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This Year, No Pumpkin Pie Fantasies!!! That's How I know I've truly Left Sugar!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Here goes the same ole song...

Prior to 4-5 years ago, I had a lifelong curse of being able to eat anything without weight gain. A curse because it spoiled me into thinking that I'd be that way forever and ever.

Not so with the introduction of hormonal changes, job stress, life stress, and tons of other changes. Around this time of year, my very favorite pumpkin pie would take center stage. No, not just a piece, but I was used to eating the entire pie in a day, and sometimes one the next day.

Fortunately, with the past two years of this lifestyle change, I did not get as carried away, but still had a battle with "portion" control. (which meant NOT THE ENTIRE PIE!) Okay, well, see I think what's happened to me is that during this past 4.5 months since my dear cousin passed away, I started to return to sugar.

However, I remember a technique from my college days in Psych class - satiation. I think that I ate so much sugar that I got sick of and from it. Truly, I can hardly stand the thought of it now.

So, no pumpkin pie fantasies for me. I even bought a Carvel ice cream cake this morning for a friend. Didn't even want any!

Wishing everyone a great holiday. I'm thankful for my sparkfriends and all the help you've given me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANCY- 11/24/2010 10:45AM

    WTG on making changes.
You are awesome!!!!

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LIBBYFITZ 11/24/2010 9:36AM

    emoticon Well done!

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JLITT62 11/23/2010 8:14PM

    Apparently, right now, there is no pie on the menu. Cheesecake and carrot cake; doesn't really sound like Thanksgiving, does it? What were my mom & sister thinking? I have been mostly out of the loop.

I don't think I'll ever banish sugar altogether, but I have gotten rid of more of it and mostly it makes me feel better. Altho in HI I ate more sugar than usual, and thankfully that doesn't make me want to continue with it now that I'm home.

Have a wonderful, sugar-free Thanksgiving.

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DDHEART 11/23/2010 6:49PM

    One summer when my brother was a teenager, he worked at a Carvel shop....they were encouraged to eat all of the mistakes they wanted during the first week of did a great job of killing that desire to eat the product!! LOL have a great, I'm going to have some pie but I'm going to stick to some sliver tastes of the Caramel Pecan silk pie and the apple caramel pecan....the pumpkin isn't the one that calls to me!

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JOYATLAST 11/23/2010 5:42PM

    You are emoticon !!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/23/2010 5:15PM

    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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WHOWANTSOLLIE 11/23/2010 4:45PM

    Wow, no cravings! Yeah for you!

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