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Moderation doesn't work for me

Monday, May 26, 2014

I had a couple people tell me that cutting out sugar, flour and wheat all at the same time is just asking for failure. Even close friends say I can't do it. What they don't understand, because they don't have this problem, is that if it's in my house I WILL binge on it. If it's not there, I can't. Simple as that. I realize I also need to work on the reasons WHY I do it, but why tempt fate as I'm doing that? I was fine all week. Then the weekend came and I went to the store. Keeping the "everything in moderation" mantra going as I was shopping, I bought a bag of bagels, along with my other groceries. I also bought a bag of corn tortilla chips. Both bags were gone in two days. I live alone. No one else to pin it on. I felt better all week up until that point, also. What I'm trying to say is that what works for some, doesn't work for everyone. What works for me, may not work for you, but that doesn't mean I should abandon my methods for anyone else's.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/27/2014 11:02AM

    You are SOOO right, not everything works for everyone! I give you a LOT of credit for doing no sugar, no flour, etc, that's a tough one. But if it works, then do it, regardless of what anyone says or thinks. Stick with it Holly!

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HEALTHY4ME 5/26/2014 10:08PM

    Hey that is what I do.... I can't have any sugar and seems bread cos they are my downfall. I have a hubby that refuses to do wheat free and is fine with his sugar consumption so I have it in the house. IF I can get the sugar out of my system, I do great but one cheat or such and bang! I had 2 wks of no wheat, no sugar and then we went to the trailer and dad gave us a bag of twizzlers and geesh youw ould have thought the 2 of us were kids. GONE fast Gone. and then it started. I had juice yes I watered it down with fizzy water but still, then toast yes it ws gf but still makes me want reg bread.......... and that was not this weekend past but the one before.... and so it continues. Said today was stop but nope I ate... have had heartburn again and my arthritis is worse, but I can't pinpoint anything but weather and if I do too much on my arthritis so far not sure if my diet contributes or not, although have read a lot that it probably does. SO along with you............ tomorrow day 1 again. Don't give up and do it your way!!!

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KRILL14 5/26/2014 8:53PM

    Good for you for trying. There are always going to be people who are going to talk negative about your efforts and people who will try to sabotage your attempts to lose.

It is better to lose over the long run than to not try at all. I weighed 237 in 2000 and it took me years to keep my weight down to 200 pounds. Now with SP I am down to 168.
It took years of persistence to be able to not eat everything in sight and I also live alone and still have to be very careful what I bring into the house. Good luck to you!

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Week 1

Sunday, May 18, 2014

This is the first week of going without sugar, flour or wheat. I cleaned out the cupboards, fridge and freezer on Friday and restocked yesterday. So far so good. I still find myself wanting to snack on something when I'm bored. I'm just trying to grab an handful of sunflower seeds and find something to do until the urge goes away. I'm already feeling more energetic. I don't feel as sluggish. I don't feel like I have to take a nap after I eat.

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ELRIDDICK 5/18/2014 8:58PM

  Thanks for sharing

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I'm a Food Addict

Saturday, May 10, 2014

I've known this for a while. I turn to food for everything, and the more carbs the better. I try to eat in moderation, but it always is short-term. I'm at my highest weight ever. I don't want to continue on like this. Life is passing me by.
Last night I found the foodaddictsanonymous.org website and started reading. This is what I found: "Food Addiction is a biochemical disorder that occurs at a cellular level and therefore cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone. We feel that food addiction is not a moral or character issue. We are not addicted to foods in general, but specifically sugar, flour and wheat. In order to recover from the disease we abstain from these substances.The disease is a physical one."
The idea of abstaining from sugar, flour and wheat scares me, which to me is the biggest indicator of my addiction. But today is Day 1 - the day I clean out the cupboards and fridge and freezer and start from scratch. I have a feeling they'll be pretty empty, especially the cupboards. I need to do this though. If I can stop buying cigarettes and quit smoking, I can quit buying products with sugar, flour and wheat and can lose my dependence on food.
For those who pray, please pray for me as I start this journey. Also, if there's anyone who would like to take this journey with me, I'd love a buddy or two or three...

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KKLENNERT809 5/10/2014 10:20AM

    You are on the right track, but don't try to do it all right away. Break it down into one goal at a time or you are setting yourself up for failure. I too, am a carb aholic. It is very difficult for me to reduce my carbs but I work on it every day. Good luck!

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TRAVELGO 5/10/2014 10:18AM

  You can do it.

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Checking In

Friday, November 08, 2013

Not having a computer at home really makes me feel cut off from a lot of things, but I'm trying to get my act together. I've really gotten away from eating healthy. It's like I know that I need to, but there's something blocking me from actually doing it. I don't know what the hurdle is that I need to get over. I hate being overweight and on all kinds of meds for pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. I know that to change that I need to exercise more and eat better. If I KNOW this, why can't I DO it??

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SUZIPAM1 11/8/2013 12:54PM

    its a mind set not a knowledge base - you need to find out why you eat

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Rough Few Months

Monday, May 27, 2013

I've let life get the best of me the past few months. Issues with friends, death of another friend. It all became too much. I was focusing on all the bad things happening rather than taking care of myself. I started smoking again. I quit three years ago but have some close friends who smoke and it came back very easily. That lasted about a month. I haven't purchased any in over a week. I'm hoping to keep it that way. I ate healthy today. I got back into the fast food and soda habit. I need to break those as well. Here's to a healthier summer!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/28/2013 1:10PM

    You can do it Holly! Small steps, and this summer will be awesome!

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NDTEACHER1 5/27/2013 10:40PM

    You and I could be twins, well maybe not quite. I didn't start smoking again and no deaths as of late but things are getting to me and I am a bingeing twit!

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MAGGIEVAN 5/27/2013 9:12PM

    You know what to do so like the Nike ad...just DO it!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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