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Old 04-11-2016, 11:16 PM   #11
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I've lived with great food all my life, very blessed I know, with the exception of needing to be very frugal in my younger years with a young family. Somewhat later in life with weight and health issues I've learned that food rewards are dangerous, and not a good idea for me although I really understand those who feel differently. Not intending to sound preachy at all!! It's a fun thread.
Today I rewarded myself with a couple of hours of "me time" getting "the works" with a "Mani-Pedi". Does that count?
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:44 PM   #12
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I usually treat myself after a complicated medical procedure to a large order of a fried clam feast. No onion rings or FF. Just fried clams. I usually have a cup of coffee going around the clock. But every so often I like a big cup of English Breakfast tea with just sugar. I don't seem to treat myself to that often enough.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:51 PM   #13
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I've lived with great food all my life, very blessed I know, with the exception of needing to be very frugal in my younger years with a young family. Somewhat later in life with weight and health issues I've learned that food rewards are dangerous, and not a good idea for me although I really understand those who feel differently. Not intending to sound preachy at all!! It's a fun thread.
Today I rewarded myself with a couple of hours of "me time" getting "the works" with a "Mani-Pedi". Does that count?
It absolutely does I reward myself quarterly with a pedicure at a very nice local spa that serves wine and includes a chair massage. Oh baby🍷

I do occasionally enjoy a lunch of fish 'n chips with a spicy remoulade after my dentist appointment, since it's so close by DH does our taxes now (I did them for quite a few years) so that's not a major event for me anymore.

However, a nice twice-baked potato with lots of butter, crispy bacon and fresh parsley is a delightful treat.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:08 AM   #14
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When I would take our (now deceased) cockers to the vet, they always got rewarded afterwards with a couple orders of McDonald's hash browns. They didn't seem to mind going to the vet.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:18 AM   #15
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When I would take our (now deceased) cockers to the vet, they always got rewarded afterwards with a couple orders of McDonald's hash browns. They didn't seem to mind going to the vet.
Sounds like something Teddy would eat. So far the only thing we have found that he won't eat is mushrooms. Spike took him to the groomers last Thursday. It wasn't until last night before he would even look at Spike. He even slept downstairs on the couch rather than go upstairs to Spike's room and sleep in his bed. And the offering of special treats that we know he loves didn't even work. He waited each day until he got here to eat his Puparonies.

We can't forget our best friend when it comes to special treats for a special or even a not so special occasion.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:17 AM   #16
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Carbs! Tonight I had mashed potatoes. I had leftover steak smorthered in gravy with sliced muaheooma. All that yummy gravy just would have been so blah without a nice pile of mashed garlic potatoes. It was heavenly!! Also a couple of Lirrlw Debbis Dusfe xookiea for dessert!
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:44 AM   #17
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Shrimp, shrimp, and more shrimp. I'm like that guy in Forrest Gump - I'll take shrimp any way it's offered but it's so expensive, I very rarely can get it. However, the Safeway here had some nice large shrimp for sale this month and I grabbed a 2 lb bag and divided it into thirds. One third I put into Rice-a-Roni fried rice variety with some roasted almonds and extra celery (and served with crispy noodles), another third I'm saving to make garlic butter shrimp, and the last third I'm going to make Chinese sesame shrimp.

I rue the day they quit selling the shrimp you had to deep fat fry.

If I can't get shrimp, I'll settle for a small Round Table pizza.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:02 AM   #18
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Kayelle - I hear what you are saying and agree that rewarding with food can be problematic but, hey, I am not talking about doing this all the time, i.e. there's a clue in the word TREAT!

Since you mention exercise, I tend to do more exercise to offset an ongoing situation (e.g. a local nutter who commits anti-social acts). It's a way of turning a negative into a positive
and helps to dispel my anger. Ha! So I do have more than one way of dealing with situations!

Thanks for all your posts. It makes for interesting reading. I also tend to not begrudge money spent on good quality food but then I am in a position to do this.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:10 AM   #19
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Carbs! Tonight I had mashed potatoes. I had leftover steak smorthered in gravy with sliced muaheooma. All that yummy gravy just would have been so blah without a nice pile of mashed garlic potatoes. It was heavenly!! Also a couple of Lirrlw Debbis Dusfe xookiea for dessert!
I lol'd at this post, Z! muaheooma and Lirrlw Debbis Dusfe xookiea! Sounds wonderful!
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Somewhat later in life with weight and health issues I've learned that food rewards are dangerous, and not a good idea for me although I really understand those who feel differently. Not intending to sound preachy at all!
My philosophy, too.

While I no longer use food as a reward, I do sometimes go out for nice dinners with friends. Not so much as a treat, but as a way to spend time with people whose company I enjoy. Maybe it is a treat in that sense.
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