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suffering for my actions


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I've been eating clean for about 10 months now and feeling great. This weekend I went to visit a friend in Milan and decided to let go a bit. I drank wine, ate pizza, more wine, ice cream, basically whatever I wanted.
Yikes! I felt like crap for two days and am only today recovering from the alcohol/ sugar induced headache. What boggles my mind is that this kind of behavior used to be normal for me?!? Was I living in some kind of zombie state? I remember in the old days having headaches, aches and pains, tightness in my chest, wheezing, etc.
What's clear to me today is that these are MEMORIES. I don't live like that anymore. I don't feel like that anymore and I will NEVER GO BACK THERE! I deserve better than that. I deserve to feel good, great even. I deserve to feel the way I do when I eat clean.

Lesson learned.
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PENNYSAVER2 5/29/2013 3:28PM

    emoticon It's great that you recognized that fueling your body with healthier options does make a difference.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 5/29/2013 1:53PM

    emoticon What a fantastic thing you've done for yourself, by giving up all that garbage. A reminder now and then is good, isn't it

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KBLASEN 5/29/2013 8:51AM

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 5/29/2013 8:17AM

    Well, I so needed to read this... I've only been eating clean paleo style for 13 weeks and cheated once during the first two weeks to celebrate my birthday.. but I've got a trip to Chicago coming up in two weeks and have been contemplating how to deal with all the delicious food.. 1) my"zipline" goal is more important than the possible set-backs I might experience and 2) I don't want to feel sick for 2 of the 4 days I'll be there!!!!! THANKS!

And good for you! You DO deserve better..

Annie

(P.S. it's so funny to read that you visited a friend in Milan.. no big deal.. just visiting Milan for a day or two.. LOL.. it's all a matter of perspective!)

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LEANJEAN6 5/29/2013 7:50AM

    Keep on--- emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/29/2013 7:49AM

    I'm with you...I've been eating clean and low carb for almost a year. The few times I indulged in unbridled sweets took 2 days to recover.

Good job on the realization!

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RHYMESWITHBABY 5/29/2013 6:49AM

    Wow! That is crazy. At least now you know how much good your new, better way of eating is doing for you.

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SPARK_JO 5/29/2013 2:02AM

    Few weeks ago, at work, we needed empty soda cans (don't' ask). So my colleagues bought some and asked everyone to drink one (not to waste...). My suggestion was to pour everything in the sink (why would I put in my body something I would rather throw away?) but they made me feel a bit bad for suggesting to waste.

I decided to help and had half a can of diet Pepsi.

After 10 minutes, I've had violent nausea and a headache for 2 hours.

For a deciliter of Diet Pepsi.

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 5/29/2013 1:13AM

    Good for you! I think we learn best from our mistakes, and it sounds like you learned a lot about yourself. You deserve the best, so that's what you need to give yourself.
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