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Old 08-19-10, 06:25 PM   #1
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My Weakness

I have a major weakness - POTATO CHIPS!

I am fighting the desire to get a large bag or ruffles and a tub of Philidephia Onion dip and eat it all tonight.

If I do get chips I might limit my beer consumption to two more tallboys, though. TOugh decision.

ALso, I noticed my bathroom scale was seized up when I tried to weigh myself this morning. Last time I was on it I was ~ 265 lbs.

What to do, what to do....
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Old 08-19-10, 06:29 PM   #2
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Beer? Chips? Man drink single malt scotch. You won't have any money left for chips and it's more efficient at dulling the mind than beer.
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Beer? Chips? Man drink single malt scotch. You won't have any money left for chips and it's more efficient at dulling the mind than beer.
+1 for your creative solution to the problem.
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I have a major weakness - POTATO CHIPS!

I am fighting the desire to get a large bag or ruffles and a tub of Philidephia Onion dip and eat it all tonight.

If I do get chips I might limit my beer consumption to two more tallboys, though. TOugh decision.

ALso, I noticed my bathroom scale was seized up when I tried to weigh myself this morning. Last time I was on it I was ~ 265 lbs.

What to do, what to do....
You sure the scale is seized, maybe you exceeded it's load limit?
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I have a major weakness - POTATO CHIPS!

If I do get chips I might limit my beer consumption to two more tallboys, though. TOugh decision.

I think the chips are the least of your worries....My weakness would be ice cream. I don't intake much junk other than that.
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My weakness is anything sitting around the house
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I have no trouble saying no to chips of any kind. Two things that are deadly in my presence, though, are pizza and bakery stuff, be it cake, cookies, pastry, donuts. You name it.

And I've had to eliminate the word "buffet" from my vocabulary. I see it on a sign at a restaurant now, and I have to pretend it's gibberish and I can't understand it. Otherwise I bring a whole new meaning to the term "self-abuse."
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My weakness used to be pretzels. I'd pop the lid on one of those big plastic barrel style containers, plop down with a video game and just turn my mind off for a few hours munching away the whole time.

I've thought about what such behavior was doing for me, what benefit did I think I was getting out of it and was it really working? I was truthful with myself and it was suddenly the easiest thing in the world to give up.
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I've found my weakness can be just about anything. I'm not normally a chip fanatic, but if I sit down and start eating them, I could probably put away an entire bag. The trick is to remember how crappy I feel after doing something like that. All of a sudden, I don't want them anymore.
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Buy the lunch-bag sized packs of chips. That was my solution. Man, I love me some Cheetos and I can devour an entire big bag of them without noticing that I'm doing it... I just don't have an "off switch" in my brain when it comes to food. So I bought the Snack-Pack variety bag of chips, which is an automatic control mechanism: The chips are gone, stop eating. Except now, it's a reasonable sized portion and not a 14oz "Family Bag" of them.
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Buy the lunch-bag sized packs of chips. That was my solution. Man, I love me some Cheetos and I can devour an entire big bag of them without noticing that I'm doing it... I just don't have an "off switch" in my brain when it comes to food. So I bought the Snack-Pack variety bag of chips, which is an automatic control mechanism: The chips are gone, stop eating. Except now, it's a reasonable sized portion and not a 14oz "Family Bag" of them.
You can still buy the family bad (often more economical) just have the self-control to start by putting one serving in a bowl and taking that with you instead of the big bag. It's the same built-in control mechanism. I have been utilizing tricks like that more and more. Pizza and ice cream are the death of me. But nowadays, instead of taking the entire carton and a spoon, I find a small dish and put an appropriate serving into it. If I want to make it seem like more, I have even gone so far as to eat with baby utensils. It slows down how fast I'm eating (gives my body a chance to let me feel full before it's too late) and also makes it seem like more. Or with pizza, I used a very small plate. Instead of carrying 2 slices at a time, 1 slice fills up the plate. It makes me more cognizant of how much food I'm putting in me and keeps me from mindlessly eating till it's all gone.
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LarDasse74, Save it for a once a month 'reward' night.

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counting calories is helping to cure me of the junk-food habit. it is so easy to put down 500-1000 calories of chips or candy without even thinking about it, and without filling yourself up.

having a daily calorie budget helps me to make food decisions thoughtfully. down 35# in the last six months, let's see if I can keep it up...
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I think the chips are the least of your worries....My weakness would be ice cream. I don't intake much junk other than that.
If you like frozen ice cream then you should try frozen custard. yum.
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All of you guys... HTFU!

We will never lose weight talking/eating all the stuff on this thread!

No more junk food=weight loss

Now were is my ice cream bar?
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Craving salty stuff can also be a sign of dehydration. You might need minerals found in Salty stuff. I have noticed this summer that a craving for Salted anything. I've been hitting the cashews and peanuts and chips and nachos, sorry digressing.

It might be more than a craving, you might be depleted in some stuff. Make sure your post ride recovery gets good nutrition including minerals.

Following Retrogrouchs lead (I think) I've been picking up a Chocolate chip ice cream sandwich on rides longer than 3 hours. There is magic in those little yellow bags, yum.
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The key of course, is to avoid food cravings at all cost. I don't buy chips because yes I would eat the whole bag thank you. I also don't buy ice cream. I do, occasionally, after a long ride go to 31 Flavors and buy one scoop on a sugar cone. Quantity and calories are limited but the craving is desired.

It's not to say I don't crave chips... they are my weakness as well. So now I will buy the regular lunch size bag of Baked Lays - it contains a pretty small amount but its enough to satisfy myself. I also now keep a jar of unsalted nuts around (I get them at Target - they have unsalted Almonds and Cashews) and for some reason a handful, the craving is gone.

So why am I still fat... well I like to eat out and my favorite is Mexican food...'nuf said!
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Craving salty stuff can also be a sign of dehydration. You might need minerals found in Salty stuff.
Agreed. However, many of us talk ourselves into eating some chips when in fact we need to drink some water (versus caffeinated beverages and other dehydrating liquids). If you are out on a long ride, maybe some chips will help. If you're sitting around the house, drink some water 1st.

My weakness is anything with salt and vinegar.
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If you like frozen ice cream then you should try frozen custard. yum.
DAMMYOU!...Now I'l have to try it!
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Custard is the best, but it's even more fattening than ice cream, as it's made with most all the same ingredients, plus eggs. Sure, you get some additional protein, but you also get additional fat and cholesterol.
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I've found drinking a bottle (or tall glass) of water before attempting to satisfy my craving helps lessen the damage done by me giving in to my guilty pleasure(s).
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I'm vulnerable to the salty snacks and the sweet ones. And ice cream.
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Chocolate chip cookies, red wine and olive oil dressing - not necessarily in that order.

And did I mention pork chops, gravy, beer, biscuits, pizza, sub sandwiches, beer, burritos, peanut butter, omelets, pasta, pot roast, beer...
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DAMMYOU!...Now I'l have to try it!
To tempt you further...from Abbott's Frozen Custard, a NY chain (and thank my starts they've opened one in MA...not too close, fortunately):
A food critic once said a frozen custard stand is “where God gets his ice cream”. For thousands of frozen custard fans, this is probably not an exaggeration.
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To tempt you further...from Abbott's Frozen Custard, a NY chain (and thank my starts they've opened one in MA...not too close, fortunately):
A food critic once said a frozen custard stand is “where God gets his ice cream”. For thousands of frozen custard fans, this is probably not an exaggeration.
OK, now I'm really curious!
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