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Freedom (Step 5)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Step 5: MODERATED THE EXTREME SOLUTIONS
I strongly recommend "Beat Sugar Addiction Now!" by Jacob Teitelbaum. Unlike a lot of articles I've read on sugar addiction that basically just focus getting sugar out of the diet. This book focuses on getting to the root of the actual addiction itself.

It:
- Gives 4 questionnaires whose responses may point to a cause
- Gives a profile of what that type of sugar addiction looks like
- provides some general guidance on sugar addiction.
- Points the reader to a more targeted solution based on which type they are

I can't vouch for the three types that I'm not. I can't vouch for the solution, because I haven't tried it yet.

But after taking the quizzes and reading the summary of what it looks like, it became clear that I had issues with candida growth. It described my symptoms and sugar consumption patterns to a T.

That being said, like every other solution, I was faced with an extremely restrictive eliminate-all-sugar cleanse, detox, fast from sugar (Been there, done that, failed repeatedly). Don't get me wrong, my endgame is to get there and do it. But going from 1600 calories to absolutely none was/is a burden that I couldn't/can't bear.


I remembered another site that had focused on candida as the issue (with just as regimented of a diet). But that one had a list of foods that the author referred to as candida fighting foods.


My plan was to really go heavy on those foods while not changing much else and then maybe try to drop my sugar intake 20-30 calories a week from 1200 or so down per day down to 100-150. I took those foods and others that she referenced on her site's articles and just started eating them a lot (they became staples in my daily eating).

In four days my daily chocolate calories fell from 1200 down to about 400 (I actually don't really like the stuff anymore). I've lost 6.8 pounds since I started doing this 4 weeks ago.


Over the Summer, starting next week, I'm going to monitor my chocolate calories closely and try to gradually drop my intake by about 20 calories each week until I'm down to 100-150 (give or take) and then try a full detox. That should be much more doable than going from 1200/1500.


I'll be totally real with you, You can Google "candida fighting foods" and you will find this list. Search the site you'll see the other foods. I'll blog about the list and provide the URL tomorrow, as promised.


That being said, if a candida build is not the cause of your sugar addiction it will not help you much, if at all.


My point of this blog series is to encourage you to:
- Address your sugar addiction if you have one.
- Stop vilifying foods.
- Stop leaning on guilt as a coping mechanism.
- Admit the problem without self judgment.
- Do some research on what you're struggling with.
- Identify realistic potential underlying causes and address them
- Don't bite off more than you can chew. Build toward a solution if you're not ready for it yet.


I don't know your individual issue with sugar or even if you have one. What I'm doing or the book I recommend may or may not help. Try, fight, research, learn, build. Talk to a medical or nutritional professional if that will help.


I'm not done by a long shot. I'm eating 1/3 to 1/2 of the junk food that I was and can actually stop. I used to think that I was stuck being addicted to sugar for the rest of my life. I have hope now that I can, in fact, eat 1-2 ounces a day of chocolate, stop, and continue to grow healthier.


For me THAT'S freedom.

- TD Out!

  
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FUNNYBOYX 6/26/2013 11:06PM

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ROEANDGO 6/26/2013 7:06PM

    Thanks for doing the leg work on my sugar addiction!!! I can't wait to read the book you recommended!
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NEELIXNKES 6/26/2013 7:17AM

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us.



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MY1FAN 6/25/2013 5:35PM

    Great blog. I'm going to go research candida now. Thank you.

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AKELAZ 6/25/2013 5:07PM

    I don't really have a sugar/chocolate problem but I completely respect the thorough research you have done and how clearly you put your points - and with such conviction!
Not only does it seem to be helping you, which is great, but I'm sure there are many many others whom you will help too through sharing what you have found. emoticon
AND - you don't need to beg me to read your blogs - they're always - without exception - totally worthwhile.
Hope all goes well for you now you've made this discovery. emoticon

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GLAZED-DONUT 6/25/2013 4:15PM

    The final 'bullets' you outlined here I think are some of the most solid, valuable peices of advice I've read on a single blog in a long time.
Candida issues or other issues, mental or medical the points you made are still 100% valid!
Finding out the underlying issue is key. People (all of us) are looking for something to blame so badly they miss all of the little things that may very well be the rich soil to the weeds growing.
Start simple, move slowly, one day, one choice at a time. Be consistent no matter what the goal or issue and with time... all good things come to those who wait... while busting their tails!!!
Excellent EPIC blog series my friend - you may never know how many people you reach with this. emoticon
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PICKIE98 6/25/2013 3:39PM

    great blog..

