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Phase 2, Day 20 of VLCD

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Day 19 - Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 152.0lbs


So yesterday afternoon was a slow day at the office and one of the girls decided to be nice and go out and get everybody in the office a cupcake from one of the cupcake stores around town. That's really sweet and all...but nobody in the office knows that I'm on a diet let a,one the HCG diet. So she came back with cupcakes and I stayed in my office. Then about three minutes later she says "Come on, Emily I know you want a cupcake." and I say "thanks so much but I'm really full from lunch!" and she's like "Emily, I know how much you love Reese's peanut butter cups so I got you a Reese's cupcake"


Everyone. And I mean everyone. Was eating a cupcake. I was the only one in the entire office not eating one and everyone was making fun of me for not eating it. The day before, one of the office ladies brought back the huge cookies from McAlister's and gave me one of them and instead of eating it I put it in my purse for Will to eat when I got home. Nobody knew that I didn't eat it but there was so much pressure to eat this damn cupcake. I didn't know what to do. I know this all sounds so silly but I especially didn't want to tell them about the diet while they were all picking on me for not eating the cupcake. So I ended up eating the cupcake and most of the frosting. It was okay...if I had known I was going to cheat yesterday I definitely would've chosen something else...

When I told Will about it he couldn't understand why I didn't just say that I was on a diet...I don't know. I guess maybe he didn't believe me when I say that I didn't want to eat it but was peer pressured into it. After work I went home and ran on the treadmill for about 15 minutes - since I usually don't work out on this part of the diet I was hoping my body would be like "okay! Working off that cupcake right away ma'am!"

I guess only seeing 0.8lbs gain is not too bad. I just hope it doesn't ruin the last little leg of phase 2 for me...

Today's menu:

Breakfast - nothing
Lunch - 100g grilled chicken over lettuce with one cucumber
Dinner - 6oz Fage with 1 tbsp strawberry just fruit
Snack - 6oz Fage with 1 tbsp strawberry just fruit

I will just hope for the best......

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Updated August 1st, 2011 at 07:27 AM by EmilyLayla



  1. Espressowhip's Avatar
    Peer pressure in all it's forms is hard. I doubt the cupcake will "ruin" anything.

    I'll share my trick to turn down food. I always tell people I'm having "tummy trouble", and if that doesn't do it, you can add something about a fish dish from the evening before, or flu symptoms - - - never fails to stop them in their tracks.

    Keep up the good work!
  2. mlove's Avatar
    Good reply espressowhip! I'll have to use that!
  3. itsybitsy's Avatar
    Sounds like your work environment is one where these type of things happen a lot. It would be good to anticipate what you will say or do next time.

    If "No thank you" is not accepted, I would just say "I'm not eating baked goods (or pizza or whatever) this week (month), but THANK YOU ANYWAY!" with a big smile and leave it at that and change the subject. Refuse to be bullied.

    When you think about it, it is a control and boundary issue. Why can't your "no" be enough? It's disrespectful to badger another person to eat when she said no. However, I doubt your co-workers see it that way.

    Stick to your guns while being pleasant. If you look like you are miserable saying no, it will invite unwanted opinions.
  4. EmilyLayla's Avatar
    Thanks guys! I appreciate the support. I'm glad that you have had those experiences, too. On my last round, I told them I wasn't eating sugars and that worked really well. I basically just told them I was doing a detox from sugars and carbs.