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Old 04-05-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Do you give into cravings?

UGG! It's 8:30 pm and I'm making coffee!! I'm craving it and my decaf is crap so I had to make it with my caffinated coffee.

I just can't resist cravings. I'm this way with all foods and drinks. It's horrible!

Anyone else?

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Old 04-05-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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Oh, if you saw me you wouldn't even have to ASK! I can resist some things, and not others. Don't feel bad, I'm on the same time zone and thinking I want a cup of coffee too! I used all my decaf beans to make the girls iced frappuccino pitcher the other night!
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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Well make some so I'll have someone to talk to! LOL! Oh that's sad...it's Saturday night...
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:02 PM   #4
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speaking of cravings, DH is jones'n for Choc Chippers ... AGAIN. He usually makes them, but his allergies are over the top today, so I gotta find a recipe ... NEED COFFEE.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
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with cravings i have no will power what so ever. mostly i go ahead and eat or drink it, and usually find i only want a little.

if i deny myself and eat healthy food instead, will end up eating what i crave anyway.

told u no will power.


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Old 04-05-2008, 09:24 PM   #6
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I solved my problems with cravings very easily. I just changed the word "craving" to "necessity." No one would ever say I shouldn't have necessities. Seriously, I do give in to my cravings way more than I should. Will-power is not something I do well!

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Old 04-05-2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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OK - I now crave coffee (thanks guys) but I also want some vanilla ice cream. So................I have a bit of leftover coffee that I'll pour on my vanilla ice cream and stir everything up together and have my very own coffee ice cream.

Seriously - THANKS a lot!

OR - should I use some of this delightful sherry (very oxidized and raisiny) that I have and pour over vanilla ice cream?
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:28 PM   #8
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...OR - should I use some of this delightful sherry (very oxidized and raisiny) that I have and pour over vanilla ice cream?
That blackberry brandy would have been good with vanilla ice cream!

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Old 04-05-2008, 11:44 PM   #9
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That blackberry brandy would have been good with vanilla ice cream!

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But you have to admit - that blackberry brandy went pretty good with air
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:08 AM   #10
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Cookies. Chocolate chip cookies. I do my best to resist, but they are soooo gooooood.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:15 AM   #11
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Boo, now I'm craving mochi ice cream.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:26 AM   #12
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well, I caved on the cookies (for hubby), and of course ate half of them. So I stayed the coffee craving just to prove I could do it. LOL!
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But you have to admit - that blackberry brandy went pretty good with air
Oh yeah!

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Old 04-06-2008, 01:02 AM   #14
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Usually crave what I know I shouldn't eat. The other night it was a great big bar of choclate. Fortunately there was none in the house. I also can't resist the skin of roast chicken.
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:07 AM   #15
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I sort of give into my cravings as I feel it is my body telling me what it wants BUT I don't necessarily give in to the food item I crave but aim for the driver behind the craving. Like if I fancied KFC, I would just look for something with fat in it instead. Same with salt foods and milk items. But avoiding the actual craving just means I eat more cos I try for something else and still end up with the thing I craved.

I refuse to put a lot of effort into a craving though so if it means I need to leave the house just to do that when I have perfectly good food/drink here, then, no I won't do that at all.
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Its funny when DH and I go shopping or to Dr appt's. etc. both can't wait to get home for COFFEE !!! I hate when there is a craving for something not in the house ! (I don't drive) But if its here - I cave in !!!!
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I agree, Barb - COFFEE. We dropped by to visit some friends the other night and brought some of the lemon pound cake I made that day. They don't drink coffee - what is cake without coffee? We got home at 11 pm and still had such a strong craving for coffee, we had to make a pot. Fortunately, we are retired and didn't have to get up and go to work the next morning.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:22 AM   #18
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Brie and Gorgonzola cheese spread on bagel chips and pistachios. I had these together last night. I enjoyed them and don't feel one bit guilty this morning. Of course, I don't get on the scale for few days.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:53 AM   #19
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My craving is usually a texture type of thing. Like I'll crave something crunchy. It could be chips, pretzels, crackers, sesame sticks, celery, carrots, as long as there's a good crunch. I've been buying the little individual bags of chips and pretzels for just such and occasion. One of those bitty bags will do me for a couple of days. Several months ago my craving was dill pickles. Now I have like 3 jars of pickles in my fridge, whole big ones, mini wholes and spears. Craving is over!
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:56 AM   #20
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Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I almost always look for alternatives, but then that can lead to more food, cuz I eat the alternative then eat what I was actually craving in the first place!
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