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JEAN111766 6/25/2013 3:30PM

    This is a great blog Trent! So glad you took the time to research this issue and experiment with it. The Candida growth sounds a bit gross, but I'll check into that and see if anything strikes a cord with me.
I don't think I am addicted to sugar... I'd say I'm more of a carb addict. I can eat limited amounts and do ok, but if I start munching on pretzels, chips or cookies, I can eat them for hours without even thinking about it... therefore, I must eliminate these for the most part for now for me...
I have been focusing on loading up on fruits and veggies and serving size amounts for proteins and carbs and tracking my calories. I have also been walking daily on the treadmill.
I am going to reach my goals this time.

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Freedom (Steps 3 and 4)

Monday, June 24, 2013

So after acknowledging my sugar addiction and making the decision to actually overcome it My next steps were...

Step 3: RESEARCHED SUGAR ADDICTIONS

I went online and looked for natural cures or whatever I could find that might help me overcome. There was a lot of information and a lot of possibilities (blood sugar levels, candida buildups, hormones, emotions, etc.). Each site/book with solutions. Almost all involving full-score sugar fasts and detoxes.

I was willing to do something like that, but had failed several times in the past. My goal was (and still is) to find a way to chop down the amount of sugar so that I could make it through a full detox or fast without crashing or getting really sick.

The key, though, was finding a program that I could do partially/gradually/incrementally until I could do the whole program.


Step 4: GOT A DIAGNOSIS

I don't think that I've ever recommended a book before, but I recommend the book "Beat Sugar Addiction Now!" by Jacob Teitelbaum. Rather than just talking about sugar addictions and giving an all encompassing detox, it gives four questionnaires that point to 4 different sources of the addiction. Based on which one(s) the reader scores highest it directs the reader to the chapters that give a profile of what that type of sugar addiction looks like, identifies the cause, and then provides a solution.

I took the four quizzies. on two types, I scored in the "possibly" range. One wasn't even close. One though was an absolute lock. Scored really high on it. When I read the profile it described my eating patterns to a T.

The solution was not well written. It would describe what to do but was ambiguous on amounts and dosages. The diagnosis, though, gave me great comfort. It gave the problem a name. I will write about it in my next blog.


ABOVE ALL:
I found what appeared to be the root of the problem (or at least a major part of it). It may not be the entire problem, but if I eliminate it and I still crave sugar I can look at something else. Only 400-500 calories a day of sugar though? I'm hopeful.

I refused to take a pat cure-all overkill solution that may or may not work. I got to the bottom of the issue (or at least one of the issues) and am now eating about 25-30% of the junk food that I was a month ago.


I BEG OF YOU:
If you struggle with a sugar addiction, take the time and do the research. Find possible reasons for it and their corresponding cures. With the sites, books, nutritionists,etc make sure what they prescribe will actually address what needs to be addressed. Make sure that they describe your symptoms

Wednesday, I will post what I have been doing this last month to cure what I believe has been causing my addiction. That being said, it will do you little if any good if the cause of your addiction is different than mine (It will actually be bad for you because it will waste your time and disappoint you when it doesn't work).

I know, way to sell my midweek blog.

- TD Out!

