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Hope Springs Eternal

Friday, December 07, 2012

I have been lamenting lately, and I guess it is the same for all addicts:

"Why cant I just eat 'X" like a normal person?"

I am sure any addict can fill in the blank with their own personal struggle...

Why can't I drink wine, beer or liquor...?
Why can't I go to the casino...?
Why can't I go shopping...?

Maybe we don't get to know why this side of heaven. All I know is that I don't eat "X" like a normal person. (Bread, sugar, simple carbs) and I am dog tired of trying to figure out a way to do it. Just bone tired!

I gave up completely 10 days ago and have lost 10lbs in 10 days. After working my butt off for a month literally and gaining 3-4 lbs.

So I am firmly back in the low carb camp. I will just need to work really hard to keep it do-able, portable, and interesting. Ok, it really doesn't have to be all that interesting. Just tasty.

Starting during all the holiday hoo ha has been challenging. But I just could not continue to eat on another 10-20 lbs. I felt a sense of complete adrenal exhaustion and that diabetes was not far behind me, if not at my doorstep.

I've got a long way to go but at least I've made a good start.
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  • MIRAGE727
    Keeping firm on your nutrition and properly tracking what you eat is essential. Getting rid of all the garbage food in my kitchen was critical. I replace it all with healthy fruits, veggies, and energy foods. You might want to increase the inensity of your cardio, and add strength training. That needs to be a part of the plan as well. Men & women rid themselves of weight differently. But what I described for you is universal. My wife and I have been very successful at it now for some time. Stay strong, focused, and embrace the lifestyle!
    1871 days ago
    WOW, GF!! 10 pounds in 10 days! That's wonderful! And before Xmas too. I need to do the same thing you are and for the same reasons!! Keep this up! You are on a roll.
    1871 days ago
    1871 days ago
    Good for you for deciding to just do it and not wait until after the holidays! You deserve to feel good and enjoy yourself rather than letting things go on the way they were - way to go!
    1871 days ago
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