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3 months and counting...

Thursday, October 04, 2012

It has been about three months since I made peace with food and sugar.
Before I accepted that I had a problem with sugar, the thought of "giving it up" for more than a week scared me. Could I do it? Would I binge again?

Instead I GAINED so much more, in fact I did not even focus on "giving up" sugar as much as "gaining freedom" and I will never look back.

GONE are those days where I would feel guilty for eating a whole tub of ice cream. BY MYSELF, in secret!

GONE are the days when I HAD to work out as damage control

GONE are the days when I counted calories and obsessed with every step onto the scale.

GONE, GONE , GONE.

If you have been my spark-friend for longer than 3 months, you will remember what I used to be like.

My poor body had been trying to communicate with me for 3 years and I just did not get it, until I accepted that I was addicted to sugar and needed to give it up , not because it was a rule, but because I wanted freedom and liberation more than I wanted the temporary fix sugar gave me.

The FEAR of giving it up was WAY worse than the actual experience! Since my diet has been relatively clean for the last 6 - 8 months, kicking the sugar habit did not produce huge side effects when I stopped having it. IN fact I was ELATED that no longer was I controlled by the scale, but I knew that whatever that scale said, it could not take away my clear concience, knowing that I had not bowed down to the slavery of food and sugar and white processed carbs in particular.

I know not everyone is like me, not everyone has become carbohydrate intolerant, but watch out for those tell tale signs that you may be heading in that direction. It sneaks up on you!

The 8 pounds I lost were just a bonus, I am thankful for that, but it wasn't my primary reason for giving up sugar. I wanted a healthier emotional state and sugar was not helping!


3 months and counting and I am so blessed to know that it all happened when I realized once and for all that I was created for MORE than a slavery or an addiction to sugar.
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BELLEFAITH42 10/9/2012 4:37PM

    That's so awesome Mel. And I am so thankful to have you out there as my guiding light. I feel SOOO Much the same way! This time its about freedom and not about the scale at all.

Awesome!

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JUNEPA 10/6/2012 10:40AM

    You are doing awesome, I am so glad you found the solution, you worked so hard at your fitness especially swimming and it must have been frustrating to see the scale moving in the wrong direction, now all is well and your hard work and dedication are showing the results you deserve. !!

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SHRINK_U 10/5/2012 2:31PM

    You have done an awesome job :) Way to go!

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LILY_SPARK 10/4/2012 4:27PM

    That's great!

I'm so big on people finding the foods that HARM them -- I mean, nobody needs to eat added sugar but in my case, I was 40 before realizing I had all these intolerances that were causing issues (hair loss, rosacea types 2 & 4 -- not flushing but big, ugly ouches, etc.).

Rock on for finding something that causes you to have problems and getting it out!

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ERIN1128 10/4/2012 12:20PM

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LIS193 10/4/2012 11:39AM

    emoticon You did great and those 8 "sugar" pounds lost are an added bonus.
It takes a while for our brains to get in sync with our bodies... Mine isn't too fond of carbs either and I feel best on a low carb regimen. Getting back with the program...
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