  
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GLAZED-DONUT 6/24/2013 7:50PM

    This is an awesome blog series you have going on, and I feel it will be very helpful to many!
Sugar is like any other drug IMO, it can be very addictive. I mean the sugars we eat in junk'foods' in particularly are made to be additive, by design of their manufactures to keep you coming back for more.
The sugars themselves are processed crap, then they add in other chemicals and modified STUFF to compound the effects - in essence taking it from a simple addiction of marijuana to heroin!
I used to be addicted to processed 'food' and it took me a long time of clean eating to get out of the addiction cycle, so I know the vicious cycle that can occur.
That said, do i think one choice ie: an Oreo cookie, or single serving of potato chips will lead in a downward spiral of fast-food haven chased with chocolate shakes... NO!! Everything in balance and in moderation... but first you have to learn your triggers. Wow this comment got long...
what Im trying to say is.. great blog TD! haha ;-)
Susie*
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Freedom (Steps 1 and 2)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

For the past few weeks, I have been doing something that I've dreamed of for years upon years. I'm eating sugar/chips in moderation. I used to be addicted to the stuff and would eat 1200-1500 calories of candy/chips every day. Today I eat 400-500 calories a day and don't usually crave much more, if any.

I've promised my friends that I would tell them what I've been doing this last month that has worked regarding this (and I will this Wednesday), but it started way before then.


Step 1: ADMITTED THE PROBLEM
I had to face the fact that it was what was holing me back. Sure, I could eat a few more vegetables and whole grains. But my sugar and simple carb consumption was the elephant in the room. That being said....


Step 2: REFUSED TO FULLY ACCEPT IT AS A PERMANENT DISEASE
I saw a lot of people talking about sugar and chocolate as if it was crack cocaine, cigarettes or alcohol to an alcoholic (No way out. One puff or drink and it's over). I even bought into it to some extent.

At the same time, part of me was still unwilling to accept a life that meant that I could never eat anything with sugar again without relapsing into a 1500 calorie a day habit. It just didn't seem worth it.

If there were people walking the earth that could have a bag of chips and a candy bar at lunch without falling into an unbridled carb binge or bender then I wanted to be one of them.

Don't get me wrong, if that really was how it is, then so be it. But that was last resort. At that point, I probably would have just chosen to go with the addiction (I pretty much did).


ABOVE ALL:
I dropped the guilt. I stopped demonizing food and judging myself as a bad person for what I was doing. I dropped the "Rah Rah, this time I'm going to just do it" attitude with nothing to back it up. I stopped fighting a battle that I was unarmed for and decided to arm myself. My next blog will be about that.


I BEG OF YOU:
If there is a problem/issue or pathology in your life that you have accepted, question that you need to accept it. I'm not talking real medical issues, medicines that your doctor has prescribed or even legitimate addictions (sugar may be for you, I don't know).

But if there is something in your life that is a burden, check to see if there is a way out. Don't play dead for it. There may be a way out. There may not be. Either way, at least you'll be at peace one way or the other.

- TD Out!

  
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DENIJA 6/24/2013 3:53PM

    I'm so glad to read someone so honestly talking about this and admitting that it's not just easy an easy "starting from today i won't ever eat my favourite junk good again" solution! Congratulations on taking the small steps and doing so great!

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PICKIE98 6/24/2013 3:02PM

    Playing dead is so "dead on"...
thank you so much Trent for putting your private thoughts out here for us to learn, help and make ourselves better.
I am looking forward to finding out what spices you ate these past few months too.
It is not easy to bare it, buck up or spew our inner self to others,, you will now go forward and get what you are looking to get out of this new lifestyle: you have eaten the crow(portion controlled,of course!) and humbled yourself to us, your "buds".. Thank you Bud!

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RUNJEWELRUN 6/24/2013 1:07PM

    Preach! I am so proud of you. I have my good days and bad days with carbs. I ate a huge bag of chips yesterday and had a small dinner and also added in a workout.
I'm hopeful today :)

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KT-NICHOLS-13 6/24/2013 12:22PM

    We seem to be on a similar path. I'm looking forward to your blog on Wednesday. My life changed forever when I decided to stop with the guilt and punishing myself when it came to food consumption. I looked into what it means to be a food addict and find that the majority of "symptoms" apply to me. I struggled with that for a long time ... me an addict? Pfft! ... yet it's true. That was life changing.



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FITGRL124 6/24/2013 11:43AM

    Thank you for your insight! You ROCK!

