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I need to know what a 'Circus Peanut' is. I don't necessarily need to eat one but my imagination is creating all kinds of roles (and rolls?) for the little fellows. I'm sure if we had to catch them as they performed around the bowl and table, we'd eat far less!

OK ...How far I've come...
This past few weeks have been pretty miserable on the health front. Hip pain and restricted mobility have meant I've been mainly confined to the house as I can't drive or walk any distance. I'm going through draggy hospital tests. By nature, I'm something of an active bunny and this has hit me hard. But...

I'm controlling my eating and have other strategies to divert me from turning to carb-munching for comfort.

What I gain from 100 Days, and the shared responses on forums here, is self-awareness and the ability to make mindful choices. My body may currently be something of a pain in the hip and butt, however my mind and spirit are just peachy, thank you.


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Day 28, Because it's There

Just read my March post! Haven't had a single Circus Peanut since then. Am I cured? Probably not. But I don't often think about what is in hubs snack drawer any more. I'm the one who keeps it stocked too....he doesn't get some of his favorites because I can't keep them in the house. He is fine with that.....that is a keeper for you!!!

What have learned over the past few years is that the less food out on my countertops or otherwise in sight, the less impulse eating I do. I really think it is true that I impulse eat more often when I have to say "NO" over and over again. I finally tend to give in to the impulse like I cannot make the decision one more time.

The same is true at the market. If, as Maribeth said, I make a decision going in that I am going to buy only healthy food, I can get in and out without impulse shopping even with all the temptations that are there. One decision and done....well, it works if I don't linger in the market too long.

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Day 28, Eating because it is there

Well! I had a great example of falling into this hole a few days ago. I like to plan a treat on weekends but I did not have a plan for last week. Then.....Aha! Skinny husband has Circus Peanuts!!! Well I've also posted on my Circus Peanut binge. I ate them just because they were there. They weren't even left out....they were just there, and I remembered them.

He is so helpful; always keeps his snacks out of sight in his snack drawer but......Oh-Oh, now I am a "food thief" too, Gill. Thanks for naming it...maybe the word "thief" will be a little aversion therapy for me!

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It's interesting, isn't it, that a few of us identify that it is, what I call 'unattended' food that where we find our will-power deserting us. I can identify 100% with this. I call myself a 'food thief' when I do this! I consider myself to be an honest and trust-worthy person, but when I comes to the cake left on the counter, or the half-eaten packet of salty snacks - I become 'dishonest'.

Yesterday I had a really, really small misdemeanour, but it was this very behaviour. I work in supported living - so I'm constantly supporting other people to shop, cook and clean up! Yesterday, it was when I was checking the fridge temperatures - I saw an open pack of a very tasty cheese. It didn't have anyone's name on it - so I guessed it might belong to another member of staff. I cracked of the tiniest crumb from the edge, to try it - then I cracked off another crumb to try it. Then I stopped! But not without a SUPREME effort!



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Under certain conditions this a difficult one for me.

If food is there and it's either sweet or fried and I am feeling bored, lonely or in need of nurturing then this is dynamite. But both conditions have to exist together.

No matter how bored I am, it's unlikely that I'll go crazy on celery sticks or grilled chicken. And you can wave fresh baked cookies under my nose but if I'm feeling really good about myself and motivated I am likely to walk away.

But if I'm bored and tired and someone leaves cake on the table..I'm going to cut myself a piece. So it's up to me to make sure the two don't happen at the same time.

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This has gotten easier and easier. Coz I plan my food in advance ... when I see stuff that is tempting ... I tell myself that I didn't plan for it so don't touch it.

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This has been and can be a huge problem. However, I'm currently working on eating more slowly. For me it's working very well. I don't eat as much. I tend to not crave other foods just because they are there. However, it's a work in progress.

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Most of the time I am okay and I don't have many foods in the house which are not good and I do have food which I can go to if I feel the craving. I generally try to have a hot drink to stave off the munchies and then get myself busy. It doesn't always work, but 99% of the time it does work for me.

