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Weekly challenge Jan 22 - 29/08

Ok everyone this week's challenge is to refuse offered food. I am talking about the cookies people try to make you eat at work, the desserts people force on you that derail and tempt us just when we're trying to be good. I don't think if you're at someone's house for dinner that counts but perhaps no seconds and no or minimal dessert. I think it ties into us taking ourselves first and not eating to please others. Good luck everyone!

Mon. Jan 21, 9:06pm

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okay - learning to say NO!

Monday, January 21, 2008, 10:26 PM

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Great goal!

This is a good one. I always feel bad for turning down food...which is stupid. This will be a good goal for me this week.

Monday, January 21, 2008, 10:42 PM

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Tidyed, I'm glad you posted this one! The places where this hits me are:

Staff room treats when I'm teaching
Kids who don't finish things ("Here, Mom, want the rest?")
Brett bringing home sweet junk from the office or suggesting a candy bar
Women's gatherings which always have food
Costco samples

I've gotten pretty good at handling these, but can always use a reminder--and focusing on it for a week will probably show me that there are other times that I'm not aware of.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 1:01 AM

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I'm game for this challenge. I don't really know when I'm offered treats and stuff, but maybe if I make it a point to say no this week I'll realize just how often it happens and how often I cave in. Good luck to all!!! We can beat the crazy food extras. YAY!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 8:47 AM

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This is awesome! I work in a restaurant and whenever we have banquets (every day!!!) the chefs say "Here try this!" and I just have to. Cookies, browies, pastries, canipes, so, so much. I've been really good about saying no the last couple of weeks but this should help me ALWAYS say no. (They push harder because they know I am trying to lose weight!) I'm on a mission, JUST SAY NO!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 1:37 PM

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I hit Costco today and took only a small grapefruit juice sample.

1:37--they push harder because they know you're on a diet?! Okay, well, here--when they say "Try this," they don't actually specify HOW you should try it. So try it--try throwing it. Or smashing it under your foot. Try bouncing it. Report back to them how well it flew, smashed, or bounced...


Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 4:43 PM

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HAHA!! Good one mejaka!! I totally agree. I work with a couple of guys that don't necessarily try to sabotage my weightloss, but they do think that me working out is stupid. They say this because I won't go to breakfast with them anymore after work because that is my work out time. You know what I told them? If I go have breakfast with them, they owe me a day in the gym. Usually we play basketball. It's excersize and I get to do a different workout compared to the usual machines and such. However, if I could smash the food in their faces, man that would be great!!!!! I like this thread. Keep them coming.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 1:36 AM

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I am in. :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 3:10 AM

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I like this one...It will make me more aware of just how often I accept an offer even when not hungry just to make others feel good but I need to feel good in those jeans ya know the ones two sizes to small,besidesI do not log these "little things" as my calorie intake b/c I often forget about the one cookie or small choc candy...Thanks OP for getting me refocused today

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 8:37 AM

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Ok this one won't be easy. All the super thin, ultra-athletic women I work with have their 3.00pm chocolate break and will never take no for an answer when I try. The thing is they can have just one piece of chocolate but once I have the taste for it I have to finish the lot!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 9:03 AM

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I told the chefs about the challenge and they said "Game on". This is actually perfect becuase I am extremely competitive and wll not let them beat me. I won't give in! Even to the delicious little appetizers they were making yesterday and the cheese display that they are making this morning.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 11:40 AM

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just say no!

Hi guys I posted this for selfish reasons I'm home this weekend which means lots of temptation.
Today I shared some of my lunch and haven't been offered anything but I plan to work on this over the weekend.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 3:18 PM

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I have actually taken a cookie or piece of cake from someone at work and then thrown it away, just to avoid the discussion. Now, after 30 years in large workplaces, with all sort of excuses for celebrations, I am now in a office where I am one of only 3 people & it is not a problem. We just don't make a big deal of food.

Now, if I could only destroy that vending machine down the hall !

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 9:23 PM

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Today while teaching, I was offered:
Nerds candy by a student
A cookie by another teacher
More cookies available in staff room.

I ate none of them.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 9:55 PM

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Yea! I caught this thread late but am SO HAPPY to join as well . . .Tuesday DID NOT eat one of the homemade brownies a co-worker brought in
And today . . .a staff member’s last day will be Friday and what was there again “cake and ice-cream”. Came in, clapped my hands to celebrate the person/ help support the group and then left the room.

It is AMAZING how many sweets are at my work site.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 11:52 PM

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Woo Hoo All!!!! Keep up the great resistance.

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 2:03 AM

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Temptation rears its ugly head! This morning I came in and the chefs had placed a very beautiful slice of chocolate cake on my desk with a fork on top. Pure Evil!!!! I haven't eaten it...............................yet.

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 8:14 AM

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mandajo here

You can resist that cake!!!!!! Think of it as a big pile of poo or that if you eat it, it will go straight to you hips. Anything, just resist the urge. The cooks are evil, who knows what kind of fatening mess they added to it just to trip you up. You can do it!!! JUST SAY NO!!!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 11:12 AM

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I had an employee that had a birthday today so I gave it to her. Yeah!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 2:12 PM

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Today two of my students made a food run during the break between classes. They offered to bring back something for me. I said no.


Thursday, January 24, 2008, 2:32 PM

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This is such a serendipitous week for you to post this challenge there was a: “breakfast club” aka breakfast/pastry/ treat items today 1-24-08 and I chose not to consume anything. Feels great to being able to logg this.

Thursday, January 24, 2008, 5:47 PM

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Yeah, OCEAN!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008, 12:31 AM

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