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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Stages of Willpower (aka how willpower really works)

Breakfast: Eat granola bar with glass of fat free milk and feel superior.

Mid-morning snack: Not hungry, skip snack still feeling superior.

Lunch: Low fat cottage cheese, one Rye Crisp, roasted peppers and sweet tea with Splenda.
(Actually this is my favorite lunch.) 
Still feeling angelic, in control (and superior!)

Afternoon snack: Apple (or carrots and cottage cheese, or maybe a mini bag of 100 calorie popcorn.) 
Still feeling in control and on track.

Dinner: Fish, nuked sweet potato (no butter) and loads of fresh veggies. Or a BIG ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ salad. Or grilled skinless chicken breast with lots of fresh veggies. 
Starting to feel the monotony creeping in.

After dinner: To curb the ‘sweet’ craving, a cup of CafĂ© Mocha coffee with fat free milk.

Day is done, whew! Got through it! Dishes are done, kitchen cleaned, all is well with the world.

9 PM: SNACK ATTACK! Rummaging around in the pantry looking for SOMETHING, ANYTHING to quell the unsatisfied need to stuff my face. Can’t decide if I want sweet or salty. No chips! Settle for another 100 calorie bag of popcorn. Not satisfactory. Have another. Now want something sweet. Break down, go out to store and buy Espresso Chip frozen yogurt (get two because it’s on sale!) Get home; decide to use the small bowl (because, you know, moderation…..) then pile as much in the bowl as I can until it’s overflowing.

IT IS DELICIOUS! Enjoy every single mouthful!

10 PM: Suffer from ‘eaters regret’ and feel like a loser because I have no self restraint whatsoever!

And that, my friends, is how willpower (or rather lack thereof) really works! Hahahahahahaha…… 


  1. I have no advice because my cup is always full. I don't eat to live, I live to eat.

  2. You could stick with an ice cream diet, that's eat ice cream for every meal...works every time...no weight loss but boy do you feel full up!

  3. Why does this sound so familiar? Arghhh.

  4. It sounds EXACTLY like my day... except there is no store...so I have to go the freezer that is furthest away from the kitchen where I keep things I don't use to often (or at least don't want to have to often - LOL it doesn't work)


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