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I have a few problem spots with this. Two at the office: the Candy Bowl....our boss insists we have it out for our tenants/customers. I would find myself into it mostly on weekends. Co-worker....daily.....but this is about ME. I can honestly say I am never "hungry" for candy! That's a revelation!
Then there's the donuts on sale day....I need to envision someone else doing this.....



Then there's the can of mixed nuts. I buy them maybe once a quarter or less for this reason....I will eat all the pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts and cashews....within the first 2-3 days mind you....when all that's left is the almonds....I'll pick around for another couple of days, then the can will sit on the shelf (it's there now) until they go stale and I toss them. I've never had a single "serving" of mixed nuts....so for now, that needs to stay off my list and out of my cart.

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I used to be that way, but now I eat food in portions that my body needs and count the points for them, no matter what.

My response this time around is same as before. Ditto Round Two!

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Day 28: Eating because it's there
You simply ate because the food was there.
When you grab food because it's in front of you, you're not trying to appreciate flavors. In fact, most likely, you already know how the food will taste, and often you don't even pay much attention to it.
Stop automatic eating
To stop this autopilot eating, tell yourself this magic line:
I don't eat food just because it's there.
Then catch yourself during those times when you reach for food simply because it came into your line of vision.
To use this concept effectively, you have to be willing to let food opportunities pass you by. Just because someone brings doughnuts to a staff meeting or serves cookies at a gathering doesn't mean you have to eat any.
Remind yourself that you don't have to eat these foods just because they happen to be there.
Ignore food
Even if it looks good, skip eating food that simply shows up in front of you.
Anytime you're around tempting food, remind yourself that you eat for two reasons: to fuel your body or to appreciate flavors. But you do not eat just because the food is there. You'll be amazed how much your eating patterns will improve as a result of using this simple rule.
In your journal, write the phrase, I don't eat food just because it's there. Then write the same words on sticky notes and post them any place you need reminders.
Memorize this phrase, focus on it, and integrate it into your day.
When tempting snack show up unexpectedly, quickly remind yourself of your policy, and then walk away from the food.
When I am following my plan those foods that appear no longer appear to me. but when not following you grab without thinking.
If I decide to have something It has to be portioned out. Once you put the plan in motion one step at time. You don't want things and the fridge don't call my name anymore. But it can become a habit real easy so you always have to be aware.
those bad habits always are just at bay and you always have to be enforcing the good habits daily. So I will work on no foods offered in break rooms or otherwise. no having foods in house that cant resist eating continuously. as for fried foods I rarely have them. mostly eat grilled. or with allotted fat I get daily.


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Day 28
wow.....I have more trouble with " Eating because it's there"" than I thought!

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Again, this is within that realm of eating with purposefulness as well as control. All of the day's lessons in the past week have dealt with one form of lack of self-control or impulsiveness. Like many others here, I have been working on my eating habits for years. I am not where I used to be (thank God!) but I also am not where I would like to be although I am closer to where I would like to be than ever. Again, thank God.

Today, my husband and I went to one of our favorite restaurants which we have eaten at almost 13 years but since I hadn't eaten there in about two months I was really surprised at how heavily salted the foods that I had. It was almost enough to spit them out. It made me really reconsider if I really want to eat there again. I certainly know that I will make different choices the next time when and if I do.

It gets back to food disappointing me (although it really was more about how the restaurant itself prepares those same foods) but also the fact that as I have progressed with these lessons my taste for certain foods have diminished a lot. There were a lot of different foods that I could have chosen 'because they were there' but I didn't.

I find the key to dealing with this day is not being too hungry nor feeling physically weak. Later that night when I had awoken from a nap (I have been dealing with an injured shoulder for nearly 2 months) I just wanted something sweet. I finished some candy corn my husband likes and it was 'because it was there' that I ate it. I was fortunate that I had the calories left for the day that it wasn't causing me to go over but that phenomena happens often for me---wanting something sweet when I awaken. I am wondering if this is more of a blood sugar issue (as in it being low) so I will take a closer look at that and see how I can deal with this from now on.

