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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!

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ROX5CAR 1/21/2013 5:46AM

    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.

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SONYALATRECE 1/21/2013 3:21AM

    Keep eating healthy and tracking daily.
When you see the effects, you'll wean yourself into moderation.

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PANDAEVA 1/21/2013 1:39AM

    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.

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ZRIE014 1/21/2013 12:58AM

  set your goals and keep working toward them. emoticon

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 1/21/2013 12:51AM

    They make a pretty good no sugar Blue bell ice cream ... have you ever tried it????

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LADEERIN307 1/21/2013 12:46AM

    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!

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