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AKELAZ 6/24/2013 8:42AM

    Great clearsighted introspection - emoticon for putting it out here. So much to consider and work on. XXX


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SCRAP317 6/24/2013 7:36AM

    I'm so thankful for your honesty and insight. I'm looking forward to reading your Wednesday blog about your program. Have a great week! XO

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Weigh-In 06.22.2013: Dancin' Like I'm (wait for it...) TWENTY-TWO-OU-OOH-OOH!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

**THIS WEEK:
So this week was the week where I decided to reduce my intake on the foods that have been killing my sugar cravings. Saturday through Monday I ate them as usual and my body wanted about 300-450 calories. Midweek weigh-in looked good on Tuesday. From then I reduced the amounts of the foods.

Though the quality of my food dropped dramatically, my calorie intake stayed pretty level. Had one day where I hit the 3000 daily calorie mark, but's that's still not that far over from a long term perspective. My sugar intake went as high as 800 kcals (still about half of what I was eating a month ago).

Yesterday morning, I went back on the foods and the sugar intake was back down to 400 without a hitch. Ate a few hundred total calories short of my recommended intake.


**THE PLAN (NEXT FEW MONTHS):
So regarding this, to make this permanent, I realize that I have to:
- Keep doing what I've been (eating the foods in the quantities that I have been)
- Slowly taper the sugar from 400 per day down to about 50-100
- Do an actual cleanse and program to finish the problem off.

As promised, I will blog about what I've done to get here this week (Tuesday or Wendesday). Speaking of here........


**THE NUMBERS (pounds @ bodyfat%):
Goal Weight: 195.0 @ 15%
Jan1 Weight: 217.8 @ 25%

May 25: 212.2@23% (The week before I started addressing the sugar addiction)
June 01: 207.4@24%
June 08: 208.2@23%
June 15: 206.4@23%
Today : 205.4@22%


RESULTS:
- Down 1 pound since last week
- Am finally below 23% body fat (22% baby! Whoooooo!)
- Down 6.8 pounds since this time last month
- 0.6 pounds from my last minor weigh milestone (below 205)
- 4.6 pounds from going below 200.
- 10.4 pounds away from my goal


My midweeks have been showing the bodyfat% steadily improving. For some reason, that's not ended up getting reflected in the actual weigh-ins.

Though I am well aware that one doesn't lose weight as I have been without facing a plateau at some point, I still think I might be below 200 by July 20th or 27th (the 3 year anniversary of last time I first dipped below).

Today, I'll keep dancing like I'm 22%!!!!

Thanks for reading.

- TD Out!

  
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KT-NICHOLS-13 6/24/2013 4:17PM

    Your results are great. Keeping dancing friend.

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    You're doing brilliantly! emoticon

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MARYONAMISSION 6/23/2013 9:17PM

    Awesome job on the loss! Congrats on getting to 22% body fat. You are super close to reaching your goals. Keep up the good work!
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MY1FAN 6/23/2013 10:22AM

    emoticon way to go! You're doing great.

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GLAZED-DONUT 6/22/2013 8:40PM

    RAWK ON my friend!! So proud and happy for you!
Just keep in mind the numbers are a decent guide, but they are NOT the end-all be-all... and if youre using a fat scale to monitor progress also keep in mind they are limited a bit.
ie: time of day, fluid retention will make you read high/low and I also found with my various models (including my highly rater Tanita) that then more lean you get, the less accurate they become. Just wanted to give you a heads-up in case you get stuck and cant figure out why ;-)

Thank you for not lettin' us hang with major market teaser ;-) Paybacks wouldve been brutal from those '14 attractive ladies' hehe.
Way to go - you flippin; rawk! happy weekend!
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FITGRL124 6/22/2013 4:11PM

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You're doing an amazing job! I am incredibly proud of you! You're going to ROCK it this summer in your shorts and @ the pool! AAAAAAAAMAZING!

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FITGRL124 6/22/2013 4:11PM

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You're doing an amazing job! I am incredibly proud of you! You're going to ROCK it this summer in your shorts and @ the pool! AAAAAAAAMAZING!