I am better at this but not 'perfect'. Again, out of sight and out of mind is still my best strategy.



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Day 28 Ė Because itís there
ďI donít eat food just because itís there.Ē

My biggest challenge with this rule was sampling bits while preparing foods for other members of my family. While packing a lunch or preparing a meal for my husband (our schedules often differ as to when we eat) itís all too easy to have a slice of cheese, a few chips or the last pickle as not to leave it in the jar.

As part of the 5% Challenge we practiced Non Random Eating and I used breaking this habit as my challenge. I have been successful, but do often find that I am mentally stopping myself from nibbling as I prepare otherís food. This is one habit I will need to be vigilant about.


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Well done, Donna! I know how hard this is for you (and me!).

I love the BLT, Susan - points are obviously working well for you as a way of controlling what you choose to eat.

I admire any of you who have other food belonging to other people in the house! I was so bad at that when my son lived at home!

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Day 28- Eating because it's there

Those BLT's (bites, licks, tastes) still have points!

For the most part I do not eat food just because it's there. I try to ask myself What do I have, What do I want, What do I need when making food decisions.



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I have gotten better and better about not eating just coz it's there.

Hubby has a small stash of his "special" things but for the most part we eat the same things. So the house is not filled with "tempting" things.

I look but don't touch when we go to people functions ... which are really food functions.

Each time I have done DWL ... I have tackled different issues.

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I have been strong today and not eaten extra at my m-i-l's or at my house today emoticon !
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Everyone's posts today are so true, so helpful! I now can walk past the samples ... unless it is something 'new' I haven't tried AND 'healthy' so one can imagine how rare that combo pops up - ha! I like the idea of covering the plate with a napkin till the waiter comes by to take it - I did that long ago but had forgotten. Also the idea to put things into bags for proper servings.

My dh brought home potato chips last night ... in a big bag as they were out of single serve which is what he will normally buy as we do not keep chips in the house. They were a brand/flavor I had not had before...so I asked for 'one' ... BIG MISTAKE! We all know you can't eat just one ... especially when they are GOOD! So I ended up eating 'out of the bag' and dh took it from me once saying 'save these for tomorrow' (trying to help) ... I instantly popped off "I don't want them tomorrow!" realizing what I meant was "I don't want to have to FACE these tomorrow" ... he could put them away and they would be there a week from now! NOT ME. So I was derailed last night by a big bag.

I could have NOT taken that first bite/taste. I could have asked him to take his serving and put the rest of the bag up/out of my sight. I could have, once getting derailed, stopped and put them away myself (other than IN my stomach - ha!). I could have... but did not ... BUT I have noticed my behavior and - after the fact - acknowledged steps I could have taken and will remember that and do better next time.

So, in the past I would have been bummed I got triggered and went off the deep end ...maybe been triggered to eat other non-plan, non-fuel foods the following day or so ... BUT NOW I'M DIFFERENT ... and I view it as a lesson well learned ... not a crisis ... not something to be upset about ... or lament ... but something I can learn from and get a handle on going forward!!!!!

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Day #28 Eating Because It's There
I'm continuing to make progress on this lesson.
I know it helps to keep certain things out of site because I will keep thinking about them until I eventually cave in.

When I really focus on this, the things that need to be out of sight are "fillers" not real food. So when I keep striving for a healthy happy life, I will continue to control the fillers or as Gill once noted "fodder"!

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Day 28, 100 days Eating because it's there

I did that with some candy in break room. Most things I can avoid but there are certain candies I do miss some of certain ones. Most snacks in break room I can avoid.

At home. If its a threat not in the house. but I do bag them up make smaller portions like the mini banana muffins. My son if he wants something buys it himself. He took the rest of candy downstairs so I don't even know it is in the house. besides I bought a kind I had no problem resisting.

In a restaurant I cover with napkin and have waitress take away. as it so easy to keep picking or eating what you really don't want esp. when talking.

at Sam's club or Costco I am real good ad avoiding the samples. If I want a sample it has to be something accountable something I am interested in really buying. Some people bring their kids there for eating a meal.

