Thanks frozenveg - as usual - sage words. I now have looking at this food as "NOT food" (gosh the igredients listing makes that clear enough, most ice creams have corn syrup in them these days for instance) and just "tell it to go away" in my arsenal. The not food has worked well on everything but the really rare ice cream binge - well actually not ice cream, but almond milk ice cream, which is a slightly lesser evil.
I got to say it's amazing the power of talking to myself has with these little phrases - truly helpful hints. I am on it. Especially as we have a week long storm front coming in and OMG I ate a SAD Easter dinner with family again. AND I am paying for that yet again.
I couldn't do the thing with bring my own food as my Cousin Tod our chef was in serios cooking therapy this week - as their Mom died last Wednesday. But I have talked two of my Cousins into looking at the McDougall site and I am going to buy and send them FOK. I think they are ready and hopefully can pull their brother our chef along with them. Boy would it be awesome if he started cooking some vegan dishes -- maybe next year