Last Night’s Dessert Buffet and Weigh-in

So last night went well. I expected a full table of decadent treats at the condolence call but there was much less food than I expected. So that was a good thing – less choices.

I felt very calm and relaxed. I was choice-ful prior to going and decided that I would taste/eat things that looked really good. I ate three small things and enjoyed them very much. I even tasted one additional thing, but it wasn’t that good and I tossed it.

It was SO nice to feel calm instead of frenzied. After I ate what I wanted, I walked away from the table and was able to have a conversation with a good friend and no longer focused on the food. (*gasp* did I really just say I walked away from the desserts and didn’t think about them anymore and focused on a friend instead?!??!) It was such a nice change for me and I felt very good about it.

On a different note… this morning it has been one month since the last time I got on the scale. Unfortunately, Aunt Flo made a surprise, early visit yesterday so I didn’t think today would be a good day to get an accurate reading from the scale. I’m going to wait a few days before getting on. Nonetheless, I’m thrilled that I feel comfortable going from daily weigh-ins to now two months in a row of only getting on once a month. Progress!!

Lastly….Saturday night my family and I will be getting together with two dear friends and their families for pizza and fun. Our reoccurring desserts – homemade brownies and chocolate chip cookies will be there. I will read over my recent blogs to help stay grounded and be choice-ful again. Nothing like being put to the test twice in three days! =)

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  1. Jody - Fit at 52
    12 March 2010, 7:15 pm

    CONGRATS! You done good! I have heard about the walking away to talk with people too. Hey, you can always bring chocolate protein powder & make your own recipe form my blog today which tastes like brownie batter! 🙂 Just teasing you about briging it. Now that is something I would do! OH NO! 🙂

    I am really proud of you.. seriously!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Protein & Protein Powder Recipes =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thank you! and please, i have certainly brought my own treats along in the past. believe me, i’ve tried it all! =)
    speaking of your brownie batter (and cookie dough) recipe, i commented on your blog, asking for how big the serving was and how many calories it had. so when you get a chance…. =)

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  2. Kim
    12 March 2010, 7:59 pm

    So glad to hear you were able to stay so calm! That’s great. Sounds like a definite success.

    I haven’t weighed myself in some time, and it’s given me so much more peace. I don’t even want to start weighing myself again because I’m afraid of triggering the obsessive cycle!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i did feel successful as the night went on and we left. it was so nice not to feel frenzied over the food.

    i didn’t realize how nice it would be to not get on the scale everyday. i’m glad that it’s given you peace as well, kim.

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  3. Michelle@Sugarwand
    12 March 2010, 9:10 pm

    I love the word ‘choice-ful’. I think I am going to use that 🙂 I think, also, that you’re growing into who you are. You’re developing a sense of what you can give to those around you by engaging in conversation with people and looking at that as fulfillment. I can tell you that when you speak with people, share laughs, stories, etc. you walk away so much more fulfilled then when you shove your face. Now..think of some conversation topics that you want to discuss so that when the food is calling you can fall upon them..that’s my new strategy.
    .-= Michelle@Sugarwand´s last blog ..Day 10: No More Bacon =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    michelle, i hope you are right and that i’m realizing it’s more fulfilling to talk to people than just lurking over the food. great idea to come up with some topics ahead of time! thanks!

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  4. Diana
    12 March 2010, 9:29 pm

    I’m so glad you had a good experience on the food front! Great job!
    .-= Diana´s last blog ..Relay for Life =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    feels great to have a good night under my belt. i’ve got another gathering/buffet tomorrow night. hopefully i will be equally as successful.

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  5. Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42
    13 March 2010, 12:41 am

    Pizza and brownies and cookies…oh, my!
    Pizza and brownies and cookies…oh, my!

    It would take a wizard to pull me from those or at least not obsess over them.
    .-= Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42´s last blog ..Kitchen Wisdom (Humor) =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    lol!!!! i hear ya, they are three of my favs. i’m gonna re-read my blogs from the therapist, get in the right mindset and i will do the best that i can.

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  6. Jess
    13 March 2010, 1:04 pm

    It’s amazing what an active change in attitude can do! I mean, it is exactly the same situation as before: dessert table plus social pressure plus you. Yet how you approached it this time made the difference.

    This is an excellent example of how being mindful makes a huge difference when confronted with the same social situation even a short week later!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, jess,you are totally right. but the thing is that i have to keep reminding myself of what i wrote every time an event is coming up/going on. it does not just stick with me.

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  7. Bobbie @Anonymous Fat Girl
    13 March 2010, 4:04 pm

    It sounds like you’re doing a great job and staying in control. I’m so proud of you!!!! 🙂
    .-= Bobbie @Anonymous Fat Girl´s last blog ..A story about self worth & some blogs I like =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, bobbie! it felt good to be in that mindset and to not obsess about the food as i usually do. so that’s one down, the rest of my life to go! =)

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  8. Lisa
    13 March 2010, 5:44 pm

    Whoohoo!!! Great progress!!!

    I broke up with my scale today. It is now living with my friend, since balance isn’t something I was embracing easily….

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks! i’m know the break-up was hard, but i’m sure your friend and the scale will be very happy together. =)

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  9. Holly
    15 March 2010, 2:18 pm

    That is GREAT news! It’s encouraging that you felt at peace around the food, and didn’t let it control your time there. Sometimes if I almost force myself to focus on the PEOPLE there, the anxiety seems less. Hopefully the time will come when I don’t have to focus that hard – it will just happen!
    .-= Holly´s last blog ..I Would Do Anything For Love =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, holly! isn’t it awful that we have to force ourselves to focus on our friends/family instead of the food?!?! i hope the time comes where we both don’t have to work that hard at being at peace with the food, and that focusing on the people comes easier.

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