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It's still a surprise really to me that I walk by the food samples at the store! Free food used to tick an emotional response in me, like I was getting away with something.



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I never eat samples. I can do without treats at a party. BUT the idea of throwing away healthy food that I have bought kills me. I often use my gut as a waste bin. This is my NO seconds rule that I am still working on.

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This has been a tough week ... and I didn't not over eat Cheetos. Hmmm ... why???

Coz they were stale. I don't usually have problems with seeing things and THEN wanting them.

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Day 28, 100 days Eating because it's there

Oh my! This one hit home. I am learning to keep only the fruit bowl on the cabinet. The nuts etc are stored in the pantry. How many times at a party have I just started munching because it was there?
I am adding this to the list of questions I ask before I eat! Might take some practice!!

I used to eat because it was there. Now I only eat the food I have planned to eat!

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You all are so inspiring! I actually passed up All the free food samples today at the market. emoticon

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Because it's there??? You bet!! Oh yes, Of all the the lessons I have learned, and relearned, and relearned...this is one of the standouts.

We keep my husband's snacks and sweets out of sight now. Sometimes he even forgets about them. Teehee!

I've learned to buy smaller amounts at the market
I've learned not to open the refrigerator between meals except for a beverage, usually water.
I've learned to keep food off my countertop, except for the fruit bowl.
I've learned that if I am craving then I need to get busy with something OUT of the kitchen.


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SKIRUNNER1 - emoticon Congrats to a job well done getting such a good report from your doctor about your numbers! May we all follow your lead!!!!!!

I'm retired so thankfully do not have to face the break room with co-workers anymore ... and I feel for you guys trying to make good choices while (most) everyone else is NOT. The last time I was working I convinced 2 other employees to eat our lunches quickly and go outside and walk the rest of the time ... only way I could do it to keep from eventually caving in to the incessant offers to 'taste' this or 'I can't finish this - you want it?', etc. etc.

Ignoring Food that is There ...

I guess for me the only time I come across this now is when I go to Costco which may be 2x a year? But boy do I like the samples ... and reading this lesson I was remembering the last couple of times I went and tasted everything ... which mostly were foods OFF my plan ... and not anything I had any intention of buying (yes, one of 'those' people - there to eat it but not buy it - ha!).

That is really wrong intentions, wrong actions going on every which way/level - ha!

I will do better ...

Otherwise, in stores I've become REALLY GOOD at NOT seeing foods on the shelves not on my plan or shopping list ... I 'stick' to my list and do not let my 'eye' start 'grazing' because my taste buds will start following and it may end up in my cart/home...if it manages to make it out of the car without my eating first - ha!

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As I continue to repeat these lessons I have less slip ups. As I have shared mine are mostly at home, at night. I've been re-reading Brian Wansink's book, Mindless Eating". He says we make about 200 food decisions everyday and this weakens our resolve after so many no's.

Yesterday I finally covered up the snacks in DH's snack drawer with coffee filters and paper bags, but it's past time to move his snacks elsewhere. "Out of sight, out of mind" as some of you have shared is the safest route. Also watching NetFlix (commercial free) stops those endless visually tempting food commercials and DH has stopped snacking in front of me. This is all helping me to have less slip ups.

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I don't eat food just because it's there OR "free." Since I'm retired, the multitudinous food days, Panara's bagels, homemade cookies and glazed doughnuts are no longer a problem for me. It hasn't been that long since I was a regular at the sample bar at Trader Joe's however. For some reason, I stopped even looking recently. Oh, maybe the reason is my health!! Just got back from my yearly Dr. check, where he went over my numbers and actually said they were the best set of numbers he'd ever seen! (He is young-LOL.). Didn't even qualify them as best set for a 72 year old!! Yeah me! Thanks, Spark!



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Day 28 Eating it because it is there

I do go back and read at least one year ago. I especially like what Huyana has had to say on some of the past couple of days. Great insights.

