Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Isle of Temptation

What do you see here? Me, I see temptation and I hear it calling my name!  This was the aisle that always made me pick something from its shelf.

Sometimes going to a store or just going to the local CVS pharmacy can be overwhelming to a overweight person. I use to spend a lot of time here grabbing what I felt like in the moment and inhaling it on the way home.

Today, however, when I went to the CVS pharmacy where I use to struggle to leave without Fritos and nacho cheese dip or candy I didn't think once about it.  I was able to go in and buy my medicines and leave with no temptations, no desire to buy one of these "grab me snack" foods.  Now that is a NSV (non-scale victory)!

When I have days like today, I know that I am going to be okay. I know that I will never go back to the person who weighed 231 pounds with out of control blood sugar and chronic pain. Its such a wonderful feeling to know this because it gives me hope for a future of happiness and health.


This is what it is all about!  When was the last time you had this realization or have you?

18 comments:

  1. This is all so true for me. Especially this time of year. I love Valentine and Easter candy and those isles call to me all the time. My willpower is not as strong as I would like it to be. I often wonder when this will get easier? I tell myself to keep my eye on the bigger picture. Seeing that you have struggled and been so successful is inspiring. Thanks!

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  2. Sheri, I love this! Huge congrats cause this is a biggie for many & especially when you hit the check out & they have all that candy there too waiting for you to do that impulse buy!

    Fantastic NSV!!!!!!!!!!! You go lady!

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  3. @Rachael It does get easier Rachael! Some days are just harder than others, but its easy to walk past them now.

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  4. @Jody - Fit at 53 Thank you Jody!!! Oh I know all that candy looking at us each time, its just not worth it.

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  5. Good for you.
    I too nowadays have days like these where I can walk into a shop, especially when I do my grocery shopping and leave without grabbing "on the go" foods :)

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  6. @blackhuff Blackhuff that is a great NSV that we need to remember the next time we get discouraged. Great job girl!

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  7. Congrats on this non-scale victory! My last one took place yesterdsy, when a friend had a bunch of girls over for lunch. I brought a fruit plate for dessert and while digging into the melon and organic dates, realized that it wasn't a problem to ignore the chocolate platter on the other side of the table. :)

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  8. @Shira Thank you Shira! Congratulations to you as well! That is a great NSV! This is the sign that we won't go back, its a wonderful realization!

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  9. Ohhhh, those isles of temptation. Especially the bakery section.

    I get it!

    Great post.

    Kim
    myinnerchick.com

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  10. I get called by that row in the supermarket as well...and often, but only walk away with a slab of Lindt 85% Dark chocolate!!!! :)

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  11. @Marcelle Its amazing how we've changed in what we pick up or don't now! Thanks for stopping by to comment Marcelle!

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  12. Excellent post! I love NSV.
    The day I learned that the food stores were designed to draw me in like piece of cheese on a mousetrap was the day I l found I can control my path in the store. I have no reason to walk down most of the inner aisles and I ignore all the end units, which are also set up to entice us to grab and go.
    Jane~
    Keepingthepoundsoff.com

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  13. @Jane CartelliThanks Jane!! They really make it difficult to live a healthy lifestyle. Great job on your NSV too!

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  14. I've been craving candy. I will stare at it, drool near it but I haven't not bought any. I want too, I want to lots but I haven't. I can't wait until I can walk by it and not really want it.
    However, I do this in the fruit isle too. Funds are low so if it's not apples or oranges by the bag full I haven't been able to get to much more. But the black berries, blue berries, grapes, star fruit, ugli fruit...all of it is calling my name. So that's a good thing.
    You do such an excellent job, hope it rubs off on me the more I read. Take care my new friend.
    God Bless!!

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  15. @JulieOh thank you Julie for all your supportive words to me!! Ah, what a nice thing to say!

    Your doing wonderful if your loving fruit and your able to control those urges to eat the candy! Keep up the great work!

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  16. Oh, I know how that feels. My problem aisle is the ice cream aisle. And the chips aisle.

    My latest realization was that I can't handle a cheat day but I can handle a cheat meal.

    This has helped me so much. I still have something to look forward to each week but I don't go into the next week bloated or feeling guilty and turning my cheat day into a cheat week. Or weeks.

    Great job.

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  17. @adrienne Thanks Adrienne! Oh wow, I know the bloated feeling is so not worth the food we eat on the cheat days. Ugh! Thanks for commenting!

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