome! Not the yi of course (I know all too well how horrible those are), but that you could throw it out like that. I bet it feels so good!
    .-= Diana´s last blog ..Scale betrayal =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    it did feel really good (not the yi! lol!). i’m sure people wondered why i was smiling while tossing perfectly good food into the garbage. =)

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  10. Jill
    28 February 2010, 7:48 pm

    Good for you! It’s better to have the sugar to feed the yeast beast anyways. 😉

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  11. Jill
    28 February 2010, 7:48 pm

    Whoops I meant to say “to not have”!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    lol! i figured that was what you meant. =)

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  12. Holly
    01 March 2010, 10:37 am

    Wow – as someone who hates to waste food (especially sweets), that is HUGE! It had to make you feel so good to do that.

    I will admit, I am a VERY picky cookie person. I don’t have them often (for fear it will trigger a binge), but when I do, they HAVE to be soft! A crunchy cookie – even one that tastes great – is just not worth it in my eyes. So that is one (maybe the only? LOL) thing I’m good about turning away if it’s not doing it for me.
    .-= Holly´s last blog ..Eggs, Bread, and Cheese? Yes, Please. =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, holly, it did feel quite empowering not to eat it just because i had it in my hand and i paid for it. this would have NEVER happened any time prior to two years ago.
    yup, some cookies are definitely worth it, while others are not. good for you for knowing exactly what kind you like, so you know which ones are worth it. we all need a delish cookie now and then.

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