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PICKIE98 6/22/2013 3:00PM

    Ooh!! Time for the happy dance!!
Viewed as luggage on top of a family vacation station wagon: You re losing a little here and there going down the highway, not all of your luggage flying off the car at one slam-of-the-brakes!! Good going Trent-Guy!

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MEADSBAY 6/22/2013 11:38AM

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

I'm dancing with you!
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SCRAP317 6/22/2013 10:53AM

    Mav-a-lous Dah-ling (insert my best Billy Crystal voice) - I am so happy for your success! I'm dancing with you, my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AKELAZ 6/22/2013 10:14AM

    emoticon HOORAH! Been waiting for this and am delighted that all that research and hard work have paid off.
Kudos to you my friend - you deserve every lost ounce and %.


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If you are an attractive lady, I have a question/questions for you (Part II).

Monday, June 17, 2013

** It's been a while since I posted the first one of these
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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So, I�ve asked many questions on this site. Tough questions. Deep questions. Ones that challenge the mind and spirit of one�s very being.

Questions such as:
- What's stopping you from reaching your goals?
- How does one overcome set-backs/plateaus!?
- Why WAS 6 afraid of 7!!?
- Can drinking too much coffee make someone see DEAD PEOPLE!!!???
newslite.tv/2009/01/14/coffee-addict
s-see-dead-people.html



QUESTION:
Today though, I ask an even more pertinent question:
** What beach should Trentdreamer go to next Summer? **


BACKGROUND:
I�m now about 10 pounds from my weight goal and am seeing the results. Looser belts going, down a jean size etc.. I haven�t been to the beach in about a decade. OK, I�ve been to the beach, but never felt comfortable actually doing beach stuff (catching rays, playing Frisbee, etc.).

I would go to the local beaches and sit on the benches, eat at a restaurant with a view of the water. Maybe walk the beach in cargoes and a t-shirt. Never actually enjoy the beach gong experience (swimming, try surfing, etc.).

**Next Summer I've decided to actually "go to the beach" and am planning a week's vacation around it. The question is which one(s).**


SO, WHERE?:
So, I'm looking for a really top rate beach. One with a good single population (vibrant but not tacky). Relatively clean beach itself. Good local shops and restaurants either right on or near the beach. Good nightlife, but good hotels 5-10 minutes away from the action.

If you know of any in your area or have vacationed at, please let me know. It doesn't necessarily need to be one beach (if there�s an area that has a cluster of 2-3 beaches that are really good, even if not great, I can make a week of it). I will look into any recommendations.


BOTTOM LINE:
So, What is your favorite beach or best beach you've vacationed at?


Thanks.

- TD Out!

  
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MARYONAMISSION 6/20/2013 4:53PM

    My top three are Kauai Hawaii, Montego Bay Jamaica and Miami beach. All three are so beautiful and straight out of a post card, lots of fun and a crazy night life for the 2nd two. Congrats on getting out there and living it up on the beach!
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AKELAZ 6/20/2013 5:15AM

    Hard to help from the UK! There are some lovely beaches but not a lot of that heat that makes you want to swim, bask and do beach sports etc.
I actually agree with Traci - the Caribbean beaches in Mexico are wonderful - sunshine - heat - great (and healthy) food in the bars plus the opportunities for open air Yoga and massages. I have wonderful memories of dipping my toes in the Caribbean at sunrise - great start to the day. Give it some thought!!

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TRIING2GETFIT 6/18/2013 4:42PM

    Go to Boracay in the Phillipines its beautiful and popular with the single 30 something so good nightlife and lots of sports activities !

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PESKIGIRL 6/18/2013 3:57PM

  I live in Lima, Peru, and the beaches here are amazing (up north). I'm sure you're not planning such a huge trip, but just thought I'd share.
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If you are interested though, you'd need to search for "Mancora". It's got it all:
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I go every time I can -hopefully next summer I will be able to enjoy myself and not feel uncomfortable with my body. I think it's great you have such a clear goal!

Best of luck!
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PICKIE98 6/18/2013 3:30PM

    Santa Barbara,, volleyball on the beach, weight lifting on the beach,, world class hotels, dining,, perfect weather 24/7, 365. I wanted to move there when Tweety and I saw the beach..

