One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Note to Self…
Do NOT Open the Pantry.

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Do not open the pantry.



Remember last night? You almost mindlessly polished of an entire box of Triscuits and you weren’t even hungry. You were bored. You were tired. You just wanted something salty.

Now what’s happening? You’re feeling sorry for yourself? Mad at your back? Frustrated? Overwhelmed? A little funk rolling in?

Let’s face the feelings and and not stuff them down with some processed, easy-to-go-overboard-on pantry snack.

See that fruit basket over there? Yea.. you bought all that for a reason.

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    February 6, 2012

    I know the feeling, we just moved and I´m so tired and stressed out that I´ve been munching in things that I don`t even want to remember, I know better, hope your back gets better soon!!!


    February 6, 2012

    Yesterday was yesterday. Moving on.

    Right now…I just peeled an orange & grabbed a couple of handfuls of raspberries.

    We can do this! :)


    February 6, 2012

    Needed to hear that myself – thanks! Sitting here trying to finish a paper for my master’s class (due at midnight – oops!). I was about to head to the kitchen for a snack and I’m not really hungry. Just frustrated that I waited until the last minute to do this paper, when I know i have a crazy busy day at work tomorrow and should be in bed right now. But, I’ll be glad tomorrow that I didn’t have more special K crips – which are good, by the way! :)

    Robyn @ New Every Morning

    February 6, 2012

    I keep repeating to myself, “Oh, it’s too late to eat. It will all be there tomorrow.”

    Actually, I know for a fact that I am not at all hungry and just completely exhausted right now. So “bed” is the solution. I can already hear my pillow calling me!

    But it can be so tricky to navigate the kitchen, in the evening. Sometimes, I think it would be best to have a time-sensitive lock on all the cupboard doors and the fridge.

    maria @ Chasing the Now

    February 6, 2012

    It happens to everyone. The best thing for me is to remember every MOMENT (not day, not hour, not week) is a new chance to start fresh.

    Karen P

    February 6, 2012

    Make a index card that says ” the answer is not in here” and tape it on your pantry door. The answer is inside you, of what you need but it takes a lot longer to find it if you are numbing up with food, especially carbs. Good luck and safe travels for us all. You are with it. We are all with it. :)

    Dive into that fruit sassy pants! That looks way more appetizing than a processed cracker, right? ;) Hope you made it through with the pantry closed!


    February 7, 2012

    I feel like I have had the exact same terrible lapse over and over again and it is so good to know I’m not the only one. Your story is such an inspiration and I just need to have willpower and recognize that I’m not really hungry!


    February 7, 2012

    Oh my goodness I did the same exact thing last night – it was even triscuts (stay away from the rosemary kind…I can’t stop eating them). Just started the morning off with some warm lemon water – now off to make a healthy smoothy and get over it.


    February 7, 2012

    I go to my sisters in Florida for the month of February and even though I have my program,your blog and my sister is also on weight watchers I am having a hard time maintaining and not gaining. I do a walk in the morning but not the exercise I do at home and we do a lot more going out and entertaining but I keep reminding myself of 2 affirmations that really help me”Life doesn’t come with a remote control,you have to get up and change it yourself.” and “I may not be where I want to be but I am in a better place than I was.” Would appreciate all your good thoughts and comments to keep me on the right track.


    February 7, 2012

    Triscuits! I’ll bet years ago it would have been something much worse. Next time you get that feeling at night, just go to bed. I read once that a woman put masking tape across the door of the kitchen similar to what they use to rope off a crime scene. The tape across the door lets her know the kitchen is off-limits after dinner and gives her pause to think before crossing the threshold. I thought it was clever!


    February 7, 2012

    I read this yesterday about how it gets easier over time (full text at
    “In a study of women and men who had maintained a weight loss…as time passed, maintainers used fewer strategies to keep pounds from creeping back on…less likely to keep a photo of themselves in a prominent place, to record eating and exercise habits, to keep themselves away from restaurants, and to purchase health-related books or magazines.”
    I am so over having to do all the tricks – I want it to be easier NOW and ALWAYS. But sometimes I do have to resort to cheesy tactics to remind myself, and thus it shall always be so…


    February 7, 2012

    Try Green tea (no caffeine, I have enjoyed the pomegranate infused flavors). I had the same munchies last night as well around 10pm, just as I was about to sit and watch another episode of White Collar on Netflix (TMI? Whatever.). I was about to start raiding the pantry and dig into the snacks we have for the kids, and then I thought I would just have a cup of green tea first. I had a small bowl of pretzels with my tea and the crisis averted. I will say, sipping on a cup of hot tea on a cold night always feels good. Good Luck R.



    February 7, 2012

    I can totally relate to that feeling Roni. When I was having back problems it got me pretty down in the dumps. I was upset that I couldn’t do what I really wanted to and ate out of frustration. Hang in there.


    February 7, 2012

    You go girl!!! ;o)


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    February 7, 2012

    hang the fruit in the pantry, so you walk right into it when you try to enter the pantry..LOL

    Tami @Nutmeg Notebook

    February 7, 2012

    Sorry about your back Roni. These little set backs are a part of life and although they derail the road we thought we were on sometimes they lead us to some place specail. I am a true believer that there is always a silver lining,we just don’t always know what it is right away.

    Hang in there! The answer to a problem is never at the end of a fork!


    February 7, 2012

    Crackers are my super weakness and the last few months I’ve suffered with what I like to call the snackies. I was on a roll then the holidays, then a funk. I am in a very slow recovery right now with many few steps forward then a cracker binge. If you can crack this snack attack, I know I can too. I hope you are feeling better soon.


    February 8, 2012

    Ahhhh! I have this convo with myself all the time!!! Have you ever listened to Renee Stephens? She totally addresses this and it helps me…