Self Control


So this goes right along with Moonday’s Philosophy, she’s a fellow Dukaner, who I discovered early in my journey and put her words on my fridge… Will I regret NOT eating this? The answer of course is always NO.

I ran into this problem yesterday. It’s been rare for me to be conflicted. Fortunately it wasn’t carbs, but low fat Gouda. I know, I know… Not allowed on Dukan, but I picked up a 200g block while in Shanghai as a treat on the train, along with my Shashimi.


I filled up on the Shashimi and had a tiny bite of the cheese. Then I took it and the ham slices to work for lunch with the intent of having a tiny amount again. I found myself OBSESSED with wanting to eat all of it! After my 4th little piece I started searching my inspirational quotes for some help and found the one at the top of this post… STOP! OK, I did… THINK! WHAT COULD HAPPEN? Well, I could keep eating and then be disappointed in myself or stop then, after eating four small bites. And so I stopped, I sealed it up and locked it in the cupboard. IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT??? After I thought about it for a few minutes, the answer was YES! I definitely don’t regret putting it away.

Self control is tough! The bottom line for me is what does the finish line look like and do I want to take longer to get there? NO… DO YOU want to take longer to get there?


17 thoughts on “Self Control

  1. Hi Sandi,
    I found your blog and became inspired to start Dukan. Goal is to lose 20#. Yesterday was my first day on protein only, lost 2# this am ( worked out and went for a 1 hour walk w/ pup & hubby). I’m going to the library today to get the book. Thanks for blogging.


  2. Well done for staying strong and putting the gouda away! I think its about training our figurative alarm bells to go off earlier – maybe your bells should have been ringing on the train when the word ‘treat’ and ‘food’ came together in the same thought. I read an interesting quote today. Unexpected, especially as it was said by Jim Carrey during an interview with Michael Fleming in the March 2004 issue of Playboy magazine.
    “It’s about sacrifice…. It’s about giving up the things that basically keep you from feeling. That’s what I believe, anyway. I’m always asking, “What am I going to give up next?” Because I want to feel”.
    Now I’m not suggesting giving up food but food can definitely stop us feeling, stop us living the lives we deserve. First we make our new habits and then our new habits make us the person we long to be.
    Before you know it, you’ll be where you deserve, the finish line!!!!! xoxo

    • Sonia, awesome quote! You are right I should have backed away from the Gouda. I have to remind myself the reason I’m not doing Atkins is that the level of fats is so unhealthy. I’ll eat cheese, in moderation, in consolidation!
      And you are so right… Food can make us well or unwell, it’s our choice… Thanks for your inspiring comment πŸ™‚ xo

  3. i love cheese too – i, without thinking. put some in my mouth when i was putting my husbands supper tonight and then realised and spat it out!!! Obviously in a very elegant british way hahaha!

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