As far as Mexico goes, if you can make it from the airport to your hotel without getting robbed at gunpoint(research online)(younger males are mostly the targets) go for it.. Jamaica is young, hot and very laid back.

If Hawaii has some white sand beaches too.. .. World class surfing on the North Shore,, or just watching them surf, ,,,


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FARRAH511 6/18/2013 2:07PM

    As you, I haven't feel comfortable in a beach in like forever, but I'm from Texas and I'm going to go to South Padre Island at least one day on my July break... and I'm wearing a two pieces swimming suit!...

I've always believe that the fun is something you have to have with u wherever you go... Hope you enjoy yourself wherever you decide to go...

What will you wear?

- Farrah out

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1DERLAND14 6/18/2013 1:55PM

    Hawaii is amazing :D

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KT-NICHOLS-13 6/18/2013 12:27PM

    Are you looking to stay within the U.S. or travel outside the country?
Within the U.S. I'm not sure ... I live in Northern Cali so our water is cold.
I travel a lot to Montego Bay Jamaica (the Mr is from there so we visit family/friends) and they have awesome beaches. I've also traveled to Mexico and beach time there is good too.

I totally understand your goal here and I remember this very issue from last summer. So I ask this - with love and affection and NO judgment - are you working on the mental side of this issue? Yup, 10 lbs CAN/WILL make a difference in your physical appearance but I have to wonder, is there something else going on that's stopping you from really enjoying beach time now?

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TWEETYKC00 6/18/2013 8:02AM

    I am sure that any beach you go to will be where the action is!

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TSEWARD 6/17/2013 9:47PM

    I live in an area with freezing water and horse flies, black flies, and mosquitos that are as big as hummingbirds. And I haven't travelled more than two states away.....yes I am borrrrrring. But I have heard good things about Mexico as well.
I have no doubt before you know it the ladies on the beach will be asking.."does your wife appreciate how nice you look in your scuba gear?? (or speedos, whatever you be wearin" LOL.

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FITGRL124 6/17/2013 9:15PM

    Myrtle definitely has a younger crowd which would be great for a single guy. It can get pretty wild there so if you want to have lots of crazy fun, that's the way to go.

Good luck to you in your search! GO YOU for getting out there and making the beach your next goal!

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SCRAP317 6/17/2013 7:02PM

    The Outer Banks is nice, but more of a family beach.
Myrtle Beach is where all the young adults go - and tends to be more expensive.
I've heard Roehobeth is good, but never been there.
Google it! You'd be surprised how much information you can get online!
Good luck!

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GLAZED-DONUT 6/17/2013 6:57PM

    If you want upscale, all adult, all inclusive that's got one of the most awesome beaches I've even been to Secrets Maroma Beach in Mexico is going to steal your heart.
Top shelf drinks, posh dining and good mix of couples and singles, the resort is just amazeballs, they pamper you like royalty... the biggest decisions you have to make there are 'what cocktail do I want next' and 'which restaurant do I want to dine at.'
Its NOT in the hotel district (which to me is fine), but is a short drive to night life (Cancun party town), if you dont mind the cab ride.
A more amazing beach would be the CRT Mexcio, Catalonia Royal Tulum, also All adult AI, but not quite as upscale (read half the cost of Maroma Beach) - still epic fun, the beach is awesome. The water beckons you to go play with the fishes. However its way further away from any nightlife (as its in the rain forest) BUT on the other hand its close to some amazing, once in a lifetime, type excursions, and the wildlife is so lush.
If its all about the party and nightlife then I think you MUST be in Cancun in the hotel district, maybe somewhere like Aqua Live!
I'm a big fan of Mexico, you can get good deals there, the best time to go is early to mid May if you want to avoid the storms and rainy season (-:

By the way..... she was totally flirting with you!!! ;-) ... and if I were single and saw you... I totally wouldve too! (-:

xxoo Susie*
aka: Donut*
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MEADSBAY 6/17/2013 5:53PM

    Sorry- I am not eligible to answer your questions but good luck.
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