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I just had an epiphany

Monday, January 21, 2013

After posting my last blog I began thinking what it was that was keeping me from achieving my weight loss goals. Without going into too much detail it hit me like a freight train. I haven't been able to kick my ice cream addiction due to the fact that ice cream is a link to one of the only happy memories I have from childhood. My father was not the easiest person to live with, he drank a lot and was very verbally abusive when I was younger and still is to this day, so on Sundays when he would go play golf my mom would take my sister and I to get ice cream from Dairy Queen. That right there is exactly why I have struggled to kick the habit. I am so glad that I have identified the problem before it completely sabotaged myself during BLC 21. Now if I can just figure out how to overcome this problem.
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    emoticon that you had this epiphany about your love of emoticon ! We need an astounding and stupendous emoticons. This really is going to be the key to your proceeding knowing this trigger. We need emoticons for keys too. emoticon I too love ice cream. Your blog is going to open up a world of ice cream lovers and suggestions that will help you find balance! You've got this! emoticon One small thing that *I* have learned is that I had to stop using food as a reward for my successes. I used to use a trip to Golden Spoon frozen yogurt (SoCal) as a reward for a good WI at WW on Wednesdays. It took me years to realize that wasn't in my best interest necessarily. Do I eat ice cream? You betcha! I'm from Vermont and this is a lifestyle not a diet! You've got this!
    1371 days ago
    How often do you have the ice cream? Can you limit it to once a week? or could try skinny cow,......but we all know how real ice cream tastes.... You can do this...but I wouldn't say to yourself that you will never be having ice cream that can back fire.
    1371 days ago
    Keep eating healthy and tracking daily.
    When you see the effects, you'll wean yourself into moderation.

    1371 days ago
    I have a problem with ice cream too, but I don't have the connection linking it to happiness like you do, at least I don't think so. But it's really astounding that you have found the link to it and you should be really proud of that :o)
    But as you try to cut out the ice cream, you could always try frozen yogurt or the skinny cow ice cream, they're pretty tasty. Good luck.
    1371 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    set your goals and keep working toward them. emoticon
    1371 days ago
    They make a pretty good no sugar Blue bell ice cream ... have you ever tried it????
    1371 days ago
    Identifying the problem is the first time to conquering it! Keep at it I am sure you'll be able to kick that ice cream addition in no time!
    1371 days ago
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