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?


  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!

  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!

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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. :)

  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!

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

    I get it!

    Great post.


  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!!!! :)

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

  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.

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

  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!!

  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!

  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.

  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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