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Perimeter Aisles in the Grocery Store

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A friend on Facebook asked me about shopping just the perimeter aisles in the grocery store. My reply:
I'll have to notice when I'm next in the store when I avoid certain places. LOL I I do know that seeing certain things will trigger. I had decided once I finished all the green chile cheese Bagels I had in the freezer, I wouldn't buy any more until whenever. A couple of weeks later, when I was well on the path (I thought), I was going through my freezer looking for something and I found a forgotten bag of frozen biscuits (how did that happen?). I was shocked at my reaction; it was almost like seeing a drug or a bottle of liquor if I had a substance abuse problem (food is a substance and I have abused it, so the same). I pushed them back into the freezer and said, after I calmed down: No, I'm not going to eat these wholesale to "get rid of them". That's what I've always done: I'll just finish this off and/or I'll just finish that off and then I'll get back on track and 5 lb heavier, I've lost control and say: What's the use? This time, I made a plan to eat the biscuits, but one at a time over a period of time. It doesn't solve anything, but knowing that there IS tomorrow is something that I'm learning to incorporate into my mindset. One day at a time
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    Kudos for not eating all of the biscuits to get rid of them! emoticon
    1249 days ago
    You got this. One day at a time is the way to say no today. I have some aisles in the store I do not go down. Baking ingredients, pastries and candy for sure.
    1249 days ago
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    I shop at Costco, the whole store is dangerous for the ex foodies😎
    1249 days ago
    Couldn't help but smile! Really, they had been in the freezer all along and never bothered you - until you knew they were there! I am the same way. I'd obsess on them until they were gone - usually same day just to get it over with.

    How cool to ration them out - yep there is a tomorrow - and maybe tomorrow you will say no! Sometimes we surprise ourselves!

    Why is it staying in the moment is so hard? Yep, one day at a time - you can do it! Great job!
    1249 days ago
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