This has always been a huge problem for me. As I have often said my best strategy is 'out of sight out of mind'. However, unless you are a hermit and at times my life would have certainly qualified for that moniker food is something that is always going to be around me and you and us.

I have complete control within my own 'domain' but once I am out in the world that is another thing. I did 'take it on the road' last fall because we drove back to our home state (936 miles one way) and we had to eat at least two meals out per day. I packed bottles water, energy bars and fresh fruit while we were in the car. The only thing that I would do differently would be to make some better choices when we were dining out but I couldn't take leftovers so that was a plus. Overall, it went better than I thought.

I have found that if I have my back and/or not in the line of vision I can handle any kind of social situation. That has seemed to work best for me so I will continue to do that.

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Day #28 Eating Because It's There
I'm continuing to make progress on this lesson.
I know it helps to keep certain things out of site because I will keep thinking about them until I eventually cave in and have some. Nine times out of ten once I've caved I keep going back until it's gone.

Gill, I chuckled over "is it fod or food" because many of the things I keep out of site are indeed "fodder"!

As Wanda wrote, I too will be on vacation soon and some parts will be in a cabin with family so I can have input on food options. However not grazing on all the "junk" that I know will be there may be an obstacle.
For sure I will need to remember "No Snacks" and make sure to eat meals in a timely manner.

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Day 28, 100 days Eating because it's there

I remembering doing that millions of times. The fridge was to blame it was calling me for that last piece of pie or a bowl of ice cream or the cupboards for some chips. Sometimes to finished up the carton even if more than a portion.

Sunday I went to Costco and you know all the samples they have. some bring their family for their meals. Well I looked at them read some labels but I did not have one.

If I decide to have something It has to be portioned out. Once you put the plan in motion one step at time. You don't want things and the fridge don't call my name anymore. But it can become a habit real easy so you aways have to be aware.

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It is great to read all the comments on this thread - it you have time, please do go back to the beginning and read what people have shared - this is a HUGE one for most of us.

This is my fourth time doing this Day's activity - and I had to laugh when I read my last post about it.

"When I know I'm going to have a testing day fodwise, I can plan something delicious to look forward to. I know I'm still using food emotionally, but with a bit more control than before!"

See the typo? 'Fod'?!?! that made me laugh. I think I have a new mantra for myself now "Is it fod or food?" and I don't eat fod (makes me think of 'fodder' which makes me think of feeding animals, like pigs or cattle!)

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Day 28....

Dont eat food just because its there
Dont eat food just because its there
Dont eat food just because its there
repeat, repeat, repeat...... repeat!!!!

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JUST BECAUSE IT IS THERE DOESN'T MEAN I HAVE TO EAT IT!
Thank you, Donna, for that mantra!!

I'm getting much better about this but I can't believe you were able to pass on all that yesterday! I can get by one dessert, maybe two, but after that I'm sure I would have to call in the two bites rule at least once. You did wonderfully!

We will be traveling quite a lot next month and I'm going to have a bookmark to remind me that:

JUST BECAUSE IT IS THERE DOESN'T MEAN I HAVE TO EAT IT!!

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Food is screaming my name less and less. Yiipppppppeeeeeeee.

The further away I have been from sugar the better I have been.
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Reviewed my comment from this date last year and I feel I can deal with this.
I'm having a better week of exercise than in Jan 2015 too!
I'm so glad I kept a log last year. I'm learning a lot about areas of progress and future change.

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I can't always follow this at home but I'm gettting better! emoticon However I did this perfectly today at work as there were carrot and walnut cake, chocolate fudge cake, Roses chocolates and a yummy sounding Sugar Glazed Custard Filled Brioche desert! I knew they were there but recognised that I ddn't have to eat any of them. Hope I can continue as strong tomorrow and also with the Ferero Rocher chocolate that we have opened at home! I AM STRONG and have to make good choices and JUST BECAUSE ITS THERE DOESN'T MEAN I HAVE TO EAT IT! Mantra for the day!

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I can pass food up in the situations she talked about today it's home in the evening I can snack and graze on food we have. I do better if I plan on what I will have at what time.

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