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Bars Attack

Bars attack!  You may remember my Kashi Bar attack a couple weeks ago.

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Well, it happened again!  This time with Lara Bars!

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However, it is worse than x2…here’s the story…

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Why?

IMG_4924Another story for you. It all started on a cool November evening (last night). I was happily drinking my water at work and avoiding the Diet Coke, when a to-go order was mistakenly made. Hmmmm…a whole bag of free tasty food. “I’ll take it.” I said. Chris would be very happy to have a big ol’ serving of pasta and chicken! There was also some bread and salad.

As the night progressed, I grew more and more hungry. Like starving. As I drove home with the bag of food sitting next to me and my stomach rumbling, I thought “I’ll have a little bit of that bread and garlic butter” and “I’ll have some of the pasta too since the sauce is meatless” and “salad – that is healthy.”

I walked in the door. Chris was starving too as he spotted the bag of food. And just like that we ravenously ripped open the plastic bag and ripped open the cardboard boxes.

We shredded the tin foil as we peeled it off the wrapped bread. We ripped the bread apart with our hands and dunked it into the small butter cups – no cutlery was necessary. It was like a snow storm of disposable wrappers, containers, and food.

We stood in the kitchen over the countertops while we inhaled and shoveled food into our mouths! No talking. Just eating. And within minutes ALL was gone. Bread, butter, pasta, salad, more bread, more butter. The counter was littered with empty containers, crumbs of bread, butter stains, and smears of red pasta sauce. It reminded me of murder scene in a way.

BUT I didn’t stop there! No, then I needed SUGAR! IF there had been any type of candy/chocolate/cake in the house it would have been bad. But there wasn’t. What did I turn to?!?! The damn Kashi Bars! Why? Why? Why?

Again, I KNOW I am not the only one that does these crazy things. It is truly like something possesses me. But it’s a NEW DAY! Here’s to a more balanced brain today!

And as always, if you don’t know me yet, be sure to read my story and follow along on Facebook.  You should also click the pic below and get email updates so you never miss a thing!  Also, good things come to those who share!  If my journey has been helpful, informational, motivating, inspiring, or entertaining for you, I would love and appreciate it if you helped share it with someone else!  Thank you!

Tips for Eating Out With Self Control

We eat out A LOT!!! How do I keep myself under control?  Here are a few tips for eating out with self control.

1) Order something I WANT but make a healthy modification (fruit instead of fries and then I just eat some of Chris’s fries…hehe)
2) Ditch lots of the sauces (here I scraped off the sour cream)
3) Eat SLOW
4) Drink LOTS and LOTS of water while eating slow
5) Leave LOTS on my plate and take home for later

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Not only do I fill up FAST by eating slow and drinking lots of water, I also take a lot home so I get two meals out of it therefore saving $$$!

What are your tips for eating out and staying healthy?  Share in the comments!

If you haven’t read my full story be sure to do that!  I have online fitness and nutrition groups starting soon on Facebook.  Be sure to head over there and click “like” to follow the fun!  You can also click below for email updates so you never miss a post!  I look forward to connecting with you!

Lost All Control

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Wha…What just happened?!? Last night I was craving a sweet treat. My mom had given me a huge bag of Kashi bars the day before (don’t ask me why I accepted them knowing I have very little self control). I peered into the bag and picked one out…dark chocolate coconut. Mmmmmmm. I thought “ok, I will just have one…” I thoughtfully enjoyed the treat, ate it slowly, and really savored it. THEN an alien invaded my body and took over my brain! I lost all control. As if someone pushed the “speed x5” button, within 3 minutes I had INHALED 2 MORE Kashi bars. Why? Why? Why? As I regained consciousness, I saw the empty wrappers and cringed.

Ok, so maybe it wasn’t an alien and maybe I actually didn’t lose consciousness, but when things like this happen I do feel like a crazy person! Please tell me this has happened to you before in some way, shape, or form (maybe not with Kashi bars but some other type of food)…

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If you haven’t read my full story be sure to do that!  I have online fitness and nutrition groups starting soon on Facebook.  Be sure to head over there and click “like” to follow the fun!  You can also click below for email updates so you never miss a post!  I look forward to connecting with you!