Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saying goodbye to an old friend.

This friend has been by my side for it all; dating, engagement, marriage, pregnancies, unemployment, deaths, sadness, and all the everyday events.  My friend never judged me, he was always there when I needed him.  Always ready to open up and help with the emotions that were going on. 

I will miss my friend. Its hard to just walk away, its not like he did anything wrong.  It was me, I just couldn’t control myself around him.  So I have decided to say goodbye and walk away…




Peanut butter you have always been there for me. But I have taken advantage of you . so for now I am saying goodbye, I hope one day I will be in control of my life where I can allow you back into my home.  Until then…Goodbye!

Today is day one!!  I have not missed it yet…its more of a late night comfort blanket for me so we will see how the overnight goes!  I have to thank Karen at waisting time for giving me the kick in the rear.  She left me a comment on how she gave up PB last year. So here WE GO !!

The next few days will be easy to not miss PB because we are leaving for vacation.  I will be kicking it with Yogi and boo boo!


That will mean however that I am going to camping. Camping for me means lots of snacking and Bad choices.  The last time we were camping I gained 2.2 pounds..but rain 3 miles on 2 occasions.  We are going with other families and running is not an option.

Here is my plan of attack (Karen some of these I stole from you!)

  • Eat as I would if I was at work. Since we are splitting dinners I will decide what to eat before filling my plate and stick with it NO SECONDS
  • Drink lots of water
  • Go for walks and bike rides whenever possible
  • Allow myself one treat each night while at the campfire.
  • Eat no white carbs with the one possible exception of the orzo pasta salad we are having for dinner one night. (I will go heavy on the chicken that night too)
  • .I will not eat any salted peanuts and / or pistachios (unless they are my “treat” for the night)

Fingers crossed!  Of course there is plan B:




Sarah said...

I applaud you for giving up PB.. I've tried that, and I didn't have the willpower to just leave it alone.. :(

With all the good work you've been doing, I'm sure you'll kick that habit for good.. :)

Have fun while camping.. and don't talk to any bears that don't talk to you first.. hehe

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Good for you! And it really does get easier the longer you go without. For me the key is not to have it in the house. Makes it pretty simple to not eat it:)

Have fun camping.

Carbie Girl said...

You brave brave soul... Peanuts and peanut butter are on my must haves at home. I'm pretty good at controlling my peanut butter intake but peanuts are generally so easy to indulge in. I have to buy small snack size bags and fill them with one or two ounces to have once in a while

LoriV. said...

Where is that Yogi when you need him?! I know I could sure use his help when we're at the lake! I applaud you in giving up PB. I wish you well on the endeavor.

Kelly said...

Peace out, peanut butter! Kristen doesn't need or want you anymore! =)

alisonds said...

Good luck with the camping trip. It's always harder to eat right when you're with other people and not look fussy. I'm sure you will do great. Just remember how far you've come. Don't let temptation set you back! xxx

Amy @ Findingfitme said...

I am not ready to end my love affair. So far PB is not a food I overdo. There is plenty of those foods. have fun camping.