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What to you do when facing what I call  a 'crime of opportunity'. It's not always about time or convenience!  

There's got be a better way to handle a poor food choice, and I should analyze why I ate it in the first place.  I remember thinking,   "Oh,  xxxxx won't hurt after all it's only the first, second ,or you get the picture, day of the week/initiative and weigh in day is xxx days away."  I have just given myself permission to eat something that I shouldn't eat.  

I need to look at these situations differently before I put that questionable "food" in my piehole.  I need another approach. Most times it's because it is right there in front of me.  I need a brick wall between me and the offending food without blaming the person who brought it in the house, or stop myself from purchasing it in the first place.  Maybe if I look on these 'food items' as not really food, but, tastes that I have been programmed to like??  I know why I am here so why do I sabotage my efforts with these crimes of opportunity?


After listening to the Energy Bus last night maybe Jon Gordon will address this issue in a future chapter.  For now I am the Captain of my ship, the driver of my bus and the decider of my actions.  What are your thoughts?

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Comment by Faye Ketola on April 5, 2011 at 5:50pm

Ha, I'm here on a diversionary mission, too, wanting.... something, but knowing I'm not the least bit HUNGRY!  So here I sit, reading & reading, keeping myself busy. Thank the stars for RFR!

I went grocery shopping today and brought home something for my fella that never fails to tempt me. I even opened the bag and took a big sniff - What? Am I crazy?? Then I see-sawed back & forth for a time with the should I-shouldn't I's, all the while reminding myself of how I would feel if I actually ate the thing, regardless of how it might taste at first. That seemed to do the trick. (I would have felt crummy, on several levels!)  The item is now safely in the freezer. The one way out in the garage... Out of sight, out of mind. Phew. Close call.

Comment by missdawn on April 5, 2011 at 5:37pm
i am on rfr right now because i'm trying to avoid a major craving/caving.. vegan pizza or tofu spring rolls. i don't want fruit or anything sweet and i don't have any ingredients for a salad at the moment. heck, i'm not even hungry. for the past 40 minutes i've been thinking about it how i'll feel afterwards if i give in. crappy.
Comment by darlene knight on April 5, 2011 at 3:44pm
My little trick is to convince myself that I am allergic to the offending food and I imagine how ill it will make me and that usually works for me....I use the allergy excuse  at restaurants and functions as a way to detour people from trying to get me to eat certain things!  I also don't allow others to bring stuff to me and most of them already know that by now....just the fact that they are coming to my house, makes them think more healthy about what they choose to make and bring and the last couple of family gatherings have been super healthy and fun at the same time!
Comment by Chris on April 5, 2011 at 9:38am
So true 'Piemancer', we take better care of our animals than ourselves.  Maybe I should ask myself if I would feed it to my chickens?  I actually feed them only organic feed-why not myself eh?
Comment by Piemancer on April 5, 2011 at 9:32am

Ha. Everyone else is so inspired by being their own captain, and here I'm thinking of the cape I'm going to wear for my next Crime of Opportunity. Mua ha haha! I am the Dr. Evil of  Crimes of Opportunity.

So what will I do? Probably get a good laugh out of my criminal nature. That'll give me time long enough to remember that I wouldn't feed my dog food that wasn't good for him, so why feed it to me?


Comment by sharonsoars on April 5, 2011 at 9:25am
Awesome!  I love it!
Comment by Chris on April 5, 2011 at 9:17am

Wow, thanks, and not only for your good advice but I made a mantra and didn't even recognize it for what it was!


I am the Captain of my ship, the driver of my bus, and the decider of my actions!

Comment by sharonsoars on April 5, 2011 at 9:03am
Yesterday what worked for me was remembering how taking in so many 'crimes of opportunity' has not given me the results I am looking for, and saying 'I CAN DO THIS' kinda like a mantra as I walked through the store getting my salad.  This, after reading the main pages to Go FRESH the night before!  (Thank you Penni!) It worked for me!  I got out with just the salad!  The rest of the day went well too and I saw some good results on the scale this morning.  Plus I feel really good this morning too !  Positive feedback for me for choices well made.  For me it's one step at a time!  You can do it!
Comment by djd on April 5, 2011 at 9:00am
The bus driver can refuse certain luggage.  :-))
Comment by HippyDaisyChick on April 5, 2011 at 8:47am
AYE AYE CAPTAIN...its your choice what direction you go today...I believe you can do it! your next bite will be healthy!

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