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I attended a party today and I had very strong impulses to eat some of the food being served. I did not cheat but I cried when the desert was served from such an intense feeling of frustration. I had brought a cooler with my shakes and sugar free Jello so I had something to fall back on. Once I said goodbye and got in the car I felt much better. I could have opted not to attend but I feel like I needed this challenge to prepare me for the road ahead. I felt a little embarrassed to cry over chocolate but I’ve been giving into every single impulse so long that the act of restraint caused me to cry. I have five more days to go until I have surgery. The next five should be a piece of cake considering I was able to get through the day. Thanks for reading.

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Yeah! I Attended a party during pre-op too. It was so difficult but I felt empowered afterward! You did awesome, congrats

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Good job resisting temptation! I did my best to avoid looking at food, even pictures of food, during my pre-op diet. Never realized how many e-mails Taco Bell sends until then (I didn't even eat at Taco Bell regularly, haven't been there in over a year, but once you give them your e-mail address, they don't stop).

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3 minutes ago, BigSue said:

Good job resisting temptation! I did my best to avoid looking at food, even pictures of food, during my pre-op diet. Never realized how many e-mails Taco Bell sends until then (I didn't even eat at Taco Bell regularly, haven't been there in over a year, but once you give them your e-mail address, they don't stop).

I swear it seemed like a plot last week with all these food commercials. I changed to streaming only to avoid look at all the food on regular television.

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1 hour ago, perfektlynrml said:

I attended a party today and I had very strong impulses to eat some of the food being served. I did not cheat but I cried when the desert was served from such an intense feeling of frustration. I had brought a cooler with my shakes and sugar free Jello so I had something to fall back on. Once I said goodbye and got in the car I felt much better. I could have opted not to attend but I feel like I needed this challenge to prepare me for the road ahead. I felt a little embarrassed to cry over chocolate but I’ve been giving into every single impulse so long that the act of restraint caused me to cry. I have five more days to go until I have surgery. The next five should be a piece of cake considering I was able to get through the day. Thanks for reading.

Proud of you ❤

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I'd be more concerned about covid at a party when I'm pre-op.

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7 minutes ago, It's time. said:

I'd be more concerned about covid at a party when I'm pre-op.

I am concerned about that but my family is very diligent about wearing masks and avoiding crowds. Plus I tend to sit by myself at parties anyway. I’m predisposed to social distancing by my personality. Score one for me for being a loner.

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seriously, the easiest way to deal with things like this is to avoid these situations when you can (and I know sometimes that's difficult, if not impossible). At over five years out, there are still some situations that I avoid when I can because I'm afraid I won't be able to control myself.

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I attended a party today and I had very strong impulses to eat some of the food being served. I did not cheat but I cried when the desert was served from such an intense feeling of frustration. I had brought a cooler with my shakes and sugar free Jello so I had something to fall back on. Once I said goodbye and got in the car I felt much better. I could have opted not to attend but I feel like I needed this challenge to prepare me for the road ahead. I felt a little embarrassed to cry over chocolate but I’ve been giving into every single impulse so long that the act of restraint caused me to cry. I have five more days to go until I have surgery. The next five should be a piece of cake considering I was able to get through the day. Thanks for reading.

Congratulations for understanding what means the most to you

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1 minute ago, ebbii0927 said:

Congratulations for understanding what means the most to you

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Thanks and I did. I’m becoming a grandmother soon and I’m planning on being a very active grandma! I did this for me but also for my grandchild. I want to build beautiful memories!

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